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Security software

Agnitum
Astonsoft
Deerfield
Diamond Computer Systems
ESET Software (NOD32)
Kaspersky Labs
Kerio
McAfee
Moosoft
Network Ice Corp.
Panda Software
PC Guardian
PestPatrol
SalD
Sygate
Symantec (Norton)
Tiny Software
Visnetic
Zone Labs (ZoneAlarm)
A more complete llist:
http://www.pcflank.com/companies.htm

General information on security

Newsletters: Security Pipeline and Brian's Buzz will keep you up to date on what's happening on the Wide Wooly Web.

You will find extensive security related resources at http://www.dozleng.com/ -- software, online tests, security updates, ...

Symantec provides an alert service, as do other antivirus companies. [example]

CNet has recently updated their basic overview of online security. It's a good summary, and is quick and easy to read.

Microsoft now has a fresh new Security & Privacy site which that is well worth a visit. It's easy to read, and covers the topic nicely.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ -- main page
http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/ -- page for home users

http://netsecurity.about.com/cs/compsecurity101/index.htm?PM=ss13_netsecurity -- Computer Security 101 -- a basic course, along with quizzes to check your understanding. (Be sure to scroll down the first page past the advertisement, and also click the "Next" link to see the whole table of contents.) You can also sign up to take the course online (by email) if you like.

http://www.labmice.net/WindowsXP/security/default.htm -- a professional level guide to making Windows XP secure.

http://www.cnet.com/software/0-352108-8-9828194-1.html -- a concise and not too technical explanation of online threats and security. A good place to start [alternate link]

http://www.staysafeonline.info/appendix_c.adp -- Stay Safe Online -- comprehensive website on security.

"The purpose of the Home PC Firewall Guide is to provide easy access to basic information about and independent, third-party reviews of Internet security and privacy products for home, telecommuter, and SOHO (small office, home office) end-users."

"UK Security Online" has excellent coverage, both of the major Internet threats and of defenses. They take a network point of view, but most of the content applies to home systems as well. The writing is very clear and straightforward.

More resource collections

This site Recommended Security Software
Norton and Trend Micro See the links on the Antivirus page
Microsoft Microsoft links on the Updates page
Spyware Links on the Spyware and Anti - Malware pages
Trojans Links on the Trojans page
Instant Messaging,
IRC and P2P
file-sharingnetworks
Information and links on the Attack Vectors page.
Anti-Malware in general Links on the Anti - Malware page
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