There’s a ton of overlap between a lot of these tools, which is why we wanted to trim the fat and pick specifics that we think you should install. Keeping too many on your system isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can slow your computer down at worst, and at best it doesn’t offer you any additional protection. If you’re not using any because you’re not sure which to use, now you have some solid options. Either way, the tools are at your fingertips. It’s never been easier to take the reins for yourself and make the web an opt-in experience instead of an opt-out one.
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