3 FREE Apps to protect your PC

Luckily I own a Mac and one of the major benefits is that I don’t have to worry about viruses and all other kinds of dirty things infecting my system. But, I do have Parallels Desktop which acts as a Virtual PC on my Mac. So, I do need to protect this partition and you’ll be surprised that you don’t have to shell out even more money to protect your system – here’s 3 great, and FREE apps that you should install.

Ad-Aware Free
Offers real-time protection against malicious processes and infected programs that try to start or run on your system.

AVG Free Antivirus
This protects your PC from viruses, spyware, adware and trojens. They also offer 2 paid versions of the application which furthers your security but the basic FREE version will do just fine.

Spybot Search and Destroy
Detects and removes spyware from your system. Spyware silently tracks your behaviour such as keystrokes and then sends it to evil people so they can then sell on to advertising companies or worse still use those details to login to sites you regularly visit.

Now, you may wonder why I’ve listed three apps when AVG seems to do everything – well, I’m just being overprotective and when it comes to PC’s you need to be. New viruses, trojens and suchlike pop up on a daily basis so it’s better that three apps are protecting your system as they’ll be far higher chance you’ll stay fully protected.

A point to remember: Make sure you you keep everything up to date with all three of these applications. Yes, it may be a little annoying when they want to keep downloading updates and virus definitions but you’ll thank them when something nasty is spotted and eliminated at the root.