pdf file

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit.  I want to email a pdf file, and I want to find out if there is any way I can secure this file, just in case it got into the wrong hands.  Can i password protect it, if Yes, what software do I use and how do I do it.  Thank u.
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Michael ChisholmCommented:
Download 7zip from Download.com and send it as a zip that is PW protected.


no way to protect the pdf without cute pDF pro or acrobat pro.

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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> no way to protect the pdf without cute pDF pro or acrobat pro.
Cute PDF has a free version
- Add Passwords and Set Security Options to Protect Your Valuable Documents
- No installation. But requires Web Browser with Flash Enabled

Acrobat X Standard
- Paid version but less than the Pro version.
- Limit access to a PDF by setting passwords (Document open password) and by restricting certain features, such as printing and editing (Permissions password)
Michael ChisholmCommented:
Good solutions for non sensitive data. I have mark the comment as a good one

I am not sure if you want to upload your sensitive PDF file to the web browser to PW protect it.  I know its an HTTPS site but that still concerns me.
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u for both solutions, which will work.
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