Download Privacy And Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Software Security Package for Personal and Professional Use

    8
    113385 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
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1073 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
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    753 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2437 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
  • Free VPN

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    8
    1090 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Vault

    6.4.12.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

    8
    264 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
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    245 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
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    933 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.
  • Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Free Virtual Private Network Software Bundle

    9
    147 votes
    • PROS: Users can enjoy fast connection speeds., No paid subscription is needed., An excellent way to keep personal details safe., Only 2.66 megabytes of memory are needed.
    • CONS: The number of servers is limited., Some sites may load slowly., Network errors can occur on occasion., Not all browsers are supported.
  • 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
    3380 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    183 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
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

    8
    121 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.
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    235 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • PureVPN Software for Windows

    5.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    7
    226 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    955 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
  • Norton Security Deluxe

    22.8.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional and award-winning antivirus software application

    7
    6903 votes
    • PROS: The ability to protect up to five different devices., Can work in conjunction with disparate operating systems., Effective firewall coverage against emerging ransomware threats., Users have Customer Support at their disposal provided by Norton experts.
    • CONS: Better protection is available with Norton Security Premium (a small price difference)., Anti-phishing tests have produced substandard scores.
  • Mobizen

    2.12.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Android and Windows, friends forever

    8
    640 votes
    • PROS: Little delay in remote viewing, Quick access via PIN, Remote screen recording
    • CONS: Connectivity issues, Two icons in the notification area, Window cannot be resized
  •  App Lock and Gallery Vault

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Handy software package to lock smartphone applications

    9
    47 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
  • 360 Total Security

    10.2.0.1197

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple engine antivirus protection

    8
    3263 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
  • Smadav Antivirus 2016

    11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

    8
    68 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
120191133858.4Windows, Android, iPhone
23.6.1.2711-1.0.463-1.0.691333807.9Windows, Android, Mac
310.2.0.119732637.8Windows
44.10.209.024377.5Windows
522.8.0.5069037.2Windows
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