Heimdal Free is a program that includes 3 layers of defense to protect you from malware and other threats. First it scans your computer for outdated programs and silently updates them so you are using the latest and most secure versions. Second, it scans network traffic for malware downloads and threats and blocks them from your computer. Finally, if malware is able to get on to your computer it blocks them from accessing the Internet so they are unable to exfiltrate data or connect to command & control servers.
WinPatrol is a free security utility that allows you to get a closer look under the hood of Windows so that you can detect programs that should not be running. When using WinPatrol, you will be shown various tabs that show information about configuration sections in Windows. These tabs allow you to get a good overview of what programs are starting and files that may have been left behind by malware.
Zemana AntiLogger Free is a program that protects your computer from keyloggers by encrypting your keystrokes. When a computer is infected with a keylogger it can see and record all keystrokes that you type on your computer. It can then log this information and send it to a remote location so that the user can steal your passwords, account credentials, and personal information. By using a program like Zemana AntiLogger Free, your keystrokes are protected from unauthorized access by encrypting what you type so its only accessible to the program you are using.
ListCWall, or ListCryptoWall, is a small utility that can be used to export and backup the list of files encrypted by the CryptoWall ransomware infection. When CryptoWall infects your computer it will encrypt your data and store a list of these encrypted files in your Windows Registry. ListCWall will export a sorted list of infected files into a text file so that you can easily find affected files.
Emsisoft AntiMalware has become a favorite at BleepingComputer.com. It's dual scanning engine consists of BitDefender definitions as well as definitions created by Emsisoft, which when combined, allows for excellent and up-to-date detections.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a security program that protects you from zero-day exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities. This program is meant to run alongside your traditional anti-virus or anti-malware products and provides extra protection against software and Windows vulnerabilities that are discovered, but do not have a patch available to fix them.
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.
Shortcut Cleaner is a utility that will scan your computer for Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by unwanted or malicious software. When Shortcut Cleaner finds bad shortcuts, it will automatically clean them so that they do not open unwanted programs.
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a free program that can be used to search for and remove rootkits from your computer. When started, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will scan your computer and allow you to remove any rootkits that it finds.
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs.