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Avira AntiVirus - Free antivirus
Avira explains the risks entailed in using Facebook widgets and offer tips to help users protect their privacy   Read more
"Avira, a company with around 70 millions customers and around 250 employees is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more than 20 years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in this field. ...  "

" ... In addition, Avira constantly adapts to the current security requirements of the users. AntiVir is therefore one of the worlds first ever products with dialer detection. This dialer detection was very quickly followed by the detection and removal of adware and spyware. Current developments in this field include the detection of already active root kits. The introduction of a firewall and behavior blockers is a matter of course. In-house development also allows the development of various new special scanning technologies, for example for PDAs, handhelds and embedded devices. But Avira is also active in the field of proactive system protection with the integration of RBCD technologies to make Windows systems more resilient. ..."




"Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - trusted by 80 million users

Antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free

NEW! LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield checks web pages for threats at the only time that matters – when you’re about to click that link [on logo]."


More information about AVG antivirus software for Windows 7, XP and Windows Vista

"AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free.
  • The most downloaded software on CNET's
  • Protection against viruses and spyware (antivirus and antispyware)
  • Fast, effective security that is kind on resources
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista"





MailWasherPro, blocks all spam to your computer


I tried the free trial then bought the “Mailwasher Pro”

 Click on the logo for more info: 

This is a program which allows you to see the e-mails that are waiting for you to download from your server.  You can quickly see if there may be a virus in one, simply from the size of it.  Furthermore, you can Bounce it, Delete it and Blacklist the sender.  You can designate which e-mail is from is a Friend and set up filters.  The best part is that it's FREE. 

For those who have multiple e-mail addresses, there's a professional version that's about $40 but you can try it at no charge for a month. Also, you can subscribe to their newsletter and when paying an additional $7, you will get important notifications AND be able to report spammers/virus e-mailers by clicking on the extra button (not in the 'standard' set-up).





Over 320 million downloads!!!

" CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :) "






"From everyone here at Piriform, the company that brought you CCleaner and Recuva... we now bring you a file defragmentation tool... Defraggler!

It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool!

And remember like all Piriform products, Defraggler is completely free for both corporate and individual use."





Firefox - The Browser, Reloaded

Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser

Firefox Releases

"Firefox ... the award winning preview of Mozilla's next generation browser. Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely and efficiently than with any other browser. "

As Dr. Mercola states, this is MUCH BETTER than Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  Some folks have found IE running when they didn't even have the program open -- so they completely removed that program, and changed their Microsoft Update Settings (Advanced tab) to eliminate the "automatically update" and do manual updates instead. The link for this free program is in Dr. Mercola's letter  Again, make sure that you get the LATEST version of Firefox, and you may need to update it after you initially download the program.

Firefox Features

"See what’s new, what’s been improved and what’s just as awesome as ever."


There's a Yahoo Group for sharing helpful information

"Welcome To The Mozilla Firefox Group.
Take Back The Web."



"All activities are private. None are recorded. is not a service but an application that is used anonymously. No registration is required to access this application. We do not capture or store any user information, unless a user decides to customize the application by registering. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

If you'd like to see the e-mail waiting for you, BEFORE you download, simply go to   Just enter your e-mail address and password.  It's probably best to sign in using the SECURE mode.  I also use the ADVANCED mode - where your e-mail server is also to be indicated.  With the Klez propagation worm "bombing" email addresses AND mailwasher, this is an essential step to take. You can delete any suspicious e-mail prior to it being downloaded to your Mailwasher or computer.

Remember to sign in using the SECURE method.


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