These resources help protect your computer from all of the negative
things that the internet exposes it to: spy ware, viruses, hackers etc..
SPYWARE/PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR YOUR COMPUTER
Providing protection from data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components. Lavasoft is the industry leader and most respected provider of anti-spyware solutions. Lavasoft develops and delivers the highest quality antispyware solutions to keep your computer or network free of compromising and intrusive threats to your privacy.
Having anti virus protection is imperative . I have put together links to some respected providers of anti-virus software.