Download Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • 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
  • 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. ,
  • 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
    • 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
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus

      2017 17.0.0.611

      License
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      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
    • 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
      • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

        2011 2010

        License
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        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
      • Secure Browser

        52.0.2743.225.

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Protection from nastiness and nosiness, every page you browse

        7
        100 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Very safe and secure, Works about as well as other browsers in most cases
        • CONS: Does not have some smaller features (such as certain text encodings)
      • McAfee Total Protection

        2017

        License
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        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
      • Norton Internet Security

        2009

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An online security protection suite from Symantec

        6
        907 votes
        • PROS: Complete suite , Usable and easy to configure , Powerful scan engine , Includes a startup manager, Protects personal data, passwords and credit cards
        • CONS: Installation a bit long , Some advanced features are hidden
      • 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
      • K9 Web Protection

        4.2.89

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Keep Safe Online with K9 Web Protection

        8
        21 votes
        • PROS: A sophisticated security tool., Available for a range of platforms.,
        • CONS: Although free for home use, other uses will require licensing., Some users may find it unnecessary.
      • OkayFreedom VPN

        1.6.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free private browsing and torrent service

        7
        137 votes
        • PROS: Free option , Great service ,
        • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
      • eScan Internet Security Suite

        eScan Internet Security Suite 11.0.1139.1150_

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Privacy protection for your PC

        7
        64 votes
        • PROS: Tons of features, Simple interface, Colorful, crisp graphics buttons
        • CONS: Can be problematic in set up, Resource heavy, Crashes and freezes often
      • Folder Protection

        6.35

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Assign a password to every folder you want to protect

        7
        308 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Protect folders from copying, deletion or adding to
        • CONS: Doesn't reveal encryption method, Not integrated into Windows Explorer shell
      • ESET Smart Security

        2017

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Full spectrum home computing security

        7
        189 votes
        • PROS: Anti virus, anti phishing, anti malware, anti spam and mobile security all in one, Cover all your devices for one low price
        • CONS: Not free software
      • VyprVPN

        2.12.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        VyprVPN – Best free VPN service to unblock sites, wifi hotspot privacy protection, and Internet security.

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        No votes yet
        • 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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