Thompson Rivers University

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Desktop Security

Need desktop encryption, anti-virus, link scanner, spyware, password management, or firewall tools.
Choose one or more of these:


SafeHouse - Encryption for disks and memory sticks
Sophos - Free file encryption tool
MS Bitlocker - Windows 7 disk encryption
MS Bitlocker to go - Windows 7 USB drive encryption
MAC Disk Encryption - OSX 10.3 or later

Anti-Virus & Malware Protection

Sophos Security Scan Tool - Free
AVG Anti-Virus - Free
LavaSoft Ad-Aware - Free malware protection
SpyBot Search and Destroy - Free malware protection
Avast Anti-virus - Free
Comodo - Free
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free

Web Session Management

Trusteer Rapport - Free web session management tool
AVG LinkScanner  - Free browser link scanner will let you know if a site is infected before you go

Password Management

KeyPass - Free password management tool
LavaSoft PasswordVault - Free password management tool
Splash ID - Password Manager for iPhone, iPod touch, Mac OS & Windows ($9.99)
BlackBerry Password Keeper - Included on your BlackBerry


Zone Alarm - Free firewall
Comodo - Free
Microsoft Firewall - Included in your Windows System

Secure File Deletion

Eraser - Free
DBAN - Free secure disk eraser
Permanent Eraser - Free Apple file eraser
Note: Permanently deleting files generally requires overwriting the disk location 35 times and takes quite a bit of time.

 The TRU ITS division provides Sophos EndPoint Security and Control, configures the Microsoft  Firewall, automatically updates Microsoft O/S patching, and provides an adware tool for all staff and student lab desktops.  If you are having a problem with your TRU staff desktop please contact the IT Service Desk at or 250-852-6800. If you are having problems with a Student Lab desktop, please contact Lab Support at or 250-828-5332.