The 100 Best Products of 2005

Security

Cloudmark Anti-Fraud Toolbar
BROWSER SECURITY PLUG-IN (Free) Use it to block sites and IP addresses that try to install malware or that host ads appearing in spam messages. Review | Download

Cloudmark SafetyBar
SPAM FILTER ($40 a year) This tool (formerly SpamNet) garnered one of the best antispam filter accuracy rates in our tests. Review | Download

Moon Software Password Agent
PASSWORD MANAGER (Free for up to 25 log-ins, $25 for unrestricted version) Keep track of your passwords with this frugal and utilitarian tool. Company Web Site

Sunbelt Software CounterSpy
ANTI-SPYWARE SOFTWARE ($20) Adept at rooting out troublesome apps, it uses real-time monitoring to help prevent further spyware infestations. Review

Tor
PRIVACY SOFTWARE (Free) Its onion routing service strips away information from Internet data packets that might reveal your identity while you are browsing. Tor goes a step further than paid competitors, anonymizing your e-mail, IM, IRC chat, or any other TCP/IP network data. Company Web Site

Winternals Software ERD Commander
DATA RECOVERY SOFTWARE ($149) It boots from CD to diagnose problems or to take data off a dead system (or to put data back on to help revive one). Review | Download

Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Antivirus
ANTIVIRUS AND FIREWALL SOFTWARE ($25) Take the premier software firewall, pair it with Computer Associates' capable antivirus program, and you have a winning combination. Company Web Site

<br clear="all" /><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" bgcolor="DBDBDB"> <tr> <td colspan="6" class="blackBold14" height="18" valign="middle">&nbsp;The Best Products of 2005</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" alt="" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-POTY.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td><a class="redBold11" href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,00.asp">Product of the Year</a></td> <td width="10" rowspan="6"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> <td width="20"></td> <td></td> <td rowspan="6" width="10"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-PCs.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><nobr><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,2,00.asp">PCs and Peripherals</a></nobr></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-monitors.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,7,00.asp">Monitors and TVs</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-office.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,3,00.asp">Office Software</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-photography.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,8,00.asp">Digital Photography</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-security.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11">Security</td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-printing.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,9,00.asp">Printing and Publishing</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-storage.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,5,00.asp">Storage and Backup</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-mobile.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,10,00.asp">Mobile Tools</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-web.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,6,00.asp">Web</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-ce.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,11,00.asp">Consumer Electronics</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-1_100.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td colspan="5" class="black11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,12,00.asp"><b>1-100</b></a> The ranked list of all 100 products</td> </tr></table>

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