Download Computer Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    (Hotspot Shield VPN) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Safe browsing for Android

    8
    142 votes
    • PROS: Good connection speed, 128-bit VPN encryption, Starts when you turn on your computer, Notification icon
    • CONS: Very annoying ads
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    17.9.3761

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free antivirus software that is light, mobile-friendly and effective

    7
    23743 votes
    • PROS: A lighter program that is more efficient, It doesn't slow your computer down as much as previous Avast versions, The starter software is completely free, Their database is routinely updated to maintain your device security
    • CONS: Learning how to use all the features can be tricky at first, Some of the paid features are useless to some people
  • Avira Free Antivirus

    14.0.7.306

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware program

    7
    3911 votes
    • PROS: The free VPN service alone is enough reason to sign up, Its user interface keeps things very simple, It is very lightweight and will not slow your computer down
    • CONS: The paid version offers the best tools, It is a the free version doesn’t block infected websites
  • Elite Keylogger for Mac OS X

    1.7.602

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Collect computer usage data secretly

    6
    45 votes
    • PROS: Monitor computer usage, Collect data for afar,
    • CONS: Not all features available in both OS versions, One-time purchase required
  • Revealer Keylogger

    2.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Log everything typed on your computer

    6
    378 votes
    • PROS: Records anything, even passwords without asterisks, Very easy to use, Saves logs in TXT
    • CONS: It shows an active task in Task Manager
  • SpyBot Search & Destroy

    2.4.40

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC

    Detect and remove different kinds of spyware from your computer

    7
    1323 votes
    • PROS: Lots of options, Powerful search, Regular Updates
    • CONS: Updating can be slow, Indiscriminate about files it removes
  • eScan Anti-virus

    11.x

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete antivirus solution for your computer

    7
    467 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive protection, Almost everything is automated, Integration with TeamViewer
    • CONS: Can be very slow and heavy on resources
  • iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer

    2.0.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get Back Onto Your Computer With This Tool And Paid Service

    6
    35 votes
    • PROS: It is very light and it doesn't have a long installation process, The program has an intuitive interface, It walks you through the process as you use the software,
    • CONS: It doesn't always work even if you pay to remove your old password, You cannot use it for Windows 10 devices, It doesn't always allow you to remove the password from the other profile,
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    2.6.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    342 votes
    • PROS: Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
    • CONS: Trial only; no free version
  • USB Flash Block/Unblock

    1.2.7.75

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Control USB drive access to your computer

    7
    38 votes
    • PROS: No installation needed
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • Microsoft Safety Scanner

    (32 bits) 1.0.3001.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Limited-Time Virus Scanner

    6
    47 votes
    • PROS: It may isolate your problem so your computer may be fixed by other means, As a last-ditch attempt to save your computer it may work, It is a powerful and free virus checker for people in real trouble,
    • CONS: Getting it to load on a broken/infected computer can be tricky, It doesn't offer permanent solutions to your problem, The tool expires in ten days,
  • Bitdefender Internet Security 2018

    18.11.0.837.104917

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete protection for your PC

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: Protects computer in different areas, Easy to use, Three different interface designs, Special Games and Laptop modes
    • CONS: Lengthy installation
  • Windows Password Recovery Tool Professional

    6.2.0.2

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock Your Computer And Recover Your Password With This Tool

    7
    163 votes
    • PROS: The program also works for a number of different laptops too, It has USB support if you pay for the full version, You may be able to reset older computers,
    • CONS: You have to pay for the service and it is costly, It doesn't always work but there are no refunds if it doesn't, The trial version creates boot discs that do not work,
  • WinLock Professional

    7.03

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your computer in multiple-user situations

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Can be administered remotely, Encrypt/decrypt function & wizard, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Some functions only available in Vista/98 etc., Some Internet commands only available for Internet Explorer
  • Shadow Defender

    1.4.0.553

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your computer into a safe, virtual space

    9
    22 votes
    • PROS: Original concept, Password protection, Good help
    • CONS: Requires restart for changes, Few configuration options
  • Spytech SpyAgent

    9.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Know exactly what others are using your computer for

    7
    25 votes
    • Lock My PC

      4.7

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Keep your computer safe from unwanted users

      6
      24 votes
      • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

        2017 141_057_000

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Superb free firewall to protect your computer

        7
        152 votes
        • PROS: Efficient, reliable firewall, Easy to configure, Features a Game mode
        • CONS: Not many tweaking options
      • iSumsoft Product Key Finder

        2.0.1

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Find lost product keys or serial numbers for Windows operating system and software programs currently installed on computer.

        8
        1 vote
        • WiperSoft

          1.1.1061

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          WiperSoft - fastest way to remove threats from your computer.

          9
          7 votes
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          52.103786.2Windows