15 Very Useful Free Utilities For Your PC

The guys at PC World have come up with a list of 15 very useful utilities to keep your PC and your valuable data secure.  Use these utilities absolutely free of cost and your data will remain safe and your PC impenetrable.

Lock Down Your PC

Protect your PC with the following four downloads and services, all free. We’ve also chosen four great no-cost antivirus apps.

Passwords play a prominent role not just in computing but also in everyday life. Download KeePass to organize and protect all manner of important data, from ATM codes to Social Security numbers to Web passwords. You need remember only a single password–this download remembers the rest.

OpenDNS promises to protect your kids from online violence, pornography, phishing, and more. Guess what? It works. Even better, there’s nothing to install. Simply sign up and point your PCs or router to the OpenDNS servers, and presto: bulletproof protection.

Its name is a bit over the top, but SuperAntiSpyware is a robust, legitimate malware fighter. This download runs in the background and staves off and removes even the nastiest attacks.

Clicking any link that you find on the Web–even one at the top of a Google search page–can lead to a spyware infestation. The free browser plug-in Web of Trust vets the links you click. Green means good, red means bad. Simple.

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