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HOW TO: Security & Protection

HOW TO: Security & Protection

Security & Protection

Nobody wants viruses or malware, so take a look at these security and protection tutorials to learn how to get the most out of your anti-virus, system security and recovery tools.

  • AVG Anti Virus is one of the most respected names in PC protection. A product of Grisoft, AVG is one of the top anti-virus programs available. There is a free version that updated regularly and can be scheduled to run automatically, it also contains a spyware protection program. Download AVG Anti-Virus for free to help protect your PC and keep it safe from viruses and spyware. more
  • There is a simple way that you can block spyware pop-up without having to install any third party programs on your computer. By simply replacing a file in your Windows directory you can stop your computer from accessing servers that contain spyware. more
  • Norton Anti-Virus is an industry-leading, heavyweight solution, which at times can be a little cumbersome for computers lacking enough spare resource to get the best out of it. If Norton is slowing your older system down, read on to learn how to quickly remove all traces of the application. more
  • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, as long as you have multiple user logins setup, it is possible to lock folders to prevent specific users from accessing them.To discover how to lock a folder and its contents, so that an Administrator password must be entered before access is granted, follow the steps in our easy-to-follow guide. more
  • The antivirus software AVG utilises what the application refers to as a Virus Vault, a sealed environment on your hard disk where quarantined, suspected malware-infected files can be treated. If they can’t be healed, e.g. returned to their original state, AVG provides the last ditch option to delete them permanently from your computer. Read on to learn how to do this. more
  • Malwarebytes is a solid anti-malware drive for Windows, which sports pioneering detection and removal of malicious software, combined with a simple and intuitive interface. If you’re new to Malwarebytes and want to discover how to perform a sweep of your system for potentially malicious software, read on. more
  • As with many firewalls, which are tasked with monitoring inbound and outbound communications between your computer and the internet, conflicts can occur when running certain other software. For this reason, sometimes it is simply easier to temporarily disable ZoneAlarm until you are finished. Read on to learn how to do this. more
  • If you are running Norton Antivirus (particularly an older version), depending on the specifications of your PC, you might notice performance being impacted, especially if you are running another memory intensive application simultaneously. In such a situation, it is useful to know how to shut Norton down, to save vital CPU and RAM resource. Read on to learn how to do it. more
  • As with most anti-virus solutions, BitDefender operates whilst resident in memory, providing real-time protection against potential threats originating from the web browser or email client.This can lead to performance bottlenecks on less powerful computers. To discover how to temporarily disable BitDefender, read on. more
  • The Resident Shield of the antivirus software AVG checks each file that is accessed or copied for signs of infection, and this feature can sometimes throw conflict warnings during the installation of perfectly trustworthy software. For this reason, it is advisable to disable the Resident Shield before commencing installation.To learn how to do this in AVG 9, read on. more

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