We have been working with Windows PC’s and Mac’s for many years, over these years we have tried and tested numerous tools and utilities. Marc has put together a list of some of programs we recommend to our clients. We have also added links to these tools and utilities below, this way we can ensure you are taken to the correct website. In today’s world the number of fake and phishing sites is growing, and we have found by having a way to access these tools from a single location makes us more efficient. We also want to make sure that you avoid fake and phishing sites and get the right product the FIRST TIME.
A fantastic antivirus for use on Windows PC’s. Sophos Home Premium an immediate Advanced Malware Removal to thoroughly clean your computer of any current malware infections.
Avast is another great product, I have used it on my Mac for years. Don’t believe that Mac’s never get viruses. I recommend this product for both Windows PC’s and Mac.
It is essential that you have an offsite backup plan. By having an offsite backup, it will allow you to restore all your precious data quickly and easily. Don’t ever make the mistake of not backing up.
Acronis True Image Cloud is another Cloud based backup. It is easy to use and reasonably priced. When it comes to a cloud backup, it does not matter who you keep it with, as long as you can use the simple user interface.
SUPERAntiSpyware is one of the must have products. It will find and remove all sorts of bad things on your computer. It is cheap and very reliable. You can also use the free version and just run scans manually.
MalwareBytes is another fantastic product. The free version is great and you can run scans manually, however, for total protection get the paid version. It will actively monitor your computer for unwanted threats and stop them before they become active.
Solve all your password problems. Stop wasting time writing, remembering, and resetting passwords. Only remember one master password, and keep the rest locked up and easy-to-find in the LastPass password manager.
Work faster and smarter. Let LastPass sign in to all of your online accounts for you. Get convenient access to your passwords anywhere you work, with automatic sync across every browser and device.
Only you know your master password, so only you can access your information in your encrypted vault – not even LastPass can. All of your data is sealed with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
CCleaner is a great tool for cleaning up the unwanted and left behind files that accumulate on your computer from surfing the web and general use. It is simple to use and does the job very well. Another must have program.
AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.