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  • Folder Lock

    7.7.6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1379 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    927 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.
  • Free Keylogger

    3.97

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1394 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
  • 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
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

    8
    100 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.
  • Hotspot Shield Elite

    7.14.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Access blocked websites in your area with a VPN

    7
    1021 votes
    • PROS: Secure your connection, Suft anonymously, Access blocked services in your area, Very easy to install
    • CONS: Can slow down browsing speed
  • LocK-A-FoLdeR

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source software to hide and lock folders within a computer

    7
    102 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and utilise this bundle., Very little memory is required for it to function properly.
    • CONS: Developers have discontinued any additional updates., This program will not work with newer versions of the Windows operating system.
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    5.5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    194 votes
    • PROS: Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
    • CONS: Trial only; no free version
  • Wise Folder Hider

    4.23.158

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Protection

    8
    112 votes
    • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
    • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
  • Steganos Password Manager

    19.01.01

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Steganos Password Manager

    9
    105 votes
    • PROS: Encrypts passwords, Easy to organize accounts, Can save passwords to portable devices
    • CONS: Auto-fill doesn't work in Firefox
  • AppLocker

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Prevent access to programs of your choice

    6
    359 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Can add any .EXE file, Blocks applications without being open
    • CONS: Limited to .EXE operations, No drag and drop to add applications, Lacks security
  • OpenVPN

    2.09

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Secure connections for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

    7
    129 votes
    • PROS: Easy to setup, Very secure, Picks up dropped connections automatically
    • CONS: Does not reconnect quickly enough
  • Smart PC Locker Pro

    Free 1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Smart PC Locker Pro - Securely lock your PC for free!

    8
    66 votes
    • PROS: Offers extra security in addition to OS password protection, Simple configuration process, Ability to lock your PC using hotkeys, Disables task manager and safe modes to secure your PC
    • CONS: Can make accessing your PC in emergency situations difficult, No backup facility in case of lost passwords, Shortcut functionality can cause accidental PC locking, Increases log on time
  • USB Disk Security

    6.4.0.200

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your USB drive from infection

    7
    377 votes
    • PROS: Resident protection, Doesn't clash with other anti-viruses
    • CONS: Trial version has serious limitations
  • Protected Folder

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

    7
    1070 votes
    • PROS: Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
    • CONS: Not many configuration options
  • Avast Mac Security

    13.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple virus checker for Macs

    6
    194 votes
    • PROS: Slick and clear interface, Excellent track record on Windows, Scans Apple Mail attachments, Free to use
    • CONS: No support for most major mail clients, Requires license unlike Windows version, Unstable as still in beta, May slow down your Mac
  • WinMend Folder Hidden

    1.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make important files and folders invisible on your PC

    7
    85 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Works with any file or folder, Password protected, Data can't be accessed from other OS or apps
    • CONS: No settings or configuration options
  • PC Locker Pro

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily block your PC and protect from unauthorized access

    7
    90 votes
    • Folder Guard

      XP Edition 8.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Hide and protect your most personal files

      7
      162 votes
      • USB Drive Disabler

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free Security program for Windows

        9
        9 votes
        • PROS: No installation needed, Portable software, Easy to understand
        • CONS: Outdated interface
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