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The first thing for you to do is to ensure that the user account you activate daily is a standard account as opposed to an admin account. This is because a lot of computer viruses nowadays only work properly if you are using an admin account. This is especially true for viruses that utilize drive by modes and do not require any form of user interaction.

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Justin O'Leary is a tech blogger and occasional freelance writer. He is a self acclaimed tech market watchdog and as such, you will find a treasure trove of relevant information on his blog.

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Free Antivirus Software You Can Protect Yourself With

Amiti Free Antivirus

This Antivirus is one of the most powerful on the market. It gives the user the ability to scan and it offers four different modes for scanning for viruses and malicious software. One of the scanning modes allows the user to check viruses that are running currently in the computer’s memory in real time.

It also features a tool that can be employed by the user to clean up files rapidly in order to clear up valuable disk space.

Although it is not equipped with a lot of options or settings, the Amititi Free Antivirus is programmed to automatically observe the files being scanned. Also, its database can be updated constantly.

The antivirus is one of the few that provides computers with free Resident Protection. This is a mode that provides constant virus protection.

The Amtiti Free Antivirus Software is compatible with all versions of Windows starting from Windows XP and it also includes Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

Comodo Free Antivirus

Comodo Free Antivirus is manufactured and distributed worldwide by Comoro Security Solutions. Many experts have panned the software and they assert that it ranks among the very best Antivirus software available in the market.

It functions in the same fashion as every other antivirus in this article in the sense that it offers protection against many forms of viruses.

This antivirus was designed to use other relevant technologies in a bid to ensure that the process of keeping the computer free of virus is silent, but at the same time, still effective.

This software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 8, and 10.

FortiClient Free Antivirus

This software serves multipurpose functions. Other than the customary antivirus functions, it also serves as a business tool, an optimization software, a parental control device, and a firewall.

It is also referred to by market experts as a Threat Management tool.

This software is very easy to set up and when it has access to a strong wireless network, it regularly updates its virus definition and parameters files. It also conducts a full system scan automatically on a weekly basis.

Also, there is a single central console where all the clients are managed. In addition to Windows Operating Systems, this software is also compatible with Mac OS X.

As mentioned earlier, it supports older versions of windows like Windows Vista and Windows XP. And it is also compatible with the newer versions like Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows 10.

UnThreat Free Antivirus

In addition to providing the standard and conventional protection against malware, this software also guards against threats through emails.

And it provides all these services and features without adding extra software when the installation process is ongoing. Also, it does not affect the browser settings.

UnThreat Antivirus is also equipped to provide constant protection and this mode is referred to as resident or access protection.

What this implies is that this antivirus can even be a replacement for those by more established companies like Norton and McAfee.

Unthreat Antivirus has a myriad of advantages that include quick download features, email protection, quick installation of software, scheduled scans, email protection, and automatic updates.

Officially, Unthreat Antivirus Software only works with Windows Operating systems, however, it can be altered to work on other Operating Systems like Mac OS X and Linux.

There are a lot of good antivirus software available on the market. Therefore, there is absolutely no excuse for you to leave your computer unprotected and, thus vulnerable to attack.



Best Ways To Protect Against Computer Viruses

Here are some universal tips that will protect your computer system against viruses.

  • Enable your Java system to update automatically
  • Install an Antivirus system that has Web security.
  • Activate the highest User Account Control (UAC) setting.
  • Use a standard user account.
  • Ensure that your Windows is updated regularly.
  • Use a Window Enhance Mitigation Experience Toolkit also known as EMET.

 

Use A Standard User Account

The first thing for you to do is to ensure that the user account you activate daily is a standard account as opposed to an admjn account.

This is because a lot of computer viruses nowadays only work properly if you are using an admin account. This is especially true for viruses that utilize drive by modes and do not require any form of user interaction.

Therefore, of is good news for you if your account is just for the standard user. If you do not have an admin account with the corresponding admin privileges, the computer virus will not be able to complete its installation on your device.

Even if it is able to install itself, it will not be able to hide in your system files. Therefore, if you have an active antivirus software, you will find it easy to discover and remove any virus that gets on your computer.

Therefore, the only thing you have to do is to create a separate admin account, then you convert it into a standard account.

So if you will ever need to access your admin privileges, all you will have to do is just type in your password. Therefore, this move is something I will highly recommend.

Even though a lot of people might complain that it is too stressful, the eventual end result will be highly beneficial to you and the health of your computer.

User Account Control Setting (UAC)

Although this can be a bit of an annoyance at times, you should endeavour to have the highest User Account Control setting.

The annoyance is worth it when you consider that this setting is particularly helpful in preventing the installation and destructive activities of computer viruses.

Therefore, whenever pop up messages emerge that require you to allow a program to access system settings, you can readily deny it.

This will prevent what is most likely a computer virus from installing itself on your device.

However, if you don’t have this setting activated, the destructive program will have nothing stopping it from installing itself. And when it doe, you will be powerless to stop it because you will not even be aware of its presence.

Therefore, whatever annoyance might result from the activation of this setting, you should know that it is essential for you if you want to keep your computer secure.

Antivirus With Web Security

This might look repetitive but you should know that not all antivirus software programs provide you with Wen protection.

However, if you have an antivirus that offers wen security, it will block your access to website that are known hubs of computer viruses that you might not even be aware of.

This includes site like ESET NOD32. This feature is really important because when you stumble on a website that includes a virus, the antivirus system will completely block your access to it.

Java Security Settings

This piece of software is really popular and commonplace therefore, it is a common feature on a lot of computers.

However, new software are constantly being released and therefore, you have to ensure that your Java settings is up to date.

You can do this by either activating auto updating or by activating the ‘notify me before installing’ option. With the latter setting, the update will download automatically and you will be notified before it commences installation.

Therefore, updates are automatically downloaded and all you have to do is authorize the installation.