Download Computer Security - Best Software & Apps

  • Avast Free Antivirus

    2019

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Software Security Package for Personal and Professional Use

    8
    113308 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
  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    7
    1911 votes
    • PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use
    • CONS: Weak security
  • Folder Password Lock Pro

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

    9
    927 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.
  • Free Keylogger

    3.97

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Have complete keyboard control with Free Keylogger

    6
    1394 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to install and set up., Lots of potential uses for key logging., Hide and unhide with a secret hotkey.
    • CONS: Site could be more reassuring
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    18.5.3931.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    8
    20745 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Free Safe browsing for Android

    8
    944 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
  • USB Shortcut VIRUS remover

    2016

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Remove viruses from your external storage devices for free

    8
    47 votes
    • PROS: Removes Shortcut virus, Fast and easy to use
    • CONS: Not compatible with every system, Not an antivirus program
  • Citrix Receiver for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Gain Access to your Business from Anywhere

    5
    15 votes
    • PROS: Access published Citrix applications and assets from anywhere, Easy connection with security settings and granular permissions for applications assets and more, The Citrix Recevier is compatible with any other Citrix environment
    • CONS: The Receiver is only the local application for an enterprise grade application publishing system it is useless by itself, Remote connects depend on internet connection, The Receiver is only the local application for an enterprise grade application publishing system it is useless by itself
  • Revealer Keylogger

    2.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Log everything typed on your computer

    7
    2044 votes
    • PROS: Records anything, even passwords without asterisks, Very easy to use, Saves logs in TXT
    • CONS: It shows an active task in Task Manager
  • Avira Free Antivirus

    15.0.42.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware program

    8
    15837 votes
    • PROS: The free VPN service alone is enough reason to sign up, Its user interface keeps things very simple, It is very lightweight and will not slow your computer down
    • CONS: The paid version offers the best tools, It is a the free version doesn’t block infected websites
  • FingerPrint

    2.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Security program for Windows

    6
    705 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
  • HDD Low Level Format Tool

    2.36.11.81

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Clean Up Your Drives with HDD Low Level Format Tool

    7
    443 votes
    • PROS: Totally wipe and reset drives., Works with most interfaces., Can format flash drives.
    • CONS: Speed limited in the free trial.
  • LocK-A-FoLdeR

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source software to hide and lock folders within a computer

    7
    102 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and utilise this bundle., Very little memory is required for it to function properly.
    • CONS: Developers have discontinued any additional updates., This program will not work with newer versions of the Windows operating system.
  • Baidu Antivirus

    5.4.3.131778

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Baidu Antivirus

    8
    1189 votes
    • PROS: Good interface , Fast scanning times, Detailed feedback menu
    • CONS: Real-time protection isn't clearly explained, No audio or pop-up notifications
  • Password Viewer

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Password Cracking Programme for Forgetful People

    6
    163 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Very easy to get to grips with
    • CONS: Risk of being hacked, Very limited scope
  • SpyBot Search & Destroy

    2.4.40

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC
    Symbian

    Detect and remove different kinds of spyware from your computer

    8
    6441 votes
    • PROS: Lots of options, Powerful search, Regular Updates
    • CONS: Updating can be slow, Indiscriminate about files it removes
  • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

    5.5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful computer monitoring program

    9
    194 votes
    • PROS: Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
    • CONS: Trial only; no free version
  • eScan Anti-virus

    11.x

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete antivirus solution for your computer

    7
    477 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive protection, Almost everything is automated, Integration with TeamViewer
    • CONS: Can be very slow and heavy on resources
  • Android PC Sync Manager

    3.0.6.355

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    All-in-One Free Smartphone Management Tool for Personal Computers

    8
    173 votes
    • PROS: Android PC Sync Manager is compatible with older operating systems., This software eliminates the need to install other third-party synchronization programs.
    • CONS: Users have complained that Android Sync for Windows does not offer any type of customer support., A file size of over 21 megabytes could prove to be hefty for some operating systems.
  • Google Authenticator

    2.49

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Secure your Google account login

    8
    28 votes
    • PROS: Use without data connection, Secures your Google account login
    • CONS: Requires access to your camera, QR codes are not backed up if phone's restored
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