KeePass Password Safe — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
KeePass is a password safe to manage your passwords and store them securely. Features include random password generator, searching, sorting, drag and drop, import/export, no installation required, maximum security through strong encryption, and more.
GRL RealHidden — 98/ME/2000/XP
GRL RealHidden version 1.0 is a software utility that allows you to hide a file physically inside of another file, and then retrieve that hidden file at a later time. The resulting ‘cloaked’ file, that is the file containing hidden file, usually operates exactly like the original file. It gives you the power to send and receive files that contain hidden information, and the security of knowing that even if the files are interecepted a third-party probably would not know that they contained hidden information. In order to keep the final file size a low as possible, GRL RealHidden gives you the option of compressing the hidden file.
HandyBits EasyCrypto Deluxe — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
HandyBits EasyCrypto Deluxe offers strong encryption to encrypt both standalone files and entire folders. The high level of security is ensured by using the well-known 128-bit key BlowFish algorithm. You can also build self-extracting encrypted and compressed archives and send them to others via email. The only thing a recipient needs to extract the encrypted files is the correct password. Other features are optional compression, secure file deletion of the original files, Windows Explorer integration, named passwords and more.
SecureIIS – Personal Edition — 98/ME/2000/XP
Developed by eEye Digital Security specifically for Windows-based web servers, SecureIIS operates within Microsoft’s IIS to protect your servers against known and unknown attacks. Unlike network firewalls that are unable to guard against web server vulnerabilities, SecureIIS integrates within the Microsoft web server application to inspect all traffic before it is processed. This allows SecureIIS to protects against both known and unknown attack types. Now available for personal, non-commercial usage, SecureIIS Personal Edition goes beyond add-on web server security tools by providing extended protection, easy-to-navigate configuration interfaces, site statistics, and a real-time log viewer.
Astaro Security Linux
Astaro Security Linux is an all-in-one firewall in form of a hardened Linux operating system, containing stateful packet inspection, content filtering, application proxies, and IPsec based VPN. It does not require Linux knowledge, installs from CD within minutes, and is administered via a user-friendly web interface.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer — 2000/XP/2003
As part of Microsoft’s Strategic Technology Protection Program, and in response to direct customer need for a streamlined method of identifying common security misconfigurations, Microsoft has developed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). MBSA Version 1.2 includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems and will scan for common system misconfigurations in the following products: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Server (IIS), SQL Server, Internet Explorer, and Office. MBSA 1.2 will also scan for missing security updates for the following products: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, IIS, SQL Server, IE, Exchange Server, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), MSXML, Microsoft Virtual Machine, Commerce Server, Content Management Server, BizTalk Server, Host Integration Server, and Office.
ZoneAlarm — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
The award-winning personal firewall blocks dangerous Internet threats, guarding your PC from many of the tactics used by hackers and data thieves.
IMsecure — 98/ME/2000/XP
Zone Labs IMsecure is the first comprehensive instant messaging (IM) security solution for MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger as well as third-party clients such as Trillian. IMsecure keeps IM conversations private and protects PCs from IM spammers, identity thieves, hackers and predators who exploit vulnerable IM connections.
Script Sentry — 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
Script Sentry allows safe scripts to run on your system while alerting you if a script might harm your system. In addition, Script Sentry prevents against malicious scripts hidden in ShellScrap (hidden SHS and SHB extensions) files, Word/Excel macro viruses, malicious HTA files, and accidentally run REG files. You can specify which scripts/files should be allowed to run and Script Sentry will invisibly allow those to run. Script Sentry is a “set it and forget it” application so it takes up exactly 0MB of memory unless it’s needed.
avast! Home Edition — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users. avast! Home Edition is offered free of charge because the makers believe it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many user are not able or do not want to pay for antivirus software. Features include simple user interface, resident protection for files and email, automatic updates, system integration, and more.
VisualZone Report Utility — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
VisualZone is an intrusion analyser and report utility for ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Plus and ZoneAlarm Pro. It displays a clear overview of all intrusion attempts and allows you to analyse the information in lots of different ways. VisualZone can perform a backtrace to try to find even more information about the intruder. You can even automate the process so that a backtrace is performed automatically when new attacks are detected. VisualZone can also submit intrusion attempts to DShield for further analysis.
