free protection & security

Antivirus Software

Why pay for antivirus protection when you can get it free? Current antivirus software is a necessary component of computer protection. Every few minutes, a virus or worm tries to access your computer! Don't make it easy for hackers; protect yourself:

Virus information from Homeland Security

Have a virus? Go to our support page for help!

Antispyware Software

In addition to viruses and worms, adware (advertising pop-ups), spyware (slowness, spying) and other forms of malicious software ("malware") can compromise your computer. There's no need to buy a security suite when there are good programs for free:

  • Malwarebytes (Windows)

  • SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner Personal Edition (Windows)

  • a-Squared HiJackFree (Windows)

  • SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition (Windows)

Personal Firewall Software

A personal firewall is an application (software) which controls network traffic to and from a computer, permitting or denying communications based on a security policy. We require all of our customers to have a router, which also functions as a hardware firewall. If you wish to increase your Internet security, you may want to consider installing a personal firewall.

Windows and Mac have a personal firewall built into the operating systems. At a minimum, you will want to enable and use these firewalls. For instruction, please visit:

There are also a number of third-party personal firewall programs you can install. Here are a few of the more popular ones:

  • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall (Windows)

  • Sygate Personal Firewall Free (Windows)

  • Online Armor Personal Firewall Free (Windows)

Password Management Software

Manage all your passwords in one place and let software worry about it! Below are a few good programs that will create and manage your passwords for you so you don't have to have post-its all over your monitor!

Sorry, but we are not computer repair technicians or network professionals and cannot assist you with computer problems, home/business networking issues, printer issues, game console issues, VoIP issues, smart phones, streaming media issues, etc.

Our free tech support is limited to issues related to our Internet service.

If you are having computer problems, smartphone or tablet PC problems, need help networking printers and computers, have a computer virus, etc., you need to consult a qualified computer repair professional.