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Security Center

Because online security has become such an important part of being online, you should have access to tools to protect you while surfing. Here is a list of free online scanners, spyware removers, antivirus, rootkit detection, firewalls, antispam, registry cleaners, temp file cleaners, data recovery tools...
We also have a virus map of the top viruses infecting computers by country (near the bottom) and advisories on the right side bar.
To understand computer security threats, visit our Quick Reference called "Computer Security Threats"

Instructions to get you started removing spyware from your system...

Free Online Scanners
Online Virus Scanners Online Spyware Scanners
Trend Micro™ HouseCall Trend Micro™ Anti-Spyware for the Web
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner eTrust PestScan
Panda ActiveScan with TruPrevent™ Panda Antispyware
Symantec Virus Detection ZoneAlarm Online Spyware Scanner
BitDefender Online Scanner A-Squared Web Malware Scanner
F-Secure Online Scanner Online One File Scanners
McAfee FreeScan VirusTotal (uses 25 antivirus engines to check your file)
Kaspersky Online Scanner Jotti's Malware Scan  (uses 15 antivirus engines to check your file)
Online Security Scanners
Symantec Security Scan Zone Labs Security Scanner
ShieldsUP! AuditMyPC TrojanScan Port Scan
SecuritySpace (Requires Free Registration) Windows Live OneCare (Protection, Clean Up and Tune Up)

Free Security Management
Security Analyzer
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small- and medium-sized businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

Free Spyware Removers
Spyware Removers Spyware Removers and Real Time Scanners
Ad-Aware SE Windows Defender
Spybot - Search & Destroy Bazooka™ Adware and Spyware Scanner
HijackThis (Please read HijackThis log tutorial before using) Ewido Anti-Spyware Free (30-day trial)
AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition Spyware Terminator
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware  
Real Time Spyware Scanners Privacy Protector
SpywareBlaster SecretMaker
CoolWebSearch Removers

Free AntiVirus
AVG Anti-Virus Free avast! 4 Home Edition
Comodo Antivirus (Requires Free Registration) Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic
ClamWin Free Antivirus (Does not yet include an on-access real-time scanner) PC Tools Antivirus Free Edition

Free Rootkit Detection
Rootkit Detection
RootkitRevealer AVG Anti-Rootkit

Free Firewalls
ZoneAlarm Outpost Firewall Free (Requires Free Registration)
Comodo Firewall (Requires Free Registration) Safety.Net (Requires Free Registration)

Free AntiSpam
Comodo AntiSpam (Requires Free Registration) Mailwasher
SpamPal SpamBayes
POPFile Matador Spam Fighter (Outlook 2003 Bayesian Filter)

Free Browser Plug-Ins & Toolbars
TrendProtect TrendProtect is a FREE browser plug-in that helps you avoid Web pages with unwanted content and hidden threats. TrendProtect rates the current page and pages listed in Google, MSN, and Yahoo search results. You can use the rating to decide if you want to visit or avoid a given Web page.
Netcraft Toolbar The Toolbar community is effectively a giant neighbourhood watch scheme, empowering the most alert and most expert members to defend everyone within the community against phishing frauds. Once the first recipients of a phishing mail have reported the target URL, it is blocked for community members as they subsequently access the URL. Widely disseminated attacks simply mean that the phishing attack will be reported and blocked sooner.

Free Registry and Temporary File Cleaners
CleanUp!  A powerful and easy-to-use application that removes temporary files created while surfing the web, empties the Recycle Bin, deletes files from your temporary folders and more.
CCleaner  CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

Free Data Recovery Tools
Recuva  Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player.
PC Inspector File Recovery  PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.
Undelete Plus  Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to restore accidentally deleted files. It can also recover files that have been emptied from the Recycle Bin, permanantly deleted files within Windows using the Shift + Delete, and files that have been deleted from within a Command Prompt.

Free Software Uninstallers
Revo Uninstaller  Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from "Windows Add or Remove Programs" control panel applet.
The PC Decrapifier  The PC Decrapifier will uninstall many of the common trialware and annoyances found on many of the PCs from big name OEMs.

  Know of other free tools you think should be listed here, please let us know.

Virus Map

Where does this data come from?
The Trend Micro Virus Map (above) displays information about actual virus infections detected by HouseCall, their free on-line virus scanner for PCs.

How is this data used?
Trend Micro uses this dynamic map to analyze worldwide virus trends in real time and to predict virus outbreaks and prevent them proactively.

Internet Threat Level
Internet Security Systems - AlertCon(TM)
Your Information

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