Okay, so although I probably fit squarely into the dummy category and Mr Spock is far better than I when it comes to this stuff, I thought I would compile a thread where we could have a list (and links if possible) to some of the best protection you are able to get to remain safe online. I have broken the list into lists corresponding to the various different types of protections available. I thought we would use the first post to have a list of free software and possibly the second or so post we can have a list of paid for software. Any additions to the list you can think of, if you post in the thread and a mod or admin can add your suggestion to the lists. (This is a work in progress - feel free to add to it) Browsers 1. Tor - Whilst not perfect, it does mask your IP address. Requires some configuration. 2. Brave - Blocks ads, Uses VPN for money transfers so it says. (Bitcoin partner it appears) 3. Opera - Has built in VPN, but not sure how secure and seems to have trouble connecting via VPN. 4. Yandex - Has built in virus scanner, but can slow down your activity when running. VPN's 1. Windscribe - Free version. Limited to countries - US, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, France etc. 2. Anti-Virus 1. AVG - Free version for a limited period. Relatively good and offers additional tools. 2. Avast - Free indefinitely and generally solid antivirus. 3. ZoneAlarm - Haven't used this in years, but from what I remember it seemed reliable.