10 Free Ways to Make Your Windows Computer Safer
These utilities can help put your mind at ease
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(Newser) – The tech wizards at ZDNet offer their picks for security-conscious PC users on a budget:

  1. Secunia Personal Software Inspector (psi.secunia.com)
  2. OpenDNS (www.opendns.com)
  3. Active Virus Shield (www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp?)
  4. Haute Secure (www.hautesecure.com)
  5. GMER anti-rootkit (www.gmer.net/index.php)

  1. Netcraft Toolbar (toolbar.netcraft.com)
  2. File Shredder (www.fileshredder.org)
  3. CCleaner (ccleaner.com)
  4. PC Decrapifier (pcdecrapifier.com)
  5. NoScript for Firefox (noscript.net)