Recommended Software

Free Anti-Virus Programs:

Avast – Our favorite Antivirus program, recently winning a #1 Ranking in several independent lab tests. It has the cleanest and easiest to use interface. We also find it to be the fastest. It is at the heart of our Security and Maintenance kit that we install on all our customers’ PC’s.

AVG Free – AVG Antivirus is one of the best programs out there as well. It’s a s good as AVAST, but it occasionally gets a little slow and asks more questions than AVAST, therefore making it our second choice.

Anti-Vir – This one rounds out the “Big Free Three”. Very popular among the “techie” set. The interface is a little more confusing than the others.

Free Anti-Spyware Programs:

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware – The latest favorite to come along. Very powerful cleanup of all types of spyware and other types of malware. There is an option to purchase the full version, which provides real-time protection, but you can use the free version as long as you like.

PC Cleanup-Tuneup Programs:

C-Cleaner – The best tool we’ve found so far, and the main component of our Maintenance kit.  Great tool for clearing out temporary files, cookies, browser history. It even cleans the Windows registry!  No need to get a dedicated Registry Cleaner, as this program does that too!

Glary Utilities – A more comprehensive suite of programs to both clean and tune your PC, featuring an easy “one-click” tuneup button. It also has separate tolls to clean and defragment the registry. It’s pretty fast too. We use this as a secondary tool on PC’s that are really dirty.

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