Download Privacy Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    7
    62 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
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.1.2.1733

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware

    7
    200 votes
    • PROS:Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design
    • CONS:Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    77 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
  • Smadav Antivirus 2016

    11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

    8
    10 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,
  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

    2017

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

    7
    810 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
  • Windows Defender

    1593

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    873 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      1800 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
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus

      2017 17.0.0.611

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      7
      1265 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
    • 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. ,
    • Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+

      11.12

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Ad-Aware moves into the big league of security suites

      6
      793 votes
      • PROS:Includes BitDefender anti-virus protection, Well designed Windows 10 style interface, Basic, Moderate and Advanced scanning, Allows you to pause scans
      • CONS:Some features only available in other versions, Initial scan can be slow
    • McAfee Total Protection

      2017

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

      7
      278 votes
      • PROS:The virus and malware database is kept up to date by the developers, It has a file shredder for full and permanent erasures, There is a money-back guarantee if the software cannot remove your virus, The Firewall is a strong and modern one
      • CONS:Many of the tools can be found with other paid virus and malware checkers Virus Protection Pledge (VPP) only applies to auto-renewal customers
    • SafeIP

      2.0.0.228

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make Your Browsing Secure with SafeIP

      7
      257 votes
      • PROS:Completely free, Quick and easy
      • CONS:Some users may find anonymous browsing necessary, Depends on there being anonymous IPs nearby
    • eScan Anti-virus

      11.x

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete antivirus solution for your computer

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

      1.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Application to Lock USB Drives

      6
      241 votes
      • PROS:Holistic protection for your USB drives, No Windows registry entries made,
      • CONS:The security could be broken, Drive may get corrupted
    • HitmanPro.Alert

      3.5.3

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Hitman Pro: Elite Virus Protection on Demand

      8
      25 votes
      • PROS:Unparalleled Protection From Viruses and Malware, Risk Reduction Processes that Protect Your Data, Simple, Clean and Functional UI
      • CONS:Yearly Fee Might be a Little High for Some Users
    • ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 2017

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Antivirus and a firewall all in one program

      9
      1152 votes
      • PROS:Quick scanning, Combines basic antivirus and firewall, Minimal ads, Easy to use interface, Real time protection
      • CONS:No parental controls in free version, Average performance
    • TotalAV Essential Antivirus

      1.24.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Voted Best Antivirus 2017. Free protection against Viruses, Malware, Spyware & Adware

      7
      2 votes
      • USB Disk Security

        6.4.0.200

        License
        try Download
        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
      • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

        2011 2010

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

        7
        2683 votes
        • PROS:Generate reports on everything, Command line options, Real-time protection, Various scan options
        • CONS:Convoluted installation process, Requires other security products to be uninstalled
      • Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2014

        1.0.21.1099

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android

        Effective protection against viruses

        7
        384 votes
        • PROS:Not resource intensive, Nothing to configure, Powerful scanner, Modern user interface, Good for inexperienced PC users
        • CONS:Lacking in advanced options, Not ideal for advanced users
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