Download Privacy Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    871 votes
    • PROS: Good connection speed, 128-bit VPN encryption, Starts when you turn on your computer, Notification icon, Free version available
    • CONS: Very annoying ads
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    8
    1009 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
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    227 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • PureVPN Free VPN for iOS

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    9
    223 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    18.1.2326

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free antivirus software that is light, mobile-friendly and effective

    8
    112771 votes
    • PROS: A lighter program that is more efficient, It doesn't slow your computer down as much as previous Avast versions, The starter software is completely free, Their database is routinely updated to maintain your device security
    • CONS: Learning how to use all the features can be tricky at first, Some of the paid features are useless to some people
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2307 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install and use, Automatic updates, Several scan types, Light and unobtrusive
    • CONS: Doesn't disinfect files, Too basic for expert users, No firewall
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    163 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
  • Folder Lock

    7.7.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1316 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    198 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Vault

    6.4.12.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

    8
    131 votes
    • PROS: Lets you hide photos, videos, SMS and more, Easy-to-use interface, Alerts and photo evidence of break-in attemps, Stealth mode and fake vault in premium version
    • CONS: No cloud backup for free users
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    3
    365 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.
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    100 votes
    • PROS: High data allowances for free and affordable plans, Good privacy policy with very clear explanation
    • CONS: Download speeds can be variable , Limited number of locations available on some plans
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3324 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
  • 360 Total Security

    7.6.0.1031

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple engine antivirus protection

    8
    3169 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
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

    8
    40 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.
  • LEO Privacy

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free App for Privacy Lovers

    5
    7 votes
    • PROS: Compact and clean design, Lots of useful and easy to use features
    • CONS: Lots of annoying advertising banners, Can be a bit tricky for new users to master
  • 360 Security - Antivirus

    3.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Protect your mobile device with 360 Security

    7
    168 votes
    • PROS: Very attractive user interface, Fast and simple to use, Includes lots of free optimization tools
    • CONS: No data monitor option
  • Privacy Lock

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free tool to lock your apps and private files

    7
    10 votes
    • PROS: A reasonably good privacy app considering its free, Allows you to hide files and apps
    • CONS: It doesn’t support biometric scanning, May be a little too basic for some people
  • Kaspersky Internet Security

    18.0.0.405

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Kaspersky Internet Security

    8
    2665 votes
    • PROS: Streamlined and usable interface, Very powerful engine, Wi-Fi security , Extremely configurable , Many additional tools
    • CONS: Long installation process, Resource consumption could be improved
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    171 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
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