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Our top pick is the Check Point Zone Alarm Free Firewall, or get the paid Pro version that does even more.
Revert to the Old or the Safe If you've got System Restore points set in Windows, you could use this opportunity to reset the system. The malware, again, if it was written by someone smart, will be ready for this trick.
Cut the Internet If you've got a RAT aboard, that means someone is remotely accessing your PC.
That's bad news, so your first step has to be getting off the Internet.
But there are plenty of signs you should keep an eye out for—incredibly slow performance where once the PC zipped along, browser pop-ups when no browser is even open, scary warnings from security programs you didn't install, and many more.
That is just a bit too soon to start complaining about response time!
—keep tabs on your Windows PC with scans, real-time monitoring, even heuristic analysis of files and processes so new threats can be identified.
All of the above get 4.5 stars in reviews this year from PCMag's security expert, Neil J. Also, make sure you've got a software firewall running on all PCs.
The firewall running in your home or business router is nice and all, but it's not enough.
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