Anti-Virus programs

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AntiVirus Programs are programs that users install on their computers to fight the ever growing threat of viruses. These programs come with firewalls and virus scanners that attempt to keep a virus from installing on your computer. AntiVirus Programs often require you to update components so that they can stay updated to fight against viruses more efficiently. Below are some of the highest rated antivirus programs, you can download these programs by clicking on their names.

How to turn on/off Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender

A quick video that shows how to enable Windows Defender and/or how to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 10. Watch how Windows defender is turned on and off in Windows 10 through the quickest steps. So you can have a free virus removal software app in Windows 10


Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is an anti-malware scanner that detects and removes worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and other dangerous malware from your computer though it is not a full antivirus replacement, it is a good program to use alongside any antivirus program to help keep you protected. Malwarebytes provides both PC and Mac versions


Removing malicious software

Other programs are available to assist in removing malicious software if these do not work.

Free for Mac:

1. Sophos AntiVirus for Mac/ Sophos Home

Sophos stops all threats—even those designed for Windows—so your computer is safe, and files you send to other computers are safe too. They keep their antivirus light and easy. It'll work quietly in the background with your choice of scanning on-access, on-demand or on a schedule.

2. Avast Free Mac security

Mac OS X is considered one of the most secure operating systems available. But today’s threats aren’t after your computer – they’re after your identity and your money.If you’re on a Mac running OSX, it will work. You need 128 MB of RAM and 750MB of disk space. Beyond that, you can be running just about any stable version of OSX (even Yosemite), and we’ll keep you protected.

3. AdwareMedic/ Malwarebytes for Mac

AdwareMedic is a easy to use too that removes any known adware from Mac computers. Recently combining with Malwarebytes, it now looks for known malware as well without leaving a large footprint. Though it is not a full antivirus, it is a good second-opinion software that can help find things that your current antivirus may not.