Title:4 Smart [and Free] Programs For Your ComputerWord Count:284Summary:You can protect your computers security by installing any one of several freeware programs. Four arecovered here.Keywords:spyware, malware, antivirus, software, freeware, shareware, trojan horses, computer security, virusArticle Body:One of the fun parts of owning a computer is, of course, access to the internet. The worldwide web is chockfull of useful information, readily available at your fingertips! It is also home to potentially lethal viruses,many of which can wreak havoc on your system within moments. The following four programs can help youavoid trouble; best of all they are absolutely free.<b>Firefox</b> – a web browser for the ages. Okay, a web browser that beats <i>Internet Explorer</i> bypreventing pop ups and harmful scripts from being downloaded to your computer. Lots of nifty features too,including tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, and tons of add-on features.<b>Spybot Search and Destroy</b> – gets rid of adware, spyware, and malware. Blocks the installation ofspyware before it occurs; works in conjunction with anti-virus software, not as a replacement for one.<b>AVG Antvirus</b> – offers basic antivirus protection including scanning email attachments for virusesand scanning of all hard drives, removable drives, and external drives on your computer. A paid versiondoes some additional tasks and includes technical support.<b>Zone Alarm</b> – if you don’t have a firewall installed on your computer, you are opening yourself upto potential catastrophic security breaches. With Stealth Mode enabled you can search the internet in private,away from the intruding eyes of those who might want to steal your important information.As with many freeware programs, “pro” or professional versions of the software are sometimes available togive computer users a maximum amount of protection, for a price. Still, all four of these programs havesomething to offer and are worth exploring. Your computer safety and privacy is essential, insure it today bydownloading the programs that are right for you.