Security Tools

Anchor Link AccessEnum
License: Freeware – Source included Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 1.32 – Released: 2006-11-01 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 50 KB
“While the flexible security model employed by Windows NT-based systems allows full control over security and file permissions, managing permissions so that users have appropriate access to files, directories and Registry keys can be difficult. There’s no built-in way to quickly view user accesses to a tree of directories or keys.
“AccessEnum gives you a full view of your file system and Registry security settings in seconds, making it the ideal tool for helping you for security holes and lock down permissions where necessary.”
Anchor Link Administrator Password Change
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Windows: XP
“How do you change your administrator password if you forgot it?
“If that’s your only problem, then you probably have nothing to worry about. As long as you have your Windows XP CD, you can get back into your system using a simple but effective method made possible by a little known access hole in Windows XP.”
Anchor Link Associate This
License: Shareware – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2012-03-15
Version: 1.30.110 – Released: 2005-02-18 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.62 MB
“Prevent your file associations from being hijacked by rogue software programs. Associate This is a file extension manager that works ‘behind the scenes’ to protect your system from software that changes your file associations without your knowledge.”
Anchor Link Autorun Eater
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-03-16
Version: 2.6 – Released: 2012-02-17 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Autorun Eater was born due to increase of malwares using the ‘autorun.inf’ tactic to infect users unknowingly be it from flash drives, removable hard disks or any other removable storage device. When an infected device is infected with a malware and an ‘autorun.inf’ file is dropped, the shell menu is normally modified to execute the malware whenever the unsuspecting user double-clicks the infected drive.
“Most anti-malware apps out there will almost instantly remove any malware detected but more often than not they leave the ‘autorun.inf’ file behind. And what if the anti-malware app fails to catch the malware? Here is when Autorun Eater comes in handy. Autorun Eater will remove any suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files even before the user attempts to access the drive. These files are auto-backup’ed in case of false positives. Here are some key features:
• Scan and remove suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files found in the root directory of all drives, A-Z, in real-time
• Hotkey enabled to toggle scan
• Start, Stop or Pause scan (with ‘option grey-out’)
• Scan priority (normal/high)
• Scan results are logged
• Add and remove from startup entry
• Fix 3 common registry entries commonly disabled by malwares
• 2 suspicious removal methods – ‘Ask For Confirmation’ and ‘Auto-Remove’
• View contents of suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files in detection window”
Anchor Link BhoScanner
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-27
Version: 2.1.1 – Released: 2013-03-23 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 549 KB
“It is known that the browser helper objects are loaded each time the browser is started up. Such objects run in the same memory context as the browser and can perform any action on the available windows and modules. For e.x., a browser helper object can install hooks to monitor messages and actions, etc.
“Some BHOs are helpful, like the Adobe Acrobat or Google Toolbar Browser Helper Objects, but there could be malicious ones among them that will harm your computer, especially those planted by viruses or spyware. BhoScanner allows you to discover browser helper objects of your computer including parasites and trojans. BhoScanner gives you a quick look at the BHOs installed on Local or Remote PC, tells you by coloured icons ( green icon – safe, yellow icon – unknown, red icon – harmful ) whether specific BHO is known to be safe or harmful.”
Anchor Link Blink Personal Edition
License: 30-day Trial, $24.95 /year/asset Last Reviewed: 2012-05-25
Version: – Released: 2012-02-13 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 217.9 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Blink Personal provides commercial-strength endpoint protection for home users:
• Blocks and removes viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious activity
• Protects against identify theft and phishing attempts
• Protects against hackers and unauthorized system changes
• Protects against “zero-day” attacks
“Blink Personal brings to the consumer an unprecedented level of protection, in a single, small-footprint client that requires minimal setup.”
Anchor Link CookieSpyNEW!
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 4.3 – Released: 2013-05-15 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 154 KB
“CookieSpy is a free and simple internet cookies viewer. While surfing the Internet HTTP cookies, internet cookies, HTTP cookies stored on your computer by all popular web browsers.
“Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firebox (standalone and portable), Google Chrome (standalone and portable), Google Chrome Canary, Chromium, Apple Safari, Opera (standalone and portable), Mozilla SeaMonkey, and Mathon (standalone and portable).”
[ Limitations: This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully to opt out. Ed. ]
Anchor Link Dekart Logon
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-16
Version: 2.22 – Released: 2010-10-20 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 2.2 MB
“Dekart Logon enables you to protect access to notebook and desktop computers by requiring a secret key, stored on a removable USB drive, smart card or USB token and adds and additional level of authentication and convenience to the standard Windows logon procedure. If the USB drive is inserted with the proper password key, the system will automatically log you on, without the need to type any username and password. In addition, you can also make the USB key a requirement and specify an additional password (3 level security), so that logon to the system is only possible if the proper key is present. The choice of these two methods makes the product useful not only for security concerned users, but also for people that want to make the login process faster, without leaving the system unprotected. Whenever you temporarily leave the computer, you can temporarily lock the computer by simply removing the USB key. Dekart Logon can optionally work in combination with biometric (e.g., fingerprint) devices.”
Anchor Link Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 3.0.0 – Released: 2012-05-15 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 6.0 MB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
“The enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system.
“EMET provides users with the ability to deploy security mitigation technologies to arbitrary applications. This helps prevent vulnerabilities in those applications (especially line of business and 3rd party apps) from successfully being exploited. By deploying these mitigation technologies on legacy products, the tool can also help customers manage risk while they are in the process of transitioning over to modern, more secure products. In addition, it makes it easy for customers to test mitigations against any software and provide feedback on their experience to the vendor.
“EMET is unusual because it does not require changing application code to make it work. With other security technologies, such as Data Execution Prevention, developers must recompile their apps to add support for the enhanced protection. EMET works with existing code, making it ideal for protecting legacy software.”
Anchor Link Flash Cookies Cleaner
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 1.2 – Released: 2010-05-28 Windows: All
File Size: 97 KB
“Flash Cookies, otherwise known as Local Shared Objects (LSOs), are cookie-like data files that are stored on a computer. Flash Cookies are used by all versions of Adobe Flash Player.
“Cookies by their design constitute privacy concerns because they store data which may be retrieved by people or programs that are up to no good. Ordinary cleaners do remove regular cookies but do not remove these Flash Cookies, giving the user a false sense of security. Several services even use Flash Cookies as a data storage to reinstate traditional cookies that a user deleted, which is called ‘re-spawning’. So even if a user gets rid of a website’s tracking cookie, that cookie’s unique ID will be assigned back to a new cookie again using the Flash data as the ‘backup’. If you value your privacy these Flash Cookies should be removed.
“The Flash Cookies Cleaner application was developed to be a small tool that has been designed specifically to remove every Flash Cookie from your system.”
Anchor Link FlashCookiesView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 1.12 – Released: 2011-05-07 Windows: 2000 up to 7
File Size: 45 KB Portable
“FlashCookiesView is a small utility that displays the list of cookie files created by Flash component (Local Shared Object) in your Web browser. For each cookie file, the lower pane of FlashCookiesView displays the content of the file in readable format or as Hex dump.
“You can also select one or more cookie files, and then copy them to the clipboard, save them to text/html/xml file or delete them.”
Anchor Link Folder Lock
License: Shareware – $39.95 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11
Version: 7.2.0 – Released: 2013-03-11 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 9.15 MB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Folder Lock is a fast file-security software that can lock, hide or encrypt any number of files, folders, pictures and documents in seconds. Files are protected with a password of your choice. Protected files are undeletable, hidden and highly secure, hides files from kids, friends and co-workers, safeguards them from viruses, trojans, worms and spyware, protects them from networked computers, cable users and hackers. Files can also be protected on USB Flash Drives, Memory Sticks, CD-RW, floppies and notebooks. Protection works even if files are taken from one PC to another on a removable disk, without the need to install any software. You can optionally lock and/or encrypt files and folders. It can even lock your PC. It locks files on kernel level, Windows Explorer and even real DOS Mode.
