is the industry standard hardware firewall for small to medium systems.
today's network security needs are complex. You need security systems
built around a comprehensive protection strategy that safeguards your
network's critical points, lets you manage your security with ease, and
keeps you informed and prepared for new threats. This is the system for
The purpose of the Home PC Firewall Guide is to provide easy access to
basic information about and independent, third-party reviews of
Internet security and privacy products for home, telecommuter, and
SOHO (small office, home office) end-users.
The only way to make your computer completely secure is to turn it off
or disconnect it from the Internet. The real issue is how to make
your computer 99% secure when it is connected. Not having protection
is like leaving your car running with the doors unlocked and the
keys in it which a thief might interpret as "please steal me".
Stated another way, when was the last time you handed a stranger
your wallet and encouraged them to take your social security card,
drivers license, cash and credit cards? Locking a car, using a
"club" or installing a security system makes stealing a car more
difficult. Internet security and privacy products provide adequate
protection by making it difficult for "outlaws" to find and gain
entry to your computer.
Index: We think that these are the best
no-cost Internet security
products and services. Every user should install personal firewall,
anti-virus, and other security software. All of the programs and
services are free for personal use.
The Internet can be a dangerous place, with
hackers using eavesdropping tools to monitor your PC, employing malicious code
to initiate disabling attacks, or running remote control programs that seize
control of your PC. See when someone is trying to hack your system and beat them
at their own game. With McAfee.com Personal Firewall Plus you can take control
of your online security.
Outpost firewall The Outpost Personal Firewall system is the world's most advanced firewall
software for Windows. It combines power and advanced features with a remarkably
Agnitum Outpost is the first personal firewall that supports
Developers can implement this revolutionary technology to easily expand
Alarm: An excellent Firewall to prevent people from accessing
your computer from outside. A must if you have Broadband. New Zone Alarm
Pro 3.1 doubles your protection with enhanced Ad Blocking and expanded
Cookie Control to speed up your Internet experience and stop Web site
by Lavasoft is an award winning, free multi adware and spyware removal utility, that scans your memory,
registry and hard drives for known adware and spyware components and lets you remove them
Many options like scanning depth or automatic modes can be set
in the preferences menu. Adaware features an easy to use wizard-style
interface, guiding you through the scanning and removal process.
- Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer.
Test your Anti Virus software here.
This test file has been provided to eicar for distribution as the "Eicar Standard Anti-Virus Test File".
It is safe to pass around, because it is not a virus, and does not include any fragments of viral code.
Most products react to it as if it were a virus
(though they typically report it with an obvious name, such as "EICAR-AV-Test").
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