Download Internet - Best Software & Apps

  • Internet Download Manager

    6.29.2.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    IDM manages and accelerates downloads, updated for Windows 10

    7
    12346 votes
    • PROS: Download scheduling, Integrates with most browsers, Very simple to use
    • CONS: The interface is really ugly
  • IObit Malware Fighter

    5.3.0.4078

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Keep internet-based attacks at bay

    7
    145 votes
    • PROS: Well-managed database of new threats, Speedy scans, Protects in real time
    • CONS: Many features are only in the Pro version
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    7
    62 votes
    • PROS: Provides unlimited use to the entire internet, Easy to install and use, The identity of users is masked and protected,
    • CONS: Using the programme could lead to legal issues, Using the programme could lead to legal issues,
  • Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

    10.0.9200.16521

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Internet Explorer 10 finally comes to Windows 7

    7
    1329 votes
    • PROS: Performance improvements, Do not track enabled by default, Support for add-ons, Isolates browser from rest of the OS
    • CONS: Some antiquated interface elements remain,
  • Internet Explorer 7

    7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    You wanted it easier and more secure

    7
    1532 votes
    • PROS: Sleeker interface, Good RSS integration, Simple favourites menu, Tabbed browsing
    • CONS: Disappointing anti-phishing filter, Complicated installation process, No drop down view for RSS feed items, Tends to lag, Doesn’t fully embrace the latest web standards
  • 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
  • Internet Explorer

    5.2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Microsoft's now discontinued browser for Mac

    4
    1891 votes
    • PROS: Nostalgic
    • CONS: Doesn't render web pages properly, Constantly crashes, Slow and unstable, Abandoned software
  • 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
  • Internet Explorer 9

    Windows 7 32-bit 9.0.8112.16421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's browser is becoming more up-to-date

    7
    1309 votes
    • PROS: Faster, multicore Javascript engine , Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Privacy and security options, Performance center for extensions
    • CONS: Only compatible with Windows 7 , Limited catalog of extensions , Too slow and resource-intensive
  • Internet Explorer 9 64-bit

    Windows 7 64-bit 9.0.8112.16421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The latest edition of the web's most popular browser

    6
    325 votes
    • PROS: Faster multicore JavaScript engine, Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Very well integrated with the operating system, Sleek interface
    • CONS: Basic HTML5 support
  • NetSpeedMonitor

    32bits 2.5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Tiny Program For Checking Your Internet Use

    7
    745 votes
    • PROS: A simple and elegant user interface, The program is small and very easy to download, Configurable in a way that makes it a good diagnostic tool,
    • CONS: Only has partial support for vertical taskbars, Doesn't sit in the system tray, Marks some processes as unknown,
  • NetSpeedMonitor

    64bits 2.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Tiny Program For Checking Your Internet Use

    7
    71 votes
    • PROS: A simple and elegant user interface, The program is small and very easy to download, Configurable in a way that makes it a good diagnostic tool,
    • CONS: Only has partial support for vertical taskbars, Doesn't sit in the system tray, Marks some processes as unknown,
  • Internet Explorer 6

    6 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Microsoft Users

    6
    378 votes
    • PROS: Stable and reliable, Free to download and use
    • CONS: Only suitable for Windows users, Can be tricky to install
  • Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    (Hola Better Internet) (Google Chrome) 1.11.973

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions

    6
    60 votes
    • PROS: Unblocks content outside of your region, Great for watching Hulu, Pandora, BBC etc, Easy to install and setup, Customisable with scripts for certain regions
    • CONS: Video can sometimes be slow, Doesn't unblock all regions, Some country proxies do not work properly
  • ICQ

    8.2.7138

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Symbian
    Windows Mobile

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    8
    104 votes
    • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
    • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
  • Private Internet Access

    65

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

    6
    10 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
    • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
  • Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

    64 bit 10.0.9200.16521

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Internet Explorer 10 finally comes to Windows 7

    6
    152 votes
    • PROS: Performance improvements, Do not track enabled by default, Support for add-ons, Isolates browser from rest of the OS
    • CONS: Some antiquated interface elements remain,
  • SaferVPN

    2.77

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A VPN that allows you to securely browse the internet

    8
    91 votes
    • PROS: Safe browsing, Works with every connected app, Connect from multiple contries
    • CONS: Sligthly slower site responce times
  • Kaspersky Internet Security

    2017 17.0.0.611

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Kaspersky Internet Security

    7
    449 votes
    • PROS: Streamlined and usable interface, Very powerful engine, Wi-Fi security , Extremely configurable , Many additional tools
    • CONS: Long installation process, Resource consumption could be improved
  • TunnelBear

    2.2.27.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Access restricted websites from other countries

    7
    157 votes
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