Against viruses, trojans, malware and other things that are just waiting to infect your PC, you can opt for Avast Antivirus Free. This free antivirus detects viral threats and takes care of securing your home network by scanning your installation for security breaches. Avast Antivirus Free also allows you to do the big cleaning by uninstalling unwanted toolbars or modules that modify the search engine of your web browser.
To go further in the protection of your PC, you can use in addition IObit Malware Fighter. The utility allows you to scan your machine to find and delete adware, trojans, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers and even ransomware. IObit Malware Fighter also performs a detailed real-time analysis of the files you download online and the contents of the USB storage devices that you connect to your machine. Finally, the program provides protection against unauthorized access to the webcam of your PC, thus ensuring you not to be observed without your knowledge.
Clean and maintain your PC
The PC Decrapifier is to be used during the first hours of use of your machine. This utility allows you to remove preinstalled software that you do not use and that can hinder the smooth operation of your PC by slowing it down.
ADWCleaner can be used in addition to Avast to analyze the contents of your computer. This tool scans your PC to detect and eradicate adware, unwanted programs, toolbars and other Hijackers that change the homepage of your web browser insidiously.
In parallel, from time to time you can scan your machine with Malwarebyte Anti-Malware, a tool for tracking malware and removing both worms and Trojans.
General maintenance of your system can be done with CCleaner. This cleanup and optimization utility removes unnecessary files that occupy space on your hard drive, such as browsing data from web browsers and temporary files, and overcomes Windows registry errors. CCleaner is also able to disable software that starts at startup and slow down your machine.
Driver Booster will be a great help to make sure all components of your machine are up to date. This utility does the scanning of your machine to detect obsolete device drivers. If it finds one, the software will simply download and install them automatically for you, all in one click.
Are you no longer using some software and looking for an effective way to remove them? IObit Uninstaller takes care of uninstalling any software for you by deleting all the residual files that might remain on your machine and needlessly occupy your hard drive. The program is organized as a real software manager and can also be used to permanently remove malicious or recalcitrant programs that refuse to uninstall via the native Windows uninstallation module.