Recommended Security Products to Stop Viruses, Protect Your Identity & Block Scams

Below are products selected by CFR as being legitimate to help combat spam, prevent identity theft, stop computer viruses, and help protect your finances and security.  Throughout the website, we have tried to provide and promote free resources as much as possible, but there are some cases where the only option is a product for sale.  Sales of these products help support this website, but we have also tried to find suppliers who offer more better prices for our visitors.  All of these are sold and shipped through, a large and reputable retailer.

We do feel that Norton Security Premium is the best anti-virus product on the market today. That recoomendation comes from our own comparative testing and use of the products, we have no relationship with Noirton/Symantec. Click on the box at left for more information. We have found that none beats Norton by Symantec Security Premium; and for around $50, you can get it to cover up to 10 devices; that includes computers, laptops, ipads, tablets, cell phones, etc.

If you have already been infected and want to clean your computer, MalwareBytes does a very good job of cleaning out malware.

Note that other ads appearing are provided and managed by outside ad aggregators (such as Google) and have not been investigated by nor specifically recommended by CFR.

Be sure to click on the "Browse by Category" links on the right, to find the group of products that matches your needs exactly.


Free security alternatives

If you have zero budget for the recommend security products above, you can still go the free route.  We'll be the first to tell you that the free versions are nowhere near as robust as the paid versions, but they are certainly better than nothing.  Kapersky offers free versions on this page.

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!


For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.