Safe Downloads Page

Tested and Approved Downloads

Here you will find a list of 3rd party programs and services that have passed the Mintz IT field tests and are commonly used by the team.

Archiver

Create password-protected, encrypted, compressed archives of your documents and folders. 

Backblaze

One of our favorites for Internet-based backup systems. Only $50/year/computer, unlimited files, unlimited backup size, and maintains file versions.

Bitdefender

An industry leader for secure online backups.

Carbonite

An industry leader for secure online backups.

Comodo S/MIME Email Certificates

S/MIME securely encrypts email from sender to recipient. Though the technology is built into OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows, in order to use it you must have a certificate that has been issued by a Certificate Authority. Comodo is a leading CA, with inexpensive certificates.

CrossOver

Need to run Windows on OS X? CrossOver is one of three strategies we recommend.

Fusion

Need to run Windows on OS X? Fusion is one of three strategies we recommend.

GnuPG

Gnu Privacy Guard provides a free, open-source option for secure, encrypted email. This is the home for GnuPG.

GPG4WIN

Gnu Privacy Guard provides a free, open-source option for secure, encrypted email. GPG4Win is the version for Windows.

GPGTools

Gnu Privacy Guard provides a free, open-source option for secure, encrypted email. GPGTools is the version for OS X.

iDefrag

Hard drive fragmentation can slow your computer down by 25% or more. Defragment your hard drive whenever it is over 15% fragmented.

Kapersky

Internet Security and Antivirus software.

Parallels

Need to run Windows on OS X? Parallels is one of three strategies we recommend.

Practical Paranoia: Android 5 (Lollipop) Security Essentials

Sample of the best-selling Android 5 security book. Guaranteed to be the easiest and most comprehensive book available.

Practical Paranoia: iOS 9 Security Essentials

Sample of the best-selling iOS 9 security book. Guaranteed to be the easiest and most comprehensive book available.

Practical Paranoia: OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Security Essentials

Sample of the best-selling OS X 10.11 security book. Guaranteed to be the easiest and most comprehensive book available.

Practical Paranoia: Windows 10 Security Essentials

Sample of the best-selling Windows 10 security book. Guaranteed to be the easiest and most comprehensive book available. 

VirusTotal

Perform a comprehensive malware scan of any website using 37 scanning engines.

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