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Firefox Settings


•Under Privacy ,Un-Tick all the History Settings

Does not Save or Store visited websites,downloaded and Form & Search bars Items


•Under Privacy ,Tick Accept cookies from site,Un-Tick Third Party cookies settings

Affects Firefox,Means Accept Only First Party cookie


•Recommend Tick Always Clear data after close,Tick All of it in Settings


•Recommend Under Security,Un-Tick all the Passwords Settings


•Under Advanced,make Offline Storage to Zero Mb


Internet Option Setting


•Under Security,Internet Medium setting


•Under Security,Local intranet Medium or High setting


•Under Security,Trust sites Medium or High setting


•Under Security,Restricted site High or Custom settings


•Under Privacy,Click Advanced,Block Third party cookies. Accept or Prompt for First party cookies.


•Under Content,Un-Tick all Auto Complete Settings

Affects Internet Explorer,Doesn't Save or Store visited websites,User names,Passwords forms etc


•Under Advanced,Un-tick the option Enable Third party browser extension


•Third party cookies is tracking cookies tracks Daily Browsing etc.


Anti Virus


•Avira AntiVir


Top detection rate,Free version only contain Anti Virus protection against viruses, worms and Trojans,Anti Dialer protection against expensive dialers and Rootkit protection against hidden rootkits. Faster Scanning up to 20% faster. New Interface,Phishing protection against phishing. Lacks Anti Spyware and Web Shield protections etc.




Anti virus,Anti Spyware,Anti Rootkit protection,all available in home free edition. Demo version is only for 60 days,may register at the website,then they'll send the code via email for a year of free license,after expire,you can register in the same way again. Developed by ALWIL Software.


•Settings ↓


After installation,Restart computer if Prompt. After Restarting, Update it.

Generate Virus Data Base after per update.


Under Shields,especially Standard Shield,scan All Files setting etc. Follow

bottom Scanning steps then schedule Boot Time scan. Include Archive File scan.


Anti Spyware


•Spybot Search & Destroy


Spybot-S&D written by the German software engineer Patrick Michael Kolla.

Developed by Safer Networking Limited.


Spybot's has Immunizations,while SD Resident blocks Bad downloads

TeaTimer monitor changes and HOST file entries,blocks unwanted sites.


•Settings ↓


•Click Mode,to Advanced. Under Settings


•Under File Sets & Tick These Usage Tracking and Tracks.uti.


•Spyware Blaster


Anti Spyware,Browser protections without running in background.

Developed by Javacool Software.


•Comodo BOClean


Effective Real time protection against Trojans,Spyware,Adware,Keyloggers.

etc,but no Manual Scanning. From Comodo.


•Ad aware 2008


Detects & Removal only in Free edition,Developed by Lavasoft.


•Settings ↓


•Ignore Infections with TAI rating Lower than 1. Automatically remove infections

with TAI rating higher than 0 and Scan for Data Stream,Do not Skip any file in Scan.




Detects & Removal only in Free edition,Detects and removes malwares. Includes trojans,rogue software,browser hijackers and other spyware components. Developed by Marcin Kleczyski.


•Super Anti Spyware


Detects & Removal only in Free edition. Still effective for Spyware & other infections. Developed by SUPERAdBlocker.com.


Cleaner ↓


•Advanced Systemcare 3


Registry,Junks cleaning. Defragmenter,Spyware defenses all available in the

free version. Paid edition includes Deep scan,scheduling etc. Developed by IObit.


•Settings ↓


Under Maintain Windows/Diagnose System,Click Settings. Under Junk Files Clean.


•Under Scan For. Tick Recycle Bin and Temporary Files and IE Temporary Files


•Under Additional, Tick Enable Secure Deletion.




Popular and Free Registry cleaner. Developed by Piriform.


•Settings ↓


•Under Option,Click Settings, Change Secure file Deletion to Gutmann (35 passes)


•Under Option,Click Advanced. Un-Tick Only Delete Files In Window Temp Folder Older than 48 hours


•Comodo System Cleaner


Deep Registry Scan,Tuneup functions etc,entirely free.

Note : Never delete Unsafe to delete entries. Developed by Comodo.




Effective Junk Cleaning & Tweaks & Real Time System Monitor

and lot more functions. Its entirely free as well. Developed by NKProds.


