Privacy & Security Eight free security tools Preston Gralla @itworldca Published: March 23rd, 2009Your PC is under attack on all fronts.These eight free downloads and services will help you beat back the bad guys with antivirus and antispyware programs, personal firewalls, and even a program that can detect whether your Website is under attack.BEST BET Avast Home Edition: The big names in security software charge you big bucks for big suites full of big, bloated software. It scans your system for malware and kills what it finds, and gives you seven different types of “shields” to keep you safe from harm, such as one for protecting you from dangers that might be lurking on Web sites (such as drive-by downloads), one for guarding against peer-to-peer attacks, another that stops instant messaging threats, and so on. And it does all that, amazingly enough, without taking up much RAM or system resources. Security white paperIBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Related Download Sponsor: CanadianCIO Cybersecurity Conversations with your Board – A Survival Guide A SURVIVAL GUIDE BY CLAUDIO SILVESTRI, VICE-PRESIDENT AND CIO, NAV CANADA Download Now Privacy & Security downloads, hacking, personal firewall, virus VMware tool manages virtual machines from mobile phones Q&A: Jim Goodnight, SAS Institute Related Content Is my iPhone eavesdropping on my activities? Threat actor selling access to a Canadian university’s domain Think multi-factor authentication can’t be hacked? Think again Is my iPhone snooping on my conversations?