Best Free Security Programs
BEST FREE ANTIVIRUS
Avast! – The home edition is a free antivirus solution, provides resident real time protection, basic antispyware protection and doesn’t take to much memory while running in the background (a lot less than BitDefender, that’s for sure).
Alternatives: AVG, Avira Antivir, ClamWin
BEST FREE ANTISPYWARE
SUPERAntiSpyware – The best antispyware solution that you can get for free. It doesn’t provide resident protection, but if you just scan your computer with it once a week or so you should be fine.
Alternatives: Spybot Search and Destroy, Spyware Terminator, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
BEST FREE FIREWALL
Zone Alarm – The most popular free firewall, lightweight and easy to use.
Alternatives: – Sunbelt-Kerio Personal Firewall, Comodo Firewall, Online Armor, Outpost Free
BEST FREE DISK ENCRYPTION PROGRAM
TrueCrypt – Powerful open source and multi platform program, able to encrypt partitions on the fly.
BEST FREE PASSWORD MANAGER
KeePass – Strong open source program that can store your passwords in an encrypted database. Portable and easy to use.
Alternatives: – LastPass, ALPass
BEST FREE USB SECURITY PROGRAM
iKill – The freeware program scans your system, searching for
removable drives. If it finds any it scans for any autorun.inf file in those drives. If those files are dangerous, it asks you if you want to remove them.
Alternatives: USB Cop