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Introduction

This article contains a comprehensive list of free security-related programs or web applications for Windows XP and later Windows PC-based operating systems. The few non-free programs on this list are included because they are of high merit (in our opinion) and lack a comparable free alternative. This list also includes links to webpages that contain security-related information.

We don't give specific recommendations on this list except for the personal suggestions of the list authors. If you are seeking recommendations then check out Gizmo's Freeware "Best Free" webpages (links to them are shown in the list with ) . Gizmo's Freeware also offers free personalized security advice via the Security Wizard.

We usually list a given item on this list only once, putting it where we think it best belongs. However, sometimes we list a given item more than once if we feel strongly enough that it belongs in multiple locations.

We check all links with Web of Trust. Only links that are rated by Web of Trust as green are shown as hyperlinks. Links that are rated by Web of Trust as yellow are shown as obfuscated links; in such cases copy and paste the obfuscated link to your browser's address bar, then replace [COLON] with : and [DOT] with . to change the obfuscated link into a valid URL. Links that are rated by Web of Trust as red aren't shown either as hyperlinks or obfuscated links. Links that directly link to files are shown as obfuscated links.

We usually don't test the programs or web applications on this list. We usually don't scan the programs on this list with antivirus software.

We usually don't check these keys for a given item: " Adware that may or may not be optional," " Includes software recommendations via OpenCandy," or " Nagware." We usually check key " Program that works without installation" for a given program by using only online information, not by testing the given program.

We encourage you to use the comments section below to let us know about dead links, incorrect links, links to malicious websites, links that include malicious software, incorrect or missing keys for a given item, items that could be added to the list, programs that work only on pre-Windows XP operating systems, or any other issues. You may also use the comments section to tell us about your experience with a particular program or web application. We value these suggestions and look carefully at each one.

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Keys (some of these keys are usually not checked by us; see Introduction for details)

$ Not free.

Program that works without installation. May or may not be portable. Other version(s) that use an installer may also be available.

Web application.

Provides only malware detection. May have paid version(s) that includes removal.

CNet download link or other downloader with adware.

FF = Firefox, Ch = Chrome, IE = Internet Explorer, OB = Other browsers, AB = All browsers.

Image itself links to a Gizmo's Freeware "Best Free" webpage. Not a key in some cases.

Image itself links to a Gizmo's Freeware webpage other than a "Best Free" webpage. Not a key in some cases.

Adware that may or may not be optional.

 Includes software recommendations via OpenCandy (potentially unwanted).

 Nagware.

What's New
The newest items in this list are shown in the table below.
Date
Items added
9-1-14 Ace BackupIperius Backup FreeNero BackItUp Free
10-1-14 Diladele Web SafetyAvira PC Cleaner, #totalhashEmail Guardian, Tin Hat, Parrot Security OSit-sec-catalogmore
13-1-14 Diceware random words methodMaking Random Letter Passwords MemorableHow do I use dice to create random strings of letters and numbers?Passwordcard GeneratorHow to Create a Secure Master PasswordBruce Schneier's methodRumkin.com Strength TestPasswordcard Generator Cardtype 1MrBrian password storage method #1MrBrian password storage method #2Methods and programs for splitting a secret into multiple partsMethods of password backup and recovery using challenge questionsMyphrase: Strong and Memorable Passwords from Your Own WordsSpelling-Error Tolerant, Order-Independent Pass-Phrases via the Damerau-Levenshtein String-Edit Distance Metric, KISS PrivacyNetwork Monitor
16-1-14 Nightweb, OpenNICmore:2
18-1-14 Express Zip, 7Backup, Cookies
24-1-14 Snowden Tribute, Shield for ChromeFirewall Builder, Norton Identity SafeFireclam
28-1-14 Kahu Security, Cache Killer
2-2-14 ReadOnceAutomatic System Restore Maker, , VirtrunCrypted Cloud, Extension Defender, Yunio
7-2-14 FileSearchygrepWin, Privacy Guard
11-2-14 ChrisPC DNS switch
14-2-14 , IPFingerPrintsRandom Agent Spooferf4ubcd, pCloud
20-2-14 UnseenShazzleMailGoogle HackingHow to generate strong passwords with Google Chrome without third-party extensionsRetina Community
16-3-14 ProxyMonster, Software Restriction Policies (feature of Windows) Tutorial #2 - http[COLON]//www[DOT]nsa[DOT]gov/ia/_files/os/win2k/application_whitelisting_using_srp[DOT]pdf, MrBrian's AppLocker rules, Parental Controls (feature of Windows), Software Policy, Wilders Security thread on Software Policy, Tuersteher Light, Wilders Security thread on Tuersteher Light, Using Comodo Internet Security as an anti-executable, Process Blocker
30-3-14 RunasRob, RunasSpc, BuddyBackup, Advanced Port Scanner, SuperScan, Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions, Ambush IPS, SetACL, NoVirusThanks Anti-Rootkit, Event Log Explorer
2-4-14 What is a Proxy Server?, What is the difference between a SOCKS proxy and an HTTP proxy?, Shadowsocks, List of proxifiersBarbaTunnel, ReQrypt, TorWall, Torcap, BufferShield, Freenet, Comparison of Tor vs. I2P vs. Freenet, Internet censorship circumvention, List of Anonymous Networks
4-4-14 Webroot Secureanywhere (the trial version is a very good cleaning tool) $
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2. Realtime protection

2.1. Anti-virus: 
Avast!
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
AVG
Avira
Panda Cloud
Ad-Aware 
Microsoft Security Essentials
Comodo
Unthreat
Fprot (with Returnil)
Rising
Zillya!
360 Internet Security 
Baidu 
Senvira
ClearSight
Digital Defender
Preventon
Clam Sentinel (with ClamWin )
ZenOK
Comprehensive List of FREE Anti-Virus 2013 (short review for each product)

2.2. Anti-malware (Can be run alongside with an AV):
Windows Defender
Monitor Tool forWindows Defender
Immunet
Clam AV
VirIT eXplorer Lite
Rising PC doctor
Hazard Shield
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Celframe Free
Crystal Security 

 2.3. Security suite (anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall):
ZoneAlarm
Agnitum (Outpost)
Comodo
Forticlient
Roboscan

2.4. Other:
Difference Between Malware, Virus, Rootkits, Spyware, Worm and Trojans
Antivirus developers and vendors: 1  2  3

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3. Scanners

3.1. AV-Scanners:
Kaspersky
Sophos Virus Removal Tool
Emsisoft (Freeware mode)
Panda Cloud Cleaner
Kaspersky Security Scan
Norton Security Scan
ClamWin  Fireclam (FF)
Comodo cloud scanner
Ainvo Antivirus 
Bitdefender 60-Second
Cezurity Antivirus Scanner

 3.2. Anti-malware scanners:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Superantispyware
Spy-Emergency
Norascan
RegAuditor
9-Lab Removal Tool (beta)

3.3. Portable antivirus/antimalware:
DrWeb cureit
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Trendmicro
Avira PC Cleaner 
Microsoft Safety Scanner
eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)
AVZ AVZ database
Norman malware cleaner
Superantispyware
Trendmicro Sysclean
NoVirusThanks
ArcaVir MicroScan
Zillya! Scanner
Spybot Portable
ClamWin Portable
Guardiano Assembler
MalAware
Online Armor Cloudscanner
Ashampoo Virus Quickscan Free

3.4. Multi-AV scanners:
HitmanPro 
WinMHR
Multi-AV Scanning Tool
Antivirusmulti
herdProtect

3.5. Rescue media:
Kaspersky (Wireless support)
BitDefender (USB) (Wireless support)
Avira
DrWeb
F-Secure 
Panda
AVG
Windows Defender Offline
eScan
ArcaNix
Spybot
Zillya!
Vba32
PC Tools AOSS
Ubuntu Malware Removal Toolkit
Raymond.cc:Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning

3.6. Integrate several rescue discs:
Sardu
YUMI
XBOOT

3.7. Command line scanners:
Emsisoft
Vipre
Avira (Scancl GUI)
Panda (GUI frontend)
Sophos
Vba32 Check

3.8. Anti-rootkit:
Kaspersky TDSSKiller
Gmer
Avast MBR Scanner
Malwarebytes
Sophos
VBA32 AntiRootkit
Kernel Detective
SpyDllRemover
Trend Micro RootkitBuster
Bitdefender Rootkit Remover
Sanity check
McAfee Rootkit Remover
RootRepeal
Rootkit Unhooker
mbr tool
NoVirusThanks Ring3 API Hook Scanner
catchme (user-mode)
Oshi Unhooker
ESET Hidden File System Reader
AntiSpy 
Getting rid of MBR Rootkit's (bootkit)
NoVirusThanks Anti-Rootkit
more1 2

3.8.1. Anti-rootkit resources,additional tools:
RootkitAnalytics
NT Internals
AntiRootkit
KernelMode
wincheck  
Mischel Packed Driver Detector - PDD  more 
ListParts
PC Hunter
PowerTool

3.9. Memory scanner:
ThreatExpert Memory Scanner
FITSEC Banking Trojan Detection Tool

3.10. AV/AM definition files:
Avira
Superantispyware
Avast
Malwarebytes
AVG
Microsoft
Comodo
ClamWin
Nano
Zillya!
Spybot
Ad-Aware
Calendar of Updates
more

3.11. Heuristic scanners:
PeStudio 
Pescanner
PeSweep
ExeScan
Malware Analyzer
Portable Executable Scanner
Sigcheck
FileAlyzer
FileScanner
Malware Scene Investigator

3.12. Alternate data streams:
StreamArmor
ADS Spy
StreamFinder
ADS Tool
AlternateStreamView  

3.13 Others:
Hidden CMD Detector  
DensityScout 
How to Tell if a File is Malicious
 

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4. Malware removal tools

4.1. Tools for most common viruses:
McAfee Stinger
MS Malicious Software Removal Tool
Avira AntiVir Removal Tool
ESET Rogue Applications (ERA) Remover
Trend Micro FakeAV Removal Tool
G Data FakeAVCleaner
Sergiwa Antiviral Toolkit
Multi Virus Cleaner
Remove Fake Antivirus

4.2. Tools for stubborn malware:
Webroot Secureanywhere (the trial version is a very good cleaning tool) $
Combofix
Geeks to Go:  OTL
Norton Power Eraser
Smitfraudfix
Anti-malware toolkit
Freefixer
Comodo CE
CaSIR
GetSusp   
Universal Virus Sniffer (UVS) eng
Webroot Antivirus trial (very useful for cleaning)

4.3. Kill unecessary/suspect processes:
Rkill
Roguekiller

4.4. Remove DLLs:
RemoteDLL
UnDLL
LoadDLLViaAppInit 
RegDllView

4.5. Removal tools for specific viruses:
BitDefender another
Kaspersky
ESET
Symantec
AVG
Panda Software
ZoneAlarm
Quick Heal
K7 Computing
FakeAV Remover

4.6 Remove adware,toolbars and other PUPs:
AdwCleaner
Babylon Toolbar Adware Information and Complete Removal
Toolbar Cleaner review
avast! Browser Cleanup
Junkware Removal Tool 
Force Byte Detector 
Auslogics Browser Care 
Smart Toolbar Remover

4.7. Additional AV-specific tools:
Avira
SMaRT

4.8. Ransomware:
Removal guides: 1  2
Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker  Banner Removal
Dr.Web 
ESET
Removing 'Police-themed' Ransomware (F-Secure)
HitmanPro.Kickstart (freeware-trial mode)

4.9. Guides for malware removal:
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected
Best Computer Security Sites
Clean 64-bit machine
Elitekiller
Select Real Security
Majorgeeks other
Bleepingcomputer
Geeks to Go
Deletemalware
Remove-Malware.com
overclock.net
MakeUseOf
Where malware hides?
How to remove a virus when your computer won't work
How to Remove a Rootkit from a Windows System
What Ransomware is and How to Deal with It
Kaspersky

4.10. Malware removal help sites:
Bleepingcomputer
Dslreports
Atribune
Malware Removal
Remove fake antivirus
Geeks to Go
What the Tech?
Tech Support Forum
Malware Help
Majorgeeks

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 5. Online scanners

5.1. File scanning with several scanners:
Virustotal (Uploader ) VirusTotal Scanner  PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader  VT Hash Check
Novirusthanks (Uploader )
Jotti (JottiQ )
Virscan
Metascan Online
Viruschief
Online Virus Scanner

