Download Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1 vote
    • 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,
  • 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
  • IObit Malware Fighter

    5.4.0.4201

    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
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    1 vote
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    7
    62 votes
    • PROS: Very effective and reliable protection, Protects not just apps, but also system settings, Keeps photos and videos secure, Two layers of security
    • CONS: Recover to email setting is unreliable, Have to install each app theme separately
  • 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
  • PureVPN Free VPN for iOS

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    6
    4 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • Steganos Online Shield 365

    1.4.15

    License
    try 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
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    1211 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install and use, Automatic updates, Several scan types, Light and unobtrusive
    • CONS: Doesn't disinfect files, Too basic for expert users, No firewall
  • Vault

    6.4.12.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

    8
    101 votes
    • PROS: Lets you hide photos, videos, SMS and more, Easy-to-use interface, Alerts and photo evidence of break-in attemps, Stealth mode and fake vault in premium version
    • CONS: No cloud backup for free users
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    986 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    17.9.3040

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    7
    4181 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • 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
  • Folder Lock

    7.6.3

    License
    try Download
    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
  • Free Keylogger

    3.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1518 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to install and set up., Lots of potential uses for key logging., Hide and unhide with a secret hotkey.
    • CONS: Site could be more reassuring
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: Quick Analysis, Real-time protection, Call-blocking filter, Integrates with Clean Master, Easy to use and excellent design
    • CONS: Doesn't include a firewall, No anti-theft features
  • 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
  • 360 Security - Antivirus

    3.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Protect your mobile device with 360 Security

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: Very attractive user interface, Fast and simple to use, Includes lots of free optimization tools
    • CONS: No data monitor option
  • Free Rar password unlocker

    1.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Forgetful People

    7
    13 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Packed with useful features
    • CONS: Recovering passwords can take time, Help button does not work
  • 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
114.0.7.30639117.4Windows
217.9.304041817.4Windows
317.9.3761237437.3Windows, Android, iPhone
44.10.209.012117.1Windows
53.915186.2Windows