Download Privacy Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Telegram

    4.8.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    462 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2114 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    189 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
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    18.5.3931.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    8
    20733 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3360 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
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    9
    229 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Epic Browser

    39.0.2171.99

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Web Browser for Security Fans

    7
    448 votes
    • PROS: Offers Enhanced Security, Suitable for people of all ages, Blocks ads and scripts
    • CONS: Not as fast as standard web browsers
  • Windows Defender

    1593

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    2677 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3215 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
    • Folder Password Lock Pro

      10.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      10
      899 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.
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      2.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

      8
      77 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.
    • Private Internet Access

      65

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

      8
      25 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
      • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
    • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1197 votes
      • PROS: Includes firewall, web and email protection, and more, Good AV database, Download on all your devices, Extra tools: file shredder and defragmenter
      • CONS: History of sub-par performance, Expensive
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      8
      9166 votes
      • PROS: Clear and user-friendly interface, Very powerful engine, Recovery features (rollback), Highly configurable, Improved performance
      • CONS: Long Installation, Memory consumption could be improved, Not many essential new features
    • Smadav Antivirus 2016

      11.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

      8
      49 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
    • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

      CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

      7
      176 votes
      • PROS: Quick Analysis, Real-time protection, Call-blocking filter, Integrates with Clean Master, Easy to use and excellent design
      • CONS: Doesn't include a firewall, No anti-theft features
    • Wise Folder Hider

      4.23.158

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Data Protection

      8
      104 votes
      • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
      • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
    • eScan Anti-virus

      11.x

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete antivirus solution for your computer

      7
      475 votes
      • PROS: Comprehensive protection, Almost everything is automated, Integration with TeamViewer
      • CONS: Can be very slow and heavy on resources
    • Inferno

      Beta 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Wipe away files from your PC for good

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS: Completely removes files, File password protection
      • CONS: Interface looks pretty dull
    • Sandboxie

      5.26

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Avoid viruses, phishing and more...

      7
      495 votes
      • PROS: Provides you with a safe testing environment, Works discreetly in the background, Excellent documentation
      • CONS: May not be compatible with all programs
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    13.3133607.9Windows, Android, Mac
    219.0.0.108891667.8Windows
    37.6.0.103132157.8Windows
    418.5.3931.0207337.8Windows
    5159326777.3Windows
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