I periodically visit the Wilder’s Security Forum to see what other people are saying about the various security software products that are available. Forums are managed discussion sites where interest groups of people are formed to openly discuss a specific topic. When I preview software, I always look to see if there is a forum on the site. Forums are excellent information resources and can give you a good overview on the credibility of a matter or subject.
Recently while visiting the Wilder’s Security Forum, I was reviewing a topic titled “Probably the best Security List in the World : )”… The title caught my attention and as a result I came away with, what I feel, are (2)-two credible lists of “FREE” Security Software that I would like to share.
The first list is maintained at another forum located at a Finnish Antivirus Portal (called Virustorjunta.net). The category titles are in Finnish; however, the sub-titles of the software are in English. You can preview this list by clicking on the logo below.
The second list is located at another forum called Respawned. This forum appears to be maintained in the United Kingdom and it appears that the forum topic “Freeware Privacy, Security and Recovery Software” has been updated on regular basis since April ‘04. You can preview this list by clinking on the logo below.
Both of these lists provide an excellent overview of the various “FREE” products that are available AND provide a great opportunity to explore and research security software in a “side-by-side” manner. The people who contributed to compiling this information has done a great service to those who are unfamiliar with security software products. The forums which they have made these postings is an excellent way to get feedback, criticism and praise.