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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:07 pm 
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NOW! That‘s What I Call Software. 2.

All these software programs are FREE to use, not time limited.
Most require manual updates of virus databases etc before running scans.

FIREWALLS

REMEMBER that you can have a software Firewall on the computer and a hardware firewall on a router but NOT two firewalls on a computer.

After installing one of the following Firewalls, check with the Security Centre (Start -> Control
Panel -> Security Centre -> Windows Firewall) that the Windows Firewall is OFF. Some installations will turn it off automatically but some do not, SO CHECK!

Ashampoo Firewall
Review


Comodo Firewall Use the red button for the free version.
Review
Note! Comodo Firewall is now part of Comodo Internet Security Suite = Comodo AntiVirus + Comodo Firewall, but you can install just the firewall if you use a different AntiVirus.


Outpost Firewall
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PC Tools Firewall
Review


Webroot Desktop Firewall
Review


Zone Alarm
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ANTI-SPYWARE, ANTI-MALWARE

NOTE! Most Free versions of AntiSpyware software do not provide ‘real-time’ cover. They are ideal for weekly scans and removal of infections, but do not prevent your computer getting infected.

WinPatrol, Windows Defender, Spyware Terminator and Spyware Blaster are real-time system protectors. Also Spybot Search & destroy has the ‘Tea-timer’ as real-time protection.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Review


Ad-Aware Free
Review


Malwarebytes AntiMalware
Review


Spybot Search & Destroy
Review


Spyware Blaster
Review


Spyware Doctor AntiSpyware
Review


Spyware Terminator
Review
Note! If installing, watch for the option, already pre-ticked, to make Crawler your default search engine.


SuperAntiSpyware Use red button for free version.
Review


Microsoft Security Essentials
Review


WinPatrol
Review




ANTI-VIRUS

REMEMBER to only have ONE Antivirus programme running at any time.
You can have more than one installed but only one running.

Avira AntiVir PE
Review


AVG AntiVirus 10
Review


Avast
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BitDefender Free
Review.
Note! BitDefender does not provide real-time protection.


Comodo AntiVirus
Review
Note! Comodo AntiVirus is now part of Comodo Internet Security Suite = Comodo AntiVirus + Comodo Firewall. The AntiVirus can be installed on it's own if you already have a Firewall program that you want to continue using.

Microsoft Security Essentials


PC Tools AntiVirus
Review



OTHER INTERNET PROTECTION

McAfee Site Advisor
Note! McAfee SiteAdvisor™, a plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, tests, analyzes and rates websites in detail for unsafe or annoying practices such as dangerous downloads, spamming, misuse of personal information and browser hijacking.


CLEANERS & REG BACKUP

ATF Cleaner

Ccleaner

Malwarebytes AntiMalware

ERUNT Registry Backup
Review and Instructions


TOOLS

CWShreader

Host Files
Block unwanted Parasites, instructions are on the site.

Microsoft Power Toys

Recuva

Smitfraud Fix

Vundo Fix


Remember the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool that updates and runs a scan on ‘Update Tuesdays’ can also be run manually.
Start -> Run -> type MRT -> OK. Then run a quick or full scan.


DEFRAGMENTERS

Defraggler

Diskeeper Lite

O & O Defrag 2000


SHIFTERS & MOVERS

Revo Uninstaller
In the final clean up only delete entries in bold type.
(Free version is 32 bit only)

Unlocker

MoveOnBoot


These are only some of the FREE software to help protect you computer.
There is a lot more at the following download sites.
http://filehippo.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/

The links to Reviews of some Programs may not be for the latest review available. They are intended to give you some ideas of what the programs are about, and give readers the incentive to search further.

I accept no responsibility for errors and omissions.

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Great compilation, nicely put together and of immense value. Thank you :thumbright:

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Excellent.thanks for taking the time to post up :thumbleft:

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Thanks Dave,

That is a great list :thumbright:

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Yes good list, i've got a couple which are excellent for graphics

gimp2- a photoshop clone, in some respects easier to use
http://www.gimp.org/

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inkscape - useful to do vector graphics
http://inkscape.org/


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kimosabi wrote:
Yes good list, i've got a couple which are excellent for graphics

gimp2- a photoshop clone, in some respects easier to use
http://www.gimp.org/

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inkscape - useful to do vector graphics
http://inkscape.org/


Does Inkscape run on modern Windows, such as Vista and Win7?
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We provide binary packages for Linux, Windows 2000/2003/XP


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Ignore my last, it installed and works on Win7 just fine.

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Great list of tools..!!
Thanks for sharing it here..!!


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Thanks for sharing :thumbright:

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Thanks for sharing :thumbright:


Were you thanking the guys above or the banned spammer from Pakistan :lol:

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Thanks for sharing :thumbright:


Were you thanking the guys above or the banned spammer from Pakistan :lol:


Hmmm...ummmmm......errmmmmmmm....the guys above? :lol: :lol:

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software request
what do you recommend for Jr's computer to limit time online?
he's supposed to be limited to a daily limit internet time which he regularly goes over but last night he was still talking to his friend at 11pm after he was told to turn off at 10.
I need something that will limit his access times

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Hard wire it into a timer, then tell him it goes off at 10 or whenever, and to make sure he's saved or loose it.


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VI,

Using a timer to shutdown the computer on a daily basis is not a good idea.

Have a look at this:

Internet Lock 5.3 at $30 it may suit your needs and you can download it from the linked site.

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Dave, I found K9 internet security which I am giving a trial, it barks when he tries to go onto a site he's not supposed to, it also restricts the hours the internet is avalable

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