Best Internet Security Freeware of 2000 Awards

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Seattle, Washington, USA, December 9, 2000 – In the spirit of the holidays, is providing its first annual best of the year no-cost Internet security software and service awards. To stop hackers for the holidays, every computer user should install anti-virus, personal firewall, and other security software. All of the following programs and services are free for personal use. Each program or service was selected based on favorable online reviews. Links to download sites for these free programs and services are available on the “freeware” page of

Personal Firewalls – ZoneAlarm and Tiny Personal Firewall.

Anti-Virus -- InnoculateIT Personal Edition.

Ad Blockers -- AdSubtract SE and WebWasher.

Email Encryption -- Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and the email service.

Kid Safe Surfing – Surfmonkey.

Home Networking -- Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) included in Windows 98se/ME.

Password Protection -- Password Safe.

Spyware Removal – OptOut.

Trojan Horse Capture – SurfinGuard.

Online Security Testing Services -- Security Space and Hackerwacker.

Software Update Services -- C/Net's CatchUp and ZDNet's

Best Comparative Personal Firewall Review – “An Analysis of Mini-Firewalls for Personal Use”, Sean Boran,, December 1, 2000.

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