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Essential Security Software
08-07-2009, 02:19 AM (This post was last modified: 08-07-2009 05:02 PM by Aakash.)
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Essential Security Software
Below is a list of the software that I think are the best of the bunch and worthy of a download, including Anti virus, Firewalls, spyware scanners and general applications.

Photo Editor’s/Viewers

First there's the classic IrfanView, It’s a first class product. It's an amazingly capable product
CAVEAT: On the latest version, uncheck the two boxes installing an eBay toolbar and browser toolbar buttons — unless, of course, you want them!

PDF Readers

Adobe PDF Reader
For reading PDF documents.

Foxit Reader 2.0 is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size (only 1.5 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and amazingly rich feature set. Foxit Reader 2.0 supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.6.

The Gimp
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
I don’t use this one myself, but I hear both good and bad about it. Some find it hard to use, others find it easy and produce great results.

Rootkit Scanner/Removers
Rootkits are a special kind of software tool used to hide trojans, viruses and other malware from your anti-virus scanner and other security products. Unfortunately, they are extremely effective which means that some of you reading this will be infected even though you believe your PC to be totally clean. Thankfully there is a new class of security product now available called rootkit detectors that use specialized techniques to detect these dangerous intruders.

BlackLight will detect most rootkits missed by AV scanners but is can't provide perfect detection; no rootkit detector can. That's why its' advisable to use more than one product.
BlackLight is currently available as a free beta from F-Secure. The beta will expire on the 1st of January 2007 but you can use it freely up to then. I suggest everyone download this product and scan their PC. The chances of you being infected are small but for five minutes work it's not worth taking the risk

Spyware Scanners /Remover/Blockers

A-Squared Free
Security must not be a privilege. Under this motto, Emsi Software provides the Malware scanner a-squared Free completely free of charge for private use. But it is not a very limited version, it is a full tool to clean your computer from Malware. Not only Spywares, as detected by classic Anti-Spyware programs, but also especially Trojans, Backdoors, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and a lot of other destructive pests, which makes it dangerous to surf the web.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Have you ever considered what makes an anti-malware application effective? We at Malwarebytes have created an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer.

This is a scanner, blocker and removal tool all in one however it’s not free. But it does get some of the highest ratings from well-known magazines and websites. Some regard it as the best Anti Spyware program on the market.
Spysweeper can be bought and downloaded from the Webroot site or a boxed version from somewhere like

(Alternative download site here as the main site is down at time of typing.)
SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed. It changes some settings in your computer to help prevent an initial infection. It provides protection against thousands of malevolent products that use ActiveX based exploits, block hostile sites and discards unwanted cookies as well by setting 'kill bits'
For a little over £5 why not show your appreciation for this excellent free program and get automatic updates for a year. More Here. *Cheers Mucks

Spybot – Search and Destroy
SpyBot provides some protection through its "immunization" feature and offers a tad more if you turn on the optional "TeaTimer" monitor though this will cost you a chunk of your processing power.

SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones! Easily remove over 100,000 pests such as SmitFraud, Vundo, WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, WinAntiVirus, AntiVermins and thousands more! Supports Windows Vista.

Windows Defender
If you are using Windows XP SP2 (and you should be) my top recommendation is Microsoft's Windows Defender program. Defender is the latest re-incarnation of the excellent Giant Antispyware product that Microsoft purchased late in 2004. This is a scanner, blocker and removal tool.

There is also Ad-Aware, Bazooka and many others, but in my opinion the above are the best of the bunch. Ad-Aware was once good but it’s falling behind the pace now. I will update you people with my latest bunch soon.
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12-11-2010, 05:54 AM
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RE: Essential Security Software
The Essential Security software are given below.
1. AVG Anti-Virus (Windows)
2. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (Windows)
3. Spyware Terminator (Windows)
4. Comodo Firewall Pro (Windows)
5. NoScript – Firefox
6. Lastpass (Firefox / Internet Explorer)
7. ccleaner
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12-14-2010, 08:36 PM
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RE: Essential Security Software
Yes. these are the best essential security softwares. But registry cleaner or regdefense also must for our computer. I am using both SuperAntiSpyware and registry cleaner.
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02-24-2011, 01:46 PM
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RE: Essential Security Software
Superb collection of different types of essential security software list. I visited your mentioned urls. It is very best collection as well as all links are works very great without any errors, good to share with us.
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10-06-2019, 12:00 AM
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Essential Security Software
360 Total Security Essential - бесплатный антивирус с облачной и проактивной защитой и встроенной "песочницой".

Предоставляет многоуровневый набор средств для защиты от вирусов: 360 Cloud Scan Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira и Bitdefender. Обеспечивает надежную защиту от фишинга, троянских программ и кражи данных. Кроме этого, 360 Total Security Essential возволяет выполнять подозрительные и непроверенные программы в "песочнице", обеспечивающей их полную изоляцию от рабочей системы.

Поддерживаются 32- и 64-битные ОС.

Интересно,кто-то использует? Сам перешел три месяца назад с 360 Internet Security.
Вроде вреда компу не приносит,все работает без проблем.
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