5.2. File scanning:
Avira
DrWeb more
FortiGuard
Avast
Clamwin
ThreatExpert
NANO

5.3. Online scanners:
F-Secure
ESET 
Emsisoft
Windowssecurity (Emsisoft)
Superantispyware
Bluepoint
Symantec 
Panda
BullGuard
Metascan Client
Bitdefender QuickScan
Quick Heal
Total Defense
Comodo 
Rising 
Zoner
Mcafee
FileLab Windows Cleaner

5.4. Other:
Comodo Valkyrie (Uploader
NetQin Online Vrus Scan
AVC UnDroid
ThreatExpert Online Side-Effect Scanner
Hyperball
Crystal X 

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6. Firewalls

6.1. Free firewalls:
Comodo
Privatefirewall
PCTools
AVS Firewall
NetVeda Safety.Net
Jetico 1.0
Iolo
Filseclab

6.2. Limited versions of commercial firewalls:
Outpost
Online Armor
Zonealarm
Rising
Ashampoo

6.3. Simple firewall:
Softperfect
Ghostwall
R
Sygate
FortKnox
WIPFW
nDispatcher
DCFirewall 

6.4. Windows firewall:
XP firewall guide
Configuring XP firewall
Vista firewall guide
TinyWall
Windows 7 firewall control
Windows Firewall Notifier
Windows Firewall Control
Firewall App Blocker 
Diagnose and fix Windows Firewall service problems

6.5. Gateways:
Astaro Security Gateway
Endian
ClearOS
Untangle
Smoothwall (urlfilter)
Vyatta Core
Pfsense
IPCop (urlfilter)
m0n0wall
Sophos UTM Home
Zentyal
IPFire
Devil Linux
LEAF
Zeroshell
Coyote Linux
RusRoute
FREESCO
MikroTik RouterOS
floppyfw
redWall Firewall
Sentry Firewall CD

6.6. Replacement for router firmware:
Tomato
DD-WRT
OpenWrt
RouterTech
Talisman/Basic
XORP

6.7. About NAT routers and hardware firewalls:
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 7. HIPS (not including HIPS found in firewalls, antivirus programs, or other security programs)

7.1. Introduction:
HIPS Explained

7.2. HIPS:
Winpatrol
SysWatch Personal
Malware Defender
Spyware Terminator
Real-time Defender
System Safety Monitor
OSSEC
Ambush IPS
MJ Registry Watcher
System shields
TeaTimer
Arovax Shield
Patriot NG

7.3. Behaviour blockers:
ThreatFire
Xyvos

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8. System hardening & protection

8.1. Guides for securing your PC:
Gizmo's Security Wizard
Ako's current choices for protection
Gizmo's Guide to Securing Your PC
Best Free Security Diet Plan
BlueZanetti
Cyber Security Tips
Select Real Security
CKnow Virus Tutorial
Invincible Windows
10 services to turn off in MS Windows XP
Microsoft: How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows (more: XP  V )
Creating a secure domain policy in Windows 
Security Beacon – Security Check List

8.2. Standard (limited) user account:
Why you should not run your computer as an administrator
Vista, 7  another
XP

8.3. User Account Control (UAC):
Understanding The Windows 7 UAC
Auto-elevate for admin
TweakUAC
UAC Tweak
UAC Controller Tool
UACController
Norton UAC Tool
Get Rid Of UAC Prompts With Microsoft’s Application Compatibility Toolkit
Scheduled task shortcut
UAC Trust Shortcut
LOGINstall
UAC Pass Automatically Creates UAC Free Shortcut

8.4. Running a program with different privileges or as different user:
Three Tips for Running Programs as Administrator in Windows 7
PsExec
StripMyRights
1-defender
RunInsideLimitedJob  
RunasRob
RunasSpc
Sudo for windows
suDown
SuRun; Wilders Security thread on SuRun
PowerBroker Desktops

8.5. Anti-executable:
Software Restriction Policies (feature of Windows) Tutorial #1
Software Restriction Policies (feature of Windows) Tutorial #2 - http[COLON]//www[DOT]nsa[DOT]gov/ia/_files/os/win2k/application_whitelisting_using_srp[DOT]pdf
Software Policy (use Software Restriction Policies on all Windows editions); Wilders Security thread on Software Policy
Pretty Good Security (use Software Restriction Policies on all Windows editions); Wilders Security thread on Pretty Good Security
AppLocker (feature of Windows); MrBrian's AppLocker rules
Parental Controls (feature of Windows)
Tuersteher Light (see entry from May 20, 2013); Wilders Security thread on Tuersteher Light
Using Comodo Internet Security as an anti-executable
Process Blocker
Process Guard
Trust-no-exe
Winsonar
Xyvos WhiteList Antivirus
NoVirusThanks EXE Radar  $
AskAdmin
Application Blocker 
Task Blocker

8.6. Anti-exploit tools:
Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit; NEMET 
Crystal Anti-Exploit Protection (beta)
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (beta)

8.7. Hardening tools:
Vispa
xpy
Harden-It
SafeXP
XPantispy
Security & Privacy Complete
Seconfig XP
Samurai
Accounts Tuner
Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
Safe Admin 2

8.8. Protection against specific vulnerabilities:
.LNK Shortcut Antivirus
.LNK G Data
.LNK Sophos
CryptoPrevent
Bitdefender Anti-CryptoLocker

8.9. USB-autorun disabling:
Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine
Flash disinfector
Thumbscrew
USB Immunizer
Protect My Disk
USB Protector
AutoRun Antivirus Pro
Ntfs Drive Protection

8.10. USB firewall:
No Autorun
Antirun
McShield
Net Studio USB FireWall
Autorun Eater
Ninja Pendisk!
MxOne
USB WriteProtector
USB Drive Antivirus
USB Flash Drives Control
Pen Drive Locker / Unlocker
USB Guardian
Free USB Disk Security
Perfectly Protected USB Flash Drive
Nomesoft USB Guard
USB-AV Free
Windows USB Blocker 

8.11. USB protection (other):
Bitdefender USB immunizer 
USBDummyProtect
USBVirusScan 
busdog
Ratool 

8.12. Script-file protection:
Script Defender
ScripTrap

8.13. Running program with specific integrity level:
Runasil
Chml and Regil

8.14. Improved Group Policy Editor:
Doug's Windows XP Security Console
Polsedit  

8.15 File & folder properties:
FaJo XP FSE
Attribute Changer
NTFS Permissions Tools
PathLock
NTFS Permissions Reporter 
NTFS Permissions Explorer
SetACL

8.16. Check for privilege escalation:
AccessEnum 
AccessChk 
Dark Elevator 
AccessScanner 

8.17. Hardware security features:
Determine Processor Security Feature

8.18. Data Execution Prevention (DEP):
Turning DEP on
DEP Tools

8.19. Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP):
Turning SEHOP on

8.20. Buffer overflow protection and/or address space randomization (ASLR):
WehnTrust
BufferShield
Comodo Memory Firewall

8.21. Anti-keylogger:
SpyShelter
Snoopfree
DataGuard AntiKeylogger
Zemana AntiLogger Free
KL-detector
PSMA
MyPlanetSoft Anti-Keylogger
What is the BEST Anti Keylogger and Anti Screen Capture Software?
Key scrambling:
KeyScrambler Personal (FF,IE)
NextGen Antikeylogger(FF,IE,OB)

8.22. Shutdown prevention:
ShutdownGuard

8.23. File change protection:
SensiveGuard
CoreForce
PE Guard

8.24. Anti dialer:
Emsisoft Anti Dialer
Dialer shields
AntiDialer

8.25. Prevent other users deleting files/folders:
Prevent
System Protect

8.26. MBR protection:
nProtect MBR Guard
EMBRLock

8.27. Other:
Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox

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9. Alternative software & services

9.1. Alternative browsers:
Google Chrome
SRWare Iron
Comodo Dragon
CoolNovo
Yandex.Browser
Firefox
Waterfox
Opera
SeaMonkey
Epic Browser
Pale Moon 
MultiMi
Comodo IceDragon
QtWeb
Google Chrome Frame
Dooble     
SlimBoat
Superbird Browser 
Celensoft Super Web

9.2. Alternative PDF readers:
PDF-XChange Viewer
Foxit
Sumatra

9.3. Alternative media players:
PotPlayer
VLC media player
KMPlayer
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
UMPlayer
ROX Player

9.4. Alternative image viewers:
FastStone Image Viewer
Irfanview
Picasa

9.5. Alternative office suites:
LibreOffice
Kingsoft Office Suite Free
Zoho Docs
Google Docs

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10. Sandboxing / virtualization

10.1. Sandboxing (for browsers etc):
Sandboxie   (Aux Browser)
GeSWall
Bufferzone
SurfCanister 
DefenseWall $
Best Free Browser Protection Utility

10.2. System virtualization:
Returnil
Toolwiz Time Freeze
Virtual Protect
Private Workplace
Reboot Restore Rx 
Powershadow 2.6 $ XP

10.3. Rollback software:
SysRestore (10 snapshots)
Rollback Rx $
Eaz-fix $

10.4. Locked system:
Faronics Deep Freeze $
Toolwiz BHORM

10.5. Desktop virtualization:
Mojopac
Icore
Ceedo $

10.6. Virtual players:
MobaLiveCD

10.7. Virtualization software:
VirtualBox
VMware Server
VMware Player
VirtualPC
VMLite
VMToolkit
Bochs

10.8. Repository of virtual appliances:
Zero Install
Spoon

10.9. Application virtualization:
Evalaze
Cameyo
Enigma Virtual Box
InstallFree Nexus
JauntePE
P-Apps

10.10. Virtualized browser:
Inmunos
Dell Kace Safe Browser
Browser in the Box 
SecuBrowser

10.11. Hypervisors:
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Citrix XenServer Free
Proxmox VE
Oracle VM

10.12. Virtualized Linux with Windows:
coLinux
andLinux
Portable Ubuntu Remix

10.13. Physical to Virtual Machine Conversion:
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Disk2vhd 
Paragon Go Virtual

10.14. Steady state using Windows features:
Creating a Steady State by Using Microsoft Technologies
Windows 7 SteadyState solution simplified!
Wioski 
Steadier State

10.15. Other:
VMDetectGuard
Introduction to light virtualization

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11. Vulnerability scanning and updates

Intro:
Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

11.1. Windows-system security analyzing:
NeXpose Community Edition
Microsoft Malware Prevention troubleshooter
MS Baseline Security Analyzer
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 
Nessus
Belarc Advisor
Protector Plus
WinUpdatesList
Attack Surface Analyzer
OPSWAT Security Score

11.2. Windows-system security analyzing (OS+installed programs):
Secunia (OSI )
F-secure health check
screen317's Security Check
Security Analyzer

11.3. Updates for installed programs:
SUMo  
Appupdater
Software Informer
Kentarin
FileHippo.com Update Checker
Software-UpToDate
CNET TechTracker
DownloadPlex.com Software Updater
Patch My PC
SysInternalsUpdater
Software Update
FreewareUpdater
AppSnap
Heimdal Agent
WinApp_Manager
USSU Unlimited
Npackd
OUTDATEfighter
Calendar of Updates
RSS Feeds: 1  2  3  4  5

11.4. Updates from Microsoft:
Microsoft Update Catalog (IE)
Security updates are available on DVD
Shavlik Patch Google® Gadget
Ryan VM's pack
AutoPatcher
Windows Updates Downloader
WSUS Offline Update
PortableUpdate

11.5.Updates for single programs :
Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater 

11.6.Trusted download sites:
Softpedia
MajorGeeks
FileHippo

11.7.Java security:
How to protect yourself from Java-based malware
Verify Java version see also
Is Java Exploitable?
How to Unplug Java from the Browser  more 
How to disable the Java web plug-in in Internet Explorer  .reg file

11.8.Updating/Searching for drivers:
How To Find Drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows
UnknownDevices
Unknown Device Identifier
Drivermax
SlimDrivers
Device Doctor
3DP Chip
Ma-Config
See Also

11.9. CD With All Current Drivers for Windows:
DriverPack Solution
DriverPacks.net  review
3DP Net

11.10. Tools for speeding up (re)install:
Ninite Multiple App Installer
Allmyapps
All in One Runtimes
FreeApps
Soft2Base
SSDownloader
Milouz Market
Windows Post-Install Wizard(WPI)
McRip SystemFiles
VC Redist Installer
Pokki
Chocolatey
DDownloads

