To highlight just why you and your loved ones should never let these applications anywhere near your PC, we picked one that we have recently seen ads for: MyCleanPC. It’s the archetypal Windows cleanup app—and you probably shouldn’t install it.
There are some useful tips on cleaning your PC in this article. Like the article advises, I also use Malwarebytes exclusively to scan every now and then if something seems to be running funny. Being on a monitored wifi allows for my firewall, the gateway between the wifi and Internet, to alert me of any funny communication coming from my PC. I have some other unconventional PC security advice that I may provide in a future post once I can put together all my thoughts into a coherent package.