Are you tired of your slow computer and the annoying (porn) pop-ups?
It maybe due to the hidden viruses, Trojans , spy/ad-ware running secretly in the background eating up your memory and also secretly sending information about your surfing habits to adware companies.
You need three basic softwares…
- An Anti-virus
- A firewall and
- An Anti-spyware / Anti-adware
[You must also have a genuine copy of windows Xp/ Vista running on your PC]
- First download an Anti-virus software that uses minimal system resources. http://www.eset.com/, Avast and AVG are a few options.
- Then go download Windows Defender beta. It is a fantastic free MS product that does the job of a firewall, anti-sypware and anti-adware all in one, quick and user friendly and protects your PC without you realizing it. Click here to go to the download page.
After downloading and installing these softwares, get updates for them.
Disconnect from the internet by removing your Ethernet/dial-up cable from the socket or switch off your Wi-Fi connection
Unintall Norton or any Anti-virus/spyware/adware softwares that you had before. They are expensive; don’t do the job half the time and hog up your system resources. They also require a start-up each time you update them (which is nearly everyday)
Well once you have done this…
Run a scan on your newly installed anti-virus and anti-spyware softwares and get rid of all the worms, virus. trojans, spywares. They will weed out most of the problems faced by average computer users.
Re-connect your cables or switch on the Wi-Fi connection and surf the net without any frustration or fear.
Go to Add/Remove programs via Control Panel and look for any toolbar softwares that you don’t recognise. Like google and Yahoo toolbar for IE/Firefox are fine but if you got something like 123 search toolbar or any other wierd sounding toolbar(s), uninstall it straight away as they display ads and pop-ups to you and hinder your browsing/Spaces experience.
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