11.11.Website security:
Kaspersky:"This site may harm your computer"
Sucuri SiteCheck
Wepawet
urlQuery
vURL Online
Quttera
Quttera Web Malware Scanner
Quttera URL Scanner for Windows
Monkeywrench
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner
WebsiteDefender
QualysGuard Malware Detection FreeScan
Triton
HackerTarget.com
Netsparker Community Edition
ExploitSearch.net 
Web Inspector 
CloudFlare
Detectify
Checklist To Prepare Yourself In Advance of a DDoS Attack
Google Hacking
See Also

11.12. Penetration testing:
Metasploit Framework
Mantra
OWASP ZEP
Burp Suite
Watobo
Wikto
w3af
Websecurify
HackBar (FF)
Exploit-Me
BackTrack
BackBox
ThePacketMaster Linux Security Server
security tools distribution
Operator
PHLAK
Arudius
AttackVector Linux 
Parrot Security OS 
Retina Community

11.13. SSL Analysis:
Comodo SSL Analyzer
Qualys SSL Server Test
SSLCertScanner
GRC Fingerprints 

11.14. Other:
FormasaAuditor SaaS Vulnerability Management
Tamper Data (FF)
DOMinator (FF)
DOM Snitch (Ch)
Dll Hijack Auditor
ProcHeapViewer
HeapLocker 
Hard drive firmware update utility
ScanNow for UPnP

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12. Browser security

Intro:
How to Surf More Securely
How to Stay Safe While Online
How to Block Bad Websites
How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous
How to Remove Ads, Wasted Page Space and Annoying Content

12.1.Updating Browser & Plugins:
Qualys BrowserCheck (FF, Ch, IE, OB)
Mozilla Plugin Check
Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater
SecBrowsing (Ch)
SurfPatrol (Ch, OB)

12.2. Anti-phishing/malware browser plugins:
WOT (AB)
Webutation (FF, Ch)
LinkExtend (FF,Ch)
McAfee SiteAdvisor (FF,Ch,IE)
Bitdefender TrafficLight (FF,Ch,OB)
avast! Online Security (Ch)
PC Tools Browser Defender (FF,IE)
Ad-Aware Security Toolbar (FF,IE)
Netcraft toolbar (FF)
Sitehound
Web Security Guard (IE,FF)
BrightCloud Toolbar (FF,Ch)
Trust My Web (FF,Ch)
SafeLinks FREE (Ch)
Anti-phishing Domain Advisor 
Unveil Technology Webfilter Toolbar

12.3. Additional anti-phishing plugins:
Flag for Chrome (Ch)
Flagfox (FF)
IDND (FF)
ShowIP (FF)
CallingID (FF,Ch,IE)
IPvFox (FF)
PhishTank SiteChecker (FF)
FB Phishing Protector (FF)

12.4. Real-time link scanning:
SmartScreen Filter (IE)
BitDefender TrafficLight (FF,Ch,OB)
AVG Secure Search (FF,Ch,IE,OB)
G Data CloudSecurity (FF,IE)
Trend Micro Browser Guard (IE)
Trustwave SecureBrowsing (FF,IE,Ch,OB)

12.5. Manual link scanning
A.Plugins:

VT Browser Extensions (FF,Ch,IE)
Dr.Web LinkChecker (FF,Ch,IE)
Malware Search (FF,Ch)
vURL Online(IE)
Quttera URL Scanner (Ch)
B.Online services:
SCANNERS:
VirusTotal (also rater)
Zulu URL Risk Analyser (also rater)
NoVirusThanks
Dr.Web
Comodo
Online link scan
RATERS:
WOT
ScanURL
UrlVoid / IPVoid
Google
Unmask Parasites
Webutation
Norton Safe Web
AVG:Drop Zone  Threat Labs
McAfee:SiteAdvisor  Threat Intelligence   TrustedSource
F-secure
Norton
TrendMicro
PC Tools Browser Defender
K9 Web Protection
Websense SWF
Sophos
Brightcloud
Finjan URL Analysis
MalwareURL
Web Security Guard
Unveil
DOMAIN BLACKLISTS:
StopBadware
OpenDNS
Threat Log
DShield
See Also: 1   2   3

12.6. Protection against scripts embedded on web pages:
Click-to-play (FF,Ch)
NoScript (FF)
HTTP Switchboard (Ch)
NotScipts (Ch,OB)
ScriptSafe (Ch)
YesScript (FF)
QuickJava (FF)
Quick Javascript Switcher (Ch)
ScriptBlock (Ch)
Script Defender (Ch)

12.7. Protection against flash embedded on web pages:
Flashblock (FF, Ch)
FlashControl (Ch)
Clean the junk (FF, Ch)

12.8. Clear traces from browser:
Click&Clean (FF,Ch)
Preferences Cleaner (FF)
eCleaner (FF)
IE HistoryView
BrowsingHistoryView (IE,FF,Ch,OB)
Iron Cleaner (Ch,OB)
Privacy Agent
History Eraser (Ch)
OneClick Cleaner for Chrome (Ch)
Clear Console (FF)

12.9. More safe downloading:
µTorrent Virusguard
Team Cymru (FF)
Check my Torrent IP
Trusted Downloads

12.10. Prevent Blackhat Search Engine Optimization:
Zscaler (FF,Ch)

12.11. Check the web trader:
Shopping assistant
Zscaler Safe Shopping (FF)
HitmanPro.Alert  (CryptoGuard )

12.12. Check real URL:
bit.ly Browser Extensions (FF,Ch)
Untiny url (AB)
TrueURL (FF, IE)
longurlplease (AB)
LongURL (FF)
URL X-ray (AB)
View Thru (Ch)
Unshorten URL
Unshorten.it (FF,Ch)
URL Uncover (FF,Ch)

12.13. Safer short URL:
mcaf.ee (Ch)
scr.im

12.14. Ad blocking:
Adblock Plus (FF, Ch) (blocklists)
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus (FF)
Adblock Lite (FF)
AdBlock (Ch,OB)
AdFender (AB)
Adsweep (Ch, AB)
Simple-adblock (IE)
AdblockIE (IE)
Karma Blocker (FF)
AdvertBan (FF)
HellBoy Firewall (FF)
Ad-Aware AdBlocker (AB)
How to Remove Google Text Ads
Ad-Blocker for Gmail (FF,Ch)
Css AdBlock (FF,Ch,OB)
Quero Toolbar (IE)
Diladele Web Safety (AB)

12.15. Pop-up blockers:
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon (FF)
Better Pop Up Blocker (Ch)
PanicWare Pop-Up Stopper (FF, IE)
EMS Free Surfer (IE)
Popup Blocker Pro (Ch)
JavaScript Popup Blocker (Ch)

12.16. HTTPS validation :
Certificate Patrol (FF)
Perspectives (FF, Ch)
SaferChrome (Ch)
SSLGuard (FF)
Calomel SSL Validation (FF)
Unencrypted Password Warning (Ch)
Convergence (FF)
Heise SSL Guardian
SSL Blacklist (FF)
PasswordFail Extension (Ch)
SSL Collection (FF)
See Also

12.17. Hijack protection:
BrowserProtect (FF, Ch, IE)
Public Fox (FF)
Preferences Monitor (FF)
Secure Profile (Ch)
Shield for Chrome (Ch)
Extension Defender (FF, Ch)
Privacy Guard (Ch)

12.18. Text box recovery:
Lazarus (FF, Ch)
Textarea Cache (FF)

12.19. Backup / Sync:
FavBackup
Xmarks (FF, Ch, IE, OB)
FEBE (FF)
Google Bookmarks (AB)
Sync2It (FF, IE)
Delicious (AB)
Diigo (AB)
Favekeeper
Linkman Lite (FF,Ch,IE,OB)
OPML Support (FF)
more

12.20. Other:
Online tools for surfers and webmasters
SpyBHORemover
DNSSEC Validator (FF)
DNSSEC or not? 
Silent Block (FF)
BlockSite (Plus) (FF)
HTTP Content Security Policy Detector (FF)
Clickjacking Defense - Declarative Sec Detector (FF)
Easy Way to Set Cookie Rules and Other Permissions in Firefox for Individual Sites (FF)
Remove It Permanently (FF)
Readability (AB)
TidyRead (FF,Ch)
Shortmail 
Kristal Safe Way
Link Location Bar (FF)
Menu Editor (FF)

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13. IP-blocking/hardening

13.1. Blacklists for IE:
SpywareBlaster
ZonedOut
Adding unwanted sites to the Internet Explorer Restricted Zone

13.2. Internet proxy+blacklist:
NoVirusThanks Website Blocker
SquidGuard
HTTP Antivirus Proxy
Web Monitor

13.3. Host File management:
Hostsman 
HostsXpert 
BISS Host File Manager download
Hostblock
BlueLifeHosts editor 
PowerShell script

13.4. Host files (blocking malware and advertisements):
hpHosts
MVPS HOSTS
Hostfile
someonewhocares HOSTS

13.5. Other IP block/reputation lists:
Spy Eye Tracker
Zeus Tracker
Blocklist Manager
AlienVault
Analyzing outgoing network traffic
more

13.6. Caching/filtering and blocking pseudo-DNS server:
Unbound DNS Tutorial
DNSKong
Dnssec-Trigger

13.7. Better DNS:
Norton ConnectSafe
OpenDNS
Comodo Secure DNS
DNS Advantage
ScrubIT
FoolDNS
Google DNS
Gozoom DNS
DNSresolvers
Safe DNS
CloudNS
Yandex.DNS
BA.net
OpenNIC
more: 1 2

13.8. Change DNS-settings easily:
DNS-jumper
Public DNS Server Tool
DNS Helper
ChrisPC DNS switch
QuickSetDNS 

13.9. IP blocking:
Peerblock 
ProtoWall
I-Blocklist
Active Wall Web Filter
Bot Revolt

13.10. Parental control:
Norton Online Family
Windows Live Family Safety
Kidzui
K9 Web Protection
Avira Social Network Protection (SocialShield)
Parental Control Bar
Safesquid
AOL Parental Controls
DansGuardian
Kidz CD
BlockSmart
Cloudacl Addons (FF,Ch)
GoGoStat
FoxFilter (FF,Ch)
ProCon Latte (FF)
Profanity Filter (FF, Ch)
Blocksi (Ch)
Qustodio
MinorMonitor
Kurupira Web Filter
JuniorWatch
Safe Internet for kids 
Dns Angel
See Also

13.11. Spam filters:
SpamAssassin
SpamBayes
Spamihilator
SPAMfighter
Comodo Antispam
Mailwasher
BullGuard Spamfilter
POPFile
SpamPal
ASSP
Phalanx
AVS Antispam
Agnitum Spam Terrier
SafeMule
xTerminator
K9
AntispamSniper for The Bat! 

