Download Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    18.1.2326

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

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

    8
    112901 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
    2356 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
  • Fingerprint Pattern App Lock

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Security Download for Selective App Management

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Simple interface , Requires certain phone models
    • CONS: Limited functions
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    877 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
  • Epic Browser

    39.0.2171.99

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Web Browser for Security Fans

    7
    434 votes
    • PROS: Offers Enhanced Security, Suitable for people of all ages, Blocks ads and scripts
    • CONS: Not as fast as standard web browsers
  • 360 Total Security

    7.6.0.1031

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple engine antivirus protection

    8
    3178 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
  • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

    (64-bit)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

    6
    63 votes
    • 360 Security - Antivirus

      3.4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Protect your mobile device with 360 Security

      7
      170 votes
      • PROS: Very attractive user interface, Fast and simple to use, Includes lots of free optimization tools
      • CONS: No data monitor option
    • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

      CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

      7
      173 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
    • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

      16

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Useful Software for Security Seekers

      7
      118 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
      2666 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
    • Microsoft Security Essentials

      for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

      8
      5056 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
    • SecureCRT

      7.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

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

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Temp File Cleaner For The Security Conscious

      8
      63 votes
      • PROS: Use it alongside CCleaner to get everything, It will clean areas that some cleaners will not, You may deselect some temp files that you wish to keep
      • CONS: It does miss a few of your temporary files, The program could use more features, It should allow you to customize the clean a little more
    • Free USB Disk Security

      2012 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protect your PC from pendrive threats

      7
      419 votes
      • PROS: Simple to use, Includes some extra free tools, Scans and monitors
      • CONS: No options, Very hard to know if it's doing anything, Doesn't register events
    • OpenSSH

      p1 6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Prevent security attacks on your system

      7
      86 votes
      • PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
      • CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
    • Cain & Abel

      4.9.41

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      All-in-one security tool

      7
      1155 votes
      • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

        (32-bit) 1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

        6
        194 votes
        • FingerPrint

          2.1.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Security program for Windows

          7
          46 votes
          • Total VPN

            1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Free VPN Software for Security and Anonymity

            7
            80 votes
            • PROS: Total VPN can access more than 30 servers, A free trial version is available upon request
            • CONS: Access to unlimited data usage is only possible with the premium plan, The free version may be hindered by buffering issues
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