Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools

by Ryan Naraine

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

Secunia Personal Software InspectorThe 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/

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - OpenDNS

OpenDNSNo software to install. Just change your DNS settings to use OpenDNS servers ( and to get valuable security features-

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Haute Secure

Haute SecureThe 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

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - Trend Micro RUBotted

Trend Micro RUBottedThis 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

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

AVG Anti-RootkitDetects 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

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - ZoneAlarm Firewall

ZoneAlarm FirewallEasy-to-use firewall systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts.Download link: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp?lid=nav_za

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

BitDefender 10 Free AntiVirusProvides 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

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - CC Cleaner

CC CleanerThis 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/

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - WinPatrol

WinPatrolThis 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

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Ten Free Must-Have Security Tools - NoScript

NoScriptThis 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/

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