Sophos Home is a free Internet security product that protects Windows and Mac computers from malware and malicious web sites. Sophos Home can be installed on up to 10 Mac and Windows computers, where they can be managed from a single account on the Sophos Home website. In addition to standard definitions based malware detections, Sophos Home also utilizes signature--less behavioral--based heuristics, a Host Intrusion Protection System (HIPS), malicious url blocking, and web filtering.
VoodooShield is a security program that is unlike most traditional anti-virus programs. Instead of scanning your computer for known malware or using definition files to detect infections, VoodooShield instead locks your computer so that you are notified when an unknown process is started. This allows you to lock down your computer so that it only executes applications that you specifically whitelist and denies all other programs. This makes it impossible for an application to run without you first giving your express approval.
HitmanPro is an anti-virus program that describes itself as a second opinion scanner that should be used in conjunction with another anti-virus program that you may already have installed. If malware slips past your anti-virus software, HitmanPro will then step in to detect it. Though SurfRite bills themselves as a second opinion scanner that does not mean that you cannot use the program as your primary anti-virus product. This is because its scanning technology not only incorporates its own virus definitions but also has the ability to scan files on your computer with the definitions of 5 other anti-virus vendors.
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a collection of standalone security programs and scanners that can be run from a USB key, bootable CD/DVD, or from within Windows Safe Mode without having to download and install a full security product. This program is very useful for infections, such as Ransomware, that cannot be removed while the infections are active or while logged into Windows.
ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.
The Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a stand-alone program that allows you to perform a quick scan of your computer for computer viruses. If any infections are found it will attempt to remove them for free. As this program only scans your computer and remove any infections it finds, it can be used even if you have another anti-virus product installed.