Free virus protection software

Update: Nov 5th, 2013

Virus protection software free

By Laura Naumann

Because of my job as a medical transcriptionist I need the best virus protection. For one thing I receive dictation files through an FTP site and don’t want to risk passing on any viruses to my employer’s computer. Secondly I visit so many website in conjunction with my job that I am constantly at risk for picking up a virus, worm or pesky malware and spyware. I have good virus protection software and run frequent scans but even so I recently noticed my computer had slowed down and my searches were redirected to something called about.blank.

I did some research to find out what is about.blank and if this was the problem with my computer speed. I found out about.blank is a hijacking program that can actually take over a computer’s browser and cause harm to files. There are several sites that give directions on how to remove about.blank software and I was just about to give it a try when my sister Thea called. My younger sis is years ahead of me when it comes to computers and she is the one who set up my website. I explained my hijacker problem and she told me to temporarily disable my virus protection and download Microsoft Security Essentials, which is free virus protection software. Of course I followed her advice.

This free virus protection download took just a few minutes and then I was ready for the scan, which did take about 20 minutes. The Microsoft scan identified two severe threats and three medium threats with the opportunity to deleted infected files. I was thrilled to see that the about.blank hijack was gone and my computer speed was back to normal. I was so pleased with this free virus protection program that I wanted to include a link for my medical transcription colleagues. I hope you get results as good as mine.

Heres the link for free virus protection from Microsoft download

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx

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