13.12. Online Spam filters:
SpamCop
SpamFence
0Spam
BitDefender 4blogs

13.13. Anti-spam blocklists and resources:
How to Avoid Getting Spammed
Why was my IP address listed on Spamhaus?
Spamhaus
Project Honey Pot
SURBL
SORBS
UCEPROTECT

13.14 Local DNS proxy:
Acrylic

13.15. Other:
DNSCrypt
SSL-DNS
Proxy DNS
IEZoneAnalyzer (IE)
9 Alternative Ways To Access Blocked Sites more

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14. Privacy

Intro:
Social Engineering: Guide1  Social-Engineer.org
The Complete Guide To Protecting Your Privacy Online
Turning on pro-privacy features in your web browser: A visual guide
How to Improve Your Security When Using a Public Terminal
How to secure your personal data at border crossings 
How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns
FTC:Avoid ID Theft 
PRISM BREAK
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make
How to stop the NSA from tracking your mobile phone calls
IVPN Privacy Guides
 

I. ONLINE SERVICES

14.1. Social media privacy:
Sitelier
Sgrouples 
Nightweb 
FACEBOOK: 
Security Homepage 
Report Compromised Account
Privacy settings: 1  2  3  4  5  6
The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Guide
How to permanently delete your facebook account  Facebook page
How to block A Facebook stalker
TWITTER:
Do Not Track
F-Secure: Guide 
AnonTwi
efemr
A. Services:
MyPermissions 
Defensio 
Norton Safe Web 
BitDefender Safego (Twitter)
ESET Social Media scanner
MyPageKeeper
F-Secure Safe Profile (beta)
F-Secure ShareSafe 
Safe Twiit
ReclaimPrivacy: Facebook Privacy Scanner
Privacy Check 
Zesty 
AccountKiller 
Delete Your Account
WikiCancel
JustDelete.me
B. Browser extensions:
Social Permissions (Ch,FF,OB)
Priveazy Lockdown (Ch)
Privacyfix (Ch,FF)
Google Privacy (FF)
Social Privacy Protector (FF)
Facebook Privacy Watcher (FF)
ShareMeNot (Ch,FF)

14.2. Search engines with high privacy:
ixquick
Startpage
Duckduckgo
YaCy
Zeekly
Disconnect Search (FF,Ch)
Blippex
Ortigra
privatesearch.net
Acoon
eTools.ch
more

14.3. Chat privacy:
Cryptocat more
Jitsi
PrivyTalks
TorChat
ChatStep
Bitdefender chat encryption
Safety Jabber 
Off-the-Record Messaging
OTR (Ch, FF)
Tox
IronPidgeon
ChatCrypt 
VSee

14.4. Secure messaging:
Burn Note 
Privnote
PrivacyBox
PrivateSky (IE)
OneShar.es
Lockify
RetroShare
Bitmessage 
ThreadThat 
NoteShred 
SecretInk 
ReadOnce 

14.5. Identity protection:
BugMeNot
Fake Name Generator   

14.6. Check your online footprint:
Me and my Shadow
Pipl
Social Mention 
ScanEye
You Have Downloaded

E-MAIL:

14.7. Secure e-mail service:
Hushmail
Lockbin
Riseup
Safe-mail
Enlocked (AB)
Sendinc
Cyber-Rights
MailVault
FastMail
Zoho Mail
Enigmail
Mailvelope (Ch,FF)
SecureGmail (Ch)
AutonomyCentral
OpenMailBox.org
WeMail.me
Mailpile
Mail1Click (Ch)
Scramble
ShazzleMail 
more: 1 2
See Also

14.8. Anonymous e-mail:
Send Anonymous Email
anonymous e-mail
TorBirdy (add-on for Thunderbird)
Anonymous Remailers
Novo-Ordo NoName Anonymous Email
more

14.9. Fake e-mail generator:
Mailinator (Ch)
TrashMail (FF, Ch)
BigString
10 Minute Mail
Dead Address
TempEMail
Guerrilla Mail
Anonymbox
MailNesia
EasyTrashMail
FakeInbox

MailCatch

AirMail
MaskMe (Ch)
Bloody Vikings! (FF)
Less Spam, please (FF)
YOPMail (FF, Ch, IE)
Ghacks:The Ultimate Disposable Email Provider List 2012
Many more

14.10. E-mail/Account security check:
An Easy Way to Check for Unusual Activity in Your Gmail Account
List of Free Email Accounts that Shows Last Access Login Details
ipTRACKERonline (solve real email sender)
Email Header Analysis
E-Mail checker review
PwnedList
Should I Change My Password?
';--have i been pwned?

PASSWORDS:

14.11. Password management:
Krebs:How Companies Can Beef Up Password Security
Lastpass (AB)
Keepass (KeeFox) (ChromeIPass)
Password Safe 
Secure login (FF)
Access Manager
Dashlane (AB)
FlyingBit Password Keeper
S10 Password Vault
Sticky Password
Free Password Manager
PassPack (AB) (UsePass Ch)
Universal Password Manager
Efficient Password Manager
LockCrypt (FF)
LSN Password Safe
my1login
Clipperz
PINs
Password Vault Manager Standard
Any password
Kemesa Password Manager
LoginCode
Password Bank Vault
SafeWallet
Intuitive Password (AB)
Mitro (Ch)
Safe In Cloud (FF,Ch)
F-Secure KEY 
Norton Identity Safe
Passwordcard Generator Cardtype 1 (MrBrian password storage method #1MrBrian password storage method #2)
Methods and programs for splitting a secret into multiple parts
Methods of password backup and recovery using challenge questions

14.12. Generating secure passwords:
Five (easy-to-follow) tips for strong passwords and secure accounts
How To Create A Strong Password And Remember It
Microsoft: Create strong passwords
The Usability of Passwords
Password Cards
GRC: Paper  Haystack
Norton Identity Safe Password Generator
PWGen
Celframe
Password Generator
SoftFuse Password Generator
PassGen
Awesome Password Generator
tidepass
Hash Password Generator (FF)
PwdHash (FF, Ch)
Magic Password Generator (FF)
Password Hasher (FF)
RndPhrase (FF)
Secure Passwords
SuperGenPass
htCrypt
PasswordLive
Password Saavy 
SecurePassword Kit / GetSecurePassword 
SimThrow
Pafwert
Passwordcard Generator 
Diceware random words method
Making Random Letter Passwords Memorable (How do I use dice to create random strings of letters and numbers?)
How to Create a Secure Master Password
Bruce Schneier's method
Myphrase: Strong and Memorable Passwords from Your Own Words
Spelling-Error Tolerant, Order-Independent Pass-Phrases via the Damerau-Levenshtein String-Edit Distance Metric
How to generate strong passwords with Google Chrome without third-party extensions

14.13. Checking passwords:
Microsoft
The Password Meter
Password Security Scanner
Passfault
PasswordFail(Ch)
PasswordResearch.com
Passord Score
zxcvbn
Telepathwords 
Rumkin.com Strength Test
Reveal hidden passwords in all major browsers

14.14. Virtual keyboard:
Neo's safekeys
Mouse Only Keyboard
Virtual Keyboard Interface
7 Core Secure Input (Ch)
Keylogger Beater (FF)
Oxynger KeyShield

 

BANKING:

14.15. Safeguarding banking session:
Ako's banking advice
Trusteer Rapport
ID Vault
Bitdefender Safepay
Quarri MyPOQ 
Secure Virtual Desktop
See Also
How Scammers Target Your PayPal Account
Tips: 1  2

II. CONNECTION

14.16. Anonymity networks:
A. Tor:
Tor+Vidalia
tor2web
Advance Onion Router
Onion.To
JanusVM
BlackBelt Privacy Tor+WASTE
Lahana 
Easy and secure anonymous internet usage
Achieving Anonymity with Tor
Exit node geolocation for Tor
TorWall
Torcap
B. Other anonymity networks:
I2P
Freenet
Comparison of Tor vs. I2P vs. Freenet
List of Anonymous Networks
Anonymous P2P

14.17. Browsing without a trace:
Tails 
Lightweight Portable Security 
Pollipix 
Browzar 
DemocraKey LiveCD 
OccupyOS 
Liberté Linux 
Whonix
IprediaOS 
Kodachi 
Ubuntu Privacy Remix 
Snowden Tribute 

14.18. Proxies:
A. Information:
What is a Proxy Server?
What is the difference between a SOCKS proxy and an HTTP proxy?
B. Proxy software:
Shadowsocks
BarbaTunnel
ReQrypt
Zebedee
List of proxifiers
Privoxy
Polipo
BFilter
Sidki's Proxomitron config
Proxomitron + JD list
Freecap
JonDo
Your Freedom
alkasir
X-Proxy
Freegate
GPass
Charon
SafeIP
ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy
+A Proxy Finder
Elite Proxy Switcher
See Also
C. Online proxies:
Vtunnel
Anonymouse
Ninjacloak
Zend2
Proxybrowsing
StupidCensorchip
Guardster Free Web Proxy
SmartHide Online Anonymizer
TUVPN High Anonymity Web Proxy 
Fish Proxy
ZIGproxy
Glypeproxy script
Proxy.org
Public CGI list
Free Proxy List
Proxy Site List
ProxyMonster
Spys

14.19. Free VPN connection:
SecurityKISS 
CyberGhost 
Hotspot shield (Expat Shield)
It'sHidden signup
USAIP
PacketiX
VPNReactor
Free hide IP
ProXPN
TunnelBear
Identity Cloaker
Spotflux (Ch) review
OkayFreedom 
Steganos Online Shield 365 free
VPNDirect Lite
VPN Gate
VPNLive - collection of proxy and VPN
Hideman VPN 
Faceless.me
VPNBook 
5 ways to protect yourself when your VPN connection fails
more

14.20. VPN software:
Comodo Unite
OpenVPN Community Software
iPIG
LANoi
VPN Link Test
VPN Lifeguard
NeoRouter    (Ch)
SoftEther VPN
tinc
See Also

14.21. Secure file transfer and/or terminal emulation:
Tunnelier
WinSCP
PuTTY
KiTTY
SilverSHielD
OpenSSH for Windows
AnyConnect
Terminals
MobaSSH
FileZilla
Cyberduck
AirDC++
Rightload
Fresh FTP 
dtelnet 
Swish 
FTP Rush  
Xshell
DameWare SSH Client
FireFTP (FF)
Secure Shell (Ch)
FTPShell
Core FTP LE
Poderosa

14.22. Force HTTPS:
HTTPS Everywhere (FF,Ch)
ForceTLS (FF)
Prefer HTTPS (Ch)
Secure connections on sites (FF, Ch)
HTTPS Finder (FF)
My Security Search Bar (FF)
Strict Transport Security - Detector (FF)
KB SSL Enforcer (Ch)
HTTP Nowhere (FF)
See Also

14.23. Spoofing mac address:
Computer MAC addresses explained
TMAC
SMAC
Mac Makeup McMMKUP
Macshift
MadMACs
How to Change or Spoof MAC Address in Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X, Unix and Linux

14.24. Checking your own IP:
IP Adress
Danasoft
IP2
IPLogger (FF)
IP Informer
IP Chicken 
Google 
more
 

III. BROWSER

14.25. Anonymous browsers:
Tor Browser Bundle
Jondofox
xB Browser
OperaTor
KPROXY Agent 

14.26. Proxy:
A.Firefox add-ons:
Foxyproxy
Proxy tool
Proxilla Glype Proxy Client
Go2 proxy
anonymoX
Stealthy
AutoProxy
ProxTube
B.Chrome extensions:
Proxy Switchy!
Proxy SwitchySharp
Stealthy

14.27. Firefox privacy (FF):
RequestPolicy
Smart Referer
RefControl
Live HTTP Headers
PrivacySuite
Form History Control
FormFox
Stealther
Cocoon
SquiggleSR
Link Password
Secure Sanitizer
Master Password+
FireGloves
Leet Key
Encrypted Communication
Private Browsing by PortableApps (for portable FF)
Blender
SettingSanity
Secret Agent
History disable button
Masking Agent
PrefBar
NoTrace
Random Agent Spoofer
Network Monitor

14.28. Chrome privacy (Ch):
Privacy manager
UnSearch
Ghost incognito 
Chrome Privacy Protector
Paranoid Browsing
ZenMate
Secure Bookmarks
KISS Privacy
Cache Killer
Guest browsing

14.29. Eliminate ad-data tracking:
Enable "Do not track" in browsers
Privacychoice (TrackerScan) (AB)
Ghostery (AB)
DoNotTrackMe (AB)
TACO (FF,Ch)
Disconnect (FF,Ch)
TrackMeNot (FF,Ch)
Beef Taco (FF)
Priv3 (FF)
NAI Opt-out Tool (FF)
Keep My Opt-Outs (Ch)
Parley (Ch)
SelectOut (Ch)
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (FF,Ch,IE)
Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out Plugin (FF,Ch,IE)
Lightbeam (FF)
Adnostic (FF)
PrivDog  (FF,Ch)
TrackingObserver (Ch)

14.30. Tracking lists:
IE
Clean MX

14.31. Cookie control:
CS lite (FF)
Cookie monster (FF)
CookieSafe (FF)
Cookie culler (FF)
MAXA Cookie Manager
selectivecookiedelete (FF)
Cookie Controller (FF)
Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons (FF)
Vanilla Cookie Manager (Ch)
Edit This Cookie (Ch)
Cookie Manager (Ch)
Cookie Monster (Ch)
WebCookieSniffer
Expired Cookies Cleaner (IE)
CookieSpy
Self-Destructing Cookies (FF)
Biscuit (FF)
Cookies (Ch)

