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Six most needed utilities

That you must have on your PC...

This journal was created in response to this after I verified the info with an instructor at my school who operates an IT security business:

What I am linking below is free software and utilities to DL and install on your PC. These are legit and highly recommended by one of my instructors who works in the IT security business. I am posting this due to the fact that there is a MULTI-PLATFORM virus that is going around and infecting all OSs. So be careful!

01. Belarc Advisor:

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

02. Ccleaner:

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.

03. Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.

04. Spybot S&D:

Searches whole computer or just a certain file for malicious software commonly missed by anti-virus programs. Can be used to clean usage tracks.

05. Sophos Anti-Rootkit:

Our free software, Sophos Anti-Rootkit scans, detects and removes any rootkit that is hidden on your computer using advanced rootkit detection technology.

06. Avast:

As a bonus for you Mac users, here is something that you may want to look into (there is a similar version for windows PCs somewhere):

My instructor also suggested TruCrypt (WARNING!!! be sure to to read and understand what you are doing when using this software, as you may inadvertently encrypt the entire HD. Also if you forget your password, the software can nuke the contents of the HD):

Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
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Anonymous to "destroy" Sony network

Anonymous to "destroy" Sony network

Anonymous, the notorious online anarchist group, has released a video stating its intention to attack Sony over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.

In the video, posted on YouTube on December 28, the group said that Sony had signed its own death warrant by supporting the controversial American act.

"Yet again, we have decided to destroy your network," threatens the video.

"We will dismantle your phantom from the internet. Prepare to be extinguished. Justice will be swift, and it will be for the people, whether some like it or not."

The post was updated with an image of a dog with a gun to its head, with the following message.

"Dear RIAA/MPAA, meet Sony. Sony is a dog. Sony is your dog."

"Cease and desist in persuing [SIC] your ridiculous futile decade long crusades against grandmas, innovators, teenagers, and dead people. If not we will kill your dog."

PlayStation Lifestyle reported that the #OpSony group within Anonymous has said that while Sony Computer Entertainment is a target the activists will not attack the PlayStation Network or consumers, instead focusing on Sony websites and employees.

Sony has actually withdrawn from supporting SOPA, although Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Nashville are still listed in official documents as supporters, and the ESA, of which Sony is a member, still backs the anti-piracy bill.

In April attacks on the PlayStation Network took the service offline for over five weeks.

What is bad, is that most of my instructors were saying that this was going to happen and it looks like it just will.
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