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Setting up a fresh windows install for security.

So you just got through installing Windows and you want to have a secure system, but you don't want to pay for anything or you just do not have the money. Well I am going to tell you how to do this. :)

First you will need an anti virus, You can get a list off free Anti Virus programs here - http://www.ihelpforum.com/index.php?threads/list-of-free-anti-virus-programs.578/


Now you have an anti virus,but you are not protected 100% yet. In todays world there is some very sneaky malware out there that is hard to detect. However there is a way combat this, you can download a bad behavior detection software. This kind of software will warn you of anything suspicious going on and ask you to allow it to continue or deny it.The two "big" ones are ThreatFire and Winpatrol. I personally use WinPatrol since it gets the job done. Note: This is only good for Windows XP, Windows Vista and up have UAC. Here is the Download link - http://www.winpatrol.com/


Now we have some good basic protection set up. However we now need something geared toward spyware protection. I personally suggest SUPERAntispyware, while it is ,mainly geared toward spyware protection it can also find and remove other kinds of malware. (Alot like MalwareBytes). It should be noted the free version is not Real Time Protection,but just an on-demand scanner.
Download Link - http://www.superantispyware.com/


Now we have a system that is protected. However we can still improve this setup by improving how we surf the internet. So how to do this you might ask?Google Chrome is the answer,it has sandboxing,tons of security plugins,and has very few flaws if any. Chrome with the Adblock Plus, KB SSL Enforcer, and WOT plugins installed will help you surf the web alot safer.
Download - http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/landing_chrome.html?hl=en

Now with all of that you should be very protected and did not pay a cent. There is ofcourse me more things you could do aswell, like adding a different firewall other then Windows Firewall. If you are going to do this I suggest commodo firewall. I have used it for about a year now and have loved it. It also has tons of settings you can adjust to your liking. Download - http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/


Another tip you should know is always keep your programs and OS updated.

So there you go I hope you enjoy your new secure system. Stay safe !!
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