05 August 2012

Three Free Software from Microsoft to Protect your Computers

As genuine Microsoft Windows users, there are few useful and free securities software provided by Microsoft to protect our laptop or desktop computers. In this post, I am going to list out and mini-review all of them that I have used for years.

"Because computers can appear to function normally when infected, it's a good idea to run this tool regularly even if your computer seems to be fine. "

1. Microsoft Security Essentials
-to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software.
-provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs.
Info link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows/products/security-essentials
Download link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows/products/security-essentials/download

2. Microsoft Safety Scanner
-provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
-expires 10 days after being downloaded. (need to re-download and re-run again for latest anti-malware definitions)
-is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.
Info & download link: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

3. Malicious Software Removal Tool
-is an anti-malware utility that checks computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom.
-helps remove malware and any other infections found.
-Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
Info link: http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx
Download link:
(32 bit): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16
(64 bit): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9905

As a friendly reminder, please choose compatible software that suit your Windows version (e.g. 32 bit or 64 bit).

Lastly, as a rule of thumb, never open your gate for any suspicious person. In other words, never visit or open or execute any suspicious website and software. That's all for today. More fascinating articles and sharing will be updated from time to time in Xaivier Blog. So, you are welcome to subscribe our feed, look at our sitemap or simply visit our Homepage.

Written by: Xaivier Chia


1 comment:

Blogger said...

I have been using AVG anti virus for a couple of years, and I would recommend this product to all you.

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