Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

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18. Data rescue

18.1 File rescuing from Usb-drive/hard disk:
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Wise Data Recovery
PC Inspector File Recovery
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
Softperfect File Recovery
Undelete 360 
Avira UnErase
Toolwiz File Recovery
Lazesoft Windows Data Recovery
Puran File Recovery
Eassos Recovery Free
Pandora Recovery

18.2. Rescuing files from corrupted hard disk:
Unstoppable Copier
DataRescue's DD
Lazesoft Data Recovery Home

18.3. Unstoppable copying:
Mass File Mover
NTFS File Copy Utility
Limagito FileMover Lite

18.4. Versatile tool for copying files:
Copy Handler
WinMend File Copy
Directory Compare
dd for windows

18.5. Rescuing files from broken CD/DVD:
CD Recovery Toolbox 
Puran Data Recovery

18.6. Write error resistant DVD:s:

18.7. Repair  corrupted (media) files:
File Repair

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by Nick Rahn (not verified) on 5. April 2011 - 16:01  (69520)

why are iobit products not recommended?

by ako (the) (not verified) on 5. April 2011 - 16:03  (69521)

Doing time in jail (not recommended)

NoAdware, StopZilla, SpyRemover (rogues)
IObit Security 360, IObit Advanced SystemCare Free, IObit Uninstaller (probable MBAM database theft)

by ako on 8. April 2011 - 6:43  (69732)

I might be ready to give Iobit second change. What others think?

by MidnightCowboy on 8. April 2011 - 11:06  (69750)

IMO No. They now have a green rated WOT "official site" but when you hit this you are presented with a "page under construction" message and invited to go to their "home page" which of course is still caution rated. IMO this is a deliberate attempt to circumvent their poor rating through the back door.

by No Namw (not verified) on 5. April 2011 - 8:48  (69498)

Browser tests: [Click on Browser comparison]

by ako on 5. April 2011 - 16:27  (69523)

Nice tests, but perhaps too far from security (there are many tools for maintaining here, but perhaps I have to draw a line here) Thanks anyway, interesting stuff!

by Rajino Smik (not verified) on 5. April 2011 - 8:43  (69497)

Malware samples and hostile sites:

by ako on 5. April 2011 - 16:28  (69524)


by Papa Doc (not verified) on 31. March 2011 - 6:24  (68864)

*Hardware monitoring and diagnostics*



by ako on 31. March 2011 - 17:36  (69149)


by ako on 29. March 2011 - 16:21  (68777)


by Lee Si Yuan (not verified) on 27. March 2011 - 8:33  (68634) is a private metasearch engine that offers SSL protection that can be enabled in the settings.Spyware Terminator is a free anti-spyware program that can integrate ClamAV for virus scanning and Web Security Guard for browser protection.

by ako on 27. March 2011 - 9:51  (68636)

They are there. ST is in the HIPS category. It is also strong HIPS

by vodomar on 25. March 2011 - 7:26  (68537)
by vodomar on 28. March 2011 - 16:46  (68698)
by ako on 27. March 2011 - 11:21  (68651)


by Bill B. (not verified) on 24. March 2011 - 1:27  (68464)

An absolutely fantastic list! This list rivals any other software listing on the web, including! Keep up the good work!:)

by ako on 24. March 2011 - 13:16  (68494)

Thanks for your kind words :)

by Adrastos (not verified) on 22. March 2011 - 10:54  (68316)

I noticed that FSB has a issue with the language on the page I went to change it from french to english but it wouldn't switch. also reporting a 404 error for the link with Inoculate Virus Cleaner.

by ako on 22. March 2011 - 20:30  (68356)

Thanks. I removed them.

by eikelein on 17. March 2011 - 2:41  (68043)

Oh my, did I sleep for twenty years or more? ;-)
Before I get flamed a disclaimer: Above first sentence was meant to be "tongue in cheek".

Reading only through the very beginnings of the forum discussions I sure woke up hard. For example: Why these sheer endless (and IMHO pointless) discussions about UltraSurf? This piece of whatever is so little known, I never even heard of it before this thread!

And on top of that: Wouldn't it be better to just ignore some posts from non-verified posters like some of this anonymous Mr. Dontemailme?

My point is something else: KUDOS to the editor(s) of this monster list. What a labor of love and sheer determination! Thank you.

But here I am at the Achilles' heel of such a huge list: IMHO (and IMHO ONLY!) this list is so exorbitantly long that it is not much help to a semi-techie "normal" home user; he wants a short list of "best of breed" tools that he can implement.

And frankly, in my experience a reasonably cautious home user does not need much more than Firefox and Thunderbird with Adblock Plus (or Chrome) on Windows 7 fully up-to-date, Microsoft Security Essentials and eventually Malwarebytes for on-demand scanning.

Comments welcome. TIA

by ako on 17. March 2011 - 8:23  (68057)

Thanks for comments. I have made this list for security fans :) Your suggestions are good. But my personal suggestions are not too bloated either, as you can see above:

by eikelein on 18. March 2011 - 2:14  (68129)

Thanks, ako.

I agree with your suggestions.

And I figure you "smelled" right, I am a security "fan", just not to the extent of trying most anything. All I need is an easy to maintain minimal set of tools that even computer illiterate home users can handle with minimal requirements for additional training.

by ixan on 16. March 2011 - 13:10  (67994)

Processquicklink.exe is a dead loss. I installed it and checked 7 links, 5 couldn't be found. These were all (except one) common processes. Each process page has masses of links for another free scan for errors and all of them lead eventually to the RegistryBooster page on Uniblue... paid software. Its no wonder the url for all the look-ups contains the word 'campaign'.

[Moderator's note : Edited the link with text, as it was a link to paid software, and the site rating on WOT was yellow]

by A_nonymous (not verified) on 16. March 2011 - 13:41  (67995)

Doesn't have an uninstaller. Tried to uninstall from Control Panel, it took forever and didn't complete. Rebooting machine got a black screen, eventually uninstalled it in safe mode.

by ako on 16. March 2011 - 15:03  (67999)

Thanks for comments. Better to remove it.

by Roland Ball (not verified) on 9. March 2011 - 13:03  (67685)

Several links in the very last section of the best free security list, in "Related security articles", have problems. The page loads for a second and then disappears.

by J_L on 10. March 2011 - 0:14  (67712)

They look fine to me. Try clearing your cache or using another browser.

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