“Works on all kinds of disk types like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and EFS. Life-time upgrades for FREE.”
Anchor Link Free Hide Folder
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-12-01
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2012-11-30 Windows: All
File Size: 875 KB
“Most people have many files or folders on their computer which they do not want to others see or use them. If you are interested in protecting your personal information, Free Hide Folder is just what you are searching for. With Free Hide Folder you will protect your files avoiding them to be being modified, seen or erased by other users.
“Free Hide Folder is a free computer security software to hide your private folders. It is very useful to keep your personal data away from others. Others will not know where your personal files exist and they will not be able to accidentally view them. You can hide folders simply with a few mouse clicks. Free Hide Folder is protected by a password that you can change or remove at any time. Key Features:
• Hide your folder completely. Unless you unhide it yourself, nobody can find it.
• Password protection when running program.
• No file system structure modifications needed.
• Any number of folders may be hidden at the same time.
• Easy-to-use user interface.
• 100% Spyware FREE. This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.”
Anchor Link HiJackFree
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-05-02
Version: – Released: 2010-09-07 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“A-squared HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool which helps advanced users to detect and remove all types of HiJackers, Spyware, Adware, Trojans and Worms.
¤ Manage all types of Autoruns on your system
¤ Control all Explorer and Browser plugins (BHOs, Toolbars, etc.)
¤ Manage all running Processes and their associated modules
¤ Control all Services, even those Windows doesn’t display
¤ View open ports and the associated listening processes
¤ View all DNS entries in the hosts file
¤ Manage installed Layered Service Providers (LSPs)
¤ Analyze the system configuration with using our live online analysis”
Anchor Link Hotspot Shield
License: Adware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-27
Version: 2.88 – Released: 2013-02-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 5.7 MB
“Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy.
“Hotspot Shield security software is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use.”
[Limitations: This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully to opt out. Ed. ]
Anchor Link Identity Finder Home Edition
License: Shareware – $19.95 1yr subscription Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 6.1 – Released: 2012-10-05 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 25.1 MB
“Right now, social security numbers, credit cards, bank accounts, passwords, and other highly sensitive personal information are exposed on your computer leaving you and your family vulnerable to identity theft. You may not be able to find all the places they are hidden, but hackers and thieves know where to look. They have developed viruses, spyware, back doors, and other malicious code to steal this information.
“Anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-spam don’t offer in-depth searching to protect you and your family. Identity Finder goes deep, searching your computer to locate and secure potentially dangerous data — even when you don’t know it exists. Features:
• Automatically discover occurrences of Credit Card numbers and Passwords
• Encrypt or securely delete with our digital shredder sensitive data or any other file on your entire computer
• Analyze findings in an easy to use preview window display
• Walk through application with easy to follow step-by-step guide.
“Upgrade to the Premium Edition for more advanced features and additional security tools appropriate for Power Users and Professionals.”
Anchor Link KeyScrambler Personal
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-27
Version: 3.1 – Released: 2013-03-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“KeyScrambler Personal is a free plug-in for your Web browser that protects everything you type from keyloggers. It defeats keyloggers by encrypting your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level, deep within the operating system. When the encrypted keystrokes reach your browser, KeyScrambler then decrypts them so you see exactly the keys you’ve typed. Keyloggers can only record the encrypted keys, which are completely indecipherable. Unlike anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that depend on recognition to remove keyloggers that they know about, KeyScrambler will protect you from both known and unknown keyloggers. What’s more, KeyScrambler provides protection without getting in your way. You don’t have anything to learn about the program and you don’t have to do anything differently, but with KeyScrambler your important personal information will be a whole lot safer.”
