Free Virus Protection
Protect Your Computer from Viruses, Malware, and Adware for Free!
|Big Geek Daddy's Free Computer Protection will help protect your home Desktop Computers
or Laptop for Free from Malware including Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, and Adware.
|Disclaimer: No Security Software is 100% effective. A layered defense will do a great job of protecting you from Virus Infections and Malware,
however, common sense when using the Internet is still critical to PC Security so please be careful where you go and what you click on!
Disclosure: If you make a purchase from a company that I have linked to I could be compensated with an affiliate marketing payment.
|Free Computer Protection
Steps to Protect Your Home Computer from Malware with Free Security Software
1. Install Microsoft Security Updates
Check for Microsoft Updates
Update software on your PC using the Secunia PSI or FileHippo.com Update Checker
Make sure your Windows Firewall is turned on. How to Turn On Windows Firewall
Only use one Anti-Virus program. BGD prefers Avast Antivirus. The Free version should be
fine for most people although you can upgrade for additional security features. Avast AV does
thorough and fast scans and updates automatically. My second favorite Free Antivirus is
Microsoft Security Essentials. It has an easy to understand interface and does fast scans..
Avast Free Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG Free 2014
Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic
4. Protect Your System From Changes
Install: WinPatrol - A powerful System Monitor to help with PC Security
Optional Step: Upgrade Your Browser:
Firefox or Chrome are preferred as both are faster and more secure than IE8 or IE7.
Download the Firefox Browser
Download the Chrome Browser
|Free Malware Scanners
Anti-Spyware, Anti-Adware & Anti-Malware
These programs require action by you to update and
run the scans on a regular basis.