Trouble with Spyware or Adware?

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Unfortunately the dangers of internet use extend beyond getting a computer virus, there are also companion programs which can do just as much damage. These are called spyware, adware, malware and internet hijackers. These malicious programs can cause a multitude of problems on a computer, including changed settings, slower internet, or total disruption of service. Hamilton recommends the following free programs to help combat those invaders:

Avast

Download Link: from Avast.com
Description: A free antivirus program that does a good job of staying updated and protecting against viruses.

CCleaner

Download Link: from Piriform
Description: A free PC cleaning program to removed unused files from your system to help your machine run faster. Also a full featured registry cleaner.

Malware Bytes

Download Link: from MalwareBytes.org
Purpose: To search out and delete malware programs on your computer.

If you are unable to use the download links provided above you can go to: www.download.com and do a search for the program names. Click on the link for the correct program that appears in the search results and then download, install and run the programs.

Family Safe Internet

If you are looking for a way to protect your children from inappropriate websites, we have been testing K9 Web Protection and have had positive results with it. It is currently a free program for home use.