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This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block

360 SECURITY

There are plenty of antivirus products on the web and you might have your own favorites. Earlier this year, 360 Security came from nowhere to beat most of the top rated antivirus products that's been there for a long time now. The product has been getting rave reviews from all quarters by independent labs and users alike. 

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New Free Windows System Tool Called Sysmon from Sysinternals

It isn’t often that we get a brand-new addition to the famous suite of free system tools provided at Windows Sysinternals and when we do it’s worth noting. Mark Russinovich has just announced a tool called Sysmon. The description and download link are at this page.

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has been frequently mentioned here and version 5.0 has just been released. The Microsoft description is at this page.

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Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure

Windows XP logoMicrosoft may have stopped providing security updates for Windows XP but a large number of PC users are sticking with the venerable old workhorse. Because safety is very dependent on individual habits and skills, I won’t comment on the controversial issue of whether continuing to use XP is safe.

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New Microsoft Online Tool to Help Keep Track of Security Bulletins for Your Software

Security updates and patches just keep coming from Microsoft and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of which ones apply to your particular system and what problem is involved for a given patch. In theory, the Windows Update feature provides a record of Microsoft security bulletins but there is a new online service that makes it much easier to keep track of what security bulletins have been issued for your software, the nature of the problem addressed, and where to find more details about the problem.

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Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension

Hiding your email address has always been a way to prevent spam but these days there is another important reason to safeguard your email address. Almost every day it seems that some database has been broken into and account information such as email addresses stolen. All the more reason, then, for you to mask your true email address when setting up an account with some online service. And that is what the free browser extension named MaskMe does.

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How to Easily Check an Entire Windows Folder Using Many Different Antimalware Programs

If you need to do security checks on entire folders with multiple antimalware programs, here’s a tool for you. It’s from Microsoft Sysinternals and is called Sigcheck.

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Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed

The Heartbleed bug is a very nasty Internet problem that affects us all. Dealing with it is complex and not clear-cut at this time but one thing that many Internet users want to do is check sites to see which ones might still be subject to the bug.

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