Spam, Spyware, and Virus Software- Free

In today’s computer world viruses seem to spawn themselves from anywhere. Today’s computer users have been left to wonder, “How did this get on my computer?” Many people are told not to open attachment in their email, especially files ending in .doc, .dll, or .exe. While this may help, it doesn’t prevent your computer system from being infected by a virus or worse, taken over completely, which usually results in your computer becoming a central station for emailing spam to other computers around the world.

When your computer has pop-ups and viruses all over it, you may think that it’s all over and the only remedy is to completely reinstall your operating system, but this is not true. All you have to do is follow the simple steps at the end of this article to download three of the most popular and free virus protection and / or virus removal programs. It’s really quite simple. A few minutes after reading this article you should be well on your way to removing needless pop-ups, virus’s, and tracking systems from your computer.

To rid yourself of viruses and keep them off your computer, while spending little to no money at all is easy. Just download these three pieces of software: JavaCools Spyware Blaster, Patrick M. Colla’s Spybot Search and Destroy, and Zone Labs ZoneAlarm. They all perform different operations, working together to keep your computer clean of any viruses and / or spam.

The first is JavaCools Spyware Blaster, which for all intents and perpuses does exactly what in it’s name and BLASTS viruses from your computer, but it does much more than that by offering various techniques of keeping viruses and spam off your computer once you’ve removed it. One of its nicest features is that it will keep Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Mozilla’s Firefox from even going to a suspicious site, keeping a user from being bounced from a site that may appear to be harmless to a harmful site, which will intrude itself onto a users computer. Spyware Blaster also offers ways in which to adjust your Internet settings on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and Firefox to ensure that know one using your computer can fool with the Internet settings, which could allow the downloading of viruses.

One of the most critical of the three tools mentioned is Patrick M. Colla’s Spybot Search and Destroy. Don’t be fooled by its somewhat silly name; it’s a serious virus detection program, which can rid your computer of just about any and all viruses, including the programs that are installed by a user accidentally clicking on an install button when they shouldn’t have, which is done quite often and something, which most computer users are guilty off. Spybot Search and Destroy like Spyware Blaster is easy to use and offers something which Spyware Blaster does not; it saves the spyware in a quarantined area on your computers hard drive incase the program may have removed something that you wanted to keep. This allows users a second chance when it comes to removing programs from their computer. Users will find that they will never need to perform any reinstallation of any software and will also never have to get caught up in Windows TM remove / add programs manager, trying to uninstall a program that can no longer be uninstalled. Though it’s a nice feature of Spybot, the program itself will rarely if ever, mark a good piece of software as bad. All in all Spybot will find what you don’t want and keep what you do.

The easiest to use of the three programs mentioned, Zone Labs ZoneAlarm, keeps incessant viruses from ever reaching your computer by using a firewall. A firewall is software which checks every piece of information that wants to either get onto or leave your computer. It also checks to see which programs on you computer would like to use the Internet. This feature can be very helpful when a program reaches your computer that can dial out to some unknown country and up your phone bill, leaving you to stare at your bill wondering, “who called China?” It’s happened to me and it’s really no fun at all. ZoneAlarm, besides being a free program, offers upgrades that do much what Spybot Search and Destroy does, but from all within ZoneAlarm’s environment, eliminating the need for multiple programs.

You may be asking, “Where do I get all this software?” Or “How many different company sites to I have to go to?” The answer is simple, just one: www.download.com. The instructions for downloading the software is as follows: 1) open your favorite Internet browser, 2) direct your browser to Download.com by typing www.download.com in the address window and press enter, 3) search for the software by name, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, ZoneAlarm, respectively, 4) download each program and install. Now all you need to do is sit back and enjoy a virus free computer.

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