Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web Network Security Software and Utilities Defend your computer or network from hackers or malicious programs by Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP Writer Tony Bradley is a former Lifewire writer and tech journalist who specializes in network and internet security. He is a respected information security expert and prolific author. our editorial process LinkedIn Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP Updated on February 07, 2020 Blend Images / Getty Images Around the Web Browsers Cloud Services Error Messages Family Tech Home Networking 5G Antivirus VPN Web Development Around the Web View More Tweet Share Email For most people, following the basic rules of Internet safety — using unique and secure passwords, keeping your system updated, using a firewall, avoiding clicking on things you're not sure about — will prove enough of a reasonable defense against hackers and malware. Sometimes preventative medicine isn't good enough and you need more specialized tools to treat your infection, here are the top hacking defense tools to protect you and your computer. ZoneAlarm Pro ZoneAlarm is freely available and is better than nothing, but ZoneAlarm Pro 5 provides significantly more protection and is worth the added expense. Zonelabs has also added more security functionality such as the quarantining of malicious email attachments and increased protection for your privacy while accessing the Web. Hidden Object Locator Easily find hidden NetWare NDS objects in your tree. This zip archive contains two files: the tool and a text document with instructions. Traffic Anomaly Detector and Guard Cisco's Traffic Anomaly Director and Guard detects and defeats the most complex distributed denial-of-service attacks, preserving business continuity and protecting your most valuable corporate assets. Securify SecurVantage Securify SecurVantage is an automated security system that helps customers to rapidly generate business-driven security policies, monitor networks for compliance and produce relevant information. Scanlogd Scanlogd is a TCP port scan detection tool, originally designed to illustrate various attacks an IDS developer has to deal with. Thus, unlike some of the other port-scan detection tools on the market, Scanlogd is designed to be safe to use. Folder Lock Folder Lock is a fast file-security software that can lock, hide or encrypt any number of files, folders, pictures and documents in seconds. Files are protected with a password of your choice. GIANT Anti-Spyware GIANT Anti-Spyware searches for and destroys existing spyware on your computer and it alerts you when potential dangers arise, stopping most spyware before it can even install. This prevention is the key to keeping your computer clean and your personal information personal.