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Security Tools

This page does not deal with configuring security (permissions), but lists some basic security tools that may help you protect your computers from viruses and malware.

By now, every sane computer user will be aware that some form of anti-virus and anti-malware is required for Windows computers.
As the list grew too long and changed too frequently, I removed the anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall sections.
Just use your preferred search engine to find a decent anti-malware solution.
Do some research, though, preferably before downloading and/or buying anti-malware software — there are many "rogue" (a.k.a. fake and even malicious) "anti"-malware software vendors!

 

 

Prevention
Prevention
 
Security Check / Patch Management
Security Check / Patch Management
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
beITsmart Online enterprise version of Belarc Advisor Belarc
beITsmart
Online enterprise version of Belarc Advisor
Belarc
Belarc Advisor List installed hardware, software & license numbers, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status & CIS benchmarks Belarc
Belarc Advisor
List installed hardware, software & license numbers, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status & CIS benchmarks
Belarc
BrowserCheck Check security patches of browsers and plugins Qualys Free
BrowserCheck
Check security patches of browsers and plugins
Qualys
Free
Flexera Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) Check your installed software company wide for vulnerabilities Flexera
Flexera Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Check your installed software company wide for vulnerabilities
Flexera
Flexera Personal Software Inspector (PSI) Check your locally installed software for vulnerabilities Flexera Free
(registration required)
Flexera Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Check your locally installed software for vulnerabilities
Flexera
Free
(registration required)
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM) Vulnerability intelligence covering all systems Flexera
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Vulnerability intelligence covering all systems
Flexera
GWX Control Panel Permanently remove the "Get Windows 10" icon Ultimate Outsider Free
(donations welcome)
GWX Control Panel
Permanently remove the "Get Windows 10" icon
Ultimate Outsider
Free
(donations welcome)
JavaRa Update JRE and SingularLabs Free
(donations welcome)
JavaRa
Update JRE and
SingularLabs
Free
(donations welcome)
Kaspersky Software Updater Scan your PC for security-critical software and update it Kaspersky Lab Free
Kaspersky Software Updater
Scan your PC for security-critical software and update it
Kaspersky Lab
Free
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Check your Windows installation for vulnerabilities Microsoft Free
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Check your Windows installation for vulnerabilities
Microsoft
Free
Microsoft Security Assessment Tool Assess weaknesses in your IT security environment Microsoft Free
(validation required)
Microsoft Security Assessment Tool
Assess weaknesses in your IT security environment
Microsoft
Free
(validation required)
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager Configure and manage your computers using Group Policy and SCCM Microsoft Free
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager
Configure and manage your computers using Group Policy and SCCM
Microsoft
Free
Office Update Inventory Tool Check status of Microsoft Office updates Microsoft Free
Office Update Inventory Tool
Check status of Microsoft Office updates
Microsoft
Free
Patch My PC Scan your PC for security-critical software and update it Patch My PC Free
Patch My PC
Scan your PC for security-critical software and update it
Patch My PC
Free
Qualys FreeScan Detect vulnerabilities on your Internet-facing server Qualys Free
Qualys FreeScan
Detect vulnerabilities on your Internet-facing server
Qualys
Free
Qfecheck Command line utility to verify the installation of Windows 2000 and Windows XP hotfixes Microsoft Free
(validation required)
Qfecheck
Command line utility to verify the installation of Windows 2000 and Windows XP hotfixes
Microsoft
Free
(validation required)
Symantec Online Security Check Online security scanner Symantec Free
Symantec Online Security Check
Online security scanner
Symantec
Free
Windows Server Update Services Deliver updates to corporate environments from Microsoft Update Microsoft Free
Windows Server Update Services
Deliver updates to corporate environments from Microsoft Update
Microsoft
Free
 
Password Management
Password Management
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
Kaspersky Password Manager Password manager Kaspersky Lab Free
Kaspersky Password Manager
Password manager
Kaspersky Lab
Free
KeePass Password Safe Open source password manager Dominik Reichl Free
(donations welcome)
KeePass Password Safe
Open source password manager
Dominik Reichl
Free
(donations welcome)
LastPass Password manager LastPass Free
LastPass
Password manager
LastPass
Free
LastPass Premium Password manager LastPass
LastPass Premium
Password manager
LastPass
Password Checker Test the strength of your passwords Microsoft Free
Password Checker
Test the strength of your passwords
Microsoft
Free
RoboForm Automated password manager & form filler Siber Systems
RoboForm
Automated password manager & form filler
Siber Systems
Saved Password Editor Improved password management add-on for FireFox Daniel Dawson Free
Saved Password Editor
Improved password management add-on for FireFox
Daniel Dawson
Free
 
