Download Privacy Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Software Security Package for Personal and Professional Use

    8
    113393 votes
    • PROS: The free version offers a host of advanced features, A do-not-disturb mode will not impede other computer-related tasks, Operating system performance should not be impeded, "Micro updates" are sent on a daily basis
    • CONS: Some features such as the data shredder will require a paid subscription, Only one license is provided per user
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1077 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
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2437 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
    245 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 Password Lock Pro

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    933 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.
  • Free App Lock - Privacy Knight

    1.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free software package to hide applications from others

    9
    53 votes
    • PROS: A biometric fingerprint scanner is included within this software package., Unlike similar systems, users will not have to pay to download Free App Lock - Privacy Knight.
    • CONS: Google Chrome will first have to be activated to use this software., Some bugs may be present.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.6.1.2711-1.0.463-1.0.6913

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3380 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    185 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
  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

    8
    121 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.
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    235 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    957 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
  • 360 Total Security

    10.2.0.1197

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple engine antivirus protection

    8
    3263 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
  • Cain & Abel

    4.9.41

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    All-in-one security tool

    7
    1167 votes
    • FingerPrint

      2.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Security program for Windows

      6
      769 votes
      • PROS: Easy to install, Simple interface, Performs tasks quickly and efficiently, Takes up little machine resource
      • CONS: Too specific in functionality, Task may take more time with more items, Redundant menus, Offers no other features
    • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

      16

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Useful Software for Security Seekers

      7
      129 votes
      • PROS: Includes a simple firewall, Scans files quickly
      • CONS: Windows 2000 or later required, Detection rates are average at best
    • Kaspersky Internet Security

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kaspersky Internet Security

      8
      2678 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
      195 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
    • Microsoft Security Essentials

      4.10.0209.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

      8
      5121 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
    • Unlimited Free VPN - Betternet for Chrome

      3.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Unlimited VPN Software for Added Privacy

      7
      176 votes
      • PROS: This VPN software does not log user data or browsing history., There are annoying pop-up advertisements within this application.
      • CONS: The free version may not offer the highest amount of anonymous IP addresses., Users may be required to dowbload a free third-party application in order to complete the installation process.
    • SecureCRT

      7.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

      6
      55 votes
      • PROS: Supports many authentication protocols, Emulates several different terminals
      • CONS: Authentication protocols not necessarily secure, Requires registration
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