Free Antivirus and Tools to Keep Your PC Safe and Secure

Mostly users have been dealing with the safety and security of their Computer. Whenever their computer system got infected either due to online viruses and malware or using infected Pen-drive etc., they have to install their operating system again due to improper functionality. This results into the damage of hardware of the system and affects the overall performance. This problem occurs the most in Windows XP. 

Are you the one of those who has to Install Windows again and again? Is your PC also get infected from viruses and malware the other day? 

Although, This depends on many factors either users keep their system up to date or not , updated antivirus installed or not etc. If you are either not updating your operating system or not using any antivirus at all, then you need to have some basic security measures in place to protect your computer.

Users who want to keep their PC or laptop safe and secure from unwanted threats, use these tools. You also should! If you can`t purchase any full antivirus to protect your system, Following are the some free tools and softwares that you must use and keep installed on your system. Believe, using these also can save your time and protect you from installing the operating system again and again.


CCleaner is the number-one tool for Optimization and Cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. 

Some Key Features :

  • Easy to use and a small, fast download.
  • Cleans all areas of your Computer Temporary files, history, cookies, Auto-complete form history etc of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari etc. browsers.
  • Cleans all Windows Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
  • Include Registry Cleaner which has Advanced features to remove unused and old registry entries.

CCleaner - Tools to Keep Your PC Safe and Secure

How to Use CCleaner :

  • Install and Open CCleaner
  • Click on Run Cleaner and wait to complete.
  • Again, Switch the Tab to Applications and Click on Run Cleaner.

How to Fix Registry Issues :

  • Open CCleaner
  • Click on Registry option
  • In Registry Tab, Click on Scan for Issues
  • After Completion, Click on Fix all selected issues...
  • Choose No when it ask to save backup, or you can also save back up.
  • Click on Fix all Selected Issues and Close.

Do you think your PC has a virus? If you`re not sure about this, you should use following free tool to identify and protect your PC which is provided by Microsoft itself.

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

Please keep in mind that this tool expires in 10 days from the date of downloading, So, To use it again you need to Download it again to Run the scan with the latest anti-malware definitions.

This is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection, it can be used only to scan your PC for the Viruses i.e. your PC is infected or not? 

For real-time protection of your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, I suggest you to Download and use following free tool from Microsoft.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is free and Use this to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which provides real-time protection for your Computer. This is a free tool that have the functionality of an antivirus.  

It is designed to be simple to install and easy to use which runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you don't have to worry about interruptions or making updates. You can minimize it while Scanning or Updating and continue to your work.

Some Key Features :

  • Comprehensive malware protection 
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 
  • Simple, free download 
  • Protects you quietly in the background 
  • Automatic updates etc.

These are the must use tools to keep your PC safe and secure If you`re not using any full and up to date antivirus. 

However, these are not enough to get the full security to your system but are good at some extent for Home PCs. You remember, Something is better than Nothing. Using these will make sure that you don`t have to Install your Windows operating system again and again.

Is this helpful for you? Suggest any other free tools to keep PC safe and secure through comments.

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