Download Security And Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    875 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
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    8
    1011 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
  • SuperVPN Free VPN Client

    1.7.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fast, Free And Effective VPN.

    9
    230 votes
    • PROS: Completely free, Easy to use
    • CONS: Few options, Lack of transparency
  • PureVPN Free VPN for iOS

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    9
    226 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    18.1.2326

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

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

    8
    112789 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
    2311 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
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    163 votes
    • PROS: Very effective and reliable protection, Protects not just apps, but also system settings, Keeps photos and videos secure, Two layers of security
    • CONS: Recover to email setting is unreliable, Have to install each app theme separately
  • ZenMate VPN for Chrome

    5.4.6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    1639 votes
    • PureVPN Software for Windows

      5.15

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

      7
      211 votes
      • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
      • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.8.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free private browsing and torrent service

      8
      200 votes
      • PROS: Free option , Great service
      • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
    • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

      4.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Next-Gen VPN that Stands Out from the Crowd

      8
      5 votes
      • PROS: Safe and secure, Supports both IPsec and SSL, Not just limited to offering VPN access
      • CONS: Software name is long and confusing, Possibly too many features built into one
    • Vault

      6.4.12.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Mac

      Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

      8
      131 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 Password Lock Pro

      10.8.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      5
      521 votes
      • PROS: Quick and simple setup., Active folder monitoring and alerts., Compatibility with external hard drives.
      • CONS: One password for all folders could potentially present a security risk., A price of (approximately) 32 pounds is a bit high when compared to similar folder protection software packages.
    • Windscribe

      1.56

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

      9
      100 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
    • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

      3.31

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android

      Detect and eliminate malware for free

      8
      3324 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
    • Norton Antivirus

      2014 21.1.0.18

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

      7
      6858 votes
      • PROS: Usable, modern interface , Powerful scan engine, Proactive SONAR technology , Scans your Facebook wall, Monitors system performance
      • CONS: Installation phase a bit long
    • NordVPN

      6.0.1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Virtual Private Network services on a massive scale

      8
      22 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
    • Avira Free Antivirus

      2018

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware program

      8
      15751 votes
      • PROS: The free VPN service alone is enough reason to sign up, Its user interface keeps things very simple, It is very lightweight and will not slow your computer down
      • CONS: The paid version offers the best tools, It is a the free version doesn’t block infected websites
    • iCloud

      4.0.3.56

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Web Apps

      Automatically synchronize content between iOS and PC

      7
      296 votes
      • PROS: Control panel is easy to use, Integration with Windows Explorer
      • CONS: Limited storage space
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3169 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
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    118.1.23261127898.40434705512044Windows, Android, iPhone
    22018157518.022976318963876Windows
    33.3133247.905415162454871Windows, Mac, Android
    47.6.0.103131697.816408961817603Windows
    52014 21.1.0.1868587.225780110819496Windows