I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here’s a short summary.
Advertisements, just like in newspapers or magazines, are nothing more than rented space on a page and should never be confused with recommendations.
Even the best anti-virus and anti-spyware tools miss things. Malwarebytes Anti-malware has a good reputation for cleaning up some of the things that other tools don’t.
One of the problems with current online safety advice is keeping tack of multiple different secure passwords. LastPass not only does that, but does it across multiple devices and very securely.
A reader left a snide remark about one of my recommendations, but it actually raised an important point about recommendations you might find online – there are many opportunities for abuse.
TrueCrypt provides a solution for encrypting sensitive data – everything from portable, mountable volumes to entire hard disks.