Download File Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Folder Lock

    7.6.3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1181 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    7
    202 votes
    • PROS: Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file or malware, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design, Free
    • CONS: Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio 19

    19.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Ashampoo – The Only Burning Package You'll Need?

    8
    439 votes
    • PROS: Fully flexible with all types of file formats supported, Genuinely easy to use, Handy security features
    • CONS: Only for Windows 7 and above, Requires 250 MB of space to be installed
  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

    7
    810 votes
    • PROS: Includes firewall, web and email protection, and more, Good AV database, Download on all your devices, Extra tools: file shredder and defragmenter
    • CONS: History of sub-par performance, Expensive
  • AppLocker

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Prevent access to programs of your choice

    6
    318 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
  • Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

    9.0.5

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Recover data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    7
    248 votes
    • PROS: Recover up to 12 file formats, Easy to use, Two different recovery modes
    • CONS: Doesn't always recognize iPhone initially
  • Folder Lock

    2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Protect your privacy

    8
    47 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Protects any type of file, Includes secure browser
    • CONS: Doesn't work for SD files, Only hides, not encrypt files
  • ATF Cleaner

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Temp File Cleaner For The Security Conscious

    7
    50 votes
    • PROS: Use it alongside CCleaner to get everything, It will clean areas that some cleaners will not, You may deselect some temp files that you wish to keep,
    • CONS: It does miss a few of your temporary files, The program could use more features, It should allow you to customize the clean a little more,
  • WinMend Folder Hidden

    1.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make important files and folders invisible on your PC

    8
    32 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
  • McAfee Total Protection

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

    7
    278 votes
    • PROS: The virus and malware database is kept up to date by the developers, It has a file shredder for full and permanent erasures, There is a money-back guarantee if the software cannot remove your virus, The Firewall is a strong and modern one
    • CONS: Many of the tools can be found with other paid virus and malware checkers Virus Protection Pledge (VPP) only applies to auto-renewal customers
  • Send Anywhere

    2.5.31.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and intuitive file-sharing service

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: A fast and efficient means to send files in a real-time scenario., The addition of a one-time key offers higher levels of security.,
    • CONS: Will not work with older operating systems., Only three languages (including English) are supported.
  • Inferno

    Beta 1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Wipe away files from your PC for good

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    • PROS: Completely removes files, File password protection
    • CONS: Interface looks pretty dull
  • WinSCP

    5.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe, open-source file transfers

    7
    53 votes
    • PROS: Ensures FTP transfers are secure, Supports session saving, 2 interface styles, Excellent security configuration, Pared-down style
    • CONS: Not as simple as other FTP clients, Takes a while to configure security settings
  • iSumsoft RAR Password Refixer

    2.0.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock password protected RAR/WinRAR archive file.

    7
    14 votes
    • Password Lock

      11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Store and manage safely your Passwords in an encrypted file

      8
      9 votes
      • Hidden File Finder

        4.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Hidden File Scanner and Removal Software

        6
        120 votes
        • iSumsoft ZIP Password Refixer

          2.0.1

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          iSumsoft ZIP Password Refixer is powerful ZIP Password Unlocker that unlocks ZIP password for encrypted ZIP/WinZIP/7ZIP file

          5
          13 votes
          • McAfee Internet Security Suite

            2011

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

            7
            118 votes
            • PROS: Very clear interface, File shredder, Good parental controls, Network monitoring, URL tools, Installation scan
            • CONS: Long installation process, Interface takes time to get used to, Windows cannot be resized
          • File Locker

            5.5

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            A trial version Security program for Windows

            7
            114 votes
            • AdwCleaner

              7.0.7.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Quickly search and delete adware for free

              7
              1 vote
              • PROS: Extremely quick scanning, Detailed text file of scan results, No installation required, Effective in finding unwanted files, It's free, Get rid of those bleeping unwanted programs
              • CONS: Requires a reboot after cleaning, Not available on Mac or Android
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