My top favourite free security tools

AVG Safe Search
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Top Security Free Tools

My top security tools and download links. These tools should keep you PC nice and secure; run regularly for a trouble / virus free PC!

AVG Internet Security
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AVG (fee anti-virus software that works with all platforms)

spybot search and destroy (IMHO the best anti-spyware)

Spyware terminator (including realtime detection)

Comodo Group
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Comodo Personal Firewall

ccleaner – disk space tool cleanup

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Defraggler (defrag tool)

Restore deleted files

Complete file eraser program

Index.Dat erasers (Permanent deletion of all history)

MRU Blaster (delete most recent file list…)

FileChecker (tells you what files have been modified)

DOC scrubber (delete all embarrasing stuff from word doc files)

Disposable email account

File dump area for uploading for 30 days

Encrypt Files (TrueCrypt is the best around) or

Lock your PC (better than ctrl-alt-del)

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Do you want to DeFrag your hard disk for FREE and FAST!

JkDefrag is a free disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows, various version, it will also work with Windows Vista. The software works much faster than the defrag utility that comes with Windows and can be interupted at any time during the process. The software will also defrag floppies and USB sticks. The latest version includes the windows version, a command line version, a version that works as a screen saver (e.g. kicks in when your not doing anything on the computer) and a DLL library that can be used with programming languages.

Being true opensource the source code is available online to download if required. To install the software just unZip the files and run the .exe. There are plenty of command line options to tell the software what to leave (do not defrag). Remember to delete all the rubbish from your hard disk before running as you do not want to waste valueable time defragging stuff that is only going to be deleted at some stage. The wonderful ccleaner utility (again free) will do this for you in no time and is very comprehensive often gaining 100’s of Mb’s of disk space in a few seconds.

HTA Windows Scripting

I’m interested in HTA scripting today. These are some links I’ve found that are very interesting:

Scripting guys webcasts are brilliant (where I got most of the other links and info from). Continue reading