Download Online Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Steganos Online Shield 365

    1.4.15

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    VPN/proxy-anonymizer with worldwide servers

    8
    30 votes
    • PROS: VPNs in Switzerland, Germany, France, UK and USA, Easy to setup, Makes surfing the net safer
    • CONS: VPN limited to 5 countries, May slow down surfing speed at times
  • ZenMate VPN for Firefox

    (Mozilla Firefox) 5.4.8

    License
    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
  • PGP Desktop

    10.1.1

    License
    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
  • HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome

    2017.4.5

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Automatic encryption software to securely view websites

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: An excellent option for those who are concerned with their privacy while online, A small file size will not impede other core processes
    • CONS: There is no free version of this software currently available, The information contained within some pages might not be properly displayed
  • ESET Online Scanner

    1.0.0.1

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Scan Your Browsers And Temp Files For Malware

    7
    66 votes
    • PROS: Scans and detects cookies on your system, It can run on any mainstream browser, Able to identify and remove malware,
    • CONS: It gives false positives to get you to buy, The free download only applies for 30 days, Better suited for businesses rather than personal use,
  • Sticky Password Free

    8.0.5.70

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An easy-to-use password manager

    9
    15 votes
    • PROS: Makes using passwords very easy, Supports auto-fill of online profiles, Highly automatic, Excellent configuration options
    • CONS: Help is available online only
  • PGP Desktop

    10.1.1

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple, robust encryption for email and files

    5
    44 votes
    • PROS: Create an encrypted disk, Simple way to create and manage keys, Safely share files online
    • CONS: Lengthy installation process
  • Norton Security Premium

    22.9

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    307 votes
    • PROS: Complete suite , Usable and easy to configure , Powerful scan engine , Includes a startup manager, Protects personal data, passwords and credit cards
    • CONS: Installation a bit long , Some advanced features are hidden
  • uBlock Origin

    Varies with device

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A free ad-blocker for people who are sick of online ads

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    No votes yet
    • PROS: It blocks the most harmful and annoying adverts, The program is very easy to install and is free
    • CONS: It will become defunct one day when it is no longer maintained, It doesn’t work for all web browsers
  • Norton Online Family

    1.2

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Monitor your family's online life

    7
    19 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, Comprehensive internet reports, Remote access possible
    • CONS: Site blocking not totally successful, Requires a lot of parental attention
  • Online Armor Free

    4.5.1.431

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Control the execution of Malware programs

    7
    36 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Includes a comprehensive suite of protection tools,
    • CONS: Sometimes does not pickup certain types of malware
  • Spy Sweeper 2011

    6.1.0.145

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Find and eliminate all types of online PC threats

    6
    145 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive spyware database, Three types of system scans, Automatically checks for updates, Schedule scans for specific times
    • CONS: Scans take a long time
  • Webroot Internet Security Essentials

    2012

    License
    Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your computer from all sorts of online threats

    6
    7 votes
    • PROS: Protects you from a varied range of dangers, Support for scheduled actions, Light on system resources, Gamer mode
    • CONS: None I could find