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Necorum 1st November, 2006 06:28 PM

Adware ,Spyware,Virus and Firewall Info
Decent Anti-Spyware programs and online Scans
Hi-Jack This
Windows Defender
Windows Defender home
ZoneAlarm AntiSpyware
ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware - Reviews and free ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware downloads at
Tenebril SpyCatcher
SpyCatcher Express 2007 - Reviews and free SpyCatcher Express 2007 downloads at
Ewido/AVG Antispyware ~ Trial
ewido - anti-spyware and anti-malware solutions
Ewido/AVG online SPyware scanner
ewido - anti-spyware and anti-malware solutions
CounterSpy ~ Trail
Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, PC Security, Email Security Software
The home of Spybot-S&D!
Spyware Blaster
Webroot Spysweeper ~ Trial
Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus - Reviews and free Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus downloads at
SpyCatcher Express
SpyCatcher Express 2007 - Reviews and free SpyCatcher Express 2007 downloads at

Anti-virus programs and online scans
AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic - More than Security
G-Data Total Car and Antivirus ~ Trial
G DATA Software AG
BitDefender Internet Security and Antivirus software ~ Trial
Download BitDefender
Bitdefender Online Scan
BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
TrendMicro Online Scan
Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan
Norton Anti-virus and security check
TrendMicro ~ Trial
Antivirus & Content Security Software | Securing Your Web World: - Trend Micro USA
Avast (AOA Files)
Avast Home Edition
AVG (check AOA Files for this one)
AVG Anti-Virus Free
Active Virus Shield ~ Trial
Free Anti-Virus Protection - Active Virus Shield
Microsoft OneCare ~ Trial
Windows Live OneCare - Home
Sophos ~ Trial
Sophos - anti-virus and anti-spam software for businesses
Kaspersky ~ Trial
Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab - Protection Against Malware and Cybercrime

ZoneAlarm ~ Trail and Free Version
ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more.
Kerio Personal Firewall ~ Trial
Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, PC Security, Email Security Software
Agnitum: Outpost Firewall Pro | Personal Firewall Software | Antispyware Firewall | Outpost Network Security
Lavasoft Firewall ~ Trial
Lavasoft Personal Firewall 2.0 - Lavasoft
Comodo™ Free Firewall Software Download

Here are a few good sites to read.
All about spyware and antispyware programs
Spyware Warrior (home page)
Spyware Info and scanner - Spyware, Greynets, Privacy, Botnets, Rootkits, Security Resource
About free firewalls and other software
Free Firewall & Security Software
Security software site (General)
Free anti-virus software; Freebyte's Guide to
Home PC Firewall Guide
Home PC Firewall Guide
Cert Home Network Security
Home Network Security
How Firewalls Work
Howstuffworks "How Firewalls Work"
Catch Spyware Before it Snags You By Symantec
Catch Spyware Before it Snags You
What is spyware
Security Basics - What is Spyware - Microsoft Security

Startup/Process's program's
and some other handy free tools from sysinternals
Rootkit protection, stop the worst spyware trojans. DiamondCS ProcessGuard rootkit prevention
Security Task Manager ~ Trial
Security Task Manager - Windows XP process viewer

AntiRootkit Tools
Rootkit Revealer
Download Rootkit Revealer 1.71 -
AVG Anti-Rootkit
AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - AVG Anti-Rootkit Free Edition
F-Secure Blacklight
F-Secure Blacklight > Rootkit Elimination Technology
Sysinternals Rootkit

HIPS software
DefenseWall HIPS ~ Trial
SoftSphere Technologies, the official site of the DefenseWall HIPS - Host Intrusion Prevention System - Sandbox, Virtualization, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Anti-Malware, Anti-Keylogger, Anti-Virus. DefencePlus - Buffer Overflow protection. Security
System Safety HIPS ~ Trial
System Safety - Home

Browser Security and Performance Addons/Plugins For IE and/or FireFox
TrendProtect (IE only atm)
TrendSecure | TrendProtect™ Overview
McAfee SiteAdvisor For Internet Explorer
Windows Marketplace: Product details for McAfee SiteAdvisor For Internet Explorer
TrendEmail iD (IE and FireFox)
Trend Micro eMail ID Overview - Trend Micro USA
IE7Pro (makes IE7 more customizable)
IE7Pro - The Ultimate Add-On for Internet Explorer
Adblock plus (FireFox)
Haute Secure
Haute Secure
RoboForm (IE)
Download STatus Bar (Firefox)
Windows Marketplace: Product details for RoboForm
Ct cookie Spy (track those tracking cookies in IE)
Windows Marketplace: Product details for CT Cookie Spy
FoxyTunes (FIreFox)

ToolBars/PopUp blockers
Google Toolbar
Google Toolbar
Yahoo Toolbar
Yahoo! Toolbar - Find what you're looking for wherever you are on the Web
Myspace Profile Protector (for you myspace kids)
MySpace Profile Protector - Reviews and free MySpace Profile Protector downloads at
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Toolbar
Mapquest Toolbar
MapQuest: Features

Internet Speedtests
Speedtests place (requires Java)
bandwidth test
Speakeasy - Good for upload and download
Speakeasy - Speed Test
Dslreports - speed test and info
Speed Test -
Broadbandreports - speed tests and info on fixing slow connections
DSL · Cable · VOIP · Security · Satellite · Fiber · News · Tips · Reviews · Community · Tools -
Pcpitstop - speed test and pc test
Internet Download Bandwidth Test

Firewall Tests
Firewall Test, Web Tools and Free Internet Security Audit

AntiVirus/AntiMalware Software Test

Thats it for now any others to add to the list do tell.

