NOTE: If you'd prefer to view this information as a blog post, check out this entry in our Five Apps blog.
Portable apps make life easier for system and network administrators, and security is one area where portable apps can make a big difference. But there are so many to choose from, it's hard to piece together a collection of tools that best fit your needs. Here are a few portable security apps you might never have heard of. Even if you only take away one or two of these tools, your portable security toolkit will have improved significantly.
Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for Techrepublic and Linux.com. As an avid promoter/user of the Linux OS, Jack tries to convert as many users to open source as possible. His current favorite flavor of Linux is Bodhi Linux (a melding of Ubuntu and Enlightenment). When Jack isn't writing about Linux he is hard at work on his other writing career -- writing about zombies, various killers, super heroes, and just about everything else he can manipulate between the folds of reality. You can find Jack's books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Outnumbered in his house one male to two females and three humans to six felines, Jack maintains his sanity by riding his mountain bike and working on his next books. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website Get Jack'd.
Hi, I ran the tool on my clean laptop just to see the tool in action. To my surprise it tried to run an executable called "incredimail" Trend Micro detected it and quarantined it. You should realy test these products before you recomend them. thanks, Leo
Thanks for the list, these look handy for those of us who have to spend time supporting a large number of Windows users to make our living!
I will look into some of them. Wonder CCleaner does a good cleaning job, I??ll try BleachBit, just to see.
My Sophos blocks the download site for RemoveFakeAntivirus. "Malicious Content Blocked. Location: olzen.info/RemoveFakeAntivirus.exe. The requested location contains malicious content identified as CXweb/BadDlod-f and was blocked from downloading"
Hi Jack. Thank you so much for the handy lists of tools and applications over the years. What would really be nice though, is a summary screen or article page listing all of the key items from the "list of" article. As it is, I have to traverse back though to obtain the items (tools) after reviewing through many images. Note, pictures are pretty, but take forever to load even on high speed link (1Gb) on a iCore7 with 8GB RAM notebook. IMHO... Tim
Remove Fake Antivirus claims on their web page that AVG Antivirus is fake and malware. Why would that be ? Do they have any specific evidence of this. Any help would be appreciated.
Linux must not have spell check capabiliy in it's content creation suite of apps :). I almost mis-took it for a new buzz word
They remove the virus but so many things were not fixed deep into the system. I had so many files that were locked, software stopped working. The only work around was to create a new user and from now on install software and check "install for all users".