Encryption
Encryption
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
CryptoStorage Encrypt logical, removable or virtual disks, files and/or folders InfoWatch
CryptoStorage
Encrypt logical, removable or virtual disks, files and/or folders
InfoWatch
Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs Centrally control EFS settings on all your PCs Microsoft Free
Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs
Centrally control EFS settings on all your PCs
Microsoft
Free
File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) MD5 and SHA1 file checksum calculator Microsoft Free
File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV)
MD5 and SHA1 file checksum calculator
Microsoft
Free
StringHash MD5 and SHA* string checksum calculator Rob van der Woude Free
(donations welcome)
StringHash
MD5 and SHA* string checksum calculator
Rob van der Woude
Free
(donations welcome)
SysKey Secures/encrypts the Windows (XP) SAM accounts database Microsoft Native in Windows XP and later
SysKey
Secures/encrypts the Windows (XP) SAM accounts database
Microsoft
Native in Windows XP and later
 
Privacy Protection
Privacy Protection
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
Adobe Flash Player Settings Manage security settings for Adobe Flash player Adobe Free
Adobe Flash Player Settings
Manage security settings for Adobe Flash player
Adobe
Free
BetterPrivacy Detect and control LSOs (Flash cookies) (Firefox add-in) IKRG Free
BetterPrivacy
Detect and control LSOs (Flash cookies) (Firefox add-in)
IKRG
Free
DelFlash.bat Delete "Local Stored Objects" ("Flash Cookies") (3) Rob van der Woude Free
(donations welcome)
DelFlash.bat
Delete "Local Stored Objects" ("Flash Cookies")
Rob van der Woude
Free
(donations welcome)
FlashCookiesCleaner Delete "Local Stored Objects" ("Flash Cookies") (3) Mixesoft Free
FlashCookiesCleaner
Delete "Local Stored Objects" ("Flash Cookies")
Mixesoft
Free
Ghostery Detect and control online tracking elements (Firefox/Chrome add-in) Ghostery Free
Ghostery
Detect and control online tracking elements (Firefox/Chrome add-in)
Ghostery
Free
Google Redirects Fixer & Tracking Remover Replace redirected URLs in Google Search results by their "final" target URL Agustí Méndez Free
Google Redirects Fixer & Tracking Remover
Replace redirected URLs in Google Search results by their "final" target URL
Agustí Méndez
Free
IEHistoryViewer Browse IE's history and/or remove selected entries NirSoft Free
IEHistoryViewer
Browse IE's history and/or remove selected entries
NirSoft
Free
O&O ShutUp10 Manage Windows 10 Privacy Settings O&O Software GmbH Free
O&O ShutUp10
Manage Windows 10 Privacy Settings
O&O Software GmbH
Free
StartPage.com Anonymize Google searches Ixquick Free
StartPage.com
Anonymize Google searches
Ixquick
Free
Sandboxie Safely try new software with Sandboxie Sandboxie Holdings LLC
Sandboxie
Safely try new software with Sandboxie
Sandboxie Holdings LLC
 
