Download Free Privacy Protected - Best Software & Apps

  • Opera Browser

    57.0.3098.106

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    The free next-generation web browser

    8
    13980 votes
    • PROS: Simple and intuitive layout., Built-in instant messenger services like WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram., Faster than previous versions., BitTorrent download support.
    • CONS: Requires medium to high hardware performance.
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1114 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
  • Epic Privacy Browser

    39.0.2171.99

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protector of Web Browsing

    7
    503 votes
    • PROS: Offers enhanced security during online browsing, Web Address Database, Block more than 600 tracking attempts, Free VPN servers
    • CONS: May not work with other browser add-ons, A lot of web browser conveniences (ex. Spellcheck, auto-fill) are removed, Only gives 8 countries of choice, Very slow connection
  • Free KeyLogger

    4.3.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Monitor your computer usage for free

    6
    92 votes
    • PROS: Password-protected interface, Sends email logs of usage
    • CONS: Data stored on remote server may be vulnerable, Outdated interface design
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    236 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • WinMend Folder Hidden

    1.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make important files and folders invisible on your PC

    7
    97 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
  • Protected Folder

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

    7
    1074 votes
    • PROS: Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
    • CONS: Not many configuration options
  • Folder Lock

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Keep your photos and files protected on your smartphone

    8
    58 votes
    • PROS: Different protection methods, Be notified when hacking is attempted
    • CONS: Required permissions ask to track usage on other apps, Contains ads
  • Appnimi RAR Password Unlocker

    2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Crack that RAR password in just a few clicks

    6
    48 votes
    • PROS: Directly extracts the protected files , Useful if you forget the password
    • CONS: Long passwords might take a while to analyze
  • DuckDuckGo

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Search The Internet For Free Without Being Tracked

    8
    242 votes
    • PROS: A very private way to view websites without being tracked, Get what you want with fewer clicks, They have a large community of developers
    • CONS: Google provides better search engine answers, You have to download the program to make the search engine work, The global team isn't really very 'global' yet
  • 123VPN - Free VPN for Online Privacy and Security

    2.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    123VPN is a 100% free mobile VPN app that allows you protect your privacy & security on public WiFi hotspots, secure your personal data and identity, surf the web protected.

    9
    12 votes
    • Spotflux

      2.11.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Browse privately, protected and ad free

      7
      80 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
    • Elgindy USB Protector

      2.0 Build 2016

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make USB Storage Device Read Only and write protected to protect it from Viruses and from deleting any files by any person.

      9
      13 votes
      • Windows Defender Hub

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Get Protected From Malware for Free

        9
        4 votes
        • PROS: Highly effective security software, No onward fees
        • CONS: Sometimes incompatible with other security systems, Not available for earlier Windows versions
      • TeamSpeak

        Server 3.0.11

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Communicate with your friends over the net

        7
        253 votes
        • Wire

          3.28.743

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          Plug in to a new kind of messenger app

          7
          3 votes
          • PROS: Looks gorgeous, Crystal clear audio quality, Supports SoundCloud music sharing
          • CONS: Awkward user interface, Needs more features, Only worth installing if all your friends do
        • Usb Autorun detective

          2.1.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Protected against the intrusion of malware (malicious attacks) from USB drives

          9
          5 votes
          • BCArchive

            1.08.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Compress data in encrypted, password-protected archives

            8
            24 votes
            • PROS: Can be launched from context menu, Several encrypting methods to choose from
            • CONS: Self-extracting files don't seem to work properly
          • AFWall+ (Android Firewall +)

            3.1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            Lock down your Android with this powerful free firewall

            7
            1 vote
            • PROS: Works via whitelist or blacklist, Advanced features for experts, Includes widget, Configuration parameters that can be password protected
            • CONS: Requires root permissions, Some features unclear to less experienced users
          • FreeOTFE Portable

            4.40

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create an encrypted virtual drive

            7
            30 votes
            • PROS: Data is protected as soon as it's saved on virtual drive, Doesn't require any installation
            • CONS: Not clear how secure it is i.e. what kind of logarithms it uses, A little time consuming to setup
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