Download Privacy Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Telegram

    4.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    7
    142 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
  • 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
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    986 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
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    17.9.3040

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    7
    4181 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • 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
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    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
  • 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,
  • Epic Browser

    39.0.2171.99

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Web Browser for Security Fans

    6
    461 votes
    • PROS: Offers Enhanced Security, Suitable for people of all ages, Blocks ads and scripts,
    • CONS: Not as fast as standard web browsers,
  • 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. ,
  • 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
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      2.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

      -
      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.
    • Private Internet Access

      65

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

      6
      10 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
      • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
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      57.0.109867Windows, Mac