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This area is devoted to sites that offer information on viruses and how to combat them. Also here are firewalls that will stop hackers and intruders from entering your computer.



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  • Browser Security Test is a site that runs tests to see how secure you are on the Internet. This is an eye opener TRY IT!!

  • Firebox Firewall  is the industry standard hardware firewall for small to medium systems.
    Firewalls and VPNs
    , Server Security, and Desktop Defence: 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 just that!

  • Firewall Guide 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.

  • Firewall 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.

  • Mcafee Firewall 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 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 easy-to-use interface.
    Agnitum Outpost is the first personal firewall that supports plug-ins. Developers can implement this revolutionary technology to easily expand Outpost's capabilities.

Zone 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 spying.



Anti Spyware

  • Ad-ware 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 safely.
    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.
  • SpyBot - 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.



Anti Virus

  • Panda Soft Panda Software was founded in 1990 by Mikel Urizarbarrena with the aim to offer total antivirus protection to all types of users, from large corporations to home users.

  • McAfee Anti Virus is one of the leading anti virus companies. It offers on site virus definitions and regular updates. They have an excellent "virus central" located here>>.

  •   Symantec Norton Antivirus by Symantec is widely thought to be the best antivirus solution at this time. It has auto update to ensure that you are always up to date and there are "on-line" checking facilities too.The virus encyclopaedia is really good to find details of an infection.
    You can get a free Security Check here and there is a trace route to see just where virus originate from here>>

  •  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").

  • Virus List is a continuing list regularly updated on all known virus types. A good site to get the information on viruses before they strike.

  • AVG Is rapidly becoming one of t6he best antivirus tools available. The free version is an excellent tool and well worth downloading.


Free on line scanners

  • Symantec The famous Norton - Symantec scanner

  • Panda on line scan NEW! Now you can access Panda ActiveScan even more rapidly. You can download a shortcut to your desktop or browser. Or if you prefer, you can create a shortcut in the Start menu of your PC.


 This page was last updated on 27/02/07

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