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AntiRootKit by Malwarebytes

https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/

One of the easiest tools to use. Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA is cutting edge technology for detecting and removing the nastiest malicious rootkits This does not require installation and is a free program.

LibreOffice

https://www.libreoffice.org/

One of the best  Microsoft Office like compatible products available.  Supports all MS Office documents including the new XML file format.  If you don't need Outlook, why buy Microsoft Office when this is free?

Firefox Web Browser

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

A free alternative web browser with lots of plug-ins. It is probably the most well known cross-platform (Windows, MAC, Linux) web browser available next to Chrome.

Chrome Web Browser

https://www.google.com/chrome

One of the most popular browsers today, but uses considerably more memory than Firefox.  Recommend using the “--process-per-site” option on most computers.

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Here are our basic Security Suggestions

When in doubt, call us for a consultation.


1) Protect your computer by keeping your operating system current with Microsoft Updates.


2) Install antivirus and antispyware software. For Windows 7 we recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (free download Here ) For Window 8x/10 use the built-in Windows Defender.


3) Create strong passwords and keep them secret. Create passwords that are made up of long phrases or sentences that mix capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Use different passwords for different sites, especially those that keep financial information.


4) Keep your firewall turned on at all times.


5) We recommend additional protection such as Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware Tool which works alongside with Microsoft’s Windows Defender.


6) Use Firefox or Chrome and add the Bitdefender Trafficlight Plugin to protect you while browsing the internet.

Unchecky

https://unchecky.com/

Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Unchecky aims to keep potentially unwanted programs out of your computer.