Archive for the ‘Linux Privacy & Security’ Category

Keep your system virus-free with AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

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There are a lot of anti-virus solutions available out there. Unfortunately, they're expensive and they require a fair amount of horsepower to run them on your computer. It seems like a combination of low price, thrifty use of resources, and frequent updates might be just the ticket.

AVG Anti-Virus is a free solution for non-commercial home use. It isn't a resource hog, so your system won't get bogged-down while you protect yourself from nasties. With regular updates pushed to your system, you'll always be prepared for the worst that the Internet has to offer. AVG is constantly on the lookout for problems in real-time with its Resident Shield, keeping an eye on files as they open and applications as they run. The Virus Vault quarantines infected files, keeping them from wreaking havoc on your system. Email scanning keeps an eye on attachments that come along with your messages.

The Free Edition of AVG Anti-Virus is available for Windows (Win95 and later), and some flavors of Linux.

Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Free Anonymoys Web Surfing

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

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We love what the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation does — defending Americans’ rights in the digital age — and have supported them for ages. (And encourage you to do so also.) We also love Tor, a free system for online privacy created by the EFF. Tor helps “anonymize” your web browsing and other online activity, bouncing your traffic around the Internet rather than letting it take a direct route. This “covers your tracks” so curious webmasters, online advertising companies, and just plain sneaky folk can’t tell where the data came from or where it's going. The nifty part is: the more people that use Tor, the better protection of anonymity it provides for everyone who uses it.

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