Windows Users: Install and run Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
Everyone knows that you should have an anti-virus program on your Windows computer. Many computers even come with a trial version of some commercial product, although I always recommend using one of the three free anti-virus products: AVG (my personal choice), Avast or Avira.
But, it turns out that these anti-virus programs don’t catch all the different “gremlins” that might be in your system, causing things to slow down, freeze, prevent web access, etc. For this reason, I always install the free version Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software.
In fact, if you are using a computer running Windows right now, I’d recommend downloading it now and running it. A quick scan followed by a full scan, if the quick scan found anything. If you’ve been using your computer for more than 3 months, I’m willing to bet that you’ll find *something* on your system that warrants a closer look and/or removal.
While anti-virus software runs in the background all the time, this (free) software only runs on demand. I recommend scanning your computer about once a month, just in case.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions about it or you’re uneasy about downloading or running it yourself.