We are here to give you helpful tips to help keep your PC running like new.
Step 1: Anti Virus Software
Since your anti-virus is your first line of defense, you would want to go for a utility that strikes a balance between something capable of defending your PC from the latest and most harmful of viruses and all kinds of security threats but it's still lightweight and flexible enough so it won't eat up resources. When choosing your anti-virus, you'd be like a soldier choosing a gun: you'd go for something capable of protecting you but it won't slow you down.
In the past, PC users would spend lots of money to buy an anti-virus utility. Good thing that now, free anti-viruses are now available online. We recommend you use these free ones since you could try them first and check if it slows down your PC or if they're easy to use. We recommend the following Anti-viruses:
- AVG Free Antivirus - AVG is very capable of protecting your PC with all kinds of threats that your PC might face. It's feature-rich and of course, it's free.
- Avast Antivirus - Avast is recommended because it's very lightweight and it does it's job without you noticing it or doing anything. Which is excellent for any anit-virus.
- Microsoft Security Essentials - MSE is the best Anit-virus utility out there. Not only it's made by the same people who made the OS you are using, but it's very lightweight, it performs its security checks silently without you doing anything and it's definitions are always updated.
Of course, nothing beats good 'ol common sense. Alway remember not to click links from people you don't know or if you think the link is very suspicious. Do not let your curiousity get the best of you. It's better to be safe than sorry!