has many customers who are looking for no-cost protection
for their Windows computers. If you use these free programs,
you need to remember to run regular updates and regular
first and best protection is still Service Pack 2 for Windows,
and then layer on the following products to provide a reasonable
level of protection at no cost to individuals:
Software - Ewido is the best of the free products, and
increased protection can be purchased for a small fee. If
you only use the free version, make sure to manually update
the program & run manual scans frequently.
- Antivir requires manual updates, but does provide
good protection against most current viruses. It works much
better on machines with XP SP2 installed.
- there are several excellent programs. The 2 best manual
scanners (you open & tell them to run regularly) are
AntiSpyware program is VERY GOOD, and the Yahoo
Toolbar is a quality popup blocker AND has a great spyware
scanner (you gotta run it manually). Remember: no program
currently can clean up ALL spyware, so Castellan may have
to manually clean your machine for you.
- hit F8 as your computer is starting to boot, and choose
SAFE MODE from the menu. Antispyware scans run much better
in safe mode.