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Free Internet Security Guide

Here is a free document that you can download and read at your leisure to help you understand the worst security threats on the Internet and some tools that you can use to protect yourself from them.  It was used as an outline for a presentation given at a local service organization meeting. 

Safe Internet Surfing
Learn how today!

Free AntiVirus Software

AntiVirus software is an absolute must on every computer today.  It helps to keep viruses and other malitious software from invading your system and protects your privacy and persoanl information.  Fortunately, there are several products available as free downloads for home use.  Two great products recommended by Excel Consulting Ltd. include AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials.

AVG Free Edition is has been a trusted market leader for many years. It is available from free.avg.com..  AVG is constantly being improved and is currently the second most popular free security software in the world and in North America. 

On September 6, 2005 Intel Capital invested $16 million in AVG Anti-virus, formerly Grisoft Inc., in the Czech Republic.  AVG products now enjoy market leading functionality and acceptance with more than 12% of world wide market and over 10% in North America.  AVG has offices in the Czech Republic and in the United States.

AVG Free Antivirus 2012
Not Shareware Note: AVG Free Edition is totally FREE, while AVG AntiVirus Paid Edition offers more features and sells for under $40 a seat (less in volume).

AVG AntiVirus 2012 is Available Now! AntiVirus Free Edition from  www.avg.com
Note: Free for non-commercial use only. Business, Internet Security, File Server, Email Server and Linux Server Editions also available.  Visit AVG.com for a full Product List.  30 day trial versions of paid editions are also available for download.

Download Free AVG

Microsoft Security Essentials is another free product for home users that is recommended by Excel Consulting Ltd. It is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up-to-date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you’re free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want — without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, you are advised to uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.

*Your PC must be running genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials. Learn more about genuine.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Not Shareware Note: Security Essentials is totally FREE, but requires Genuine Windows verification.

System Requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials

Operating System: WinXP (SP3)*; WinVista (SP1, or SP2)*; Win7*

For Windows XP: 500+ MHz CPU, and 256+ MB RAM.
For Windows Vista and 7: 1.0+ GHz CPU or higher, and 1+ GB RAM.
VGA display of 800 600 or higher.
200 MB of available hard disk space.
An Internet connection amd Browser are required

Get Microsoft Security Essentials

Free Financial Accounting Software

Freedom Financials - Multi-User Accounting & Inventory Management.  Simple.  Quick.  Powerful.  And free for Single User!  
Freedom Financials - is a complete, easy-to-use, fully integrated, Windows based multi-user** accounting package
that is free for everyone to download and distribute under the terms of our license agreement.   It is powerful accounting software that's flexible, and it runs thousands of small and mid-sized companies each and every day!

Completely Free for Single User License.  **Multi-User Licenses from $299 CAD

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Free Firewall Security Software

Firewall software is a must if you are on the Internet today.  It helps to keep hackers and viruses from exploiting security flaws in your windows system.  Fortunately there are two great products available free of charge for home users.  Windows XP has a built in firewall capabilities, but it only provides one-way protection.  The XP firewall will block outside threats from entering your computer, but full featured firewalls like Comodo and ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall will monitor all outgoing traffic and ask for your permission to allow unknown programs to access the Internet.  This helps to shutdown viruses and spyware that you unknowingly downloaded from unsafe web sites.

Comodo Firewall 2012 - Overview
 Award-Winning, Free Firewall Software

  • Complete protection from Hackers, Spyware, Trojans and Identity theft
  • Host Intrusion Prevention System stops malware from being installed [NEW]
  • Clean PC Mode registers your current applications then will allow only applications that you approve to be installed on your computer [NEW]
  • Malware Scan Feature checks your computer for viruses, spyware and Trojans before you install Comodo Firewall Pro [NEW]
  • Free Download. No charges or license fees ever.

Install now for out-of-the-box protection against identity theft hackers, Trojans, viruses, scripts and other unknown threats.

More Features Than Similar Paid Firewalls

Unlike some other free firewalls, this is not a stripped down version, but is a fully functional product. Updates and upgrades are also free. Why Free? 

System Requirements

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP – 32 and 64 bit versions
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 250 MB free disk space

Download Comodo Firewall

ZoneAlarm 2012 by Check Point
Note: Basic Edition is Free, Professional Edition and suites are for sale.

Download Free ZoneAlarm

Free Basic Firewall Software from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Note: Free for non-business use only.

Free Spyware Removal Tools


Spybot-Search&Destroy V1.6.2
Free Spyware Removal Software
for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove many different kinds of spyware and adware from your computer.  Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that most common anti-virus applications do not yet cover.  If you see new toolbars in Internet Explorer, or if your browser crashes, or if your start page has changed without your knowledge, you most probably have spyware. Spybot-S&D is totally free, so give it a trying to see if there are any snoops in your PC :)

Get SpyBotS&D at PCWorld.com

Free Ad-ware & Spyware Removal Tool from www.safer-networking.org  Spybot-S&D is supported by donations, so please make a contribution if you find it useful.

Donations Gratefully Accepted
at the Official SpyBotS&D website!

Windows Defender AntiSpyware
Windows Defender AntiSpyware can help protect your PC from spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
Windows Defender is a free download from Microsoft.  Click on the title link at the left or visit download.microsoft.com for this and many other free software downloads available from Microsoft.

This download is requires validation that you are running
genuine Microsoft Windows[TM].

Free Web Development Software

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Windows Process Identification

WinTasks Professional Process Library   
Find out if that unknown process on your system is Friend or Foe!  Worms and Viruses are easily detected if you know all of the processes normally running on your system.  You can get acquainted with them by looking them up at no charge in the WinTasks Process library.  Check out the following category listings below.  If you don't find it listed you can always do a search at www.Google.ca

WinTasks4ProSecurity Risks       

System Processes       

Application Processes


Download Missing Windows DLL Files - Free

Search here for free downloads of any missing or corrupted Windows DLL files.
Registration and Donations are optional.


Have you ever seen the windows message "Couldn't find ****.dll..."? 
This site has your solution!
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Download Windows Device Driver Files - Free

Search here for free downloads of Driver Install files for hundreds of Thousands of hardware
devices from Modems and Network Adapters to Printers.  Registration is required.


 Wait, before you smash your computer, try Driver Guide
After you install and test the downloaded drivers, you are urged to go back
and post some feedback on how well they worked for you.

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Last modified: April 11, 2008