Download Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    18.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    8
    20648 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

    10.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    10
    1227 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.
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    220 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Windows Defender

    1593

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    2650 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3195 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

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      8
      9160 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
    • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1190 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
    • Steganos Online Shield VPN

      3.0.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      9
      7 votes
      • Wise Folder Hider

        3.37.146

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Software for Data Protection

        8
        102 votes
        • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
        • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
      • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

        2011 2010

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

        7
        1831 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
      • TotalAV Essential Antivirus

        1.24.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        6
        23 votes
        • Secure Browser

          52.0.2743.225.

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Protection from nastiness and nosiness, every page you browse

          7
          115 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
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

          7
          449 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
        • HitmanPro.Alert

          3.5.3

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Hitman Pro: Elite Virus Protection on Demand

          8
          66 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
        • Norton Internet Security

          22.9

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          An online security protection suite from Symantec

          7
          3879 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
        • eScan Internet Security Suite

          eScan Internet Security Suite 11.0.1139.1150_

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Privacy protection for your PC

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

          1.0.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Secures all your USB with the Write Protection,Autorun Protection, Device Lock Protection and more.

          8
          8 votes
          • Folder Protection

            6.35

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Assign a password to every folder you want to protect

            7
            564 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
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Full spectrum home computing security

            8
            1374 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
          • AnyDVD HD

            7.6.4.0

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free your DVDs from copy protection and regional settings

            7
            441 votes
            • PROS: Can crack almost any encryption, Features much more than just decryption options
            • CONS: Too many updates, Individual updates can take a while
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