Download System Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    196 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
  • Smadav Antivirus 2016

    11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

    8
    56 votes
    • PROS: It is a second-layer antivirus that has a very low system impact, Handy for programmers who wish to tinker with and add to their virus protection, Allows you to un-hide files on a USB Flashdisk
    • CONS: The paid version doesn't add enough functions to be worth the money, A small program that adds only moderate protection
  • Panda Internet Security

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your system against viruses, spam and trojans

    8
    1027 votes
    • PROS: Entire suite of antivirus and information protection, Easy to use and understand interface, Automated protection, USB vaccine protects against infected drives
    • CONS: Not the most effective antivirus solution
  • Kingsoft AntiVirus

    2010.11.6.318

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Lightweight anti-virus tool with extra system cleaning tools

    8
    324 votes
    • PROS: Real time protection, Automatic updates, Light on resources, Doesn't bug you with tons of messages, Can work with other securiy apps, Includes a bunch of useful tools
    • CONS: Scan speed could be improved
  • ESET Smart Security

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Full spectrum home computing security

    8
    1376 votes
    • PROS: Anti virus, anti phishing, anti malware, anti spam and mobile security all in one, Cover all your devices for one low price
    • CONS: Not free software
  • Avira Professional Security

    2013 13.0.0.2890

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional antivirus protection against online threats

    8
    235 votes
    • PROS: Very efficient, Protection against antispyware and antirootkit, Low system requirements, Different settings
    • CONS: Few differences between it and the Premium version
  • Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus

    2013 5.6.4.273

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful system maintenance tool with antivirus

    8
    1021 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive set of tools, Actively monitors system for problems, Real-time antivirus protection, Boot defrag
    • CONS: Initial scans are slow, SmartDefrag not integrated into program
  • App Lock (Clean master)

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The App Lock system which provides, protection over the private apps with quick and simple steps.

    6
    1 vote
    • Phone Security - Theft Protection

      4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      Set up a 'fingerprint access' system on your iPhone

      4
      5 votes
      • PROS: A convincing prank if the victim falls for it, Fun alerts for access denial or permission
      • CONS: Setup process isn't immediately clear, Not at all foolproof
    • System Shield AntiVirus and AntiSpyware

      4.2.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Shield your PC from viruses and malware

      8
      12 votes
      • PROS: Schedule scans, Email protection
      • CONS: Scans can be slow, No interesting/special features
    • FortKnox Personal Firewall

      2009 4.0.195.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Comprehensive protection for your system

      9
      36 votes
      • PROS: Includes real-traffic monitor, Supports filters and rules, Full featured settings menu
      • CONS: Seems a bit complex for home users, Displays constant warning messages during the first days of usage
    • Smart Surfing for Mac

      1.60

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Spyware and web surfing protection tool for Macs

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Gives peace of mind while surfing, Includes a useful filter, Performs system scans, Realtime protection
      • CONS: No indication of what the different levels of protection offer, Updates take a while, Leaves behind components after uninstalling
    • FileStream SafeShield

      2.1.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Virtual Windows sessions for total system protection

      1
      3 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, You can exclude certain files and folders, Safest option to test unknown programs
      • CONS: Requires system restart to disable it, It's no substitute for a security app
    • True System Security Tweaker

      1.1.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Configure more than 400 security tweaks in Windows

      9
      2 votes
      • PROS: Almost 500 parameters in 20 categories, Support to undo changes, Password protection, No installation required
      • CONS: Not enough information about each tweak, Some tweaks require a computer restart
    • Net Profile Switch

      5.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Windows
      Web Apps
      Android
      iPhone

      Create profiles for multiple networks

      9
      3 votes
      • PROS: Takes the stress out of network switching, Easy to configure different profiles
      • CONS: No instructions on how to configure DNS and SMTP
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