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5 Best Security Tools for Windows 7 Users [With Review]

Security is an essential part of any computer and it works like a guard for your computer. To protect your system against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, you must take steps to secure your healthy system from all types of security threats. By default, Windows has its own built-in security known as Firewall which provides firewalling and packet filtering functions but this is not enough to protect your computer. The internet is a major source of viruses like Trojans, Spam, phishing and many other unsecure activities. You can get some extra security layers for your PC using a good Antivirus program but sometimes Antivirus programs also fail to protect your system from virus crashes. In this post, I will tell which tools you should try out in order to protect your system all the time. The tools that are I am going to review today are very small but have powerful features and the most important factor is that they are all free to use. I hope you will enjoy all the tools below which will help you out to protect your system from unwanted threats.

CCleaner

It is the first and best freeware security tool for Windows users. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. The most important task of this utility is that it can clean all the private footprints from the system. It can clear temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history and other private data with one click. Other advanced task of this utility includes cleaning Window registry by removing all the unused and old registry entries. This utility is also very good at secure erasing. It can wipe out all your data from the hard drive in a secure way so it is impossible to recover. So I would like to say that CCleaner is the most important tool if you are really serious about your system security.

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Ad-Aware

It is another freeware application (also available in paid version) which provides real time protection from viruses. You can install it as an Anti-spyware program which protects the computer in different ways. The freeware version of AD-Aware supports a number of security features including Game Mode, Safe Browsing, Direct Scanning, Download Protection and many other security features. Real Time protection offered by this program protects you and your friends while messaging, chatting, or communicating on social networking sites.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

This is a free security program by Microsoft. It is specially designed to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software. But remember, you can install and use this product on your Windows only if you have Genuine Windows products. Once you have installed it, the software updates automatically once a day. So you don’t need to worry about the program’s updates and other security threats after installing it on the computer. You will get alerts only when there are any specific actions to take otherwise it runs quietly in the background. Microsoft Security Essentials is compact, easy to use and a quite impressive tool that you should try out once on your computer.

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TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt gives advanced security to computer users by encrypting your hard drive data. TrueCrypt is software for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that all data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. Nobody can read data from the encrypted volume without the correct password or encryption key. Using this freeware application, you can encrypt the entire file system including file/folder names, contents of every file, free space of hard drives and meta data information as well. You can use this security application to protect Windows drives and set security on Windows booting as well.

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Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities is a freeware with registry and disk cleaning, privacy protection, performance accelerator and amazing multifunctional tools. It can fix dogged registry errors, wipe off clutters, optimize internet speed, safeguard confidential files and maintain maximum performance. It is a user friendly application with clear and detailed directions. Most of the tasks can be performed in one or two steps. It has five different categories – Clean Up & Repair, Optimize & Improve, Privacy & Security, Files & Folders and System Tools thus making this application very powerful. Paid version of this application is also available and it supports some more advanced features.

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