Download Access Control - Best Software & Apps

  • Folder Lock

    7.7.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1319 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    7
    720 votes
    • PROS: Quick and simple setup., Active folder monitoring and alerts., Compatibility with external hard drives.
    • CONS: One password for all folders could potentially present a security risk., A price of (approximately) 32 pounds is a bit high when compared to similar folder protection software packages.
  • Hotspot Shield Elite

    v5.2.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Access blocked websites in your area with a VPN

    7
    981 votes
    • PROS: Secure your connection, Suft anonymously, Access blocked services in your area, Very easy to install
    • CONS: Can slow down browsing speed
  • LocK-A-FoLdeR

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source software to hide and lock folders within a computer

    7
    65 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and utilise this bundle., Very little memory is required for it to function properly.
    • CONS: Developers have discontinued any additional updates., This program will not work with newer versions of the Windows operating system.
  • AppLocker

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Prevent access to programs of your choice

    6
    346 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Can add any .EXE file, Blocks applications without being open
    • CONS: Limited to .EXE operations, No drag and drop to add applications, Lacks security
  • Wise Folder Hider

    3.37.146

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Protection

    8
    96 votes
    • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
    • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
  • OpenVPN

    2.09

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Secure connections for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

    7
    119 votes
    • PROS: Easy to setup, Very secure, Picks up dropped connections automatically
    • CONS: Does not reconnect quickly enough
  • Protected Folder

    1.2.0.0-20150715

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

    7
    1064 votes
    • PROS: Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
    • CONS: Not many configuration options
  • Remote Desktop for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Remote PC to PC connection software

    6
    17 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, Access your home PC from anywhere, Get remote IT support
    • CONS: It doesn't make coffee
  • TeamViewer

    Portátil para pendrives U3 4.0.5769

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Remote access and desktop sharing

    6
    77 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Support for chat, voice and video, Record sessions, Transfer files
    • CONS: Free version has limitations, Your friends and relatives have to learn to use it on their end too!
  • WinMend Folder Hidden

    1.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make important files and folders invisible on your PC

    7
    75 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Works with any file or folder, Password protected, Data can't be accessed from other OS or apps
    • CONS: No settings or configuration options
  • TeamViewer Touch for Windows 10

    10.0.52946.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Control devices remotely with TeamViewer Touch for Windows 8

    7
    56 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Easy remote access procedures, Multiple connection options
    • CONS: TeamViewer servers increase connection lag
  • USB Disk Security

    6.4.0.200

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your USB drive from infection

    7
    363 votes
    • PROS: Resident protection, Doesn't clash with other anti-viruses
    • CONS: Trial version has serious limitations
  • Free Hide Folder

    2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make private folders only visible to you

    7
    337 votes
    • PROS: Effectively hides folder on you PC
    • CONS: Small usability issues
  • K9 Web Protection

    4.2.89

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Keep Safe Online with K9 Web Protection

    7
    108 votes
    • PROS: A sophisticated security tool., Available for a range of platforms.
    • CONS: Although free for home use, other uses will require licensing., Some users may find it unnecessary.
  • Spotflux

    2.10.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Browse privately, protected and ad free

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: Set it and forget it!, Small footprint, Ability to add a proxy, Malware and virus protection
    • CONS: Doesn't come with preconfigured proxies
  • Admin PC

    1.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your privacy with this handy tool

    9
    8 votes
    • LogMeIn

      Pro 2 4.1.4132

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac
      iPhone

      Access and control your PC from anywhere

      8
      154 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to use: works in a web browser, Allows to transfer data between computers, Quick response from remote PC, Interesting features: video recording, chat, detailed data about remote PC
      • CONS: Java client looks clunky
    • Adult Blocker

      1.0.38

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Adult Blocker (Parental Control) blocks access to porn sites (adult content, pornography).

      8
      24 votes
      • Freenet

        0.7.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Gives you access to the Darkweb

        7
        21 votes
        • PROS: Allows anonymous surfing within Freenet, No censorship or monitoring, Excellent for those in repressive regimes
        • CONS: Looks like a very dated version of the internet, A lot of illegal and offensive content, A little confusing to navigate at first, Doesn't allow you to surf the normal internet anonymously
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