We offer the links below to give our readers access to free ( or very cheap ) software programs useful for enhancing your security.
- Hard drive partition program.
TrueCrypt to encrypt hard drives and files on your computer.
(Read info first. The very final release [7.2] will only open but not encrypt files. download only 7.1 ver.)
- TOR anonymous browser
- Malware Bytes
- Avast Anti Virus
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- CCleaner ( This program will allow you to securely wipe out files and empty disk space )
- Backup Software
- Free Online Backup ( Larger space for a fee )(Be sure to encrypt the files you back up for added security )
- Whole Disk Encryption ( Wiki read. how you do this will depend on your operating system )
Be sure to install protection software like anti virus and malware scanners ASAP and scan your entire drive. Often malware, once you are infected, will make it nearly impossible to download and install these programs later. Be Prepared.
Information and services online.
- Proxy Server List
- Send anonymous email online
- Secure Cloud & Resilio & Spideroak ( Never use DropBox or Google Docs )
- Journalists protect your sources
- Is your network vulnerable? [TEST] Hint: If you have a VPN try this test with and without VPN active. With VPN the test will probe the VPN server, not your network ! Cool!
( Simple batch file to clear your DNS. Open new text file name it flushdns. In that add this:
Save it then rename it flushdns.bat. Double click and your DNS cache will be wiped clean. We add the pause line so the window will remain open where you can read that the operation was successful. Just tap enter and it will close.
For your Smartphone.
Signal. Get it in your APP (Android and Apple and Chrome) store. Encrypted messaging app.
Both ends must install for it to work.
For the truly paranoid get a black phone !