**Privacy & Security Tools**
IE Privacy Keeper will clean your traces of online and offline (system) activity.Download

Eraser is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.DOWNLOAD

CCleaner (**bleep** Cleaner) is a 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.DOWNLOAD

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web.DOWNLOAD

SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.DOWNLOAD

WinPatrol uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others download new reference files.DOWNLOAD

ewido anti-malware
The efficient solution against the new generation of threats spreading over the internet. Secure your data and protect your privacy against Sypware, adware, dialer, keylogger and worms. We offer you advanced scanning and detection methods and state-of-the-art technology behind an easy to use interface.DOWNLOAD

avast! Home Edition is a free antivirus software for home noncommercial use. It scans for viruses, worms and Trojans on disk, CDs, in E-mail, IM and P2P . Incremental updates of virus database (twice a week) are small, fast and reliable.DOWNLOAD

AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Free is easy to use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements). Highlights include automatic update functionality, the AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run, free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product, and AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files.Download

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies.DOWNLOAD

Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components.DOWNLOAD

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0

MBSA 2.0 scans for missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. It offers an improved user experience, expanding product support, and can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services.DOWNLOAD

Microsoft Windows Defender (Beta 2)

Microsoft Windows Defender helps protect your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted software with this beta release.DOWNLOAD

Microsoft Security Assessment Tool

Download the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and install it on your computer to obtain information and recommendations about best practices to help enhance security within your information technology infrastructure.DOWNLOAD

RegistryProt is a 100% free, standalone, compact, low-level realtime registry monitor and protector, that adds another dimension to Windows security and intrusion detection.DOWNLOAD

CleanUp! is 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.DOWNLOAD

Webwasher Classic - the original. Designed for use on clients and for smaller-sized networks. Webwasher filters out unwanted advertising and protects the surfer's privacy by filtering cookies, referrer strings and Web bugs.DOWNLOAD

The AntiVir Personal Edition offers the effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. In order to make possible an easy operation, the AntiVir Personal Edition is developed to the essential points.DOWNLOAD

These are just some I have come across and thought I would post,hope this post makes it into the HelpfulHint section.

Message Edited by FlyYourWay on 04-30-200601:31 PM