Downloads and Tips from Chandos Media

There are lots of very good programs out there for to help you get the best from your system. Here are just a few to you’re your basic needs, all of which are free to download and use!

AVG Anti Virus

AVG Anti Virus

free.grisoft.com
With more viruses released everyday, the need for robust and up-to-date anti-virus is more important than ever. AVG just gets on with protecting your computer without making a fuss and does it better than most products that cost money.
As with all anti-virus software, it is essential that you download and install updates as they are released to keep up with the ever-changing threat of virus infection.

Zone Alarm Firewall

Zone Alarm Firewall

zonelabs.com

A firewall is a critical item for the modern day computer. With the risk from hackers and other unwanted guests ever-present its key to control exactly what comes in and out of your computer. Zone Alarm does this without hogging system resources.
Again, it is essential to download and install updates as they are released to maintain the protection it can offer.
Please note, businesses wishing to use Zone Alarm must purchase a license, but individuals may use it for free.

Mozilla Firefox Web browser

Mozilla Firefox Web browser

mozilla.com/firefox
Mozilla’s Firefox is a feature rich, sturdy browser, with lots of interesting and useful extensions available. The days when Microsoft Internet Explorer was the best web browser have long gone, indeed, it has been regarded in more ‘techy’ circles as second best for some time. Firefox offers users the opportunity to create a highly customised browsing experience and is now widely catered to by web developers. We cannot recommend this product more strongly.

Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client

Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client

mozilla.com/thunderbird
Another Mozilla product which is a great replacement for Microsoft Outlook, which can be bug-ridden and is more often targeted by viruses.

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Smartftp FTP Client

smartftp.com
A really simple program that does its job with overly complicating things. If you are looking for an FTP program this is a very good choice.