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  • Folder Lock

    7.6.3

    License
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    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
  • Free Keylogger

    3.9.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1518 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
  • 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. ,
  • Hotspot Shield Elite

    v5.2.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Access blocked websites in your area with a VPN

    7
    2153 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

    6
    22 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.
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

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    No votes yet
    • 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.
  • Admin PC

    1.7

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your privacy with this handy tool

    7
    8 votes
    • AppLocker

      1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Prevent access to programs of your choice

      6
      318 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
    • Wise Folder Hider

      3.37.146

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Data Protection

      8
      86 votes
      • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives,
      • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
    • Protected Folder

      1.2.0.0-20150715

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

      7
      884 votes
      • PROS: Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
      • CONS: Not many configuration options
    • WinMend Folder Hidden

      1.4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make important files and folders invisible on your PC

      8
      32 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
    • OpenVPN

      2.09

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Secure connections for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

      6
      69 votes
      • PROS: Easy to setup, Very secure, Picks up dropped connections automatically,
      • CONS: Does not reconnect quickly enough
    • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

      2.6.1

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Powerful computer monitoring program

      9
      342 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
    • Free Hide Folder

      2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make private folders only visible to you

      6
      274 votes
      • PROS: Effectively hides folder on you PC
      • CONS: Small usability issues
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free private browsing and torrent service

      7
      137 votes
      • PROS: Free option , Great service ,
      • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
    • USB Disk Security

      6.4.0.200

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Protect your USB drive from infection

      8
      216 votes
      • PROS: Resident protection, Doesn't clash with other anti-viruses
      • CONS: Trial version has serious limitations
    • PC Locker Pro

      1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily block your PC and protect from unauthorized access

      7
      82 votes
      • USB Drive Disabler

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free Security program for Windows

        9
        3 votes
        • Spotflux

          2.10.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Browse privately, protected and ad free

          6
          109 votes
          • PROS: Set it and forget it!, Small footprint, Ability to add a proxy, Malware and virus protection
          • CONS: Doesn't come with preconfigured proxies
        • WinRAP

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Hide your programs from prying eyes

          6
          12 votes
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