Chernobyl 2nd November, 2006 05:55 AM

Good list, dont forget Autoruns
and some other handy free tools from sysinternals

is great if you really want to know what runs and/or are paranoid ;)

Oh yeah, Spyware Blaster is worth using too

A good speedtest place (requires Java)

Necorum 2nd November, 2006 06:37 AM

Cool we should def. sticky a site list here

Samuknow 2nd November, 2006 01:15 PM

This is a good list. This should be made easy to find and maybe updated from time to time....

Necorum 2nd November, 2006 09:33 PM

Yea its the same list I update on my myspace decided to put here.

Added yours Chernobyl

MrSeanKon 25th May, 2007 12:25 PM

You forgot Avira AntiVir good and freeware antivirus.

Necorum 27th May, 2007 10:39 PM


ccperf721p 27th May, 2007 11:37 PM

Since I don't have many posts and can't use links, google if you need the info.

AOL Active Virus Shield. Uses latest edition of Kapersky Antivirus as it's base. Free to everyone, effective and doesn't use extensive resources.

Necorum 28th May, 2007 04:38 AM

hate aol but some dont so add'ed

ccperf721p 28th May, 2007 04:56 AM

I hate AOL too, but it's not their program, which makes it OK..

Necorum 28th May, 2007 05:53 AM


Necorum 24th September, 2007 08:53 PM

Adding rootkit tools as a recent update to my list

Im new to the rootkit tools so if anyone knows of anygood anti ones let me know

Aedan 25th September, 2007 10:38 AM

I'd change the download location for SysInternal's Rootkit Revealer. The best page to view/download is
as it also provides information on how it works. SysInternals are part of Microsoft, so they're the best place to download from.

Necorum 25th September, 2007 02:02 PM

thanks aedan :P

ThunderRd 16th December, 2007 04:53 PM

I'd like to plug a HIPS software that I beta tested for some time; it is simple, very minimal user interaction (read: lack of popup windows, something that turns most folks off about HIPS), extremely small footprint, and all that I have turned on to this program have loved it. It is very secure and works on a trusted-untrusted model that prevents untrusted processes and their child processes from spawning malware.

I have learned to trust it sufficiently to have run without a *resident* AV program for most of the last year; others have been AV free for longer than that. Other than regular manual scans there simply isn't much reason to. DW doesn't require constant updates of signatures like AVs; it is a behavior-blocker of sorts and so is looking for activity of a different nature to block even zero-day malware, something regular AV doesn't do well. It regularly passes all security tests thrown at it. On the odd occasion that it doesn't, the author has a fix ready quickly. It will protect from spyware, adware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.

It's called DefenseWall HIPS. It has an active forum at Gladiator Security; address is: Gladiator Security Forum -> SoftSphere Technologies Support Forums

My handle there is rbz; please read my comments in the announcements section. The author is, without a doubt, the hardest-working and most easy to deal with author that I have ever tested for. He is devoted to making sure that each user is satisfied, and personally will respond to every query on the forum most likely within hours, 7 days a week.

The website for download is: SoftSphere Technologies, the official site of the DefenseWall HIPS - Host Intrusion Prevention System - Sandbox, Virtualization, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Anti-Malware, Anti-Keylogger, Anti-Virus. DefencePlus - Buffer Overflow protection. Security

It's not free, but it is extremely reasonable at $29 USD. The 30 day fully functional version is free for trial, and you will receive support from the author if needed until you are satisfied.

My HIGHEST recommendation. Feel free to contact me on this forum or by PM if you need info.

danrok 21st December, 2007 05:56 PM

Avast and AVG anti-viral programs hosted by AOA here:

Avast Home Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free

Both are free for personal use.

Necorum 29th February, 2008 01:14 AM

Minor updates
Add'ed HIPS software section
Add'ed PopupBlocker and Toolbar Section
Add'ed Browser plugins Section
Changed a few links
And put all the groups main title in bold

Necorum 29th February, 2008 01:19 AM


Originally Posted by MrSeanKon (Post 443378)
You forgot Avira AntiVir good and freeware antivirus.

I give this one out to everyone I know now thanks Sean

Necorum 29th February, 2008 01:31 AM

Add'ed " ~ Trial " Next to trial software

@Aedan add'ed your read to my read section. Home Network Security

PorPorMe 21st May, 2008 01:46 PM

Great list
I don't know all of them but I have learned about most of the good ones. I was personally glad not to see the world famous Norton anywhere on that list. My own personal experience is that they have a name they don't live up to-a waste of money. Good job.:thumbsup:

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