Anchor Link LinkExtend
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-16
Version: 1.1.5 – Released: 2011-12-15
File Size: 1.6 MB Requires: Firefox
“LinkExtend provides meta-site-ratings for computer safety, child safety, company ethics, and popularity. Safety results come from eight online services giving you a safer browsing experience. Site links, titles, files and reviews are also included. Main Features:
♦ Safety – Informs you if a web page is malicious, sends spam, contains spyware, identity theft, etc.
♦ KidSafe – Alerts you about unsafe sites for kids and erases them automatically from your history
♦ Ethics – Rates a company’s ethical behavior including social responsibility, environmental impact, etc.
♦ PageRank – Represents how important a webpage is, according to Google link analysis algorithm
♦ SiteTraffic – Shows you how popular a site is, based on its page views and visits
♦ Visited – Tells you when you last visited a site, what pages you accessed, and more
♦ SiteTools – Page age, site reviews, contact details, previous versions, similar sites, etc.
♦ Links – Access the links and titles in a web page without having to open the page itself
♦ Files – Shows all files on a web page organized by categories (videos, music, images, programs, etc.)
♦ SuperSearch! – Over 200 top search engines offer Answers, Books, Health, Jobs, Media, News, etc.
♦ Hide Search Results – Lets you hide search results harmful to your PC, unethical or unsafe for kids”
Anchor Link Lock My PC
License: Trial – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2012-06-15
Version: – Released: 2012-06-14 Windows: All
File Size: 1.6 MB Portable install option in Setup
“Lock My PC is an easy in use, powerful and compact tool to lock your computer from unauthorized use. When you leave your computer unattended, the program disables the hot keys (including Ctrl+Alt+Del), mouse, locks CD/DVD ROM doors and displays a lock screen. Nobody can access your system without providing the correct unlock password.
“Unlike another similar computer lock software that cannot lock Ctrl+Alt+Del on a computer running Windows XP, our Lock My PC runs its own keyboard driver to block such key combinations. Moreover, bulletproof startup lock guarantee that when your computer is locked at startup, this lock cannot be bypassed even in safe mode!”
Anchor Link MS Baseline Security Analyzer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-10
Version: 2.2 – Released: 2010-08-06 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 1.6 MB – 13.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“To easily assess the security state of Windows machines, Microsoft offers the free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) scan tool. MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Microsoft Windows systems.
“MBSA 2.2 builds on the previous MBSA 2.1.1 version that supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and corrects minor issues reported by customers. As with the previous MBSA versions, MBSA 2.2 includes 64-bit installation, security update and vulnerability assessment (VA) checks and support for the latest Windows Update Agent (WUA) and Microsoft Update technologies. More information on the capabilities of MBSA is available on the MBSA Web site.”
Anchor Link Outpost Security Suite
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 7.1.1 – Released: 2011-04-04 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 94.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Agnitum is the first security vendor to deliver a fully functional free version of an Internet security suite for Windows users. Outpost Security Suite FREE 7.0 builds on the acclaimed antivirus, firewall and proactive protection technologies. The free solution employs modern techniques to prevent infections, data corruption and PC intrusions. Outpost FREE gives you:
• VB100 certified antivirus
• Best-of-breed PC firewall
• Top-notch proactive protection
• Light-weight solution, no slowdowns
• Up-to-date technology — based on the latest Outpost 7.0”
Anchor Link Prey
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: 0.6.0 – Released: 2013-05-08 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 5.51 MB
“Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use.
“Basically you install a tiny agent in your PC or phone, which silently waits for a remote signal to wake up and work its magic. This signal is sent either from the Internet or through an SMS message, and allows you to gather information regarding the device’s location, hardware and network status, and optionally trigger specific actions on it.”
¤ 100% geolocation aware:
Prey uses either the device’s GPS or the nearest WiFi hotspots to triangulate and grab a fix on its location. It’s shockingly accurate.
¤ Wifi autoconnect:
If enabled, Prey will attempt to hook onto to the nearest open WiFi hotspot when no Internet connection is found.
¤ Light as a feather:
Prey has very few dependencies and doesn’t even leave a memory footprint until activated.
