Secturity Software Links

Most of these links are to, or lead you to free software.  I have used some but not all.
Look before downloading, some may have nonfree versions as well.

Some important things to have on a computer connected to the internet are Anti-virus software and a firewall.
Antivirus - software block and removes virus'
Firewall software blocks against other ways of computers trying to break in to your compter.
Anti spyware software is also very useful for blowing away a lot of those add programs that find their way on to your computer.

Anti Virus

AntiVir *free for home users
http://www.free-av.com/

AVG Anti-Virus *free for home users
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Trend Micro - anti virus scan on the web *free
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
The trend micro antivirus scan has been very useful for times that norton antivirus hasn't caught something.

Anti spyware software

SPYBOT *free
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=home

adaware *free
just plane adaware is free there are professional versions which cost money.
Make sure it says free before downloading.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Firewalls

Firewallsfree-firewall.og Links to some windows firewalls *free
http://www.free-firewall.org/

homeenethelp.com Links to some windows firewalls *free
http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/free-firewall.asp

iopus.com Links to some windows firewalls *free
http://www.iopus.com/guides/free-firewall.htm

firewallguide.com Links to some firewalls *free
http://www.firewallguide.com/freeware.htm

pcworld Links to some free firewalls *free
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,724,00.asp

Security Help

computer cops is a good place to get help with security problems you can't get fixed.
http://www.computercops.biz

here is another link - a page on anti-trojan software some freeware some shareware.
http://www.hackfix.org/software/antivirus.html



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