Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools

 
 
By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2008-04-21
 
 
 

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools

by Ryan Naraine

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Secunia Personal Software Inspector

The Secunia PSI examines .exe, .dll, and .ocx files on your computer and matches the data against a file signatures engine to determine whether you are running unpatched software programs. It then provides help in patching the vulnerabilities that are identified.

Download link: https://psi.secunia.com/

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - OpenDNS

OpenDNS

No software to install. Just change your DNS settings to use OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220) to get valuable security features-

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - OpenDNS

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Haute Secure

Haute Secure

The free browser plugin (Internet Explorer and Firefox) covers the growing data security hole between your firewall and anti-virus programs. It provides an aggressive, color-coded early warning system for drive-by malware attacks.

Download link: http://www.hautesecure.com

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Haute Secure

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Trend Micro RUBotted

Trend Micro RUBotted

This lightweight beta program intelligently monitors Windows machines for remote botnet C&C (command and control) commands. These can include commands to turn the zombie machine into a spam relay; launch denial-of-service attacks; or host malicious Web sites for phishing attacks.

Download link: http://www.trendsecure.com/
portal/en-US/tools/
security_tools/rubotted

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Trend Micro RUBotted

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - AVG Anti-Rootkit

AVG Anti-Rootkit

Detects and removes stealthy rootkits used by hackers to hide malicious software from security programs.

Download link: http://free.grisoft.com/
doc/39798/us/frt/0

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - AVG Anti-Rootkit

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - ZoneAlarm Firewall

ZoneAlarm Firewall

Easy-to-use firewall systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts.

Download link: http://www.zonealarm.com/
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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - ZoneAlarm Firewall

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - BitDefender 10 Free AntiVirus

BitDefender 10 Free AntiVirus

Provides on-demand scan engines to find and remove viruses. Features include scheduled scanning, immediate scanning, ability to quarantine suspicious files and reporting capabilities.

Download link: http://www.bitdefender.com/
PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender
-Free-Edition.html

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - BitDefender 10 Free AntiVirus

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - CC Cleaner

CC Cleaner

This lightweight utility combines a system cleaner that removes unused and temporary files URL history and cookies from the three main Web browsers (IE, Firefox and Opera). It also features a registry cleaner.

Download link: http://www.ccleaner.com/

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - CC Cleaner

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - WinPatrol

WinPatrol

This ultimate watchdog program monitors Windows computers for signs of malicious hacker activity. It can also be used to monitor, stop and control Windows services, detect and review new auto-startup programs and monitor IE home and search pages.

Download link: http://www.winpatrol.com/
download.html

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - WinPatrol

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - NoScript

NoScript

This is a no-brainer for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and others Mozilla-based browsers. This free add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites, providing powerful anti-XSS protection directly in the browser.

Download link: http://noscript.net/

Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - NoScript

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