Software Help

Links to downloads and help with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Family Safety.

Family Safety Software

Family Safety software helps protect your children from some of the dangers of using the internet. Helping protect them from visiting sites that you feel are unsuitable, supervising chat rooms and social networking sites, helping keep them safe online. This software helps keep your children safe online, it does not replace supervision or knowledge of how to stay safe.

Cyber Sentinel

Get CyberSentinel
CyberSentinel protects your children from the dangers of the internet and gives them the freedom to thrive online by supervising what they do - even when you're not around.
CyberSentinel supervises web surfing, chat rooms and social networks. It lets you know if your children stray away from what you decide is appropriate.

Cyber Sentinel is available for free to families of children in Birmingham schools for a limited period of time, contact your school office to obtain a code and find out more.
Once you have your code here's a link to the page: Download Cyber Sentinel free

Microsoft Family Safety

Get Microsoft Family Safety
With Family Safety, you decide how your kids experience the Internet. Limit searches, monitor and block or allow websites, and decide who your kids can communicate with in Windows Live Spaces, Messenger, or Hotmail.
The Family Safety Filter must be installed on each computer your children use. If the Filter is not installed, the safety settings cannot be enforced.

Microsoft Family Safety is part of Windows Live and is a free program to download and use. Follow this link to download it: Download Microsoft Family Safety free

Anti-Virus Software.

Malware and especially viruses can damage your computer or personal mobile device and can be used to extract personal information such as passwords and bank details without you even knowing.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Get AVG Anti Virus Software
Award winning protection to meet your basic security needs.
It’s always been our philosophy at AVG that everyone has the right to basic computer security at no charge - and tens of millions of happy users agree. You even get access to a free support forum hosted by AVG. Download free AVG

Microsoft Security Essentials

Get Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple. Download Microsoft Security Essentials free

Anti-Spyware Software.

Spyware is a general term used to describe software that performs certain behaviors, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent first, such as:
  • Advertising
  • Collecting personal information
  • Changing the configuration of your computer.
Other kinds of spyware make changes to your computer that can be annoying and can cause your computer slow down or crash. These programs can change your Web browser's home page or search page, or add additional components to your browser you don't need or want. They also make it very difficult for you to change your settings back to the way you had them.

Spybot Search & Destroy

Get Spybot Search & Destroy Software
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.  If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Download free Spybot-S&D

Windows Defender

Get Microsoft Windows Defender
Windows Defender is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer. Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive. Download Windows Defender