Beware of Rogue and Suspect Anti-Spyware Products!

Click here for a list of programs to avoid
Cost: Free

Protect Your Operating System

Microsoft’s Windows Update
Cost: Free
(For Windows users only)

Personal Firewall (Make yourself invisible on the internet)

Windows Firewall (Included in Service Pack 2)
Cost: Free
(Before downloading a third party program, check to see if you have it)

Zone Alarm
Cost: Free
(Good choice for older systems running Windows 98, ME, NT or 2000)


CA Internet Security and Anti Virus Software
Cost: 90 DayFree Trial

Grisoft’s AVG
Cost: Free for Home Users

Housecall Trend-Micro
Cost: Free on-line scan

Spyware /Adware Detection Removal

Ad-Aware SE
Cost: Free

Cost: Free

Cost: Free
(Advanced users only)

Microsoft Defender
Cost: Free

SpyBot Search & Destroy
Cost: Free
(Advanced users only)

Webroot SpySweeper
Cost: Free Online Scan

Internet Filtering and Blocking

Cost: 14-day Free Trial

K9 Web Protection
Cost: Free
(Great for families with lots of computers!)

Internet Tracking

Cost: Free Trial
(Track your children’s usage on the Internet)

Legal Music Downloads

Cost: Free software download – 99 cents per song

MSN Music
Cost: 99 cents per song

Cost: 99 cents per song

Napster (Yes it’s now a legal service!)
Cost: Per song or subscription
Cost: 88 cents per song

Pop-Up Blockers

EMS Free Surfer mk II
Cost: Free

Google Toolbar
Cost: Free

PanicWare Pop-Up Stopper
Cost: Free

Secure Deletions

Cost: Free

Spam Tools

CloudMark SafetyBar
Cost: Free
(Spam and Fraud detection tool for Outlook and Outlook Express)

Cost: 30-day Free Trial

Spam Pal
Cost: Free
(Works with Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora & most POP3 mail programs)

Cost: Free
(For Outlook users only. Does not work with Outlook Express.)