Our favorite free anti-virus program, Avast, is out in a new version for 2013, and they’ve added more features.
Besides protecting your system, it has a “Remote Assistant” mode and a “Browser Cleanup” tool. The Remote Assistant lets you get help from a geeky friend, as long as you both have an Internet connection. The Browser Cleanup tool gets rid of invasive toolbars that slow down your Internet surfing. These are often added to Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer when you download a program from Download.com and are a royal pain in the gluteus maximus.