14.32. LSO killing:
BetterPrivacy (FF)
Objection (FF)
Click&Clean (AB)

14.33. Redirect removal:
Redirect Remover(FF)
Redirect Cleaner(FF)
NoRedirect (FF)
Fix Url Links Redirect (Ch)

IV. DATA

14.34. Removal of jpeg metadata:
JPEG and PNG stripper
BatchPurifier LITE
Metanull
jScript

14.35. Removal of doc metadata:
Doc Scrubber
Document Metadata Cleaner

14.36. Data firewall:
MyDLP

14.37. Data protection tools:
File Secure Free
Safetica Free

V. APPENDIX

14.38. Automatic analyzing of EULA/TOS:
Eulalyzer
Spywareguide
TOS;DR
TOSSOS
Common Terms 

14.39. Boss key:
SmokeScreen
Panic Button : FF  Ch,OB
more

14.40. Collection of tools/services:
Wilders Security: Anonymous Services
Anoniem-surfen
Download squad
EPIC
WinPT
Autistici/Inventati 
SaluSafe 
Unseen 

14.41. Anonymity tests:
XeroBank
Decloak
Cloakfish
Proxy Test
Proxy Checker
Advanced Proxy Check
IP check
IP-Secrets
Anonymity Checker / Online privacy  test

14.42. Other:
Evidence
JStylo-Anonymouth review
OneID (Ch)

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15. System monitoring

15.1. Versatile monitoring and maintenance tool:
System Nucleus
QuickMon
Marxio Timer
Windows Inspection Tool Set

15.2. System monitoring and diagnostic:
System Explorer
System info for Windows (SIW)
What's Running
Change Analysis Diagnostic tool
EVEREST Home Edition
Fresh Diagnose
System Spec
Multimon
Hijack Hunter
System Monitor II
PowerGUI
SystemReport
RegistryReport
SimpleSysInfo
SYS Informer
Sys Information
Karen's Computer Profiler
Xyvos System Explorer
System Information Tool
SystemInfo
SysFile 
Son of Snoop on Steroids
WMI-Explorer
Kiwi System Info
BgInfo 

15.3. Hardware monitoring and diagnostics:
LookInMyPC
PC Wizard
HWMonitor
Sisoft Sandra lite
HWiNFO/32/64 Tools
SpeedFan
Speccy
CPU-Z
SF Diagnostic Tool
WinAudit
System Information Viewer - SIV
Novabench
Crystalmark
Hardware Freak
MiTeC System Information X 
Quick Performance Monitor 
Auslogics BenchTown
SharpSpecs
thilmera7

15.4. Hardware, network and software inventory:
Lansweeper
Spiceworks

15.5. Process/startup/etc scanners:
Autoruns
Process Explorer
DTaskManager
Glint
Process Hacker
OTL
Silent runners
Remote Process Viewer
Eusing Utilities
Startup control panel
WinPatrolToGo
Startup Guard
Autostart Explorer
Ez-PC-fix
Atool
Security Autorun
Starter
Startup Manager
Bill2's Process Manager
Ainvo Startup Manager
Auslogics Task Manager
Oolauncher
WhatInStartup
ProcessEye System Utilities
Task ForceQuit Pro
Startup Delayer
TaskManager.xls  
System Tray Cleaner
DDS
Free Startup Manager 
Puran Startup Manager
Task Manager DeLuxe (TMX)
SterJo Task Manager
My Startup Delayer
SterJo Startup Patrol
Chameleon Task Manager Lite
Tizer
Kiwi application monitor
Listsp
Anvir task manager
StartupEye
StartupMonitor
Startup Sentinel 
Registry Alert

15.6. Process/startup/etc scanners with analyzing help:
ESET SysInspector
OSAM Autorun manager
RSIT
Sreng
HijackThis (help)
OLTPE
Emsisoft HiJackFree
FreeFixer
Hijack Hunter
Run Scanner
Runalyzer
Autorun Angel
x-ray PC
Soluto
StartUpLite
TaskPatrol
Startup Inspector
Quick Startup

15.7. Services:
Smart
Advanced Win Service Manager
ServicesSuite
Windows Service Monitor
Service Trigger Editor  
Puran Service Manager  
Tweaking.com - svchost.exe Lookup Tool

15.8. Device & driver analyzing:
ServiWin
Pserv.cpl
DevManView
DriverView
Device Remover
GhostBuster review 
How to Make a List of the Installed Drivers on a PC

15.9.Monitor DLLs:
RegDllView
InjectedDLL
Static Import Finder
Svchost Process Analyzer
FileMap by BB

15.10. Realtime process monitoring:
Process monitor
ProcessActivityView
SpyMeTools
Top Process Monitor
Fileinspect Sidebar Gadget
Moo0 System Monitor

15.11. File/Folder(hard disk activity) monitoring:
Tiny Watcher
Glint
Directory Monitor
Watch 4 Folder
TheFolderSpy
File Watcher Utilities
What's my computer doing?
FileChecker
AFICK
SysTracer
DiskPulse
Moo0 File Monitor
FolderChangesView
NT Filemonitor
Spy-The-Spy
HDD-Profiler 
FingerPrint
Notify 
MoniDIR
Track Folder Changes 
Windows Explorer Tracker
LastActivityView
Recent Files Scanner
Check5
unhide
Free Folder Monitor
Phrozen Windows File Monitor 
Monitor with win7 group policy

15.12. Monitor registry and file changes:
RegShot (Unicode )
TrackWinstall
SpyMeTools
RegFromApp
Windows System State Analyzer
WhatChanged  
InstallSpy
SystemSherlock
RegMerge  
DiffView

15.13. Searching files and processes:
file.net
SystemLookup
File Research Center
Process Library
Bit9 FileAdvisor
SANS Institute: Hash Database
ViCheck
Team Cymru
Emsisoft: Is This File Safe?    
Kaspersky Application Advisor

15.14. File Type Inspector:
TrID / TRIDNet
MediaInfo

15.15. Monitor hard disk/SSD:
CrystalDiskInfo
HD Tune
HDDScan
PassMark DiskCheckup
Acronis Drive Monitor
DiskAlarm
Disk Alignment Test
EASIS Drive Check
SSD Life
Macrorit Disk Scanner 
HDDExpert 

15.16. Monitor memory:
Memory usage analysis: RAMMap
MKN MemoryMonitor
PerfView (also for CPU)
RAMExpert 

15.17.Monitor CPU:
Process Lasso  
Process Tamer

15.18. Monitor video card and  GPU:
GPU-Z
GPU Caps Viewer
RivaTuner
GPU Shark

15.19. Monitor USB activity:
USBDeview
USBLogView
IntelliAdmin USB History Viever 

15.20. Group Policy settings:
How to See Which Group Policies are Applied to Your PC and User Account
Group Policy Settings Reference

15.21. Event/Log Viewers:
Microsoft: Event Viewer
EventLog Inspector
MyEventViewer
Windows Event Log Viewer
EventSentry Light 
SnakeTail
ALV - Advanced Log Viewer
Event Log Explorer

15.22. Checksum calculation:
Hashtab
MultiHasher
FileVerifier++
HashMyFiles
Checksum Verify
IgorWare Hasher
HashSlash
HashGenerator
ExactFile
MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility
Hashcalc
Karen's Hasher
md5deep and hashdeep
checksum
File Checksum Tool
Marxio File Checksum Verifier
Febooti Hash & CRC
Moo0 Hash Code
Quick Checksum Verifier
VSCryptoHash (Calculator of Cryptographic Hash)
QuickiHash
Md5summer
Download Hash Verifier
SDHash
Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier
SFV.net 
Hash'em all!
Hacker 10:How cryptographic hashing functions work

15.23. Search utility:
UltraSearch
Everything
Copernic Desktop Search
Wise JetSearch
Locate32
Agent Ransack
DocFetcher
neoSearch
LAN Search Pro
InSight Desktop Search
Mo-Search
Ultra File Search
Miner Mole
VX Search
Quick Search
FileSearchEX
SearchMyFiles
Effective File Search
SwiftSearch 
MasterSeeker 
Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax   
RegScanner
AstroGrep 
FileSearchy
grepWin

15.24. Computer forensic tools: 
Forensic Toolkit
Memoryze Audit Viewer
Mandiant Redline
OSForensics
Disk Investigator
DEFT Linux
CAINE
SIFT Workstation
analyzeMFT
Windows File Analyzer 
TCHunt 
Encrypted Disk Detector
Fedora Security Lab 
Collection of free forensic tools : 1  2

15.25. Integrity checking:
System File Checker tool (sfc /scannow)   more
SFCList
Integrity Checker
Rizone File Checker

15.26. Digital certificates:
How To Check System Files For Digital Signatures
kSign
Hacker 10:How to obtain a digital certificate for free
abylon SELFCERT

15.27. Monitor errors:
Monitor debug output: DebugView
Debugger for Windows: WinDbg
WinCrashReport
WhatIsHang
Windows Journal Parser

15.28. Resource editor:
Resource Hacker
Dependency Walker
ResEdit

15.29. Manage drives:
Drive Manager
USB Manager
FCorp Drive-Thru

15.30. Monitor computer usage:
Blackbox Express review
Spyrix Personal Monitor
Spyrix Free Keylogger

15.31. Test system stability:
Heavyload
System Stability Tester
StressMyPC 
Video Memory stress Test
Prime95
OCCT
GS Data Generator
CPU heater
FurMark

15.32. Other:
Monitor kernel object activity: ObjMon
Handle Tracer
RequestTrace
RecentFilesView
ShellBagsView
Process Notifier
cFosBark
ProcessThreadsView
API Monitor
WinAPIOverride32
FileInfo
How to Manage Super-Hidden Windows System Files
Hyperball
MindGems Folder size

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16. Network traffic monitoring

16.1. Port checking:
ActivePorts
TcpView
CurrPorts IPNetInfo
Roadkil's Scan Port
TCPEye
Opened Ports Viewer
Free Port Scanner
Pwn
Port Scanner
PortScan
IPFingerPrints 
Advanced Port Scanner
SuperScan

16.2. Botnet diagnosis:
Trendmicro RUBotted
FayeTracker

16.3. Network traffic monitoring:
Axence NetTools
Networx
Netmeter
Network lights
Urlsnooper
Cucusoft Net Guard
ProcNetMonitor
Pandora FMS
Kismet
Network Monitor II
PRTG Network Monitor
Network Activity Indicator
NetWitness Investigator
Network Meter 
My Network Speed  
NetTraffic
York
Real Network Monitor
SterJo NetStalker
Active Wall Traffic Monitor
Network Manager
TechString
NetToolset

16.4. Network traffic analyzing:
Wireshark
NetworkMiner
Nmap
Fiddler
Cain & Abel
IP Tools
Microsoft Network Monitor
Analyzer
Smartsniff
Colasoft Capsa Free Network Analyzer
Angry IP Scanner
SoftPerfect Network Scanner
Advanced IP Scanner
WinSniff
NetworkTrafficView
RawCap
IP Traffic Spy
AthTek NetWalk Personal
Moo0 Connection Watcher
Network Scanner 
ICSI Netalyzar

16.5. Whois/IP lookup:
DomainTools
DomainHostingView
WhoisThisDomain
Online Domain Tools
Whois Tool
who.is
IPNetInfo
IPInfoOffline
IP locator
ip2c

16.6. NIDS:
Snort
Bothunter
TWIDS 

16.7. Control internet traffic priority:
NetBalancer

16.8. DNS configuration:
Check DNS-settings
Dns jumper
GRC
Namebench

16.9. Internet speed and quality test:
Speedtest
Pingtest
Broadband Speed Checker
JD's Auto Speed Tester
TamoSoft Throughput Test
DSL speedtest (Ch)

16.10. Ping:
Emco Ping Monitor
Ping Monitor
hrPING
http-ping
PingInfoView
Colasoft Ping Tool

16.11. Wireless tools:
inSSIDer
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
NetSurveyor
SciLor's Wifi Penetrate
Wireless Network Watcher
Homedale
Network Stumbler
Wireless Wizard
TekWiFi
NetGhost  
WeFi
W10ifiInfoView
Wifi Protector
SoftPerfect WiFi Guard 
Securing wireless network
How To Check If Someone Is Stealing Your WiFi

16.12. Collection of tools:
Network Security Toolkit
OSSIM
Plax network suite
eToolz
Network Stuff
HoverIP
Network Monitoring Tools Package

16.13. Monitor file shares:
ShareEnum
NetShareMonitor
McAfee ShareScan more
ShareWatcher
ShareWatch

16.14. ARP protection:
Protection against ARP poisoning
Anti NetCut
DecaffeinatID
CUTe ARP Protector

16.15. Website monitoring/analysis:
Websites Cop
Down For Everyone Or Just Me
WebESC
NotiPage
Mon.itor.us
ThreatSign!
ServiceMon
See Also

