* As with any software installation, if you are offered to install a toolbar and you do not want it, UNcheck that option.
By replacing the default HOSTS file in Windows, this will help in stopping the communication with websites that is known to install or inject malware or parasites. 1. MVPS Hosts http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
TrendProtect is a FREE browser plug-in that helps you avoid Web pages with unwanted content and hidden threats. TrendProtect rates the current page and pages listed in Google, MSN, and Yahoo search results. You can use the rating to decide if you want to visit or avoid a given Web page. Supported Browser: IE and Firefox
WOT is a Free Internet Security addon for Firefox and IE that warns you about online scams and risky websites that try to deliver malware or send spam. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website.
ClamWin Free Antivirus Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware. ClamWin Free Antivirus is based on ClamAV engine and uses GNU General Public License by the Free Software Foundation, and is free (as in freedom) software. http://www.clamwin.com/
Sophos Free Antivirus Removes viruses, spyware, rootkits and fake antivirus Supports Windows XP, Vista and 7 Works alongside your existing antivirus, but to be used as an on-demand scanner only. Because it does Because it does not update after it is downloaded, a new copy must be downloaded for later scans. http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/virus-removal-tool.aspx
SpywareBlaster http://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html This will block bad ActiveX and harmful cookies from getting on to your PC in the first place. Just download and install the program. Open SpywareBlaster, check for and download updates, then 'select all' to protect against all items checked. Program needs to be kept updated.