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SugarSync blocked by China's firewall like so many invading Huns

While you can't see the Great Firewall of China from space, its reach is global -- preventing those on the inside from accessing sites on the outside. Recently, another popular Web service was added to the block list: SugarSync. As the company's Laura Yecies points out in a blog post, SugarSync's aim "is to make information access fast, easy and ubiquitous." That, of course, is a philosophy...

Kaspersky Pure simplifies, centralizes home virus protection and backups

Keeping the computers on your home network can be a messy business, but Kaspersky has a solution which can make things a bit easier to manage. Their re-tooled Pure Total Security suite offers full-spectrum network protection from malware defense to backups to parental controls. Pure packs a ton of functionality, including malware protection, firewall, spam and phishing protection, backup and...

Escaping the corporate or educational firewall, or 'how to play FarmVille from work'

We've all been there. You're either at work or school or university and you desperately need to visit LiveJasmin -- or play FarmVille. But the computer won't let you! 'Page not found' it says. 404 my foot! You're being firewalled! You're being blackholed! You're being COCKBLOCKED! Fortunately, in most non-enterprise cases (if you work at IBM, this guide probably won't work), networks are set...

SSDownloader fetches popular antivirus, antimalware, and firewall apps

If you're constantly being called on by friends and family to provide tech support, troubleshooting, and computer advice, you've probably had to install security applications on other people's computers more than once. Heck, you may do it just about every day. If so, you might want to grab SSDownloader -- an open source app which makes downloading current versions of popular antivirus,...

Ask DLS: How do you get inside the Great Firewall of China?

It's an odd thing; everybody seems to want to get out of the Great Firewall of China. Intensive googling has revealed nothing but ways to bypass, circumvent, or otherwise get around the firewall from within China. But what if I run a website, and I want to see what it looks like from within China? I don't mean just the website itself; I also want to see what search terms it shows up for, what it...

Firefox Friday Five - Great FirefoxWall of China edition

Happy Friday, Firefox aficionados! It is I, your fearless fill-in columnist! While our good friend Sebastian Anthony enjoys the natural beauty of Norway, I have taken it upon myself to use everyone's favorite browser -- Firefox, duh -- to investigate the Great Firewall of China. Find out how you can do that yourself, plus other fantastical Firefox news, in this week's Friday Firefox Five. Here...

Comodo Internet Security 4 adds application sandboxing

Comodo receives much more recognition for their firewall software than they do for anything else they develop, but that hasn't stopped them from venturing outside their comfort zone. In October 2009, they released Comodo Internet Security -- which bundled their popular firewall app with free antivirus defense. It was a good freshman effort, though their AV engine (developed in-house) wasn't...

Mobile Minute: ESET to release security app for Symbian smartphones

ESET is one of the most respected antivirus providers around, and they're not new to the mobile world. They've been selling a WinMo product for some time. Now, they're making a push for another segment of the smartphone ecosystem -- those running Symbian OS. The new product will not only provide protection against malicious software targetting Symbian phones, but ESET also plans to include a...

Wednesday giveaway: Comodo Internet Security Pro

I took Comodo's free Internet Security suite for a test drive when they released it last year, and was pleased with how it performed. The company has been a respected provider of firewall protection for years, so it was nice to see them develop a more complete desktop security solution. The free version is packed with great features, and is an excellent free antivirus/firewall/HIP product for...

Kaspersky offers free preview of Antivirus for Windows 7

If you're running Windows 7 beta, the team at Kaspersky wants you to take their latest offering for a test drive. The new version features not only antivirus and anti-malware protection, but a number of other tools to protect your pc. Kaspersky has also bundled firewall, anti-spam, anti-spyware, and registry defense tools. There's even a banner blocker to help banish annoying advertisements...

Grab yourself a free 1-year license for McAfee 2009

A number of sites - including Life Rocks 2.0 - are reporting that McAfee is currently offering a free one year license for Virusscan Plus with firewall and anti-spyware protection. The suite is normally priced at $39.99 for a single pc, but entering the promotional code ****** will apply the discount. Licenses for up to four additional PCs can be added for an extra $10 each. The site is also...

Download Zonealarm 2009 Pro for free on 11/18/2008

ZoneAlarm has been around for years, and is still one of the most popular Windows firewall programs around (about 1.6 million CNET downloads to date). As reported on gHacks, Checkpoint will be giving away the 2009 Pro version tomorrow - complete with one year of updates. We're not sure about the exact URL for the promotion, but gHacks thinks it will probably be associated with this address....

Free Comodo Internet Security is here - screenshot tour

As a long-time fan of Comodo Firewall, I was glad to see the company developing a more complete Internet defense application. On October 28th, they released Comodo Internet Security. Why the move? To quote from the press release, Comodo's president Melih Abdulhayoglu believes that "Safe computing on the Internet should be a right, not a privilege." He continues, "We are offering an advanced,...

Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0 released

Comodo Firewall Pro, one of the best firewalls available for Windows XP and Vista, has just been updated to version 3.0. Like all previous versions, Comodo Firewall Pro is free, and we like free. Unlike many other free (and some pay) firewall programs, Comodo has a rock solid record for security; we like this even more. New features in this update include a change to the user interface (it looks...

PCLive: free security suite for Windows

PCLive Security is a full featured security suite for Windows. It helps protect you from viruses, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, and adware. Oh yeah, and it happens to be free. While there are several other free security applications out there, none come with quite so many features in one package. PCLive Security includes the ClamAV antivirus engine, a bi-directional firewall, and a pop-up and...