16.16. Other:
CountryTraceRoute
Computer IPv6 addresses & privacy
WebSiteSniffer  
HTTP LogStat
DNSQuerySniffer  
Connection Keeper
Sentinel
LanTopolog
Simple IP Config
ADHD 
HookME 
Firewall Builder
Reporting Hacked or Rooted Servers used by Booters to Datacenters

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17. System cleaning

17.1. Versatile cleanup tool:
RegRun Reanimator
UVK - Ultra Virus Killer
AutoClean
Identity Finder

17.2. Process killing:
APT
KillProcess
ProcX
ProcessKO
SuperF4
Kill Frozen Programs
Kill Process
Process Assassin
Task ForceQuit Pro
KillEmAll

17.3. File shredders:
Eraser EraserDrop Portable
Quick Erase
UltraShredder

File Shredder
Secure Wipe
Free File Wiper
WipeFile
TweakNow SecureDelete
Secure Eraser
Any File Remover
Blank And Secure
SDelete
Permanent File Delete
Moo0 File Shredder
Freeraser
Zer0
xShredder 
File and Directory – Scramble and Jettison 
Puran Permanent Delete
File Shredder (Kakasoft)
Securely 
Free Secure File Eraser 
more

17.4. Wipe deleted files:
Prevent restore
Moo0 Anti-Recovery
WipeSpace
Files Terminator Free

17.5. Hard disk wiping:
Darik's Boot & Nuke
Secure Erase - HDDErase
Active@ KillDisk
PC INSPECTOR™ e-maxx
Disk wipe
Roadkil's Disk Wipe
WipeDisk
MHDD
HDD Wipe Tool
Puran Wipe Disk
PC Disk Eraser
Hardwipe
EASIS Data Eraser

17.6. Ramdisk:
Dataram RAMDisk
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver
SoftPerfect RAM Disk 
Bond Disc 
VSuite Ramdisk
Gavotte Ramdisk
more

17.7. Versatile tool for removing infection traces at bootup:
BlitzBlank
Threat Killer

17.8. Unlocking files:
Unlocker 
LockHunter 
WhoLockMe
Tizer
Emco UnLock IT 
NoVirusThanks File Governor 
UnlockMe
How to check what process is your holding external device

17.9. File killing:
Pocket Killbox
FileASSASSIN
Avenger
Emco MoveOnBoot
Delete Doctor
FilExile
Reboot Delete File Ex 
Guide for killing files

17.10. Killing registry entries:
RegASSASSIN

17.11. Registry editing:
Registrar Registry Manager Lite
Regalyzer
RegSearch
RegistryViewer
Yet Another Registry Utility
Windows Registry Recovery 
Registry Commander
RegMagiK 
Run Regedit as SYSTEM to Solve Error While Deleting Key

17.12. System cleaning:
CCleaner  (CCEnhancer )
PrivaZer (Shellbag Analyzer & Cleaner )
Wise
DiskMax
BleachBit
TFC - Temp File Cleaner
Easy Cleaner
ATF-Cleaner
CleanUP!
FCleaner
KCleaner lite
Wipe
System Ninja
Browser Cleaner
Belvedere
Free Internet Eraser
Xleaner
OSPC
Ainvo Disk Cleaner
AppCleaner
FMS Temp File Cleanup
Moo0 Disk Cleaner
DrivePurge
Windisk
Sys Optimizer
Jet Clean
Eusing Free Internet Window Washer 
Empty Temp Folders
Windows Wiper
CleverCleaner
UnCleaner
FCorp Cleaner++
HLP Free PC Cleaner 
Puran Disk Cleaner
Puran Delete History
PureRa
DriveTidy
Cyber-D's Autodelete
WinPrefetchView
DisCleaner
Oshi Cleaner
Synei Disk Cleaner
Advanced Disk Cleaner
nCleaner
Auto Cleaner 

17.13. Duplicate cleaning:
AntiTwin
Duplicate Cleaner
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
LookDisk
DupScout
SMF 
NoDupe
CloneSpy 
Duplicate & Same Files Searcher (Duplicate Searcher)
FileMany
Puran Duplicate File Finder
Image Comparator
Primitive Duplicate Finder
AllDup
MindGems Fast Duplicate File Finder 
Fastest Duplicate File Finder

17.14. Maintenance & Optimization:
WinUtilities
Glary utilities
Ashampoo WinOptimizer
360Amigo
Comodo system cleaner
TweakNow PowerPack
SlimCleaner
Eusing Cleaner
PowerTools Lite
Cleanup Assistant
JetBoost
Toolwiz Care
System Mechanic
Advanced Uninstaller PRO
Wise Care 365 Free
dMaintenance
Anti Tracks Free
Puran Utilities
EaseUS CleanGenius Free
EnhanceMy8
SystemNanny
Baidu PC Faster 
Synei System Utilities
JetClean
Kingsoft PC Doctor

17.15. Tweaking tools:
Mztweak
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
True System Security Tweaker
WinBubble
Advanced System Tweaker
TweakNow WinSecret
XdN Tweaker
Fresh UI
Quick Config
TweakIE9
EnhanceMySe7en
Windows 7 Little Tweaker
GIGATweaker
Tweak Me!
FCorp Tweakers
OpenWith Enhanced
Profile Relocator
Delprof2

17.16. Shell extensions:
ShellExView (ShellMenuView )
FileMenu Tools
Right Click Enhancer
Context Menu Editor
Moo0 RightClicker
MMM free
ShellNewHandler 

17.17. Uninstallers:
Revo uninstaller guide
Zsoft uninstaller
Add/Remove Pro
InstallRite
EMB uninstaller
UnInstall Cleaner
Comodo Programs Manager
Advanced Uninstaller FREE
Easy Uninstaller
Absolute Uninstaller
GeekUninstaller
Install Monitor review
Puran Uninstaller
Wise Program Uninstaller
Should I Remove It?
Windows App Boss
Simnet UnInstaller 

17.18. Uninstall Programs Packaged with Windows Installer in Safe Mode
SafeMSI
Raymond cc

17.19. Tracking registry and files changes when installing software:
Many here

17.20. MRU-list deleting:
MRU-Blaster

17.21. Removing unwanted (preinstalled) Windows software:
PC Decrapifier
Slimcomputer
Decrap
AV removal: Raymond: 1  2 
ESET List
WildersSecurity
AppRemover
AV Uninstall Tools Pack
Antivirus Remover 
Old versions of java: JavaRa
Old versions of Flash
.Net Framework Cleanup Tool
Office 2003, 2007, or 2010
Remove Office 2007,2010
OldChromeRemover
List of uninstallers

17.22. Disk defragging:
Toolwiz Smart Defrag
Auslogics
Microsoft: Windows 7 & SSD: defragmentation, SuperFetch, prefetch

17.23. Other:
ProEject
EjectUSB
USBOblivion
OpenedFilesView
Safely Delete Unused MSI and MST Files from Windows Installer Folder
Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter Tool Replaces MSICUU2
Dev Eject (Detect File Locking the USB Drive)
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode

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18. Data rescue

18.1 File rescuing from Usb-drive/hard disk:
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Testdisk
Wise Data Recovery
PC Inspector File Recovery
Photorec
Recuva
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
Softperfect File Recovery
Undelete 360 
FileWing
Avira UnErase
Toolwiz File Recovery
Restoration
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:
TeraCopy
ExtremeCopy
XXCOPY
Fastcopy
UltraCopier
SuperCopier
KillCopy
Mass File Mover
NTFS File Copy Utility
ShadowCopy
NiceCopier
Limagito FileMover Lite
TimeDim

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

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

18.6. Write error resistant DVD:s:
dvdisaster

18.7. Repair  corrupted (media) files:
File Repair

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19. Encrypting

19.1. Versatile tool for encrypting:
FREE CompuSec
CryptoLab
Datum Locker
Omziff
MultiObfuscator
Protectorion Data Safe 
WinAES

19.2. Hiding files/folders:
My Lockbox
WinMend Folder Hidden
Easy file locker
Wise Folder Hider
Hidefolders
Free Hide Folder
MySecretFolder
FolderGuard
Secure Folder
HiddenDIR
Disguise Folders
FileWall
Sneaksy 
more

19.3. Encrypting files:
AxCrypt
DsCrypt
Crypt4free
EncryptOnClick
Toolwiz BSafe
Androsa FileProtector
ICE encrypt
FreeSecurity
Crypt
Lazar Crypter
Blowfish Advanced CS
bcrypt (GUI: BcryptFE)
Handy Encryption
JavaEncryptor
Right-Click Encrypter
Adhcifar
MyFolder
MAXA Crypt Portable
Encoding Decoding Free
Sicurpas
idoo File Encryption Free
VSEncryptor (Cryptographic Encryptor)
Encryption Wizard
Kryptel Lite  
Bulambod
Smart Encryptor
encrypt 
Silver Key Free
AES Crypt 
BCArchive 
GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio 

19.4. Encryption for cloud storage:
Cloudfogger
BoxCryptor
Secured Cloud Drive
nCrypted Cloud 

more

19.5. Locking files/folders:
File & Folder Locker
A+ Folder Locker
BuduLock
LocK-A-FoLdeR
PadLock
SecretFolder

19.6. Password protect executables:
Empathy
WinGuard Pro
ExeLock

19.7. Disk/drive encryption:
FREE CompuSec
Comodo
DiskCryptor
BitLocker Drives Unlocker

19.8. Encrypting with virtual drives:
TrueCrypt (TruPax )
FreeOTFE
Safehouse Explorer
Secret disk
R-Crypto
Private-Public
Cypherix Cryptainer LE  
CryptoExpert Lite
VeraCrypt
BestCrypt Traveller 

19.9. Encrypting for usb-drive:
USB flash security
Rohos Mini
SecureStick
Encrypt Stick
USB Safeguard
R.W. Flash Drive Explorer
Granite Portable 

19.10. E-mail encryption:
PGPFreeware
Comodo SecureEmail
Gpg4win
GPGrelay
Enigmail
Sophos Free Encryption
Safester
GPG4Browsers (Ch)
SafeGmail (Ch)
Mailvelope (FF,Ch)
InstantCrypt 
Cassiopeia's BitMail 
Email Guardian (FF,Ch)
Virtru (FF, Ch)
How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private
Automatically Encrypting all Incoming Email
See Also

19.11. Steganography:
OpenPuff 
Bon Kuy Bon
Steghide Steghide UI(StegTorrent )
wbStego
Hide in picture
DIIT
Invisible secrects
Concealar
BitCrypt
SteganoG
Free File Camouflage
Our Secret 
Cipher Image Free
DeepSound
CipherTune 
Guide1
Guide2

19.12. Archivers (with encryption):
7-Zip
IZArc
PeaZip
KGB archiver
Secure Archive
Bandizip
HaoZip
FreeArc
TUGZip
ZipGenius
A2 Strong Encryption Tool
Pocket UnZip 
Secret Data Manager
ArcThemAll!  
Express Zip 
more

19.13. Encrypted text editors:
Steganos LockNote
ETXT
crypTN
gpg4usb
scrambled-egg
ImmediateCrypt
Free Message Encrypter
MAXA TEXT-2-EXE
CTI Encryption
Cypher Bot 
Text Guard lite
Secret Notes
BCTextEncoder 
SecureEdit 

19.14. Other:
SecureTrayUtil
Stunnel
MAXA Key Exchanger
TCHead
CryptSync 
Secret Sharp
List of One Time Pad encryption programs

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20. Backup

20.1. Data backup:
Backup maker
Fbackup
Karen’s Replicator
Comodo Backup
Cobian backup
Areca Backup
GFI Backup
Ocster
Toucan
FileHamster
Crashplan
Yadis! Backup
CFBackup
LojiklSweep
Back4Sure
EaseBackup
JaBack
Dropout  
EVACopy 
Auslogics BitReplica
Peter's Backup
Personal Backup
Backup Dwarf Home
aBackup2
SSuite Office - Backup Master
Z-DBackup
FileGee Backup & Sync System - Personal
AOMEI Backupper
Exiland Backup
Bitser
Uranium Backup Free 
Lazy mirror
Ace Backup 
Iperius Backup Free 
Nero BackItUp Free 
7Backup
Some Useful Free Windows Programs for Backing Up Your Files
BuddyBackup

