Download Encryption - Best Software & Apps

  • Connectify Hotspot

    2016.0.10.37829

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Share your internet connection with anyone!

    7
    1206 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, WPA2 Encryption, Automatic device detection, Manage shared folders
    • CONS: Must have a compatible wireless card
  • 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
  • Cyberghost VPN

    6.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    An easy-to-use VPN service with every base covered - Even free usage

    7
    378 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and impossible to mess up, Some aspects of the service are free, Unblocks streaming services too, Nice-looking and informative interface
    • CONS: Some typos might be found in the interface
  • PureVPN Software for Windows

    5.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    7
    163 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • ExpressVPN

    1.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual private network provider for smartphones

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: There is a free 30-day trial period offered, A massive number of proxy services are available
    • CONS: Users will eventually have to pay to use ExpressVPN, Some feel that their processing speeds are negatively affected
  • ZenMate VPN for Firefox

    (Mozilla Firefox) 5.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    115 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to setup and use, Switch between proxies easily, Allows you to view blocked sites in certain countries, Surfing speed is generally fast, Protects privacy online
    • CONS: Not enough countries supported, Requires email address for private browsing
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: High data allowances for free and affordable plans, Good privacy policy with very clear explanation,
    • CONS: Download speeds can be variable , Limited number of locations available on some plans
  • Total VPN

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free VPN Software for Security and Anonymity

    6
    35 votes
    • PROS: Total VPN can access more than 30 servers, A free trial version is available upon request
    • CONS: Access to unlimited data usage is only possible with the premium plan, The free version may be hindered by buffering issues
  • VPN Shield Desktop

    8.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Subscription-Based VPN Encryption Software

    5
    17 votes
    • PROS: Free to download program, Access websites blocked in your country,
    • CONS: Connection speeds can suffer at peak times, Requires a subscription to the service
  • Avast SecureLine VPN

    1.0.289.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    VPN server to browse securely and protect privacy

    7
    101 votes
    • PROS: 27 server VPN, Easy to use, Encrypted connection , Great web browsing speed
    • CONS: Few options
  • ZenMate Desktop VPN

    1.1.0.2.

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free and Simple VPN Tool for Security and Privacy Online

    6
    14 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Free tool , Android version available,
    • CONS: Not compatible with versions prior to Windows 7, Better options available.
  • PGP Desktop

    10.1.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple, robust encryption for email and files

    5
    146 votes
    • PROS: Create an encrypted disk, Simple way to create and manage keys, Safely share files online
    • CONS: Lengthy installation process
  • VyprVPN for Windows

    2.9.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    VyprVPN for Windows is designed for all users

    8
    2 votes
    • SumRando VPN

      1.0.0.178

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      SumRando VPN

      6
      73 votes
      • PROS: Simple banner display alerts you when you are unprotected, Free account requires no registration data,
      • CONS: Limited features in client compared to others, Unpredictable download speeds, sometimes very slow
    • SecureCRT

      7.0.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

      5
      34 votes
      • PROS: Supports many authentication protocols, Emulates several different terminals
      • CONS: Authentication protocols not necessarily secure, Requires registration
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      OkayFreedom VPN

      7
      137 votes
      • MacKeeper

        3.16.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        OS X maintenance tool

        8
        1765 votes
        • PROS: Ton of tools, Very quickly reveals wasted space on your Mac, Easy to use, Slick interface, Good duplicate finder
        • CONS: Nags you to buy theft protection
      • Ivacy VPN

        3.5.0.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Surf the Internet Anonymously and Privately without being spied upon by governement, hackers, ISPs, DMCA etc

        8
        10 votes
        • Best Disk Lock

          2.62

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Completely hide disk partition and CD-ROM drive on your PC, Disable or Read-only USB Devices.

          7
          9 votes
          • M3 Bitlocker Decryption Free

            5.5.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Bitlocker decryption software to decrypt data from Bitlocker encrypted drive

            9
            79 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            13.16.417657.9Mac
            25.151637.1Windows
            36.0.23786.6Windows, Mac, iPhone
            42016.0.10.3782912066.6Windows
            510.1.11465Windows