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ClamWin Free Antivirus v0.95.2 Free
This comes with an easy installer and open source code. It features:
High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
Scanning Scheduler;Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.
Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner
which makes it an ideal candidate as a second opinion giver to your regular Antivirus.
I suggest avast! which is listed in the Highly Recommended Section.
File Size: 28063 KB
OS: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
LSN Password Safe v2.3 Free
The LSN Password Safe helps you keep track of your plethora of passwords with a free encrypted 'safe' on your PC.
Once you have it set up, it's easy to add a new record to your safe, with entries such as login,
password, URL or e-mail.
File Size: 861 KB
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Spyware Terminator v126.96.36.199 Free
This is a free option that offers an easy-to-understand interface and lets you schedule your scans
for the time most convenient for you. The real-time protection for this program is stronger than most,
but can get distracting as you'll need to personally approve many actions. Fortunately, you can designate
a lower level of protection to keep you safe without all the hand-holding.
This is one of our favorites at Download.com for its relatively quick scan times, free real-time protection,
and the ability to designate how deep of a scan you want to use.
File Size: 631.71K
OS: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000
SuperAntiSpyware v4.27.1002 Free
Despite its rather uninventive name, is a solid antispyware program. This program offers a number of options
for the types of files you want scanned. Like many of the programs listed here, you'll need to pay
for the full version of SuperAntiSpyware to unlock the ability to schedule your scans and use real-time protection.
This is however an excellent program to periodically manualy check your system.
File Size: 6.5MB
OS: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
Malwarebytes v1.40 Free
This is my favorite and I cam personally recommend it as one of your choices in your antispyware arsenal.
Scans are quicker than other programs in this category, and Malwarebytes is often able to distinguish between real
threats and common false positives. You'll also be able to scan individual files on demand and a handy File Assassin
lets you delete locked malware files. You'll need to pay to set up regularly scheduled scans and real-time protection,
but with this solid program, registering is worth your money.
File Size: 3.76MB
OS: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP
PC Tools Firewall Plus v188.8.131.52 Free
A powerful personal free firewall for Microsoft Windows that protects your computer from hackers and intruders.
File Size: 6,835 KB
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Auslogics Disk Defrag 184.108.40.206 Free
Choose a hard drive from an easy-to-read pull-down menu, and Disk Defrag instantly displays the drive's size,
and used and free space. The program even displays a pie graph for visual learners.
One click starts the defragmentation process.
File Size: 1.85MB
OS: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 7
Highly Recommended FREE Software
avast! Home Edition Free
Why choose a high-priced subscription antivirus program that bogs down your PC while protecting it, when avast! can do it better?
avast! is one of the few free antivirus applications that does as good a job as any of the big boys.
avast! includes more than seven different kinds of shields, safe-surfing tools, and real-time virus protection for your OS, as well as Outlook.
avast! updates automatically and frequently and, avast! works with both Windows Vista and XP.
avast! gives you all this, in the free (Not for commercial use) version. More options are available in the Pro version.
avast! requires a simple on-line registration during or after the 60 day trial period to continue uninterupted updates.
avast! has been my anti-virus program for the past 3 years.
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista (Windows 7 Beta)
avast! Home Edition
mozy Free Safe Secure online back-up
I use this every day to keep my important files safe.
Vista Recovery Discs
Recover data from a damaged Vista system with this little-known Microsoft utility.
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