20.2. Creating backup server:
UrBackup
Syncrify

20.3. Timemachine for data:
Genie Timeline

20.4. Windows-based backup:
Create a system Image
Windows Complete PC Backup
ShadowExplorer

20.5. Network backup:
Bacula
Amanda
Duplicati 
ToolWiz Remote Backup

20.6. Synchronization tools:
PureSync
SyncBackFree
Fullsync
FreeFileSync
SyncToy
DSynchronize
SyncBreeze
FlagSync
Create Synchronocity
Zback
Allway Sync
Sync Last Files Free
Backup Folder Sync
FileSynq
Insync
yCopy2
AutoVer
Synchredible
Fast Back'em
Saleen Folder Sync
MetroBackUp
BitTorrent Sync 
SkyShellEx
Horodruin
SyncFolders
Synkron 
GoodSync 

20.7. USB backup:
USBflashcopy
USB Flash Tools
USB Image Tool

20.8. Email Backup:
MailStore Home
KLS Mail Backup
Personal Folders Backup
Outlook Express Backup
GMail Backup
EZ eMail Backup
OEBackup

20.9. Online backup:
SkyDrive (SDExplorer )
Google Drive (Gmail Drive shell extension )
Ubuntu One
Dropbox
Comodo Cloud
Mozy
Adrive
Glide (FF, Ch, IE)
Idrive
CX
Box
Cubby
Memopal
TeamDrive
4sync
Bitdefender Safebox
AVG LiveKive
SugarSync
CloudMe
SpiderOak
Syncplicity
TeamLab
Minus (FF, Ch)
MiMedia
HiDrive
BeeCloud
Wuala
Touro Cloud Backup
Symform
MyDrive
DropGallery
Pogoplug
KumoSync
LG Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
Yandex.Disk
ASUS WebStorage 
CloudSafe
Norton Zone
Copy 
Digital Lifeboat
Jottacloud 
Symform
get2clouds
OziBox
SurDoc
hubiC
Yunio
pCloud

20.10. Host and share files:
Filemail
Send Genie
myUpload
Gigasize
Rapidshare
4shared
Sendspace
HideMyAss
FileDropper
Hotfile
Mediafire
YourFileLink
Pando
Megashares
Mejuba 
JumboFiles
Shared.com
MEGA
FileCanyon
MailBigFile
Pipe

20.11. Registry backup:
Microsoft: XP  7
Erunt
Registry Backup
EMCO Remote Registry Exporter
RegistryLoaderPE
HiveLoader
SMARegisTry Backup

20.12. Programs for MBR backuping and restoring:
MBR Backup
Bootice
BootRescue
Many here

20.13. Creating images from hard disks on-line:
Paragon Backup & Recovery Advanced Free
Macrium Reflect Free
Easeus Todo Backup Free
Keriver 1-click restore
DriveImage XML
O&O DiskImage Express
Roadkil's Disk Image
ActiveImage Protector Free
ODIN 
RecImg Manager
Realcopy 

20.14. Backuping hard disk with Live-Cd:
G4U
Clonezilla
PING
PC INSPECTOR™ clone maxx
Partition Logic
Redo Backup and Recovery
Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone Home

20.15. Hard disk/volume cloning:
HDClone free (CD)
XXCLONE
Acronis True Image WD Edition 2010 
EASIS Drive Cloning
Keriver Disk Sync 

20.16. Raw copy of hard disks:
Roadkil's Raw Copy
HDD Raw Copy Tool
CopyWipe
EaseUS Disk Copy Home Edition

20.17. Backup drivers:
Double Driver
Driver Magician
DriverGuide Toolkit
DriverBackup! 
DriverGrabber  
Driver Collector 
See Also

20.18. Formatting drives:
Bypass Hard Disk Encryption Software and Format Your PC
Any Drive Formatter
HDD Low Level Format Tool

20.19. Upload to multiple sources:
Gladinet
Cloud Turtle
Neembuu Uploader
Joukuu
drag2up (FF, Ch)
Cloud Save (Ch)
Otixo

20.20. Other:
Backing Up EISA Hidden PQSERVICE Partition and MBR on a New Laptop
Backup and Restore Vista OEM Activation License
EasyBCD - BCD Backup/Repair
NetSetMan
Tonido (FF, Ch)
DirectX Happy Uninstall
MozBackup
MailBrowserBackup
Servers
OPA-Backup
OSFMount
Gizmo Central
DataGrab
PowerFolder
HTC Sync
Undeluxe ( undelete utility )
ZeroPC (Ch)
SnapRAID
WinAIO Maker Professional

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21. System rescue

Intro:
How to fix a computer that won't start
How to fix PC (About.com)
How to restore, refresh or reset your PC
Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)
Windows hangs or freezes
Recovery:the last step in total data security
When Some Websites Do Not Open On Your Computer – Troubleshooting Guide
How to check if system Is 32-bit or 64-bit (x86 or x64)
System Update Readiness Tool
How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc

21.1. System Restore:
Quick Restore Point Maker
System Restore Explorer
Restore Point Creator
Fix System Restore Calendar
Automatic System Restore Maker

21.2. Troubleshooting/diagnostic:
Microsoft:How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows
Microsoft:Resolving blue screen errors in Windows 7
BSOD Index  1  2
BSOD survival guide  WinVistaClub
Windows Error Codes
System Error Codes
Events and Errors Message Center
Microsoft Exchange Server Error Code Look-up
Windows Error Lookup Tool- WELT
Error Messages for Windows
Carrona.org
Memtest86+
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Victoria
MHDD
SF Diagnostic Tool
Problem Steps Recorder
Beep Codes Viewer
See Also: 1 2

21.3. Versatile tools for troubleshooting/rescuing:
Wise PC 1stAid
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - FRST  (diagnose and fix boot issues)
Microsoft fix it center portable
Admin Swiss Knife Suite
TechTools
NirLauncher
WSCC - Windows System Control Center
Windows Repair (All In One)  
KZTechs.COM Software Suite
d7
Advantage-PC Fix
PC Tools by Davis PC Mechanics
Helge’s Switchblade
GEGeek Tech Toolkit

21.4. Memory dump:
Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 
How to Create a Full Memory Dump
How to analyse memory dump

21.5. Repairing XP:
Recovering Windows XP using the Recovery Console
How to install and use the Windows XP Recovery Console
Repair XP
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

21.6. Windows Vista rescue discs :
Neosmart $

21.7. Windows 7/8 rescue discs/USBs: 
Microsoft
Raymondcc
Create a WinPE (Vista or 7) without WAIK
WinUSB Maker

21.8. Rescue discs:
UBCD4Win
Rescatux
Trinity
Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) 
Hiren's boot cd more
Paragon Rescue Kit
SystemRescueCD
Knoppix more
BartPE
BootDisk
OTLPEStd more
Secured2k's Boot CD
INSERT
Ubuntu Rescue Remix
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home
Lazesoft Windows Recovery Home
f4ubcd
more

21.9. Portable OS:
Icaros Desktop
Syllable Desktop
FreeDOS
Haiku
LoseThos
Privatix Live-System
Cybershield-OS (boot USB/CD e.g.  for online banking)
KNOS Demo

21.10. Linux live CD:
Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)
Linux Mint
Puppy
Simply Mepis
Slax
Ubuntu
PCLinuxOS
Webconverger
Finnix 

21.11. Disk management:
Parted Magic 

21.12. Partition/disk recovery:
Minitool
TesktDisk
Partition Find & Mount 
Eassos Recovery Free

21.13. Partition software:
Easeus
MiniTool  
Paragon  
Gparted 
AOMEI Partition Assistant Home
Cute Partition Manager 
Ranish Partition Manager 
PartitionGuru Free
Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Home Edtion 

21.14. Fixing MBR:
Fixing MBR with Boot-CD another
Fixing MBR

21.15. Boot-CD registry editor:
PC regedit

21.16. BIOS:
How to enter BIOS
How to set BIOS to boot from the CD
Changing Your Computers Boot Order 
Easily Install FreeDOS in USB Flash Drive for BIOS Flashing

21.17. SafeMode:
How to Start Windows in Safe Mode
How to easily enter safe mode in windows 8?
BootSafe
Enable booting in safe mode
SMFixer
Tweaking.com - Repair Windows Safe Mode

21.18. Solve problem drivers:
Driver Fusion
BlueScreenView  
Whocrashed
Identify Which Service or Driver Failed During System Startup 
Driver Verifier more
Driver Reference Table
See Also: 1 2

21.19. Recover a hanging system:
Antifreeze

21.20. Repair Internet connection:
Microsoft:Troubleshoot network connection problems in Windows
Fix Internet Connection after Malware Removal 
How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?
Complete Internet Repair  
Winsockxpfix
Winsockfix
Lspfix
MiniToolBox
Farbar Service Scanner 
Autodebug for Winsock
Repairing of broken internet connection :ICR
Reset-TCPIP
Connectivity Fixer
Avira DNS Repair-Tool
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
NetChecker
Why Can't I Connect? 
Network drivers: 3DP Net

21.21. Restore corrupted system files/settings:
How to Repair a Windows Image (DISM tool)
See Also
A. General:
Re-Enable
FixWin Utility  
7 quick fix
Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT)
XP Quick Fix Plus
Dial-a-Fix
RefreshPC   review
Tweaking.com
Virus Effect Remover
Windows medkit
MBR Regenerator
Quick Disaster Recovery
Turn off “Autorun” and “Default Share” download
B. File association:
Fix corrupted .exe association: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
File Association Fixer another
File Extension Fixer (ExeFixer)
Default Programs Editor
Types
Tweaking.com - Repair .lnk (Shortcuts) File Association
Broken shortcut fixer
Unassoc
C. Permissions:
GrantPerms
Fixpolicies
Reset Registry Permissions
Permissions Time Machine 
D. Security settings:
How do I restore security settings to a known working state
Security Restore
E. Removable storage:
DVD repair
USBOblivion  
DriveCleanup  
F. Additional:
How to Restore Missing Default Shortcuts in the Windows 7 Start Menu 
Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool
Recycle Bin back to desktop
RestoreTaskBar

21.22. Repair corrupted IE:
Microsoft: How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in 7,V, and XP
Repair IE
SF IE Restoration
Repair Internet Explorer

21.23. Restore Task Manager:
Task Manager Fix 
Enstella Task Manager Enable Tool

21.24. BIOS password recovery:
Raymond:How To Reset, Remove, Clear or Reveal CMOS BIOS Security Password
Manually Reset BIOS Password Like a Hacker to Access CMOS
BIOS Password Removal for Laptops
CMOS De-Animator 
PC CMOS Cleaner

21.25. Recover installations keys:
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
Recover Windows key for unbootable system
SoftKey Revealer
ProduKey
LicenseCrawler
RockXP
Win Key View
WinKeyFinder
Advanced Tokens Manager
CD Key Seizer
Lazesoft Windows Key Finder
Recover Windows Key for unbootable system with Hiren's boot cd

21.26. Recover/reset Windows passwords:
How to reset windows account password
Kon-Boot
Cain&Abel
Ophcrack
PCLoginNow  
Lazesoft Recovery My Password Home
Reset a Windows 8 Password without using any third party software

21.27. Recover other passwords:
Reveal Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks
Reveal a Password in your Browser with a Simple Trick
Password Recovery Tools (SecurityXploded)
Windows Password Recovery Tools (NirSoft)
Recover router password
Routerpwn 
WifiSlax 
WebBrowserPassView
Advanced Password Recovery 
hashcat
John the Ripper 
Online Trillian Password Decoder
Hash Kracker
OTFBrutusGUI 

aBhacksPsw Lite 

21.28. Recover documents:
Recover Word documents
Recover Excel documents
Recover Excel/Word documents
Recover ZIP-files
ZIP repair
How to recover corrupt Microsoft Word files

21.29. Clean & update Windows install CD:
nLite
RT Se7en Lite
RVM Integrator
Win Toolkit
Windows 7 Component Removal (beta)
vLite
WinFuture xp-Iso-Builder

 21.30. Make bootable linux USB:
UNetBootin
LinuxLive USB Creator - LiLi
MultiBootUSB
Universal USB Installer

21.31. Make bootable Windows installation USB:
Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool
RMPrepUSB (also for linux)
A bootable USB
WintoFlash
MakeItBoot
WiNToBootic review
Rufus
WinUSB-Maker
DriveDroid (also for linux) guide
more: WBICreator (Windows Bootable Image Creator)

21.32. Windows reinstall guides:
How to Rebuild your Computer
Windows reinstall
Install, reinstall, or uninstall Windows
installing windows xp from a usb key
No-reformat, nondestructive reinstall of Win7
See Also

