Download Security Privacy - Best Software & Apps

  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    953 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
  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Software Security Package for Personal and Professional Use

    8
    113181 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
    2410 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
    201 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
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3366 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
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    10
    904 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
    148 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
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    922 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
    2672 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

    7.6.0.1031

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multiple engine antivirus protection

    8
    3225 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
  • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

    CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

    7
    179 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
  • FingerPrint

    2.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Security program for Windows

    6
    217 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
  • Free App Lock - Privacy Knight

    1.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free software package to hide applications from others

    9
    15 votes
    • 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.
  • 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
    5108 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
  • 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
  • Unlimited Free VPN - Betternet for Chrome

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Unlimited VPN Software for Added Privacy

    7
    159 votes
    • PROS: This VPN software does not log user data or browsing history., There are annoying pop-up advertisements within this application.
    • CONS: The free version may not offer the highest amount of anonymous IP addresses., Users may be required to dowbload a free third-party application in order to complete the installation process.
  • Star VPN - Free VPN Proxy & Unlimited VPN Security

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A good VPN for Mac devices

    9
    15 votes
    • PROS: Functional, Good subscription plan
    • CONS: Small interface
  • LEO Privacy

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free App for Privacy Lovers

    6
    9 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
  • Avast SecureLine VPN

    1.0.289.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    VPN server to browse securely and protect privacy

    7
    179 votes
    • PROS: 27 server VPN, Easy to use, Encrypted connection , Great web browsing speed
    • CONS: Few options
  • Privacy Lock

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free tool to lock your apps and private files

    7
    13 votes
    • 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
120191131818.4Windows, Android, iPhone
23.3133667.9Windows, Android, Mac
37.6.0.103132257.8Windows
4for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.051087.7Windows
519.0.0.108826727.7Windows
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