Miscellaneous Prevention
Miscellaneous Prevention
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
Adobe Flash Player Settings Manage security settings for Adobe Flash player Adobe Free
Adobe Flash Player Settings
Manage security settings for Adobe Flash player
Adobe
Free
Attack Surface Analyzer Catalogue changes made to the OS attack surface by the installation of new software Microsoft Free
Attack Surface Analyzer
Catalogue changes made to the OS attack surface by the installation of new software
Microsoft
Free
CryptoPrevent Prevent infection by Cryptolocker malware or "ransomware" Foolish IT
CryptoPrevent
Prevent infection by Cryptolocker malware or "ransomware"
Foolish IT
Dan Pollock's HOSTS file Set IP address 127.0.0.1 for maliscious or unwanted sites Dan Pollock Free
Dan Pollock's HOSTS file
Set IP address 127.0.0.1 for maliscious or unwanted sites
Dan Pollock
Free
Free Hide Folder Hide files and folders (2) Cleanersoft.com Free
(donations welcome)
Free Hide Folder
Hide files and folders
Cleanersoft.com
Free
(donations welcome)
LUA Buglight Trace and fix LUA bugs Aaron Margosis Free
LUA Buglight
Trace and fix LUA bugs
Aaron Margosis
Free
McAfee Wi-Fi Scan Online Wi-Fi security check (Internet Explorer 5+) McAfee Free
McAfee Wi-Fi Scan
Online Wi-Fi security check (Internet Explorer 5+)
McAfee
Free
MyUSBOnly Manage access to removable media MyUSBOnly
MyUSBOnly
Manage access to removable media
MyUSBOnly
NetWrix USB Blocker Manage access to removable media (6) NetWrix Free
NetWrix USB Blocker
Manage access to removable media
NetWrix
Free
NoAutoRun Block viruses in USB flash/disk from auto-running NoAutoRun Team Free
NoAutoRun
Block viruses in USB flash/disk from auto-running
NoAutoRun Team
Free
NoAutoRun.bat Block Windows' AutoRun.inf feature Scott Dunn (.reg), Rob van der Woude (.bat) Free
NoAutoRun.bat
Block Windows' AutoRun.inf feature
Scott Dunn (.reg), Rob van der Woude (.bat)
Free
OpenDNS (for home use) Web filtering at the DNS level OpenDNS.com Free
OpenDNS (for home use)
Web filtering at the DNS level
OpenDNS.com
Free
OpenDNS Web filtering at the DNS level OpenDNS.com N/A
OpenDNS
Web filtering at the DNS level
OpenDNS.com
N/A
Privilege Authority Elevate applications, Windows features and ActiveX controls ScriptLogic Free
Privilege Authority
Elevate applications, Windows features and ActiveX controls
ScriptLogic
Free
Sandboxie Safely try new software with Sandboxie Sandboxie Holdings LLC
Sandboxie
Safely try new software with Sandboxie
Sandboxie Holdings LLC
Securable Check which security features (64-bit instruction, DEP, virtualization) your CPU supports (4) Steve Gibson Free
Securable
Check which security features (64-bit instruction, DEP, virtualization) your CPU supports
Steve Gibson
Free
SSL Blacklist Firefox add-on to detect unsafe SSL certificates (5) CodeFromThe70s.org Free
SSL Blacklist
Firefox add-on to detect unsafe SSL certificates
CodeFromThe70s.org
Free
SSL Guardian Internet Explorer add-on to detect unsafe SSL certificates (5) Heise Online Free
SSL Guardian
Internet Explorer add-on to detect unsafe SSL certificates
Heise Online
Free
Windows SteadyState Restrict acces and/or undo any system or file modifications Microsoft Free
(validation required)
Windows SteadyState
Restrict acces and/or undo any system or file modifications
Microsoft
Free
(validation required)
 
Detection
Detection
 
Laptops
Laptops
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
LAlarm (for home use) Emits a loud siren sound when an USB stick is removed (requires an old USB stick that can be tied to the furniture) (7) LAlarm Free
LAlarm (for home use)
Emits a loud siren sound when an USB stick is removed (requires an old USB stick that can be tied to the furniture)
LAlarm
Free
Laptop Alarm Emits a loud alarm when someone tries to steal your laptop (1) Syfer.nl
Laptop Alarm
Emits a loud alarm when someone tries to steal your laptop
Syfer.nl
 
Miscellaneous Detection
Miscellaneous Detection
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
RUBotted Check if your computer is part of a botnet Trend Micro Free
RUBotted
Check if your computer is part of a botnet
Trend Micro
Free
TDSSKiller Quickly detect and remove both known and unknown rootkits Kaspersky Lab Free
TDSSKiller
Quickly detect and remove both known and unknown rootkits
Kaspersky Lab
Free
 
Repair / Recovery / Removal
Repair / Recovery / Removal
 
Recovery
Recovery
Product Function Programmer / Manufacturer Download Buy
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free Cleanup after infection Emsi Software Free
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free
Cleanup after infection
Emsi Software
Free
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Pro Cleanup after infection Emsi Software N/A
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Pro
Cleanup after infection
Emsi Software
N/A
Sophos Virus removal Tool Return an infected computer to a working state Sophos Free
(registration required)
Sophos Virus removal Tool
Return an infected computer to a working state
Sophos
Free
(registration required)
System File Checker (SFC) Repair missing or corrupted system files Microsoft Native in Windows XP and later
System File Checker (SFC)
Repair missing or corrupted system files
Microsoft
Native in Windows XP and later
Stinger Cleanup after infection McAfee Free
Stinger
Cleanup after infection
McAfee
Free
VIPRE PC Rescue Scan and clean heavily infected PCs where installation of AV software is no longer possible ThreatTrack Security Inc Free
VIPRE PC Rescue
Scan and clean heavily infected PCs where installation of AV software is no longer possible
ThreatTrack Security Inc
Free

 

  Notes:
Notes: (1) Read this review of LaptopAlarm.
  (2) Though hiding your files may prevent others from accidentally accessing confident or private files, for true protection files should be encrypted before hiding them!
  (3) Best used in conjunction with Adobe Flash Player Settings.
  (4) Read Steve's explanation on www.grc.com/securable.htm.
  (5) Read more on the OpenSSL vulnerability addressed by these add-ins in this article: Debian package of OpenSSL generates weak keys.
  (6) Requires Active Directory (Windows Server 2003 or later) and SQL Server 2005 or later.
  (7) LAlarm will work on non-English Windows, but with some restrictions.
Read about this workaround to use LAlarm on non-English Windows.

 

Use OpenDNS

page last uploaded: 2016-09-19, 14:57