21.33. Other:
CheckDiskGUI
How to use SysPrep to Generate Unique SID before Cloning
How To Fix “BOOTMGR is missing” Error in Vista and Windows 7
Windows Leaks Detector
Restoring Factory Hard Drive Capacity
The Backup Failed when Creating System Image in Windows 7
How to initialize a hard drive in Windows 7
Manually Reset or Clear Dirty Bit in Windows without CHKDSK
Boot an ISO directly from the Windows Boot Manager
How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer or Uninstaller doesn't work

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22. Miscellaneous

22.1. General security resources and guidelines:
(IN)SECURE Magazine
Useful Computer Security Resources
So You Want To Be A Malware Analyst
Hacker 10 – Security Tips (How to Become a Hacker)
GetNetWise
SecurityTube Tools
US-CERT
Security In A Box

22.2. Blogs and news:
Kaspersky: Securelist  Treathpost
Symantec: Security Response
Trend Micro
ESET ThreatBlog
F-secure
Safe and Savvy
Naked Security (Sophos)
MicrosoftMSRC  MMPC  SRD  TechNet  Trustworthy Computing 
Schneier on Security
Krebs on Security
Zscaler Research
Internet Security News - Team Cymru
CloudFlare
Ars Technica
GFI Labs
PC Security
Webroot
Dark Reading
Zero Day
HOTforSecurity (Bitdefender)
Graham Cluley Security News
Malwarebytes Unpacked

22.3. Best security discussion forums:
Wilders Security

22.4. Other problem solving forums:
Microsoft:Suggestions for asking a question on help forums
Microsoft Support
Microsoft Community
Microsoft Technet
w7forums
sevenforums

22.5. Security program lists:
SecTools.Org
Spywarewarrior
Cyberwarzone: Collection of cyberwarfare and cybercrime tools (2012)
Alken
firewallguide
Wikipedia
Freeware Home
Freeware Files
List of lists
Gogeek
Free Software Foundation   
4sysops
HLRnet.com
it-sec-catalog

22.6. List of malicious/unwanted software:
Lavasoft Rogue Gallery
Spyware Warrior
FortiGuard Labs
The Adware List
Kaspersky

22.7. Portable application launchers:
LiberKey
PortableApps
App.etizer
Asuite
CodySafe

22.8. Remote control:
Teamviewer
UltraVNC
RealVNC
Crossloop
ThinVNC
TightVNC
OnlineVNC
Concurrent RDP Patcher review
Remote Desktop Manager
RemoteVU
PC Monitor
Chrome Remote Desktop (Ch)
sRemote  
Requirements in Using Networking Tools on Remote Windows Computers
See Also

22.9. Screen sharing:
join.me
Mouse Without Borders

22.10. Laptop theft prevention:
Prey
LAlarm
A.L.A.R.M
Adeona
iSpy 
ContaCam
LaptopLock
PC-Alarm and Security System
Key Monitor
WebCamImageSave
ThinkPad Anti-Theft Manager
Laptop security t ips

22.11. Lock keyboard and mouse:
BlueLife KeyFreeze
Toddler Keys
Littleguard
S Lock
Kid-Key-Lock  
killkeys  
Child Lock
KeyFreeze
Baby Smash!

22.12. System lock:
Predator
BtProx
USL
WinLockr
ClearLock
Eusing Maze Lock
VSUsbLogon
dWinlock 
ScreenBlur
OSAS Computer Locker
Winlock PRO
 
Desktop VLocker 
Windows Screen Locker

22.13. Macro utility:
AutoHotKey
Do It Again
Actionaz
FileSavvy
AutoIt
Sikuli
WinParrot
TinyTask  
Pulover's Macro Creator
iMacros (FF,Ch,IE)
ifttt

22.14. Device/document signatures:
Open Signature
DigiSigner
Aloaha sign!
Easy Signature
JSignPDF 
HelloSign
SignNow

22.15. All-in-one utilities for many tasks:
DiskBoss
Swiss File Knife
Wizmo
FileBot
Win32 Console ToolBox 
Far Manager

22.16. Collection of tools:
Windows Sysinternals
Microsoft's Free Security Tools
NirSoft
Tweaking.com
The Windows Club
AskVG Apps (Tweaking with Vishal)
Emiel Wieldraaijer
Roadkil.Net 
Mandiant
GuruX
My Portable Software
SolApplets
sepago
Doug's Windows
IntelliAdmin Free Utilities
Bapuli Online  
Daanav.com
Drive Tools for Windows

22.17. Secure OS:
Qubes
Fortress
NetSecL
OpenBSD
Tin Hat 

22.18. Censorship circumvention:
Internet censorship circumvention
PirateBrowser 
Immunicity (AB)
Hola Unblocker (FF,Ch)
Media Hint (FF,Ch)

22.18. Other:
ESET Virusradar
Symantec Internet Threat Meter
Norton Cybercrime Index
Spambot Search Tool
Stolen Camera Finder
iPhoneTracker
Web Application Security - How to Minimize the Risk of Attacks
Power Off USB Port when Safely Removed USB Device in Windows 7
RegToBat
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter
Copy locked files (HoboCopy)
The Surveillance Catalog
In My Diary 
Unchecky

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23. Tests and malware analysis tools

23.1. Collections of tools:
Malicious code analysis
A.P.A.I.S. 
NeSSi2

23.2. AV laboratories:
How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors
support@emsisoft.com
newvirus@kaspersky.com
virus@avira.com
ONLINE FORM: Kaspersky  BitDefender  ESET  F-Secure
                     Microsoft  Avira  AVG  Dr.WEB  GFI  Sophos
                     Lavasoft  Emsisoft  eScan  Zoner
UploadMalware.com
False Positive Report
X-Ray   (submit files simultaneusly to many labs)
more

23.3. Feature settings tests for anti-malware programs:
Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions
Eicar AntiVirus test file

23.4. Tests for specific infections:
DNS Changer
Conficker
Mahdi
Palida Narrow (for Gauss):  1  2

23.5. Test spyware:
Spycar
Scoundrel Simulator

23.6. System shutdown test:
ZeroDay test

23.7. Keylogger/screencapture/webcam etc. tests:
Zemana
AKLT
SpyShelter
SKL
Microsoft
javascript-keylogger

23.8. HIPS/Firewall tests:
Comodo
Matousec Matousec Personal Firewall Tests Analyzed

23.9. Buffer overflow test:
Comodo

23.10. Firewall/port tester:
GRC 
AuditmyPC 
Hackerwatch 
SG Security Scan 
MBTEST 

23.11. Router crash test:
GRC

23.12. DNS security test:
GRC
Web-based DNS Randomness Test

23.13. Email:
GFI Email Security Test
Levinecentral: Analyse Email Header To Show Route Taken

23.14. Other security tests:
Test my PC
PC Flank
BrowserSpy
AutoSandbox Test Tool
Vulnerability Test File
Proof-of-Concept Shell Link
TrustedSec: Bypass Windows 7 x86/x64 UAC Fully Patched
Bypassing Windows AppLocker using VB script in Word and Excel
Need a PoC to Test Your Security Setup? Not Necessarily…
THC-SSL-DOS 
PC Security Test

23.15. Anti-rootkit tests:
Hideproc
Demo Rootkits

23.16. Process termination:
SPT

23.17. Browser tests:
Browserscrope
Popup Check
PopupTest  
Panopticlick
BrowserLeaks

23.18. Test sites:
AV-Comparatives
AV-TEST
Virus Bulletin
ICSA Labs
West Coast Labs
Anti-Malware
Shadow Server
PCSL - PC Security Labs
Remove-malware
MRG
Antivirusware
Matousec
Kareldjag
eThreatz Automated Malware Testing

23.19. Info and tools on malware analysis:
MTC
Malzilla
AMTSO
SARVAM 
Simseer 
#totalhash 
Kahu Security 
more

23.20. Real-time analysis for sandboxed malware:
Buster Sandbox Analyzer

23.21. Extractors:
Universal extractor
StuffIt Expander
ExtractNow
MSI Extractor

23.22. Online sandbox for malware analysis:
Threatexpert
GFI sandbox
Comodo Instant Malware Analysis
Anubis
Norman Sandbox
Joe Sandbox
Xandora
ViCheck
Cuckoo Sandbox

23.23. Malware samples and hostile sites:
Malware Domain List
Clean MX realtime
Malc0de Database
VirusSign
MalwareBlacklist
Malware Patrol
Phishtank
CRDF Threat Center
Exposure
Scumware
Xylibox
more

23.24. GSI parser:
Getsysteminfo

23.25. View HTTP Request and Response Header:
Web sniffer
Modify Headers (FF)
HTTPNetworkSniffer

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24. Not recommended software and services

Prisoners on remand (might be useful, but not recommended)

PC Tools Antivirus Free (retired)
Spyware Doctor (retired)
RemoveIT Pro  (too many dangerous false positives)
Winpooch (not compatible with XP SP3)
WIPS (PoC-software, very demanding)
Blue Atom, Mint Security Essentials (low detection rate AV)
Emco Malware destroyer, Mysystemexpert, Malware Eraser (low detection rate AM)
Ultrasurf (probably legitimate, but has some strange behaviour)
SpywareGuard (out-of-date)
SecureIT Free (out-of-date)
Ammyy Admin (used too much by scammers)
IObit Advanced SystemCare (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Malware Fighter (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Unlocker (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Random Password Generator (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Toolbox (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Uninstaller  (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
Norton PC Checkup (False and exagerrated reports)
FSB Antivirus (Beta program with buggy/incomplete features)
BkavHome (no auto-update,outdated,bad international support)
NANO (Beta,buggy features)
Zoner (private beta)
Moon Secure ( engine is outdated ,not under active development,buggy features)
CMC Infosec (dangerous false positives)
SpyCatcher Express (outdated)
WormBlaster (outdated)
CA antispyware (outdated ,not under active development)
Airy Free AntiSpyware (ineffective, BitDefender+Sophos alerts website)
Lavabit (currently shut down)
CookieCuller (outdated)
CYSEC Anti-Virus (multiple detections including by itself)
 

Low Web of Trust rating

Yet Another Cleaner 
Perzo
UtilTool
Sendori
Stop P-O-R-N
ACleaner
LockAnEXE
KuaiZip
Simple Backup Tool
MovDivx
EUREKA Malware Analysis Internet Service
ZipItFree
HE - Hardware Read & Write utility
 

Doing time in jail (not recommended)

NoAdware, StopZilla, SpyRemover (rogues)
Balaji Plus Cloud Antivirus (nonexistant program, multiple lies)
RoboSAM (rogues)

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25. My choices

Ako's current choices for protection

Free setup  for my friends and relatives. Here robustness and simplicity are as important as efficiency of protection:

  • Avast
  • Windows firewall
  • Panda USB vaccine
  • LUA

My personal setup

  • LUA+TweakUAC
  • Sandboxie $
  • F-Secure client security $
  • Winpatrol Plus $
  • No Autorun

Scanners:

  • Hitman Pro
  • Malwarebytes Antimalware

Backup:

  • Syncback
  • Paragon
  • Windows 7 built-in backup

Other security-related programs I use:

  • Secunia PSI
  • Virustotal Uploader

 

J_L's current setup (not for emulation):

  • Main: avast! Free Antivirus, Immunet Free Antivirus, PeerBlock
  • Filters: Adblock Plus, BitDefender TrafficLight, HTTP Switchboard, Norton ConnectSafe, WOT
  • Analysis: Anubis, Comodo File Verdict Service, IPVoid, Metascan Online, PeStudio, VTchromizer
  • Scanners: Avira Free Antivirus, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, HitmanPro, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • System: EMET, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Permanent DEP DLL, SpywareBlaster
  • Utilities: FileMenu Tools, Process Explorer, Sandboxie, SUMo, UltraSearch, Unlocker, VirtualBox
  • Privacy: CyberGhost VPN, LastPass, SoftPerfect RAM Disk, Tor Browser Bundle, TrueCrypt
  • Backup: AX64 Time Machine 1.0.0.962, Parted Magic 2013_08_01, various cloud providers

Ako's banking advice

1) Use one LUA for ALL everyday use and make another LUA which is used ONLY for banking. The point is, that if the everyday LUA is infected, the infection is almost always limited to that account. (99% safety guaranteed. This of course requires, that  you are not yet infected, and don't install malware with adminstrative rights in the future.)

and/or

2) Use one browser only for banking and a separate browser for everything else. This gives some extra safety.


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