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Security & Privacy (1427 programs)

  1. Psiphon

    3.168
    • 4.1
    • (3995 votes)

    Unrestricted access to the internet

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to download, No email address required for use, Open source code to increase transparency
    CONS: Not a privacy tool, Must use a reliable internet connection
  2. Avast Free Antivirus

    20.10.2442
    • 4.2
    • (127891 votes)

    A free and safe antivirus tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers in-built browser protection, Includes a password manager, Features a user-friendly interface
    CONS: May slow down your PC while scanning
  3. Hamachi

    2.3.0.78
    • 3.4
    • (41324 votes)

    A safe, free-hosted VPN solution

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Connects remote computers, Good for network gaming, AES 256-bit encrypted communications, Intuitive interface
    CONS: Free edition only supports 5 computers, No kill switch, Keeps your IP Address
  4. K7 Total Security

    16.0.0155
    • 4.4
    • (21 votes)

    Simplified security suite

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Thorough and frequent scanning, Advance cache and disc cleaning tools, Streamlined interface, Efficient antivirus
    CONS: Can be heavy in the background, Limited parental controls, Some features do not run automatically
  5. Turbo VPN

    2.16.0.0
    • 4.3
    • (58 votes)

    A great VPN to securely browse the Internet

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Intuitive interface, Browse anonymously, Fast connection speeds, Thousands of servers
    CONS: Manually-selected servers less stable, Short trial period for premium tiers
  6. Free VPN

    3.2
    • 3.3
    • (3573 votes)

    Keep your online presence secure

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download and use, Offers browser extensions, Strict no-logging policy, Advertisement-free
    CONS: Limited number of servers
  7. FortiClient

    7.0.0.0029
    • 3.9
    • (467 votes)

    A free powerful security program for PC

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to set up, Offers real-time reports, Features automated processes, Supports Cloud connections
    CONS: Difficult to install updates
  8. iTop VPN

    1.3.0.967
    • 4.5
    • (134 votes)

    Secure and free VPN

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: More than a thousand of worldwide servers to choose from, Access blocked contents, Faster streaming and gaming experience, Clean up browser traces as well as block malicious ads and links
    CONS: Free version is limited to 700MB data use only, Some free servers are overloaded
  9. IPVanish

    4.1.1.124
    • 4.2
    • (522 votes)

    Solid virtual private network application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Multiplatform, Plenty of protocols, Cloud storage service, AES 256-bit encryption, User-friendly user interface, DNS and IP address protection
    CONS: Not situated in a pro-privacy country, Does not unblock many streaming sites
  10. Kaspersky Internet Security

    21.3.10.391
    • 3.9
    • (3233 votes)

    A powerful security tool for Windows

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Blocks ads and tracking links, Offers webcam protection, Has multiple scanning options, Provides parental control option
    CONS: Takes up too many system resources
  11. Private Internet Access

    3.3.1.06924
    • 4.3
    • (283 votes)

    A powerful VPN service provider

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Features a user-friendly interface, Offers a kill switch and ad blocker, Hides online activity and IP address
    CONS: May slow down the connection speed
  12. Windscribe

    2.4.10
    • 4.2
    • (1108 votes)

    A solid free VPN service to surf the internet securely

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers powerful security features, Does not limit usage by number of devices, Supports multiple firewall capabilities
    CONS: Does not offer a kill switch, No 24/7 support
  13. Norton 360 Deluxe

    22.22.9.11
    • 3.7
    • (8440 votes)

    A budget-friendly antivirus solution

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers real-time protection, Provides multiple scanning options, Comes with a VPN, Lets users manage passwords
    CONS: Only has a VPN kill-switch for Windows
  14. XVPN

    73.1.2788
    • 4.3
    • (468 votes)

    Free VPN alternative

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Comes with free plan, Supports unlimited devices, Unblocks video and music streaming services, Easy to use
    CONS: No public leadership, Does not use standard VPN protocols, Unreliable speed and performance, Unclear privacy policy
  15. Vuze

    5.7.7.0
    • 3.9
    • (3839 votes)

    A powerful torrents downloader

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Feature-rich torrents downloader, Customizable user experience, Option to remotely manage torrent, Supports plugins and extensions
    CONS: May overwhelm beginners
  16. ProtonVPN

    2.2.0
    • 3.3
    • (347 votes)

    Free VPN filled with features

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Kill switch, Secure Core, Tor over VPN, Split tunneling, Unlimited data, Cross platform, Leak protection, Multiple tunneling protocols
    CONS: Wireguard protocol is not available
  17. Windows Defender

    1.375.1144.0
    • 3.8
    • (4294 votes)

    An antivirus that is free and secure

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Effective against all malware, Comes with a built-in firewall, Provides phishing protection on Microsoft browsers, Goes dormant when users install a third-party security software
    CONS: Doesn’t come with a password manager, Plug-in required for alternative web browsers like Chrome
  18. ExpressVPN

    12.35.0
    • 3.9
    • (603 votes)

    Browse the internet privately and securely

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Secures identity with network lock, Supports multiple server locations, Offers fast connection speed, Features high-end encryption
    CONS: Occasional loss of connectivity
  19. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

    4.10.06079
    • 2.9
    • (715 votes)

    A powerful tool for secure connections

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Stable and robust connectivity, Low maintenance, Integrates with other Cisco products, Feature-packed software
    CONS: Can be overwhelming for beginners
  20. Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    1.203.102.0
    • 3.7
    • (3127 votes)

    The perfect extension for bypassing restrictions!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Unblocks content outside your region, Perfect for watching Pandora and Hulu, Customizable with scripts, Easy to set up
    CONS: Doesn’t unblock all regions, Video speed can be slow

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