Download Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Software Security Package for Personal and Professional Use

    8
    113525 votes
    • PROS: The free version offers a host of advanced features, A do-not-disturb mode will not impede other computer-related tasks, Operating system performance should not be impeded, "Micro updates" are sent on a daily basis
    • CONS: Some features such as the data shredder will require a paid subscription, Only one license is provided per user
  • Telegram

    5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    780 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • Betternet Free VPN

    5.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Secure Browsing for all Devices

    8
    1548 votes
    • PROS: Free, No registration, No data limits
    • CONS: Slower than paid versions
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    1371 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1121 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
  • Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    1.127.148

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions

    7
    1537 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
  • Tor Browser

    8.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2335 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
  • Folder Lock

    7.7.9

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1403 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2450 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
  • Google Drive

    1.3.33.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Google Drive—A Convenient Storage for All Your Files

    7
    1009 votes
    • PROS: Backup and Sync Any Folder, Google Docs Integration, Collaboration Features, Clean Web Interface
    • CONS: Weak File-Sharing Security, No Private Encryption Option, Recent Versions for Your Files Only Lasted for 30 Days, Expensive Paid Storage
  • Vault

    6.9.00.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

    8
    300 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
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

    4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Next-Gen VPN that Stands Out from the Crowd

    7
    43 votes
    • PROS: Safe and secure, Supports both IPsec and SSL, Not just limited to offering VPN access
    • CONS: Software name is long and confusing, Possibly too many features built into one
  • Free App Lock - Privacy Knight

    1.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free software package to hide applications from others

    9
    123 votes
    • PROS: A biometric fingerprint scanner is included within this software package., Unlike similar systems, users will not have to pay to download Free App Lock - Privacy Knight.
    • CONS: Google Chrome will first have to be activated to use this software., Some bugs may be present.
  • AppLock

    2.8.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    274 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    210 votes
    • PROS: High data allowances for free and affordable plans, Good privacy policy with very clear explanation
    • CONS: Download speeds can be variable , Limited number of locations available on some plans
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.6.1.2711-1.0.463-1.0.6913

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3396 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
  • DuckDuckGo for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Searching And Privacy App For Internet Users

    8
    83 votes
    • PROS: The stories it suggests are not the ones you see on other websites, Their suggestions for new topics are inventive, You do not end up seeing the same things over and over again
    • CONS: If you cannot find it on Google you will not find it with this app either, Some of the suggestions seem very random, No tracking means no specific/personal suggestions
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    11.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    939 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.
  • Google Docs

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Write, Organize, And Collaborate With Your Team.

    8
    53 votes
    • PROS: Strong word processing, Incredible cloud functionality
    • CONS: Inconsistent storage amounts, Weak presentation features
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    6.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    982 votes
    • PROS: Good connection speed, 128-bit VPN encryption, Starts when you turn on your computer, Notification icon, Free version available
    • CONS: Very annoying ads
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
120191135258.4Windows,Android,iPhone
23.6.1.2711-1.0.463-1.0.691333967.9Windows,Android,Mac
35.0.515487.9Windows,Mac
44.10.209.024507.5Windows
58.0.623357.5Windows,Android,Mac
Sponsored×