Recommended free software

This is software that will help protect and enhance your Internet experience without adding any type of malware to your system. If I didn’t support this software I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m seeing more and more people fighting pop-ups, ads, spyware and trojans everyday.  If you simply use the right software to access the web you can cut it down to almost none and keep your surfing experience pleasurable.
Check it, even if you have shady surfing habits (eg. porn, warez, appz, torrents) using the right software well cut down on the garbage that gets on your PC. Simply make your PC run faster and safer just by adding a few free programs.
This is a list of free software for speeding up securing your web browsing:
(Just click on the name to be taken to the download site.)

   Firefox is a free-standing, full-featured web browser, based on the browser packaged with Mozilla. Available for MS Windows, Linux and Macintosh.
SpywareBlaster SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. Unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.
AVG Anitivirus Antivirus software package for MS Windows computers. If you install this program be sure to set it up so that you receive regular antivirus file updates.
(Note: You should only run one antivirus in more cases.)
Avast Antivirus A complete antivirus solution, fully able to find computer viruses, to create and check the integrity of programs installed, to test executed programs and opened documents, to test and check email and other functions.
Comodo Firewall Comodo has put the firewall through all kinds of sophisticated tests to ensure the firewall is powerful enough to ward off these attacks with default settings. No other firewall has had to work this hard.
This is a list of free software that can come in helpful with some of your everyday needs.
Spybot: Search and Destroy   Spybot-S&D detects and removes spyware from your computer. Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don't want them to see what you have been working on.
Ad-Aware This is another program for fighting spyware, unwanted advertising, trojans, and other forms of malware.
Thunderbird Thunderbird is a free-standing email client based on the email client packaged with Mozilla.
OpenOffice OpenOffice is a full-featured office suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation software, drawing program, and other features. In may cases it can both read and write Microsoft Word, Excel, and even some PowerPoint file formats.
Picasa   Great way to organize all our digital pictures.