I ran across this free software called Sandboxie. I thought I would share it here. It is along the lines of antivirus, ad blocking, spyware protection utilities except that it tackles the issue from a whole new perspective. What it does is keep anything that could/would be a potential virus or ads or spyware from ever reaching your system per se. What it does is set up a transient place of storage. If you download something or get infected with a virus, you simply empty out your sandbox and all is well. It never touches your system or system settings as it never leaves the sandbox. Neat concept and neat idea. I thought some might benefit from it. Give it a look.
You can read more about it and download it here.
-What do you currently use to protect your system from unwanted effects?-Do you think this program might aide you in keeping your system running smooth?