Tools to Keep You Safe Online

One of the most important things that you can do if you are trying to maintain a healthy computer and online presence is to have a good suite of security software installed on your machine that you run at frequent intervals. There are all kinds of dangerous viruses that can be in a system without the owner ever knowing that they exist, and when left unchecked they can either break a system down to an unusable state or provide the writers of the viruses with a constant stream of your personal data and private information. Luckily, there is a war being waged against viruses and other malicious programs, and the tools used by the makers of today’s virus-fighting programs are very powerful. But it is your responsibility to acquire and utilize these programs, so here is a short list to get you started.


McAfee has long been at the top of the ranking where IT security is concerned. The company runs well on pretty much every machine type, and the list of things that it is capable of finding and repairing is really quite impressive. McAfee protects users against Malware, malicious websites which are known for phishing and using false certificates, provides virus scans on demand and vulnerability testing to ensure that there are no hackers on the system, and the program does it all for about 20 US Dollars per year. There is also a free version that is pretty good but does not come with quite as many features.


Bitdefender is another impressive piece of software that can save your machine from a long list of threat types. Bitdefender acts as an anti-malware, anti-virus, anti-phishing, anti-adware, and a lot more. It even monitors all of your online traffic and actively scans the sites that you visit for security-related threats.There are many other great options available that come in both free and premium versions, but selecting either of the ones mentioned above will definitely serve you well.