Download Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Lighter, more powerful – and absolutely free

    8
    113540 votes
    • PROS: The free version offers a host of advanced features, A do-not-disturb mode will not impede other computer-related tasks, Operating system performance should not be impeded, "Micro updates" are sent on a daily basis
    • CONS: Some features such as the data shredder will require a paid subscription, Only one license is provided per user
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2451 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

    3.991

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Security Download for Selective App Management

    8
    219 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Simple interface , Requires certain phone models
    • CONS: Limited functions
  • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

    (64-bit)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

    7
    119 votes
    • Epic Privacy Browser

      39.0.2171.99

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Protector of Web Browsing

      7
      503 votes
      • PROS: Offers enhanced security during online browsing, Web Address Database, Block more than 600 tracking attempts, Free VPN servers
      • CONS: May not work with other browser add-ons, A lot of web browser conveniences (ex. Spellcheck, auto-fill) are removed, Only gives 8 countries of choice, Very slow connection
    • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

      6.9.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Mac

      Free Safe browsing for Android

      8
      987 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
    • Kaspersky Internet Security

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kaspersky Internet Security

      8
      2680 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
    • 360 Total Security

      10.2.0.1197

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3277 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
    • OpenSSH

      p1 6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Prevent security attacks on your system

      7
      95 votes
      • PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
      • CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
    • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

      16

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Useful Software for Security Seekers

      8
      132 votes
      • PROS: Includes a simple firewall, Scans files quickly
      • CONS: Windows 2000 or later required, Detection rates are average at best
    • FingerPrint

      2.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Security program for Windows

      6
      808 votes
      • PROS: Easy to install, Simple interface, Performs tasks quickly and efficiently, Takes up little machine resource
      • CONS: Too specific in functionality, Task may take more time with more items, Redundant menus, Offers no other features
    • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

      4.9.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

      7
      205 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
    • SecureCRT

      7.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

      6
      56 votes
      • PROS: Supports many authentication protocols, Emulates several different terminals
      • CONS: Authentication protocols not necessarily secure, Requires registration
    • Cain & Abel

      4.9.41

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      All-in-one security tool

      7
      1169 votes
      • Free USB Disk Security

        3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Protect your PC from pendrive threats

        7
        430 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
      • Microsoft Security Essentials

        4.10.0209.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

        8
        5136 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
      • Comodo Dragon

        55.0.2883.59

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Under the dragon’s protection

        8
        724 votes
        • PROS: Lots of safety-related features, Neat and organized interface, Own built-in updater, Own Comodo SecureDNS feature
        • CONS: Can consume a lot of RAM, No built-in translator, Does not automatically generate address bar searches, Homepage is no different from Chrome
      • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

        (32-bit) 1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An update pack to optimize your Microsoft Office 2013

        7
        232 votes
        • PROS: Improves Microsoft Office performance, Improves Microsoft experience overall
        • CONS: May cause crashes, May cause blank start screen
      • UltraSurf Security, Privacy & Unblock VPN

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free and Fast VPN with Premium Features

        9
        35 votes
        • PROS: Works exceedingly well , No sign-up or registration needed
        • CONS: Certain browsers such as Firefox may need manual configuration , More of a proxy than a VPN
      • USB WriteProtector

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A simple tool for write protecting USB drives

        6
        141 votes
        • PROS: No complicated installation, Very easy to use, Available in different languages
        • CONS: Limited in functionality, Not really necessary
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