Bill White, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / February 02, 2014
Phishing is the process in which another user can get information regarding your usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and so on, usually by pretending to be a trusted website.
The following applications provide you with a simple and efficient way to protect yourself from phishing scams. All of these anti-phishing tools are free to use and you can find programs that will work with all of the popular browsers.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Rapport implements a completely new approach to protecting customers and employees. By locking down customer browsers and creating a tunnel for safe communication with the online website, Rapport prevents Man-in-the-Browser malware and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. Rapport also prevents phishing via website authentication to ensure that account credentials are passed to genuine sources only.
Ad-Aware Security Toolbar is, as its name says, a handy browser tool that will protect your computer from malware and phishing sites; this toolbar will also indicate you the risk level for each website you are visiting and advise you whether it's safe or not to browse that certain webpage.
Protect your identity and your PC with a security package that includes Anti-Spyware Scanner powered by Computer Associates and Anti-phishing protection with Website Inspector.-Direct access to Comcast.net, Comcast.net Videos, Email. -One-click news, weather, sports, music and more
SafeSearch is a free program that will protect you from bad websites while surfing in the Internet. It calculates the trust level of each website, it instantly detects phishing websites and displays a warning image. The program also offers a secure and powerful search engine.
Privatefirewall will monitor the traffic of your computer and can timely block any potential threats. There are a lot of things I like about this application; the fact that it is free is just one of them. The interface is also another aspect that I won’t hesitate to praise. It makes it very easy to configure its working parameters and its traffic management rules.
Deepnet offers a pioneering browser that combines all the features of security and anti-phishing with a RSS newsreader and P2P client integration. When getting started you have the option as storing Deepnet Explorer (DE) as your default browser. It has the same basic features as other browsers but offers some extras like the control panel that allows quick access to the web, the news, or P2P.
360 Internet Security 2013 is an application that protects your computer against viruses, malware programs, Trojans, worms and other online threats. The program proactively alerts you when critical system resources are being accessed suspiciously, you can stop unauthorized keyloggers and webcam access, it blocks phishing websites and malicious URLs.
MyIdentityDefender Toolbar is a powerful application that protects your computer against identity theft by blocking the access to harmful websites. Its powerful anti-phishing technology analysis all the websites you visit and alerts you if the site intends to steal your personal information.
AVS Firewall is a powerful application that helps you protect your registry files from being modified by malicious programs, block pop-ups, monitor the available Internet connections and many other; this feature-rich program will also send you notifications to your desktop with the Internet activity.
Trend Micro TrendProtect for Internet Explorer is a handy browser plug-in that informs you of the present any unwanted content or potential threat in the website you are about to visit and also pages listed in Google, MSN, and Yahoo search results. The application is really simple and doesn't do much.
The Netcraft Toolbar user community creates a giant neighborhood watch scheme, empowering the most alert and most expert members to defend everyone within the community against phishing frauds.
LookSafe is a program that delivers a superior Internet experience, offering protection from common risks such as malware or phishing websites that can hijack your personal data and identity. The program protects you from becoming infected by proactively stopping attacks before you even have a chance to access them.
BullGuard Spamfilter is a free antispam filter that keeps your inbox completely clean. The program comes with built-in e-mail spam filter for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and IncrediMail. The program also provides you full protection from malicious e-mail scams like phishing attempts, virus spreading and foreign language spam.
Reasonable Antiphishing proactively detect possible fake web sites to protect your bank account, credit card information and online account like PayPal, eBay, Citibank and HSBC.
The virus and spam protection for your complete corporate email correspondence. G Data MailSecurity works as mail server independent gateway solution. With version 11 we introduce the brand new AntiVirus plug-in for MS Exchange.Your email correspondence is protected reliably from viruses, spam, phishing and other malware programs
ZILLAbar is a very useful application, which is in the form of a toolbar add-on for Microsoft Internet Explorer. The ZILLAbar toolbar provide the users of a protection against phishing traps. Protection against Phishing is very important as I may lead to “Identity Theft” and disclosure of confidential information to hackers.
SpoofStick for Internet Explorer is a simple plugin that detects spoofed / fake websites while your are surfing. It sits in the toolbar of the Internet Explorer and displays information related to the domain with which you can track the kind of the website you are currently viewing.
Trend Micro TrendProtect for Firefox is an add-on for Firefox that lets you know the reputation of a certain website or a web page, and warns you of possible phishing scams. TrendProtect rates current pages and pages listed in MSN.com, Google.com and Yahoo.com search results.
Mozilla embedded browser is the first free and open source browser of its own kind. Its source code is available to the users. It provides a series of new features like : tabbed browsing, incremental find, inbuilt download manager, live bookmarking and lots of third party add-ons.
Anti-phishing Domain Advisor is meant to make your web browsing experience a safer one by letting you know when you are about to face one of these two major threats: accessing a phishing website or a malicious one. Anti-phishing Domain Advisor simply comes with a list of reported phishing and malware websites and checks the websites that you are about to access against this list.