Trend Housecall — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
As a supplement to any antivirus program, you can thoroughly scan your system without installing any software. Trend Housecall’s web scanner is kept more up to date than 99% of home computers. Go there and scan your system regularly — it’s free and it flat works.
AnalogX Script Defender — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
AnalogX Script Defender will intercept any request to execute the most common scripting types used in virus attacks, such as Visual Basic Scripting (.VBS), Java Script (.JS), etc and can even be configured to intercept new script extensions as needed! It’s very simple to use and helps to ensure that you do not inadvertently run a script no matter what email program you use, or even if you get it via another method.
PGP Freeware — 98/NT/ME/2000
PGP or Pretty Good Privacy is a powerful cryptographic product family that enables people to securely exchange messages, and to secure files, disk volumes and network connections with both privacy and strong authentication. Privacy means that only the intended recipient of a message can read it. By providing the ability to encrypt messages, PGP provides protection against anyone eavesdropping on the network. Even if the information is intercepted, it is completely unreadable to the snooper. Authentication identifies the origin of the information, certainty that it is authentic, and that it has not been altered. Authentication also provides an extremely valuable tool in network security: verification of the identity of an individual. In addition to secure messaging, PGP also provides secure data storage, enabling you to encrypt files stored on your computer. Version 6.5.8 also includes PGPnet – a powerful VPN client which enables secure peer-to-peer IP-based network connections – and Self-Decrypting Archives (SDAs) which allow you to exchange information securely even with those who do not have PGP.
Ad-aware — 98/ME/2000/XP
Ad-aware can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is malicious software that is overtly or secretly installed on a computer for the purpose of tracking your surfing and shopping habits, inundate you with advertising, and redirect you to specific websites. In addition to violating your privacy, such software often also causes system slowdowns, browser crashes, bandwidth hogging, and other unpleasantness. Running Ad-aware and Spybot will get rid of 99% of spyware.
SpyBot-S&D — 98/ME/2000/XP
Spybot – Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is malicious software that is overtly or secretly installed on a computer for the purpose of tracking your surfing and shopping habits, inundate you with advertising, and redirect you to specific websites. In addition to violating your privacy, such software often also causes system slowdowns, browser crashes, bandwidth hogging, and other unpleasantness. Running Ad-aware and Spybot will get rid of 99% of spyware.
Password Safe — 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
Password Safe is a tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords. Password Safe is a password database utility. Users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination unlocks them all.
Outlook Permissions Addin — Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003
Outlook enforces two file attachment security levels: Level 1 file attachments are completely blocked. Level 2 file attachments prompt Outlook to ask users to save the file attachment to their hard disks. This addin allows the end user to move file types from a level 1 setting to a level 2 setting to be able to access legitimate attachments that Outlook blocked due its security settings.
GnuPG Plugin for Outlook — Outlook 2000, 2002
This Outlook plugin allows you to protect the contents of email messages from prying eyes by encrypting the message before sending and decrypting received encrypted messages, as well as signing messages. It also includes a key management module. All features are easily accessible from within Outlook with no need to use the clipboard or open additional applications.
SANS News Browser — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
The SANS News Browser provides current headlines and URLs for security, privacy, and virus news stories from more than 3,000 publications and news services around the world. The stories are generally posted within thirty minutes after the story appears on the publications sites. It is useful for security professionals who need to be absolutely certain they dont miss important security stories. You may keep the browser in a window on your Windows PC desktop. Whenever you see a story that sounds important, click on the headline to go immediately to the original story at the news site.
Hideaway Security Monitor — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
The Hideaway.Net Security Monitor is an application-based service that delivers the security information you need to your desktop. It can be fully customized to filter content and play alarms if security holes or patches are released for specific platforms. While not in use, the Monitor runs unobtrusively in the system tray just like your virus scanner.
Click here to e-mail PC911 about updates or broken links. Thanks!