Download Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • 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,
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    17.6.2310

    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
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    for Windows Vista/7 (64 bit) 4.8.204.0

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Free Keylogger

    3.89

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1517 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
  • 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
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    17.1.3006

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quick and efficient defense against viruses, spyware and rootkits

    7
    4181 votes
    • PROS:Light and powerful, Checks links on social networking sites, A wide range of useful features, Neat design
    • CONS:Long Installation, Few important new features,
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.1.2.1733

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware

    7
    200 votes
    • PROS:Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design
    • CONS:Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smadav Antivirus 2016

    11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

    8
    10 votes
    • PROS:It is a second-layer antivirus that has a very low system impact, Handy for programmers who wish to tinker with and add to their virus protection, Allows you to un-hide files on a USB Flashdisk,
    • CONS:The paid version doesn't add enough functions to be worth the money, A small program that adds only moderate protection,
  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

    2017

    License
    try Download
    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
  • 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
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Trial version Security software app for Android

    9
    1 vote
    • LEO Privacy

      4.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free App for Privacy Lovers

      2
      3 votes
      • PROS:Compact and clean design, Lots of useful and easy to use features,
      • CONS:Lots of annoying advertising banners, Can be a bit tricky for new users to master,
    • Folder Password Lock Pro

      10.2.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      9
      106 votes
      • PROS:Quick and simple setup., Active folder monitoring and alerts., Compatibility with external hard drives.,
      • CONS:One password for all folders could potentially present a security risk., A price of (approximately) 32 pounds is a bit high when compared to similar folder protection software packages. ,
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    114.0.7.30639117.4Windows
    217.1.300641817.4Windows
    317.6.2310237437.3Windows, Android, iPhone
    4for Windows Vista/7 (64 bit) 4.8.204.012117.1Windows
    53.8915176.2Windows