Don't-Miss Security software Stories

Portable App Encrypt Stick Adds Secure Browser

Version 5 of this USB encrypting software includes a secure browser in the paid version--and neither the paid nor the free version still installs nothing on your PC.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free

This limited version of the powerful on-demand malware scanner and remover is free.

Patch Software to Keep It Secure With Free Secunia PSI

Free, handy security utility Secunia PSI helps you make sure all of your software is up-to-date and securely patched.

Encrypt Stick

Version 5 of this USB encrypting software includes a secure browser--and still installs nothing on your PC.

Encrypt Stick Free

This feature-laden security utility runs from a flash drive and installs no software on your PC.

Secunia PSI

Identify program security leaks and batten down the hatches with this free software.

Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2011

Trend Micro provides solid, simple protection against malware, but advanced users may find its lack of customizability frustrating.


SIW Standalone Version

Learn everything you want to know about your computer with this no-install freebie.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft's free utility fights viruses and other malware, and does a surprisingly good job of it.


Ferret out privacy-busting "super cookies" and delete them from your PC.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Detect and kill spyware with this easy-to-use program.

KeePass Password Safe

KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.

Anonymizer Nevercookie

Protect yourself against privacy-invading "evercookies" with this free program.