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Security and Privacy Guide


Step 7 - Software

Once you've completed all of the steps in one of the security guides, I recommend downloading, installing, and using the following free and commercial security software programs. If Mac OS and GNU/Linux equivalents aren't included for some of the following types of software, find and use good quality equivalents to keep your system sufficiently secure.

WARNING For Windows Users: These programs will NOT keep your computer sufficiently secure unless you've first done steps 1 and 2, and secured Windows - if you've chosen not to use a virtual PC on a clean-installed and secured PC or Mac when online - by completing steps 3, 4, 5 and 6, and they won't keep your sensitive data private unless you do step 7 to secure data you want to keep and complete these steps to erase sensitive data you don't want to keep.


Antimalware

What's Malware?


Security Suites

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Test Your Firewall for Leaks

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Firewall

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Don't use Windows XP's firewall. Use one of the following security suites or firewalls instead. The free Comodo firewall was rated #1 by Matousec.com, ahead of Jetico, ZoneAlarm, Norton Personal Firewall, and other firewalls. It has 2-way protection and a stealth feature. Windows XP's firewall has neither. Only one-way protection.

If you're not concerned about dealing with every possible threat to your firewall, you should be.


Security and Privacy Guide


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