Showing posts with label Internet Services. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet Services. Show all posts

Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Windows Security Tools and Online Security Scanners

In this post I want to list different windows Security tools and online Security Scanners that can be used to check and fix windows.

Free Online Security Services

Below is a list of available Online Security Scanners. It is recommended to run them in Internet Explorer and under Vista IE should be run in Administrative mode.

Free Windows Live OneCare Online Services

Below is a list of free Services provided by Live OneCare. The only problem I run into is I selected to delete 2GB of Hibernation data and Hibernate option was no longer available under Vista. If you get the same problem have a look at Re-Enable Hibernate Option in Windows Vista from the How-To Geek.

Other Free Online Virus and Spyware Scanners

Free Online Virus and Malware Scanners

Free Desktop Security Tools

CClearner - (Freeware) system optimisation and privacy tool.

Windows Defender - Spyware Protection for Free.

Avast! 4 Home Edition - is a full-featured Antivirus and Anti-Spyware package. Requires Free Registration.

Malwarebytes - an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application.

KeePass Password Safe - the free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.

Sandboxie - creates virtual space to run program in.

nCleaner - contains an advanced system and application cleaner with over 90 cleaning items available

HijackThis – TrendMicro HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs. HijackThis™ creates a report, or log file, with the results of the scan.

Secunia (PSI) - Personal Software Inspector.

Secunia (PSI) - Personal Software Inspector.

Password Meter - Checking the strength of the passwords.

TrueCrypt - Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.


GMer - is an application that detects and removes  rootkits.

Trend Micro RootkitBuster - is a rootkit scanner that scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) rootkits.

Additional Resources

IIA Security Portal

Norton Safe Web, from Symantec

Radix Anti-Rootkit


Anti-Malware Toolkit

FixUp Restrictions

Comparatives of Anti virus Software

3 Tools to Test Run your AntiVirus/Spyware Program

Best Free Ways to Protect Your Private Files


Friday, March 20, 2009

Free Icon Collections

Recently I was looking for free icons I could use for my web and desktop application development and came across few sites. Below is a list of links and references that might be very useful.

Application Icons

Sweetie - Cute and clear icons

Sizcons - A nice and useful set of icons to customize your applications

ASP.NET Icons - 300 professionally designed icons for your ASP.NET applications

Animated GIFs

Activity indicators - Link1, Link2, Link3

Free Internet Icon Search Services

ICONLook - Search Icons on Internet

IconFinder - ICON Search made easy

IconLet - ICON Search

Icon Search Engine - Search ICONs on Internet


For these who likes to see more follow the links below.

Free 40 Icon Sets


20 Free and Fresh Icon Sets

Icons for your Desktop and Web Designs

Free Icon Web 35 Free Icon Sets

Icons Free

Icon Archive


Free Icons, Buttons and Templates

Icons Review Open Clipart

55 Free High Quality Icon Sets

Friday, December 19, 2008

Download Windows Updates for offline install

Recently I performed a complete reinstall of my desktop computer and now require to download all windows updates again. With only 1Gb of available download and upload a month it will be easy to quickly use up all of it if with these updates. For these who want to save distributable copies of patches Microsoft provides two web sites to download updates from.

It is possible to find windows updates for XP, Vista and any other windows flavour, just search for KB# like (KB956391) which is shown in Automatic Updates window.