¤ Know your enemy:
Take a picture of the thief with your laptop’s webcam so you know what he looks like and where he’s hiding.
¤ Watch their movements:
Grab a screenshot of the active session — if you’re lucky you may catch the guy logged into his email or Facebook account!
¤ Keep your data safe:
Hide your Outlook or Thunderbird data and optionally remove your stored passwords, so no one will be able to look into your stuff.
¤ No unauthorized access:
Fully lock down your PC, making it unusable unless a specific password is entered.
¤ Scan your hardware:
Get a complete list of your PC’s CPU, motherboard, RAM, and BIOS information. Works great when used with Active Mode.
¤ Full auto updater:
Prey can check its current version and automagically fetch and update itself, so you don’t need to manually reinstall each time.
Anchor Link ProduKey
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-18
Version: 1.56 – Released: 2013-04-18 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 54 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer — by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer.”
Anchor Link RemoveIT Pro
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: 9.5.2013 – Released: 2013-05-09 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 4.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Locates and Removes many new dangerous files including Spyware, Malware, Virus, Worms, Trojan’s and Adware that other popular AV programs do not find.”
[ Note: It appears that this site is updated almost every day. Therefore all of the information here is only as accurate as of the last date we reviewed the site. Ed. ]
Anchor Link RUBotted (Beta)
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: Beta – Released: 2011-02-24 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 5.73 MB
“RUBotted monitors your computer for potential infection and suspicious activities associated with bots. Bots are malicious files that enable cybercriminals to secretly take control of your computer. Upon discovering a potential infection, RUBotted will identify and clean them with HouseCall.
“The new version of RUBotted features improved detection of unknown versions of bot clients and better cleaning capabilities for infected machines. Compatible with other antivirus products that may already be installed in user systems, RUBotted allows for seamless integration at no cost.
“Using RUBotted:
To use RUBotted, just make sure that your computer has a working Internet connection. RUBotted can use your current network settings automatically.
“Removing Bots:
If a bot infects your computer, the RUBotted system tray icon will display a pop-up to alert you. RUBotted will use HouseCall to remove the botnet client and inform you of the result. You may right-click the system tray icon and Open Console to view the status and log of detections.”
Anchor Link SAFE – Scramble and Finally Erase
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-09-12
Author: Fred Langa
“Standard drive- and file-wiping tools are no longer adequate for completely removing data — especially when used with the newest hard drives.
“But researchers have identified new procedures that reliably make old data virtually unrecoverable on any drive, whether magnetic or solid-state.”
Anchor Link Script Sentry Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-03-09
Version: 2.7.1 – Released: 2002-07-04 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 164 KB
“After much consideration, I’ve decided to shut down Jason’s Toolbox. I hadn’t posted any updates in 3 years and hadn’t updated any of my programs in nearly a decade. Thanks to everyone who used my programs over the years. -Jason.”
Still available here:
( Softpedia )
Anchor Link ShareEnum
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 1.6 – Released: 2006-11-01 Windows: XP, 2003 and higher
File Size: 94 KB
“An aspect of Windows NT/2000/XP network security that’s often overlooked is file shares. A common security flaw occurs when users define file shares with lax security, allowing unauthorized users to see sensitive files. There are no no built-in tools to list shares viewable on a network and their security settings, but ShareEnum fills the void and allows you to lock down file shares in your network.
“When you run ShareEnum it uses NetBIOS enumeration to scan all the computers within the domains accessible to it, showing file and print shares and their security settings. Because only a domain adminstrator has the ability to view all network resources, ShareEnum is most effective when you run it from a domain adminstrator account.”
Anchor Link SoftPerfect WiFi Guard
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-19
Version: 1.0.2 – Released: 2013-01-14 Windows: 2000 or higher
File Size: 1.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Portable version available on-site
“SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is an essential tool for everyone running a small WiFi network and striving to keep it secure. Generally, modern WiFi networks are well protected, but there is a number of weaknesses that can compromise your WiFi password; this includes vulnerabilities in encryption and brute force attacks. As a result, someone can gain unauthorised access to your Internet and LAN, exploit them and stay unnoticed. You may think: it’s ok, who cares, I have got an uncapped plan. But what about someone reading your personal emails, stealing private information or breaking the law online while using your Internet connection?
