Download Security And Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    Avast Free Antivirus2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Lighter, more powerful – and absolutely free

    8
    113618 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
  • Free VPN

    Free VPN3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    8
    1277 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Psiphon

    Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1164 votes
    • PROS: Provides unlimited use to the entire internet, Easy to install and use, The identity of users is masked and protected
    • CONS: Using the programme could lead to legal issues, Using the programme could lead to legal issues
  • Tor Browser

    Tor Browser8.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    8
    2460 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield8.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced VPN software for personal and professional use

    7
    8990 votes
    • PROS: Up to five separate devices can be connected to a single account., It offers more than 2,500 global servers., Hotspot Shield is considered to be one of the best apps for streaming media., A seven-day free trial of Hotspot Premium is available.
    • CONS: Slower speed on free version., Access to only US servers from the Free version.
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    SuperVPN Free VPN Client2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    2098 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2471 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
  • ZenMate VPN for Chrome

    ZenMate VPN for Chrome6.4.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    1707 votes
    • Vault

      Vault6.9.00.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Mac

      Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

      8
      330 votes
      • PROS: Lets you hide photos, videos, SMS and more, Easy-to-use interface, Alerts and photo evidence of break-in attemps, Stealth mode and fake vault in premium version
      • CONS: No cloud backup for free users
    • Folder Lock

      Folder Lock7.7.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone

      Folder Lock

      7
      1415 votes
      • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
      • CONS: Ugly interface
    • TouchVPN

      TouchVPNvaries-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Secure and Unlimited Connection with Just One Touch

      8
      9 votes
      • PROS: Strong SSL Encryption, Only Requires One Click to Use the Service, Unlimited Bandwidth, Completely Free
      • CONS: Small Number of Servers, Keeps Some Logs, Takes Time to Launch, Email Support Only
    • Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN

      Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN3.22.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Browsing Without Restrictions

      9
      255 votes
      • PROS: Unlimited Bandwidth Usage, Inexpensive VPN Service, Easy Setup and Usage, Does Not Eat Up Large Storage Space
      • CONS: Limited Virtual Locations in the Free Version, No “Kill Switch” Feature, Network Errors Can Occur on Occasion, Not All Browsers Are Supported
    • Windscribe

      Windscribe1.83.20

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

      8
      249 votes
      • PROS: High data allowances for free and affordable plans, Good privacy policy with very clear explanation
      • CONS: Download speeds can be variable, Limited number of locations available on some plans
    • NordVPN

      NordVPN6.22.6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Virtual Private Network services on a massive scale

      8
      89 votes
      • PROS: The automatic kill switch is a brilliant safety feature, Over 770 servers to choose from, A free proxy list with up to 3000 free proxies, There is no bandwidth limit
      • CONS: You cannot manipulate social media markers such as likes, Not free
    • Adblock Plus for Chrome

      Adblock Plus for Chrome3.5.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Customisable and powerful ad-blocking tool

      7
      1759 votes
      • PROS: Highly customisable ad blocker, Create own filters, or get ready-made, Block individual elements, Effective at only permiting "legitimate" ads
      • CONS: Can be over agressive at blocking
    • ExpressVPN - VPN for Android

      ExpressVPN - VPN for Android7.3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      High-speed and secure downloads with ExpressVPN

      8
      64 votes
      • PROS: P2P and BitTorrent permitted on all servers, Enhanced privacy with no logs
      • CONS: High cost, Limited configurations
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      Hoxx VPN Proxy3.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      8
      189 votes
      • VPN Proxy Master  free unblock  security VPN

        VPN Proxy Master free unblock security VPN1.4.2.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        The world is within your reach

        9
        170 votes
        • PROS: Easily switch server location, Many available IP addresses and servers, Access unavailable and blocked websites
        • CONS: Does not automatically turns on when restarting device
      • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

        Malwarebytes Anti-Malware3.7.1.2839

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        Mac

        Detect and eliminate malware for free

        8
        3400 votes
        • PROS: Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file or malware, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design, Free
        • CONS: Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
      • iCloud

        iCloud7.12

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Web Apps

        Automatically synchronize content between iOS and PC

        7
        388 votes
        • PROS: Control panel is easy to use, Integration with Windows Explorer
        • CONS: Limited storage space
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1Avast Free Antivirus20191136188.4Windows,Android,iPhone
      2Malwarebytes Anti-Malware3.7.1.283934007.9Windows,Android,Mac
      3Tor Browser8.5.124607.5Windows,Android,Mac
      4Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.024717.5Windows
      5Hotspot Shield8.4.189907.4Windows
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