Download Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    18.5.2342

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

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

    8
    113070 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

    8
    2415 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
  • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

    (64-bit)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

    7
    76 votes
    • Fingerprint Pattern App Lock

      2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free Security Download for Selective App Management

      8
      51 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
      920 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
      441 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
      3201 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 Internet Security

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kaspersky Internet Security

      8
      2669 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
      5088 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
      177 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
    • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

      (32-bit) 1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

      6
      206 votes
      • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

        16

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Useful Software for Security Seekers

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

        p1 6.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Prevent security attacks on your system

        7
        88 votes
        • PROS: Enables rock-solid encryption, Lots of preferences at hand
        • CONS: Could prove tricky for novices
      • Free USB Disk Security

        2012 1.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Protect your PC from pendrive threats

        7
        422 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
      • FingerPrint

        2.1.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Security program for Windows

        7
        47 votes
        • Cain & Abel

          4.9.41

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          All-in-one security tool

          7
          1158 votes
          • ATF Cleaner

            3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free Temp File Cleaner For The Security Conscious

            8
            67 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
          • SecureCRT

            7.0.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Terminal emulation with strong encryption and data integrity

            6
            51 votes
            • PROS: Supports many authentication protocols, Emulates several different terminals
            • CONS: Authentication protocols not necessarily secure, Requires registration
          • Star VPN - Free VPN Proxy & Unlimited VPN Security

            1.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A free program for mac, by Oleksandr Veretelnykov

            9
            13 votes
            • 360 Security - Antivirus

              3.4.4

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              Protect your mobile device with 360 Security

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