“Here comes our little application that allows you to know immediately if your network is used without your knowledge. It’s a specalised network scanner that runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.”
Anchor Link Tor
License: Free (3-clause BSD) Last Reviewed: 2013-04-06
Version: 2.3.25-6 – Released: 2013-04-05 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 26.5 MB
“Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
“Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.”
Anchor Link WinLock
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 6.08 – Released: 2013-03-14 Windows: All
File Size: 4.8 MB
“WinLock is a comprehensive security program for personal or publicly accessible computers running the Windows operating system. It is a program that ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer. With WinLock you can control how long others can use your computer. It runs from the system tray and requires a password to gain access to the available settings. It loads automatically with Windows and allows you to add an optional startup message, provide audio notification, and set the time limit. Once that limit is reached, Windows is summarily shut down. You can toggle the timer on and off from the tray. WinLock also lets you to disable Windows hotkeys (such as Alt-Ctrl-Del, Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc, etc.), lock Windows Desktop, hide the Start button and Switch bar. It also lets you deny access to selected files, applications, and Explorer windows (Control Panel, My Computer, etc.), floppy and hard drives, and Start menu items. When enabled, there is no way around it without the proper password.”
Anchor Link WinMend Folder Hidden
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 1.4.9 – Released: 2012-09-28 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.37 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“WinMend Folder Hidden is a free file/folder hiding tool. While ensuring the absolute system safety, this application can quickly hide files and folders on local partitions and/or on removable devices. The hidden files/folders will be safely hidden whether the drive is accessed in another operating system on the same computer or reinstalled on another computer. You can set a password for this application. Hidden data can be displayed and unhidden only when the user enters the valid password. The data is completely invisible to other programs or on other operating systems. However, please keep in mind that this application is for home use only.”
Anchor Link WinPatrol
License: Free or Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-27
Version: 28.1.2013.0 – Released: 2013-04-27 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 885 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Now, using our ‘Cloud’ technology you can benefit from the experience of other WinPatrol users. WinPatrol continues to be the most powerful system monitor for its small memory footprint.
“WinPatrol’s easy tabbed interface allows you to explore deep inside your computer without having to be a computer expert. A one-time investment in WinPatrol PLUS provides a unique experience you won’t find in any other software.
“Try it for FREE as long as you want. You can support future development and upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS Lifetime for only $29.95.”
Anchor Link Wise Folder Hider
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-02
Version: 1.34 – Released: 2013-04-02 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.71 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Portable version available on-site
“Wise Folder Hider is a free file/folder hiding tool. User can use it to hide files and folders on local partitions or removable devices. The data can’t be accessed by other programs or on other operating systems such as DOS. The only way to access or unhide these data is to enter the valid password. However, this application is designed for home use only but not recommended for commercial settings which require stricter confidentiality.
“Safely and quickly hide files and folders in local partitions and removable devices.
√ Safe to Hide file/folder/USB
√ Free and easy to use
√ Double password protection
√ Support of Removable Drivers
√ Support of Drag and Drop
Anchor Link WOT – Web of Trust
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-05
Version: 2012-08-02 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.08 MB
“WOT is a free Internet security addon for your browser. It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It’s easy and it’s free. Surf safer and protect your computer. Add WOT to your browser now!
“WOT, short for Web of Trust, is a community whose members exchange knowledge of websites: Can they be trusted? Are they safe to use? Do they deliver what they promise? If a site has a bad reputation, WOT will warn you – and save you a lot of trouble. By joining the WOT community you can protect yourself and help others. Our mission is to make the Internet safer by giving our users a way to share their experience of websites and the services they offer. WOT is a powerful tool – and it’s free! We have information on 21 million sites. Join us today and make the Internet safer for us all.”