Download Privacy And Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Free VPN

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    8
    925 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    927 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

    18.5.2342

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free antivirus software that is light, mobile-friendly and effective

    8
    113068 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

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2411 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

    8
    187 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
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3350 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
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    920 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    138 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
  • Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN

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    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A free app for Windows, by Browsec

    9
    46 votes
    • Vault

      6.4.12.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Mac

      Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

      8
      170 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
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.8.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free private browsing and torrent service

      9
      234 votes
      • PROS: Free option , Great service
      • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
    • Avira Free Antivirus

      2018

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware program

      8
      15782 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
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

      9
      273 votes
      • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
      • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3200 votes
      • PROS: Free and complete, Good interface, Uninstrusive
      • CONS: Turning on all antivirus engines uses a lot of RAM, Clean and Speed Up tools must be used with care
    • PureVPN Software for Windows

      5.15

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

      7
      219 votes
      • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
      • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
    • VPN 360 - Free VPN Proxy for iPhone and iPad

      1.0.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      Functional VPN Proxy Application for Mobile Phones

      9
      449 votes
      • PROS: A seven-day trial is available before the premium subscription will be required., Both mobile phones and tablets are supported by this VPN application.
      • CONS: Advanced features are only available through a paid subscription, Some older operating systems might not be supported.
    • Norton Antivirus

      21.3.0.12

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

      7
      6872 votes
      • PROS: Usable, modern interface , Powerful scan engine, Proactive SONAR technology , Scans your Facebook wall, Monitors system performance
      • CONS: Installation phase a bit long
    • Folder Password Lock Pro

      10.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      10
      1229 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.
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      2.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

      8
      82 votes
      • PROS: This package is free to download and install., software updates tend to occur on a regular basis.
      • CONS: There can be times when VPN wireless connections are slow., The Google Chrome extension will first have to be downloaded.
    •  App Lock and Gallery Vault

      1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Handy software package to lock smartphone applications

      8
      56 votes
      • PROS: This application utilizes advanced encryption methods, There are three different ways to set login details
      • CONS: Some users have complained that not all applications can be locked, It can be problematic to retrieve a lost password or PIN code
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