•Glary Utilities


One of the Popular Registry,100% Freeware for this version. Developed by Glarysoft.


•Comodo System Cleaner


Deep Registry Scan,Tuneup functions etc,entirely free.

Never delete Unsafe to delete entries. Developed by Comodo.




•Rootkit Buster


Scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and Master Boot

Record (MBR) rootkits. In addition,can also clean hidden files and registry entries.

Developed by Trend Micro.




F-Secure BlackLight can detect and eliminate active rootkits from the computer.

Developed by F-Secure.


Firewall ↓




No.1 Free firewall,New interface makes it even easier,smaller size keeps it light

Easy-to-use firewall blocks hackers and other unknown threats. Systematically

identifies hackers and blocks access attempts. Automatically makes your computer

invisible to anyone on the Internet. Include Free version and non-free Full version.




Filters both ingoing and outgoing traffic,Keeps hackers out and your

private info inside. Easy to use and does not slow down your PC,Includes

An Free version and non-free Full version.


FireFox Add-on


•Adblock Plus


The original version of Adblock was developed by Henrik Aasted Sorensen in 2002.

Currently Developed By Michael McDonald and Wladimir Palant.


•Settings ↓


•To install,Click Tools tab then click add-on,get add-on, Browse all add-ons. Its free. Choose an Ad subscription and update it,recommends choosing all of the available Subscriptions (one at a time) for avoid loading of Ads.


•Web of trust


It Warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors,deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 20 million websites, green for safe, yellow for caution and red to stop,helping you avoid the

dangerous sites.


Download websites recommendations




Safe downloads,does not contain any spyware as stated there.




Quick & Safe downloads website.




Easy to use FREE curing utility to clean your computer infected with viruses and

various unwanted codes by the Dr.Web Anti-virus updated once or several times an hour.




Downloads for F-secure stuffs like F-secure Anti virus,Online Scan etc.




Sunbelt software downloads.




Tons of helpful software available. (BOClean,Comodo Firewall etc)




Useful Downloads available.




Virustotal has scanning engines from 32 participating Anti Virus vendors,

effective for testing false positive and detecting viruses in the submitted file.




Secunia personal software inspector and network software inspector,

run a online scan,or install. Install all the necessary updates listed.




Provides Many Safety Ratings and Reviewer comments for Websites.


Secure Computer Tips


•Don't click on Random/Unknown Ads


•Don't go Porn websites (This is the easiest place to get infections)


•Don't Download stuffs from unknown websites


•Clear caches after finishing internet


•Run Anti virus Full scan weekly or at least few times a week


•Close all active browsers before leaving computer when AFK (Away from keyboard)


•Avoid Downloading musics from Limewire or other Similar Software.


•Check for updates for Anti Virus,Anti spyware etc Before Surfing internet.


•(If schedules available) Schedule Update settings in

Anti virus,Anti Spyware software.


Window Updates


Make sure you install all high priorities updates. And some of the stuffs

you use in the computer,some of them are listed as custom updates. Install if necessary.


System Restore


It can restore your computer to any Previous saved restore point. However

Malware Still can infect system restore,or still being infected after

performing System Restore. so turn down the amount of space it takes.




Thorough or Deep reformat instead of quick reformat,its much

more effective but longer duration. Then download the window updates.




•Turn off System Restore (can turn on after cleared all infections)


•Restart computer in Safe mode F8 Key.


•Go to Control Panel then click Folder Options


•shows hidden files and folders


•Un-tick hide protection operating system files


•Un-tick hide extension for known file types


•One scan at a time


Obvious Symptoms of Infections ↓


•Accounts Got Hacked


•Slow downs,Crashing


•Weird Pops up on computer


•Being Directed to other websites


•Start page changed without permission


•Freezing or Blue screen of death


•High CPU usage (exclude from scanning times)


•Only One Anti Virus per computer. If installing another

,Exit active Browser and Off other to avoid Conflicts.


•Anti Spyware Unlimited Provides Real-Time Protection or Monitoring.

Automatic,Background and Manual Scanning and Auto or Manual Updates.


**If can't remove the infections,register and post at forum

for professional helps : Avast forum,Spybot Safer Networking forum etc


**Use Trend Micro Hijack This and run system scan & Save Logs & post whole logs at forum (Copy & paste etc)


***Credits to Twtew from Yahoo Answer. Modified little bit.

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