Download Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    (Hotspot Shield VPN) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Safe browsing for Android

    8
    142 votes
    • PROS: Good connection speed, 128-bit VPN encryption, Starts when you turn on your computer, Notification icon
    • CONS: Very annoying ads
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    1 vote
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    17.9.3761

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

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

    7
    23743 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
    1211 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
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    77 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
  • 360 Security - Antivirus

    3.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Protect your mobile device with 360 Security

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: Very attractive user interface, Fast and simple to use, Includes lots of free optimization tools
    • CONS: No data monitor option
  • Epic Browser

    39.0.2171.99

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Web Browser for Security Fans

    6
    461 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
    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
  • LocK-A-FoLdeR

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source software to hide and lock folders within a computer

    6
    22 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and utilise this bundle., Very little memory is required for it to function properly.
    • CONS: Developers have discontinued any additional updates., This program will not work with newer versions of the Windows operating system.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    1333 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
  • Kaspersky Internet Security

    2017 17.0.0.611

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Kaspersky Internet Security

    7
    449 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
  • Comodo Dragon

    55.0.2883.59

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Chrome-based browsing with added security

    7
    255 votes
    • PROS: Several safety-related features, Compelling design and usability, Uses l039, the same engine as Chrome, Comodo SecureDNS is extremely useful
    • CONS: Can consume a lot of RAM, Homepage is no different from Chrome
  • Total VPN

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free VPN Software for Security and Anonymity

    6
    35 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
  • ZenMate Desktop VPN

    1.1.0.2.

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free and Simple VPN Tool for Security and Privacy Online

    6
    14 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Free tool , Android version available,
    • CONS: Not compatible with versions prior to Windows 7, Better options available.
  • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

    16

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Useful Software for Security Seekers

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

    16.0.0.1344

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Virus alert? Use Kaspersky for free malware indentification

    7
    241 votes
    • PROS: Very powerful engine, Useful for a second opinion , Suitable for all , Scans can be planned , It doesn't interfere with other antiviruses
    • CONS: No advanced feature , Poorly configured , No real-time protection , Identifies, but does not remove, the malware
  • TunnelBear VPN

    v111

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Access restricted websites from other countries

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Beautiful and easy to use interface, Affordable pricing, Free version allows up-to 1.5GB a month
    • CONS: Competitors offer unlimited bandwidth for free
  • Star VPN - Free VPN Proxy & Unlimited VPN Security

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A free program for mac, by Oleksandr Veretelnykov

    8
    1 vote
    • Free USB Disk Security

      2012 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protect your PC from pendrive threats

      7
      527 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
    • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

      (64-bit)

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

      6
      11 votes
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      17.6.0.103118007.7Windows
      217.9.3761237437.3Windows, Android, iPhone
      3for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.013337.2Windows
      44.10.209.012117.1Windows
      52012 1.35277Windows