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The Free PC Protection, Performance and Anti-virus Toolkit

Whether you have a new computer or a computer that is infected with a virus. This toolkit will help solve your problem and prevent it from happening again. The Free PC Protection, Performance and Anti-virus Toolkit will improve your PC and make it very safe.

1. Avast Antivirus (Free)

The most hassle-free and classy anti-virus out there. If I had to pay for this I would. No annoyances just a professional approach to anti-virus.

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2. Spybot Search and Destroy (Free)

An excellent program that catches illegal tracking cookies and malware that it used to force adverts on you. This program will also remove and protect you against porn pop-ups.

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3. MalwareBytes Malware Removal (Free)

A program that searches the computer thoroughly to protect your computer against malware threats.

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4. CCleaner (Free)

A program that removes all unnecessary files on your operating system and in your web browser. It also cleans out the registry so your computer runs faster and smoother.

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5. Google Chrome with Adblock (Free)

Install Google Chrome the browser (The tie-best browser in the world, tied with firefox). Then install Adblock, an incredible tool that blocks all ads from showing in the google Chrome broswer. Most times you install a malware toolbar or click something that says download but it is really an ad. Adblock helps to prevent this and it gets rid of those pesky ads.

Also if you are using internet explorer you are an idiot because chrome also prevents against phishing attacks which bring you to fake look-alike websites of your bank in order to steal your details.

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6. Ultra Defrag (Free)

Fragmentation of your hard drive can occur when moving lots of files on and off your computer. When a hard drive is fragmented it dramatically decreases the performance of your computer. Ultra defrag is much better than the local windows standard one and will improve your pc’s performance.

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What is Internet

What Is Internet: Learn about internet and WWW

The Internet is a global connection of many computers and computing devices. What is Internet: A Network of Networks. This network of networks is accessible to the general public. The Internet is simply transmission or movement of data through multiple computers. The technique used to move data is called packet switching.

What is internet and who uses it: This internet has become so huge that it is a driving force behind:

  • government
  • business
  • academic institutions and,
  • recreational users

The internet serves various functions using protocols (internet rules for communication). These protocols have different uses:

  • files can be transferred
  • online chat
  • VOIP phone calls
  • skype
  • peer-to-peer sharing and,
  • website requests and responses can be served

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About WWW

WWW (World Wide Web) is also a network however it is a network of links from one website to another. The WWW is how you navigate from one site to the next. If you click a WWW link, then you will go somewhere else. The World wide web is like a map of many websites. The WWW is a spider web of websites.

About Internet

What is Internet made of: The internet is the physical connection of copper,  fibre optic and invisible(wireless) wires. This connection (network) exists between billions of computers and devices. The internet allows you to do more than just view web pages, unlike the world wide web.

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South Africa Internet Statistics

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According to Businesstech: A third (34%) of adults in South Africa now use the Internet. But, an additional third do not even know what the Internet is. Surely you now know what is internet.

Key stats from The South African Network Society Survey and  Businesstech:

  • The majority of Internet users are now young, black and live on less than R1,500 a month
  •  Two out of three Internet users (66%) speak an African language at home
  • Almost three quarters of respondents use their phones to go online, though only a minority are entirely dependent on mobiles to get online.
  • A majority of respondents did not own computers, but used PCs to get Internet access via Internet cafés or other public or shared facilities.
  • Some of the barriers to reaching the 66% who are not online. Half (50%) of these non-users say they don’t know what the Internet is, and only 4% of them own a computer.
  • Most new Internet users (52%) first used the Internet on their phones.
  • Most (54%) of those at school or college are Internet users.
  • More people now go online daily (22%) than daily read a newspaper (17%)
  • The top five reasons for first going online were to get information; to socialise; for study; for work or business; and to look for a job.