Lavasoft Web Companion: Free web protection software for Browsers

The web is the most common vector used by attackers to deliver numerous malware and thus it becomes very important to shield your computer from various Internet threats. Lavasoft Web Companion is designed to bring an extra layer of protection to your system by its advanced web protection. It offers free Phishing protection and blocks browser hijacking attempts.

Lavasoft Web Companion

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Powered by Lavasoft’s Malware URL Blocker, Web Companion is a real friend to your computer system. It works on real time filtering technology and detects the malicious URLs right without visiting them and block them before they can harm your PC. It provides security outside the browser, much like the security tool-bars do.

There is no need of downloading and installing the annoying and heavy toolbars any-more, Web Companion provides the powerful protection against the web based threats and malicious URLs. It is a free program and easily customizable. You can customize your home page settings as well as the search engines.

It is a very lightweight application which lands on system tray easily and warns you about each malicious websites before you visit them. You can avoid those web based threats just by clicking on ‘Back To Safety” button and if you want to proceed at your own risk or are sure about the safety of any particular website, you can click on ‘Continue To Site”.

Web Companion comes as a small 5mb file and downloads instantly. While installing , the program will ask you to select your home page and default search engine. You can change the settings any time and turn off the web protection right from the Web Companion icon in your system tray.

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The best part about Web Companion is that it is compatible with any antivirus program and can therefore enhance the protection of your Windows, along with your existing antivirus program. It.

In short, Web Companion  works well with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1, to keep your browsers clean and safe from threats. Download it here and let us know if you like it. Works with Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

If you like such tools, have a look at these Website URL Scanners & Link Checker addons too.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.