Viruses and Trojans are big-time headache for computer users these days. Not only that, to add to trouble now we also have threats like Spywares, Adwares and Rootkits which may put you in troublesome situations like Identity Thefts. I don’t meant to scare you, but being cautious is better than being sorry later. Prevention is better than sure in case of computer Viruses as well, specially with the computer connected to Internet.
We highly recommend to Install a good antivirus, paid or free on your computer. Along with the anti-virus you should have a firewall, default Windows Firewall or some other firewall to protect your computer from external network threats. To be even more safe, you should run an anti-malware scan with a good tool like MBAM.
I have been using Norton Internet Security 2010 for past couple of months and I found it very effective tool with a complete Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and Firewall solution. Symantec and Norton are renowned names in the Anti-Virus area.
There is a great opportunity for uses to use their Norton Anti-Virus Beta 2011 version for free. This is free because it is still in testing phase, but being a Norton Product, it has a very effective and frequently updated list of Virus signatures to prevent most of the viruses away from your computer. If you use your computer for personal usage and take regular backup of your important data, you can give it a try.
It is not advisable to use it on a business or work computer as the Norton Antivirus 2011 is in beta phase and may have some issues which may cause problems. So if you have home computer and want a free and effective anti-virus tool, you can get Norton Internet Security 2011 Beta from the link below.
Download Free Norton Antivirus 2011 Beta