Antivirus et sécurité
Windows Spiffy-looking avast! notifies you by e-mail or IM if it catches a
virus. You can't schedule scans, but its recovery database can help if a virus
damages your files.
AVG Anti-Virus Free
Windows Its control center is awkward, but AVG scans files on demand, upon
access, on a schedule, and in e-mail. Its rescue disks will help you recover
Avira AntiVir Personal
Windows AntiVir scans files on demand, upon access, and on a schedule; it
doesn't scan e-mail attachments until they're saved, but it does go to work on
rootkits. It's especially good at coexisting with other security software. Like
most good AV software, it has the Virus Bulletin's VB100% award and
certification for virus detection from ICSA Labs.
Windows Run HijackThis, save a log, and then post the log on sites that support
the program. You'll quickly get personalized expert help to remove any malware.
Windows | Web In less than a minute, NanoScan can analyze all processes running
on your computer and identify viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or other
Windows ThreatFire detects the bad guys by their behavior, not by outdated virus
signatures. It's surprisingly accurate and a good companion to standard
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Trend Micro HouseCall
Windows Use the venerable HouseCall online scanner to get a second opinion, or
use the app for cleanup when malware prevents installation of a local antivirus
Windows Wonder what you're agreeing to when you click "I Accept"? Don't worry;
just drag EULAlyzer's target icon onto the EULA for a quick report on any
Windows Create an instant virtual private network (VPN) tunnel between your
laptop and the router at any Wi-Fi hot spot to protect your data from snoops on
the public airwaves, even if you're using extra encryption. If you're on a
network that limits the use of certain apps (such as Skype), the VPN could give
you unfettered access. It even works with your wired connection for an extra
layer of security.
Windows Kruptos makes a file accessible only to someone who knows the password;
it includes a file shredder.
Windows | Web While ShieldsUP! tests your firewall's ability to stealth all
ports, PC Flank performs surgical strikes that emulate specific malware attacks
to verify that your firewall blocks them.
Windows This Outlook add-on strips out extra info and tracked changes in Word
documents attached to messages.
Comodo Firewall Pro
Windows This protective dragon for XP and Vista keeps hackers out of your
system, controls which programs can access the Net (its whitelist of about one
million means you get fewer pop-ups), and blocks tricky "leak test" techniques.
It's both tough and good-looking.
Windows | Web Be sure your fire-walls are keeping your always-on Internet
connection hidden from attackers. Shields-UP! provides a quick confirmation.
Linux Got a spare PC running a Pentium 200 MHz or higher with 128MB of RAM? Turn
it into a dedicated network firewall with this open-source download.
Windows The free edition remains a useful protector against hack attacks and
against programs that abuse your Internet connection.