Download Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    18.5.3931.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    8
    20727 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    9
    229 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
    2676 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3213 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
    • Folder Password Lock Pro

      10.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      10
      899 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
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1196 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

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      8
      9166 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

      4.23.158

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Data Protection

      8
      104 votes
      • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
      • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
    • McAfee Total Protection

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

      7
      451 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
    • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

      2011 2010

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

      7
      1833 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

      53.0.2785.240

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protection from nastiness and nosiness, every page you browse

      7
      116 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)
    • TotalAV Essential Antivirus

      1.24.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Slow but steady antivirus

      6
      27 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Colorful design, Scan is functional, Has a lot of features
      • CONS: Install takes a while, Additional downloads required, Only virus scan available in free version, Interface response is slow
    • Norton Internet Security

      22.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An online security protection suite from Symantec

      7
      3886 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
    • Steganos Password Manager

      19.01.01

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Steganos Password Manager

      9
      104 votes
      • PROS: Encrypts passwords, Easy to organize accounts, Can save passwords to portable devices
      • CONS: Auto-fill doesn't work in Firefox
    • 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
      • 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
      • Bitdefender Internet Security 2018

        18.11.0.837.104917

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Complete protection for your PC

        7
        814 votes
        • PROS: Protects computer in different areas, Easy to use, Three different interface designs, Special Games and Laptop modes
        • CONS: Lengthy installation
      • avast! Endpoint Protection

        8

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Give your endpoints centrally managed real-time protection against malware.

        6
        7 votes
        • ESET Smart Security

          2017

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Full spectrum home computing security

          8
          1375 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
        • Folder Protection

          6.35

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Assign a password to every folder you want to protect

          7
          565 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
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