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Blink Personal

This security program for serious techies offers a year-long free trial of antivirus, antispyware, firewall and other features.

The Best Digital Photo Frames to Showcase Your Pictures

These days, digital photo frames do a lot more than simply showcase your memories. The best frames can do everything from music playback to Internet content streaming--and look great in any home.


Top Internet Security Suites: Paying for Protection

Using security software is more important than ever. Our tests of the latest all-in-one security suites show that good protection can shut down the nastiest viruses, spyware, and adware.

15 Great, Free Privacy Downloads

These free products can save you from malicious software and eavesdroppers. Don't leave your PC exposed and vulnerable.

Lavasoft Personal Firewall 3.0 (32-bit)

Protect your PC with this advanced smart firewall in an easy-to-use interface.

Lavasoft Personal Firewall 3.0 (64-bit version)

Protect your 64-bit XP or Vista PC with this advanced smart firewall in an easy-to-use interface.

Lavasoft Personal Firewall 2.0 (64-bit)

Wall off your PC with the ultimate security shield.

Lavasoft Personal Firewall 2.0 (32-bit)

This security tool provides powerful protection for both small and medium-sized businesses and home users.

Windows Live OneCare

This product has been discontinued; see "Microsoft Security Essentials" for its replacement.

AVG Anti-Rootkit

The free AVG Anti-Rootkit is designed to protect you. It does one thing, and one thing alone: finds and kills rootkits.

ZoneAlarm for Vista

The advantage of the ZoneAlarm firewall over the built-in Vista firewall is that ZoneAlarm will only allow those programs you specifically ok to access the Internet.

Jetico Personal Firewall for Windows

A free personal firewall that helps keep your PC safe from Web miscreants.


Though other apps provide more-expansive security, DropMyRights gives you simple yet effective protection against malware by limiting user rights-and it works with any program.