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Look in the green and yellow box below for a list of Security and Maintenance programs that you should have downloaded on your computer for your protection.
These are all FREE programs that I use on my computer and are all highly rated programs.
It is a must that you have your computer and personal information protected from hackers and other spyware programs.
Below, I give you directions to all of the programs and if you have any questions, you can contact me.
Thank You

IMPORTANT:  SiteAdvisor from McAfee is a must for anyone who surfs the Internet.  It adds a box to your toolbar and indicates the safety of a site by the colors GREEN for Safe - GRAY for untested site - and RED for WARNING!  USE CAUTION!
This FREE Download gives you an important aid in ensuring your safety on the Net.
THIS is a Must Have Download!

McAffeeSiteAdvisor - McAfee SiteAdvisor security add-on for IE Our Rating: (Excellent)

The Following programs should be downloaded to your computer for your security and maintence of your computer.
These are the programs that I use and best of all, they are all FREE, but they are highly rated programs.

 FREE Anti-Spyware Downloads That I use and recommend

Click here for FREE Download of SPYWAREBLASTER by Javacool Software - For all Windows Versions

Free Computer Cleanup and Maintenance Programs

Click here for CCleaner Download - Free program that really cleans the crap out of your computer

Advanced System Care -Free

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FREE Computer Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Programs

AVAST - FREE Anti-Virus Download - Very good Anti-Virus Program if you don't have a Subscription one.

MALWAREBYTES - Excellent program for detecting and removing Malicious programs from your computer

1.  Now, if you haven't already done so, Download Spywareblaster from the above link.  After download is finished Click on Check For Updates and Update the program.  Next Click on Enable Protection For All.
This helps prevent Spyware from getting on your computer or if it does get on, it keeps it from communicating back over the Internet to its home.

2.  The Next Download is the Free Ccleaner.  Download from the above link and follow the directions. 
 
After download is finished, open Ccleaner program and click Windows and then click on Analyze on the bottom of the screen.
IMPORTANT:  If you use Microsoft Word and have items saved or items saved in the Clipboard, BE SURE TO UNCHECK THESE TWO BOXES BEFORE YOU CLEAN.  I Leave both unchecked.
When this step is done, click on Run Cleaner on the lower right.
Next do the same to Applications on the top of the page.
Next, click on Issues on the Upper left side of page and run.
When finished with this step, hit Fix All and you are done.
 

3.  The last but probably the Most Important is your Anti-Virus Protection.
If you do not have a paid subscription to Norton or any other Anti-Virus Program, then DO DOWNLOAD THIS!
FREE AVAST Anti-Virus Program
Download from the above link.
This is a tremendous Anti-Virus Program and best of all, its FREE.
 
 
 

4.  And Most Important!
Keep your window updates current
Even if you have it set for automatic updates, it only downloads the critical updates for your computer.  For the rest, you have to physically go to the Microsoft Windows Update Site and scan for updates and then download and install them.
 
 
 

5.  Anti-Virus Program ------ It is very important to have your anit-Virus program set for Automatic Updates.  This insures your computer is protected.