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Security is something of highly importance these days. It’s very easy for someone to pick up information off your computer or worse; send you a computer virus ruining every folder, and program in it! Today, I’m going to share with you two freeware programs that will make you computer not only safe from curious neighbors, but evil viruses as well.

1) My Lockbox

My Lockbox

Let’s say that you’re like any ordinary computer user who like to bring files from your home to your workplace. These files usually consist of your family photos, videos, social security number (just in case you forget it), and other confidential files. Now, let say that a noisy jerk called a “co-workers” likes to spy on other co-workers by accessing their personal files. What are you going to do? Don’t fret! My Lockbox is here to help.

What’s My Lockbox? My Lockbox is a security software enabling you to password protect any folder on your computer! But, how will My Lockbox work? Simple, you just place any folder in the My Lockbox folder, set your password, and volia! The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from any user and application of your system, including the Administrator and the System itself! It is impossible to access the lockbox not only from the local computer, but also from the net! My Lockbox Control Panel allows you to easily change basic lockbox parameters: lockbox location, protection status, and the password.

In addition, skinned user interface lets you choose from different skins to select the most comfortable look and feel of the software. You can even activate My Lockbox with a simple key-stroke! Trust me, once you have downloaded My Lockbox, you’ll wonder how life would be without it!

2) Avast Antivirus

Avast

Goodbye, Norton! Goodbye, Mcafee! Goodbye, every single overpriced antivirus software! There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Avast Antivirus! You know why I love this antivirus program so much? Avast is a multi-award winning solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in for added security. The best part is that it’s free for non-commercial and home use.

Because of the program’s fast, automatic updates, you can see why avast antivirus is already being used by more than 50 million users worldwide to provide continuous protection against all forms of malicious software (malware). But that’s not all! Avast comes with an On Access Scanner that’s constantly protecting your computer from malicious malware and viruses! The setting for this On Access Scanner’s sensitivity can be adjusted, so you can download you videos, music, etc. in peace. Basically, the On Access Scanner is your firewall in some aspects.

Oh! How can I forget the main feature of the program; the antivirus feature! The antivirus feature will scan everything on your computer, and it rarely misses any viruses or malware. Avast can even scan your removable media to see if it has a virus inside!

So the next time you see someone shoving out $50 for a mediocre antivirus program, do me a favor; smack them on the head. 🙂