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Computer Security Thread

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by shadowdude, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    I've decided to make an index of free, useful computer security applications so that they can all be found in one place.

    Spyware Removers
    Ad-Aware SE- Excellent spyware scanner and remover, highly recommended :goodjob:
    Spybot Search & Destroy - Another excellent scanner and remover, immunizes against spyware as well.
    Bazooka spyware&adware remover -Good scanner
    Yahoo toolbar with anti-spy The yahoo toolbar with a quick anti-spyware scanner. espically good at cleaning out tracking cookies.


    Spyware Preventers
    SpywareBlaster - Immunizes your computer from spyware, highly recommended :goodjob:
    SpywareGuard -provides real time protection against hijacks and spyware downloads.

    Anti-Virus
    AVG -anti-virus scanner and remover.
    Avast -anti-virus scanner and remover.
    AntiVir -scanner and remover.

    Firewalls
    ZoneAlarm Firewall - Over all best firewall, highly recommended. :goodjob:
    Kerio Personal Firewall -basic firewall.
    Outpost Personal Firewall -basic firewall and filter.

    Spam Fighters
    Mailwasher -protect your inbox!
    Panicware - Pop-up and spyware scanner.

    Privacy
    ID Blaster -Prevent hackers and spammers from tracking you :goodjob:

    Alternative Browsers
    Firefox - A knock-your-socks-off alternative to IE. Is much safer since it doesn't have activex. Includes killer features like tabbed browsing, a built in pop-up blocker, and tons of themes and extensions. My personal favorite :D
    Opera - another great browser with tabs, pop-up blocking, and customization. Much more secure than IE, although you have to put up with a small banner add.
    Mozilla A browser suite. Includes tabs and pop-up blocking, as well as a mail client and IRC chat client. All your internet needs in one application.
     
  2. citizen001

    citizen001 Banned

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    NOD32 is also an excellent virus scanner, 30day trial can be found at its homepage. PC User rated it as the best anti-virus program with 100% detection rates.
     
  3. t92300

    t92300 Yip Thats Me

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    Firewall/web cache/etc - ipcop from http://www.ipcop.org its good if you have a spare computer around
     
  4. Paalikles

    Paalikles Emperor

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