Geek Superhero 1.3 (Windows)
Source: Headlight Software
Geek Superhero watches your computer for changes, and immediately notifies you when a change is made so you can confirm if you want to keep or reject the new setting. A computer-setting firewall is an excellent description for this application. Geek Superhero protects your browser's home page; helps you fix things if your browser has been hijacked; protects you from Phishing scams; lets you know if a new program is set to start when Windows starts; keeps your modem from being changed to dial expensive long distance numbers; and even catches many of the changes a virus, worm, or Trojan program will make to your computer. The application also includes other tools, such as a pop-up blocker, a Web-bug blocker to keep Web sites from tracking you, and an easy way to turn off Windows services that aren't used (and have been security holes or are just used to show you ads).