In my opinion, BitDefender offers the best free and premium antivirus applications for Windows in 2015. BitDefender Free Edition has everything you’d want in a free antivirus: hassle-free installation, easy-to-use and simple interface, quiet and unobtrusive, lightweight and optimized, real-time protection, and strong threat prevention. It’s a top-ranked antivirus that consistently gets rated as one of the best antivirus programs by security companies each year.
Most people can feel safe with the free edition, but if you’re less tech-savvy and want the peace of mind of having the most complete protection for your Windows computer then BitDefender Total Security 2015 is a solid choice when you want a premium antivirus. It gives you everything you need to keep your computer and data protected if you don’t know much about safe computing and safe web browsing.
MalwareBytes is a free anti-malware program that every Windows user should have installed. The free version features an on-demand scanner that does a great job at finding and removing malware such as worms, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware and other threats that can slip by your typical antivirus program.
It’s a smart move to have this installed as a second line of defense along with your main antivirus program. You can run a weekly scan to make sure your system is clean. They also offer a premium version for just $24.95 per year that can be used as your main antivirus and anti-malware program if you’d like.
Avast Free Antivirus is a great alternative if you don’t want to use BitDefender. Avast has gained popularity and is known as one of the best free antivirus applications available. Many people swear by it. However, it’s not my favorite because it’s a little too annoying and obtrusive for my taste (default sounds, noises, and pop-ups). However, it does offer strong protection for Windows computers and gets my vote as my 3rd best free antivirus program for 2015.
More Tips to Stay Safe
Don’t install software from random websites. If you install software, make sure it’s from a trusted source.
In this video I will be showing you how to install Windows 8 on your Mac. So this method of installing Windows 8 on your Mac requires two programs: Parallels and Windows 8. Both links to these programs will be in the description below. So right in the description below you can click links to these programs where you can get these. Parallels is an application for the Mac that allows you to run Windows or other operating systems virtually right inside your Mac. It works perfectly. I love it. It’s the best way to run Windows on your Mac. Also you’ll need a copy of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. I’ll leave the link to the Amazon product page on Amazon for the Windows 8.1 Pro full version where you can get that.
Once you have Windows 8 and also once you have Parallels installed on your Mac you can go ahead and get started. So let’s open up Parallels on my Mac. I already have Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installed virtually. Now I’m going to show you how to install Windows 8 from a clean slate using Parallels on your Mac. So let’s go to the plus sign and hit “New”. Then we’re going to choose the one that says “Install Windows or another OS from DVD or image file”. Hit “Continue”. On this screen you choose where you want to install it from so if you have Windows 8 on a disc, on a DVD disc you will choose DVD. Load it into your DVD drive on your Mac then hit “Continue”. If you have an image file you can choose image file. So choose whichever one you have.
On this screen you’ll enter the product key that came with your Windows 8 version or Windows 8.1 whichever one you have. On this screen you will choose how you want Windows 8.1 to perform. I always choose “Like a PC” because I like it to just be a separate entity from my Mac with some integration as well. You can still copy and paste from your Mac to your Windows virtual machine, but you can also choose “Like a Mac” where it lets you run Windows programs right from the Mac desktop, all that good stuff. But I just like to keep it separate and I just choose “Like a PC”. Here I just choose “Like Windows 8” so you don’t have to mess around with any other external programs, third party programs. Hit “Continue”.
On this screen just give your Windows Virtual Machine a name so whatever it is: Windows 7 or Windows 8, Windows 8.1, just give it a name then hit “Continue”. Alright and Parallels will start to install Windows 8 on your Mac in this little box. And just let it run depending on how fast your computer is, your setup, what kind of processor you have, that will determine how fast this will go. It should go by pretty quickly though. And during the setup it will ask you what version of Windows 8 you have: if you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro. Choose whatever one you have. Hit “Next” and then it will start to install Windows 8 on your Mac. Now I’ll probably speed this portion up for the sake of this video.
Okay after the setup completes Windows will automatically restart. Alright after Windows 8 gets done doing all its automatic installation and setting everything up it’ll bring you to the Windows 8 Start screen and then you can actually maximize the Parallels window to make your Windows 8 full screen like you’re on a Windows 8 system. And you can go in here and start playing around and setting up your Windows system. That’s how easy it is. Parallels makes it super easy to get everything set up automatically for you so you can get right into Windows 8 and start doing your thing. So that’s how to install Windows 8 on your Mac using Parallels. I hope this video helped you out. If you have any questions just leave a comment down below. I’ll try to get back to you. Thank you so much for watching. Keep having fun out there and make sure you subscribe to this channel as well and give this video a thumbs-up. I’ll talk to you guys later. Bye.
In this video I’m going to show you how to rip a DVD to your Windows 7 computer using WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. This is my favorite program to rip and copy DVDs to my computer, and you can download it by visiting the link in the description below. And once you download it to your computer you can run the installer file. So just double-click on it. Click Run. Yes. You’re going to install it. Just hit Next. I accept, next, next, and install it on your computer. Just hit next, next, install, and it will install on your computer. And when you click Finish the program should open up or you can open it up from your desktop over here by clicking on it. Alright now once you have Winx DVD Ripper Platinum open next thing you want to do is insert the DVD movie disc into your DVD drive on your Windows 7 computer. Once it’s loaded in there just click this disc button on the top left of the program. It will pull up this window right here, the source DVD disc. You just choose your movie here. Most likely it’ll already be in there by default. Click okay. It’ll load the DVD into the program, and then you’ll see this output profile window here. And this is what you want the video format to be copied in. Most likely you’re going to be using a PC general video and just use the recommended MP4 video. That’s the best recommendation, but one of the best features about this program is the different profiles that it offers when you’re copying the DVD. So if you know you’re going to put it on a device later you can choose that particular device. So you got iPhone, you can go down to iPhone and just choose your recommended option for that. Same thing with Android tablet, Android smartphone. But if you just want to rip it to your computer and leave it there PC general video and the MP4 recommended option is what you want to do. So once you choose your outfit profile format, just click Okay. And here it’ll show you the DVD right here and show you all the titles. Title 1 is automatically selected. That’s the main movie file so if you want to just copy the main movie file it’s already selected there for you. If you want to copy any of the other chapters or extras you can select these as well. And down here at the bottom this is shows you where the DVD will be ripped or copied to when it’s copied to your computer. This is the folder. You can go in here and change. Click browser you can change the folder. Mine’s going to end up on my desktop which is okay with me. And now you are ready to rip the DVD to your computer so just hit that run button in the bottom right. If you’re using the free trial version it’ll only copy the first five minutes just to show you it works. To copy the full movie and to copy unlimited DVDs you can purchase a registration code for the software, and you can get a special discount on the software if you click that Register button from the program itself. Alright so when the copy is complete it should bring up the folder that it copied the DVD into, and there is my video file right there. So that is how to rip any DVD on a Windows 7 computer. So I hope this helped you out. Again the link is in the description below. You will definitely love this program.