Worried that your PC, notebook or tablet has been infected with a virus? Get a second opinion using Trend Micro HouseCall, one small and free program that you download and run without installation, and let is scan your system for viruses, worms, Trojans, or spyware.
Of course, any computer should be protected by an updated and always running anti-virus or security suite. There are a lot of options here, including completely free and paid solutions. However, there are many cases in which a product like Trend Micro HouseCall is a great solution.
PwnedList is a free web tool that allows you to check if your online accounts have been compromised by hackers. The service has built the largest database of stolen credentials by indexing the locations where hackers post stolen data. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address and see if it’s on the list of hacked accounts.
There are many ways in which your email and password can be hacked. For example your company’s servers can be breached, or you may get a malicious piece of software that starts sneaking around on your computer. Along with security measures like choosing a strong password and changing it often, keeping your system and antivirus up to date and not using insecure computers or Internet connections to check your accounts, a service like PwnedList can bring you more peace of mind.
The new Facebook Security Page tries to keep users safe on social networks. It features information about threats, security tips, a Facebook Security Guide, and an Antivirus Marketplace that offers free antivirus software downloads.
Facebook offers the following antivirus products for free download: McAfee Internet Security (PC), Microsoft Security Essentials (PC), Norton Antivirus (PC and Mac), Trend Micro (PC and Mac), and Sophos Antivirus (Mac). Six months of free updates are included, but each Facebook user can only download one free antivirus product per account.
VirusTotal is an online tool that scans suspicious files and URLs with the help of over 40 antivirus engines and products. You can scan a website or a web page, the download link of an app or software product, and even upload any suspicious file from your computer.
VirusTotal scans for viruses, worms, trojans, and any other kind of malware. You get results from leading antivirus products like Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, and many others. For websites and web pages you also get reports from services like Comodo SiteInspector or Google Safebrowsing.
Many (or most) websites on the Internet are hosted on a shared server. This means that your own website may share resources with other dozens, hundreds or even thousands of websites.
If one of your neighbors uses too many resources or runs bad code, the entire server may go down, including your own site. So it’s always good to know your neighbors. Just enter a site URL or IP address in the YouGetSignal’s Reverse IP Domain Check tool, and the tool will attempt to discover other web sites using the same server.