10 free security tools you should already be using

Ryan Naraine recently put together a photo gallery that describes 10 free security tools you might want to look into, and I just PDFed it for those who want to download the info in one consolidated document. The gallery includes one product that has since become defunct (Active Virus Shield), so I substituted another tool that received a secondary mention in his gallery (LinkScanner Lite). Here's a list of all the products discussed in the download:

#1: Secunia Personal Software Inspector

#2: OpenDNS

#3: Haute Secure

#4: LinkScanner Lite

#5: GMER anti-rootkit

#6: Netcraft Toolbar

#7: File Shredder

#8: CCleaner

#9: PC Decrapifier

#10: NoScript for Firefox

What additional tools do you think belong on this list?

By Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior features editor for Tech Pro Research.