Download Privacy Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    707 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2292 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • AppLock

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Lock away your deepest, darkest secrets

    8
    258 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
  • Windows Defender

    1.285.541.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    2735 votes
    • Epic Browser

      39.0.2171.99

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free Web Browser for Security Fans

      7
      498 votes
      • PROS: Offers Enhanced Security, Suitable for people of all ages, Blocks ads and scripts
      • CONS: Not as fast as standard web browsers
    • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

      3.6.1.2711-1.0.463-1.0.6913

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Detect and eliminate malware for free

      8
      3390 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
    • AVG AntiVirus Free

      19.1.4142

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Computer protection made easy

      8
      20774 votes
      • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
      • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      2.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

      8
      138 votes
      • PROS: This package is free to download and install., software updates tend to occur on a regular basis.
      • CONS: There can be times when VPN wireless connections are slow., The Google Chrome extension will first have to be downloaded.
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      8
      9176 votes
      • PROS: Clear and user-friendly interface, Very powerful engine, Recovery features (rollback), Highly configurable, Improved performance
      • CONS: Long Installation, Memory consumption could be improved, Not many essential new features
    • Folder Password Lock Pro

      10.9.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software for Enhanced Folder Protection and Privacy

      9
      936 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.
    • Private Internet Access

      81

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

      8
      30 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
      • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.8.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free private browsing and torrent service

      8
      236 votes
      • PROS: Free option , Great service
      • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
    • Smadav Antivirus 2016

      11.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

      8
      84 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
    • 360 Total Security

      10.2.0.1197

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3267 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
    • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1204 votes
      • PROS: Includes firewall, web and email protection, and more, Good AV database, Download on all your devices, Extra tools: file shredder and defragmenter
      • CONS: History of sub-par performance, Expensive
    • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

      4.8.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

      7
      199 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
    • Wise Folder Hider

      4.23.158

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Data Protection

      8
      114 votes
      • PROS: Provides double password protection, Hides all USB drives
      • CONS: Support has to be paid for, No external hard drive
    • eScan Anti-virus

      11.x

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete antivirus solution for your computer

      7
      479 votes
      • PROS: Comprehensive protection, Almost everything is automated, Integration with TeamViewer
      • CONS: Can be very slow and heavy on resources
    • Steganos Password Manager

      19.01.01

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Steganos Password Manager

      9
      105 votes
      • PROS: Encrypts passwords, Easy to organize accounts, Can save passwords to portable devices
      • CONS: Auto-fill doesn't work in Firefox
    • Inferno

      Beta 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Wipe away files from your PC for good

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS: Completely removes files, File password protection
      • CONS: Interface looks pretty dull
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