Download and Install only one software product from each category as per your requirement.
There are companies that will provide free security software for non-commercial use listed below. You should be aware of your options for free security protection if you do not wish to purchase security software.
- Anti-Virus: Used to prevent, detect, and remove computer viruses, worms, and trojan horses.
- Anti-Spyware: Protect against spyware (surreptitious program that report the actions of a user).
Anti-Spyware Description Price Ad-Aware Internet security 9.0 Features real-time protection, advanced Genocode detection technology, rootkit protection, automatic updates, and much more by Lavasoft. Free Spybot- Search & Destroy Detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications by Patrick Free AntiSpyware Features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive by Microsoft . Free Norton Power Eraser Search and eliminate crimeware by Norton. Free Windows Defender Protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known by microsoft. Free
- Anti-Malware: Protect against Malware (malicious software that infiltrate a computer system).
- Personal Firewall: Prevent unauthorized access to or from your computer.
Personal Firewall Description Price Zone Alarm 2-way firewall proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers by Zone Labs. Free Sygate Personal Firewall Protects PC from hackers, trojans and DoS attacks by Sygate. Free Kerio Personal Firewall Protect your system from hackers by Kerio Technologies $19.95
- Full Disk Encryption: Software and steps to encrypt the hard drive.
- PII Scanner: Detects confidential data stored in your system.
PII Scanner Description Price Spider3 Search social security number or credit card number on your system. This Link will only work when you are connected to the Loyola Network by Cornell University.
Identity Finder Search and protect Credit Card numbers and Passwords within your 'Documents' folder as well as supported web browsers. Free
- Password Vault: Securely stores a list of your different account passwords.
Password Vault Technologies Description Price KeePass Protects your system by using techniques like Database Encryption, Hashing and Key Derivation, Random NumberGeneration, Protection against Dictionary Attacks, Process Memory Protection, Locking the Workspace by Dominik Reichl. Free Password Safe Password Safe allows you to manage your old passwords and to easily and quickly generate, store, organize, retrieve, and use complex new passwords, using password policies that you control by Geeknet. Free
- Browser Security: Software which secures the browser from compromising your data and account.
Browser Security Description Price HTTPS Everywhere Rewrites all HTTP requests to encrypted HTTPS , but only for websites that support HTTPS and for which HTTPS Everywhere has rules included by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Free Force- TLS Force-TLS allows web sites to tell Firefox that they should be served via HTTPS in the future; this helps secure you from accidentally negotiating an insecure session with certain sites. Force-TLS is also compatible with Strict Transport Security by Sid Stamm. Free
- Software Inspection: Detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins.
Software Inspection Description Price Secunia Software Inspector for Windows system The Secunia Online Software Inspector, or short OSI, is a fast way to scan your PC for the most common programs and vulnerabilities, thus checking if your PC has a minimum security baseline against known patched vulnerabilities
- Communication Security: Added security when accessing your email.
Email Security Description Link
Loyola supports IMAPS
Loyola offers IMAPS service for Groupwise, Loyola's network-based e-mail program.IMAPS allows you to download messages from email servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with another program. IMAP offers two-way communication between your web email server and your email client(s). For more information Click here Configuring IMAPS Client IMAPS can be configured on Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Palm webOS, Windows Mobile etc For more information Click here Configuring POP3S Client POP3S allows you to download messages from email servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with another program. POP3S can be configured on Apple Mail, Outlook, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, iPhone etc For more information Click here
- Theft Protection: Protect against physical and identity theft.
Theft Protection Description Price LoJack for Laptops Offers remote lock and wipe features, physical location tracking, and recovery assistance. $39.99/yr ProtectMyID Indentity Theft Protection - Offers daily credit report, online personal data exposure, mailing address, and medical insurance monitoring for fraudulent activity. $12.95/month