Computer Security             
 
  Operating System (O/S) Security 
  Windows Update:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Office Update:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/mainCatalog.aspx

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP:

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx

IIS Lockdown Tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/locktool.mspx

To subscribe to the Microsoft Security Notification Service go to:
http://register.microsoft.com/regsys/pic.asp
log in to your passport
then select:  Newsletters - Microsoft Security Notification Service

   
  Anti-Virus 
  Some good online scanners can be found here:
http://security.symantec.com/ssc/vc_scan.asp
http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Free download antivirus scan program:

http://www.grisoft.com

Subscription antivirus, downloadable from:
http://www.symantec.com/nav/nav_9xnt/

   
 

Firewalls

  WinXP users - SP2 Firewall is excellent and free:
WinXP SP2 General Information
WinXP SP2 Firewall Information

A free online firewall can be found here: 
http://www.zonealarm.com

Subscription firewall download from:
ZoneAlarm Pro:
http://www.zonealarm.com
Norton's Personal Firewall:
http://www.symantec.com/sabu/nis/npf/
Combination Firewall and Antivirus
Nortons firewall and antivirus:
http://www.symantec.com/sabu/nis/nis_pe/

   
 

Spyware Removers

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

SpyBot:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
[Please take care with this product. It is quite aggressive and may list files that should not be deleted.]

CoolShredder: 
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html
Originally created by Merjin this is now owned by InterMute

Merjin:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
   
 

System Backup

 

Symantec's Ghost:  http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/

   
 

Trojan Scanners

  A trial version for trojan scanner:
http://www.moosoft.com/thecleaner/
Retail version download from:
http://www.moosoft.com/thecleaner/

   
  Vulnerability Scan
  Free online scan for Security vulnerability may be done here: http://security2.norton.com/ssc/home.asp? 

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