Keeping your computer clean and free from malware is a constant process – one that you cannot afford to ignore or allow to lapse. Each tool listed below has its separate strengths. Once clean, a robust monitoring software can help you with this ongoing job and there happens to be such an excellent free tool available.
MalwareBytes: Widely regarded as maybe the very best anti-malware software on the market today – and 100% free of charge – MalwareBytes can go through your entire computer and seek out those nasty little programs and eliminate them entirely. The database is regularly and consistently updated with new threats, and with just the click of a button you’ll be able to completely go through your entire machine in a matter of moments – giving you the kind of protection that you need. MalwareBytes is a regular part of Alliant Advantage Service Program. If you are an AASP customer, this software is already working!
CCleaner: Keeping your computer clean is not as easy as it seems. In fact, even after deleting files, remaining information stays behind. If you want to completely clean your computer, folders, and any other data and at the same time free up a tremendous amount of “hidden” computer space, find out more information about CCleaner and how it can seriously help you.
HouseCall: Sometimes, when all you can access is an Internet connection, Trend Micro’s HouseCall is most helpful. HouseCall is a highly popular on-demand antivirus software scanner for identifying and removing viruses, trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins, and other malicious software. It runs without install across the Internet.
Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft says, “Get Microsoft Security Essentials for the low, low price of free.” While this software only runs on genuine Windows installations, it gives excellent help guarding against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. This real-time protection is designed to be simple and easy to install on your home or small business PCs. The Security Essentials information page says, “It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you don’t have to worry about interruptions or making updates.” It’s true!