AVG FREE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. After you install it, select the free version is called BASIC. For both 32 and 64 bit Windows. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT. UNLESS YOU WANT TO. I do not recommend any other program AVG offers.
The new AVG FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM:
After installing AVG, left click on the = icon next to the "Scan Now" button. Left click on the"Managed Scheduled Scans" button. Left click on the scheduled scan words under "Name" and then left click on the "Edit button" below. Slide the button to "Enabled" and then set avg to run everyday and not at computer start up. Left click on the" Settings" and select all the boxes and set the additional scan settings to "ALL FILES" and then click on the save button. Left click the green back button twice and then do the same to the whole computer scan and specific files settings. Make sure you save the current settings. In the top right corner, left click on the Options button, then Advanced Settings. Check all the boxes if needed but uncheck AVG advisor performance notifications and Boot-up. Left click the apply and ok buttons. NOTE: I only recommend updating the AVG free program , NOT their Safe web search or tune-up programs etc. If it says FREE TRIAL then don't install it because you will have to buy it.
MICROSOFT'S FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM called Security Essentials. For Vista 7. 8 10 .MAKE SURE you are installing the right version for your windows, 32 bit system download the x86 file, 64 bit systems use the x64 bit version. If you are not sure which you have, open the control panel and then open SYSTEM and it will tell you 32 or 64 bit. Download from here.
MALEWAREBYTES. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD it. This free version requires you to run it each week. Open the Settings tab and check the box to look for ROOTKITS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT unless you want to purchase it. . BEFORE YOU SCAN, open the settings page and on theProtection tab, make sure SCAN FOR ROOTKITS is green. If it isn't, slide the bar to the right.
ADWCLEANER frees your computer of unwanted programs and malware, including adware, toolbars, and more. Regardless of how these programs ended up on your computer, this app can remove them quickly and smoothly. https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
Also use RKILL https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/111-rkill/
Get the free Anvi Smart Defender program: http://download.cnet.com/Anvi-Smart-Defender/3000-8022_4-75628502.html Delete stubborn adware programs. A quick scan is ok but do a FULL SCAN quarterly since it takes a long time to run. Change the setting to automatically remove infections after scanning.
Use System Mechanic for Windows. Free program. Download using the green box download now link. http://download.cnet.com/System-Mechanic-Free/3000-18512_4-10030183.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody;1d
Recover product keys for installed programs
Would you like to remotely control your computer from another one for free over a high speed internet connection? Download this free program, Team Viewer. Install it for personal use and create a password and make it's connect permanent as you set up this program and give it full control access. Click here. (You have to have an active internet connection and team viewer must be on-open, you can set it to load with windows at start up).
Download a free hard disc defragmenter that is better than the windows version. Click here.
Help save the world with your screen saver for free! Use your screen saver to help fight diseases! The power of your computer and others around the world can and will make a difference. Check out: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org and http://www.boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php. Would you like to join the Planetary Society in looking for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and help analyze their data as a screen-saver program? SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. Did you see the movie "Contact"? Click here.
Run System restore from a command prompt in safe mode: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe enter this after the C:\ command prompt.
Download a free power point viewer program from Microsoft. Click here.
Receive a free email advisory from the US Homeland Security Office reporting on new viruses. Click here.