Download Privacy Control - Best Software & Apps

  • Free Keylogger

    3.89

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1517 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 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
  • Elite Keylogger for Mac OS X

    1.7.602

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Collect computer usage data secretly

    6
    45 votes
    • PROS:Monitor computer usage, Collect data for afar,
    • CONS:Not all features available in both OS versions, One-time purchase required
  • 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

    A free Security program for Windows

    6
    22 votes
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • WinRAP

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Hide your programs from prying eyes

      6
      12 votes
      • Folder Protection

        6.35

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Assign a password to every folder you want to protect

        7
        308 votes
        • PROS:Easy to use, Protect folders from copying, deletion or adding to
        • CONS:Doesn't reveal encryption method, Not integrated into Windows Explorer shell
      • USB Drive Disabler

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free Security program for Windows

        9
        3 votes
        • Secure Folder

          7.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Convert folders into safes for your documents

          7
          132 votes
          • 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
          • AVG Zen

            1.0.208

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            A control tower for AVG software and applications

            8
            65 votes
            • PROS:Centralizes control of AVG products , Real-time alerts , Minimalist interface , Easy to configure
            • CONS:Doesn't do much , Simple monitoring , Not very useful
          • Windows 7 Firewall Control

            3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A simple firewall for Vista and 7

            7
            26 votes
            • Freenet

              0.7.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Gives you access to the Darkweb

              7
              27 votes
              • PROS:Allows anonymous surfing within Freenet, No censorship or monitoring, Excellent for those in repressive regimes
              • CONS:Looks like a very dated version of the internet, A lot of illegal and offensive content, A little confusing to navigate at first, Doesn't allow you to surf the normal internet anonymously,
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