Download Security Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.1

    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
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    7
    63 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
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    7
    62 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
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    18.1.2326

    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
  • Vault

    6.4.12.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Hide pictures, videos, contacts and SMS on your phone

    8
    101 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
  • 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
  • PureVPN Free VPN for iOS

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Fast and cross platform VPN surfing

    6
    4 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Fast surfing speeds, Lots of servers, Easy to use
    • CONS: Free version limited to 3 days of use
  • Folder Lock

    7.6.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1181 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • Elite Keylogger for Mac OS X

    1.7.602

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Collect computer usage data secretly

    6
    45 votes
    • PROS: Monitor computer usage, Collect data for afar,
    • CONS: Not all features available in both OS versions, One-time purchase required
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    7
    202 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
  • LEO Privacy

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free App for Privacy Lovers

    2
    3 votes
    • PROS: Compact and clean design, Lots of useful and easy to use features,
    • CONS: Lots of annoying advertising banners, Can be a bit tricky for new users to master,
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    106 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. ,
  • 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 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    8
    32 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
  • Privacy Lock

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free tool to lock your apps and private files

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: A reasonably good privacy app considering its free, Allows you to hide files and apps,
    • CONS: It doesn’t support biometric scanning, May be a little too basic for some people
  • 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
  • Free App Lock - Privacy Knight

    1.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free software package to hide applications from others

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: A biometric fingerprint scanner is included within this software package., Unlike similar systems, users will not have to pay to download Free App Lock - Privacy Knight.
    • CONS: Google Chrome will first have to be activated to use this software., Some bugs may be present.
  • 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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17.6.0.103118007.7Windows
218.1.2326237437.3Windows, Android, iPhone
34.10.209.012117.1Windows
42017 17.0.0.6114497Windows
57.6.311816.7Windows, Windows Phone, iPhone