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Security & Privacy (250 programs)

  1. McAfee Secure URL Shortener

    1.6
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    A more secure way to shorten URLs

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Simple to use, Protects you from sending malicious short URLs
    CONS: Only protects against those sites in McAfee's database
  2. BitDefender Antivirus 2012

    15.0.38
    • 3.6
    • (21 votes)

    Thorough antivirus software for Macs

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Clean and clear interface, Protects in real time, Create blacklists, Customise settings
    CONS: Manual scans can be slow, Advanced options limited
  3. HTTPS Everywhere

    0.9.2
    • 3.3
    • (8 votes)

    Browse securely in HTTPS mode with Firefox

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Discreet, No configuration needed, Enable and disable individual sites
    CONS: Modifying sites requires technical skill
  4. LastPass

    4.86.0
    • 5
    • (1 vote)

    An alternative way to manage and secure your passwords

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows you to configure a password to work across multiple platforms and PC's, Uses SSL and RSA encryption
    CONS: Requires registration online, Could severely compromise security if password lost
  5. FlashFrozen

    1.2.2
    • 4.2
    • (2 votes)

    Block annoying Flash pop-ups

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Automatically detects and blocks Flash sites, Lightweight
    CONS: Only works with 3 major browsers
  6. Recover PDF Password

    3.1.43
    • 3.8
    • (6 votes)

    Recover lost PDF passwords in a few clicks

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use simple interface, 3 different search options, Handles special characters
    CONS: Search can take a long time
  7. Panda Antivirus for Mac

    1.0
    • 3.7
    • (31 votes)

    Panda's anti-virus solution for Macs

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Doesn't consume many system resources, Scans for both Mac and Windows viruses
    CONS: Strange circular interface
  8. Shredder Widget

    2.0
    • 4.4
    • (6 votes)

    Shred your documents on the Dashboard

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Authentic shredder effects and sounds, Three levels of shredding power
    CONS: Annoying to keep recalling the Dashboard
  9. AVG LinkScanner

    9.0
    • 4.1
    • (13 votes)

    Warns you in advance of mailicious websites

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Scans smoothly and doesn't slow down browsing, Prevents phishing and fake plugin scams
    CONS: Installs files in Root folder, Effectiveness on Macs dubious
  10. Black Hole

    1.2.1
    • 3.5
    • (11 votes)

    Instantly remove sensitive data from your Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Very simple and easy to use, Customise how you want to clean
    CONS: Doesn't guarantee 100% removal, No preferences
  11. MacKeeper

    5.0
    • 4
    • (3025 votes)

    All-in-one Mac cleaner, optimizer, and security tool

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: A built-in VPN, Can uninstall apps, Has an ad blocker, Easy-to-use interface
    CONS: Only covers 14 days for its money-back guarantee
  12. OnlineFamily.Norton

    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    Monitor your kids internet activities with ease

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Monitors every aspect of your child's surfing habits, SImple to use web based interface, Provides peace of mind for parents
    CONS: Lengthy installation process
  13. SecuritySpy

    5.5.1
    • 3.1
    • (12 votes)

    Video surveillance with your webcam

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Motion and audio sensor feature, Supports multiple webcams, Extensive and easy to use Help Guide
    CONS: May require purchase of additional cameras, Requires a lot of free hard drive space for recording
  14. Smart Surfing for Mac

    1.60
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Spyware and web surfing protection tool for Macs

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    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
  15. SPB Wallet

    2.1.2
    • 3.5
    • (3 votes)

    Protect your sensitive data from prying eyes

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: User-friendly interface, Strong security with 256-bit AES encryption;, Sync with multiple mobile devices, including iPhone/Windows Mobile/Symbian S60, Sync with file share and Google mailbox
    CONS: Not possible to manually edit card templates
  16. Cryptix

    1.0.3
    • 4
    • (6 votes)

    Powerful free tool to encrypt documents and files

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Powerful encryption features, Well organised interface, Lots of different encryption methods
    CONS: Not easy to use at first, No indication of how secure encryption is
  17. iBackup 2011

    7.5
    • 3.7
    • (66 votes)

    Easily make copies and backups of your Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Fast and efficient, Easy to use, Sets up different profiles, Doesn't require dedicating an entire hard drive like Time Machine, Makes it easier to backup preferences
    CONS: No incremental backup, No individual restore function
  18. WaterRoof

    3.0
    • 3.9
    • (2 votes)

    Advanced firewall management solution

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows rule setting, bandwidth management etc, Makes firewall management easier
    CONS: Not for beginners, Some bug issues with 64-bit Macs
  19. Espionage

    3.0.4
    • 4.1
    • (8 votes)

    Encrypt folders instantly for access with Finder

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Encrypts files individually
    CONS: No setup wizard or developer support, Encrypted folders a lot bigger than original files
  20. JaBack

    9.15
    • 2.7
    • (2 votes)

    Backup your files to ZIP archives

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Schedules backups easily, Backups files to Zip format
    CONS: Slow at compressing final backup file

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