Security For Your Computer
Updated March 20, 2003
WinPatrol will sniff out Worms, Trojan horses, Cookies, Adware, Spyware and other malicious programs that may attack your computer.
Spybot Search and Destroy
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.
CyberAngels.org - online internet safety program since 1995
If you are using a cable modem, security is most likely one of your
concerns (if not, it probably should be). To see how secure your
system really is, you can try two Internet sites:
http://www.grc.com and http://cgi.spaceports.com:81/
Both of these sites check your computer, looking for entry points. If you discover that your system is not very secure, go to
and download the latest ZoneAlarm (currently 2.1). After you install
ZoneAlarm, go back to the security sites listed above and check your
system again. You may be surprised at what you find--or don't find.
Ecertify Information Security sytems
Fred's PGP Page PGP is 'Pretty Good Privacy'. It is a publically available encryption scheme that allows Internet users to send encrypted messages to each other via the Internet
Firewalls For Home Users Are Essential
Firewall Forensics (What am I seeing?)
Free sites that will try to probe your internet connection from the outside, helping you to detect and correct potential security problems:
TopClick The Internet's Private Search Engine
Free software to check your
system for spyware.
What is sypware ?
Working to Halt Online Abuse
Zone Alarm Always-On Internet Firewall Security Software