Chapter 12. Tools of the Trade: Security Products You Should Own

In this chapter

  • Which Security Software Is Right for You?

  • Paid and Free Antivirus Programs

  • Paid and Free Anti-Spyware Programs

  • Firewalls and Anti-Spam Programs

  • Plus, Which Products I Recommend!

Because home computer security is a hot topic, many companies want a piece of the action. Products have flooded the marketplace and making a choice about which one to use can cause confusion. In this chapter I’ve provided a roundup of some of the most common products you’ll encounter and offer some capsule reviews.

Which Security Software Is Right for You?

Marketing is an ugly business. Its mission is to highlight the good points of a product and downplay its bad features. I always marvel at how companies ...

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