How To Stay Secure On The Internet


How To Stay Secure On The Internet


What Is Spyware And Adware



My Internet Secrity Tools

Spybot - Search and Destroy

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

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, too :-)

To see a list of threats that Spybot-S&D can remove, click on Support in the navigation bar at the left, and there on Threats. If you want an introduction how Spybot-S&D works, please read the tutorial. If you fear incompability with other software you are using, we can assure you that will not be the case. Still, we have created a compability overview listing some software that compability has been asked for before.

Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don't want them to see what you worked on. And for professional users, it allows to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports. A list of features is available if you click on features.



CoolWebShredder

http://www.spychecker.com/program/coolwebshredder.html

CoolWebShredder (CWShredder) will find and destroy all traces of CoolWebSearch on your system. This includes redirections or hijacking to www.coolwwwsearch.com and coolwebsearch.com, youfindall.net and white-pages.ws. If you find that your browser is sending you to these sites all of a sudden, this little program will take care of it.




Ad-Aware SE Personal - Software - By Lavasoft

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. With the release of Ad-Aware SE Personal edition, Lavasoft takes the fight against Spyware to the next level.



SwatIt Anti Trojan and Bot Scanner and Remover

All Product and File Signature Updates are Totally FREE, this means that you will never have to pay a single penny to get the very latest version of Swat It or to update the File Signatures.

Swat It is a Completely FREE program that scans your computer for Trojans, Worms, Bots and other Hacker programs. Swat It can detect and remove over 4000 different Trojan programs plus variants.

We do our utmost to keep our software more up to date and current than other similar software.

Swat It was independently tested against popular commercial scanning software and we were absolutely delighted by the results.

Get SwatIt At
http://swatit.org/




AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition

AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

Highlights include:

• Automatic update functionality
• The AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run
• The AVG E-mail Scanner, which protects your e-mail
• The AVG On-Demand Scanner, which allows the user to perform scheduled and manual tests
• Free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product
• AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files
• Great customer satisfaction!

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/



Technet Security Topics
Microsoft TechNet Security: Trustworthy Computing for IT

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