38 Best Security Apps

Clean Master

Clean Master

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Combines multiple functions in one application.
  • Can automate deletion of piling up cache files.

Cons:

  • Individually, every function of this app falls short in quality to dedicated competitors.
  • Includes

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  • Individually, every function of this app falls short in quality to dedicated competitors.
  • Includes an excessive amount of advertisement.
  • Its promotions and offers for other applications by the same publisher can easily have it classified as nag-ware altogether.
  • The core feature of the application – freeing RAM – accomplishes nothing towards improving performance.

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Bottom Line:

Clean Master, one of the best optimization tools with space cleaner and antivirus for android devices, helps keep your phone clean and safe from virus. Clean Master also frees up space and RAM to improve your phone’s performance.

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Includes on-demand scanning and real-time protection against all types of malware.

  • Can create re

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  • Includes on-demand scanning and real-time protection against all types of malware.

  • Can create reports for tech support. Immunization tool blocks knew malicious URLs.

  • Startup analyzer.

  • File shredder. Rootkit scan.

  • Registry repair.

  • Boot CD creator.

  • Repair environment.

  • Scans for iOS malware in iTunes.

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Cons:

  • So-so results in malware blocking test.

  • Failed malicious downloads test.

  • Some advanced tools t

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  • So-so results in malware blocking test.

  • Failed malicious downloads test.

  • Some advanced tools totally unsuitable for normal users.

  • Immunization tool is out of date.

  • Modular design causes noticeable lag in response.

  • Many components awkwardly designed.

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Bottom Line:

Unlike its free spyware-only cousin, Spybot – Search & Destroy is a full-scale antivirus, with on-demand malware scanning and real-time protection. It just didn’t do well enough in te

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Unlike its free spyware-only cousin, Spybot – Search & Destroy is a full-scale antivirus, with on-demand malware scanning and real-time protection. It just didn’t do well enough in testing to earn our recommendation.

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Kaspersky Total Security

Kaspersky Total Security

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Perfect scores from four antivirus labs.
  • Comprehensive parental control.
  • File encryption and shredd

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  • Perfect scores from four antivirus labs.
  • Comprehensive parental control.
  • File encryption and shredding.
  • Password manager.
  • Backup system.
  • Cross-platform protection.
  • Tons of bonus features.

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Cons:

  • Pricier than competing products.
  • Lacks hosted storage for online backup.

Bottom Line:

Kaspersky Total Security offers nearly everything you could want in a security suite: Award-winning antivirus protection, a strong firewall, comprehensive parental control, local and online backup, file encryption, and more.

McAfee Internet Security

McAfee Internet Security

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Protection for every Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS device in your household.
  • Excellent phishing

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  • Protection for every Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS device in your household.
  • Excellent phishing protection. Improved independent lab scores.
  • Password manager rich in multi-factor authentication options.
  • Many bonus features.

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Cons:

  • Parental control awkward, limited.
  • Offers little beyond what’s in the antivirus.

Bottom Line:

McAfee Internet Security offers all expected suite features, antivirus, firewall, antispam, parental control, and more. But you get the best of these features in McAfee’s standalone antivirus, for quite a bit less.

AVG Internet Security

AVG Internet Security

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Highly-rated antivirus protection
  • Install on all Windows, Mac, and Android devices in your home

Cons:

  • Tries to sneak in a bundled software download
  • The interface leaves a lot to be desired

Bottom Line:

AVG does an excellent job of protecting your PC. Its interface is not great, but for $70 you can protect all the Mac and Windows PCs in your household, as well as your Android devices.

VeraCrypt

VeraCrypt

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  •  Completely free to use
  •  High level of security, with multiple encryption methods available
  • Built

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  •  Completely free to use
  •  High level of security, with multiple encryption methods available
  • Built as an open source suite, offering greater transparency to its users

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Cons:

  •  Less simple to use than the competition when only encrypting single files
  •  Requires installation, configuration, and some level of learning to encrypt entire drives

Bottom Line:

VeraCrypt is an encryption software that is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt encryption software. It can best be described as a continuation of TrueCrypt that supports all features that TrueCrypt supported plus a set of improved or new features.

Avast Internet Security

Avast Internet Security

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Simple spam filter.
  • Password manager.
  • Antivirus received high scores in testing.
  • Robust firewall.
  • R

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  • Simple spam filter.
  • Password manager.
  • Antivirus received high scores in testing.
  • Robust firewall.
  • Ransomware protection.
  • Many useful bonus features enhance security.

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Cons:

  • Some bonus features require separate purchase.
  • The password manager is limited in features.

Bottom Line:

Avast Internet Security includes an antivirus, a robust firewall, a simple spam filter, and a wealth of bonus features. Depending upon your needs, though, a less expensive Avast product could be more cost-effective.

AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Nice interface: AdwCleaner presents all features clearly through its intuitive interface. The Prog

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  • Nice interface: AdwCleaner presents all features clearly through its intuitive interface. The Progress Bar across the top of the screen shows how the chosen activity is progressing, and below that, you’ll find buttons for actual tasks, including Scan, Clean, Report, and Uninstall. You’ll find scan results in the bottom section of the window, organized into categories like Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Scheduled Tasks, Registry, and more, to facilitate searches.
  • Works quickly: No matter which function you’re using, you won’t be stuck waiting around for it to finish. Everything from Scans to Cleanings is accomplished quickly and smoothly, making this program a good option to incorporate into your daily or weekly maintenance routine.

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Cons:

  • Aggressive default removal: This program is pretty aggressive in terms of what it removes. That

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  • Aggressive default removal: This program is pretty aggressive in terms of what it removes. That’s often a good thing, but it can also mean that some items you wanted or needed are purged as well from time to time. In order to avoid this, you can go through individual items and deselect anything you want to keep before running the cleaning feature. But that can get a little tedious and also significantly increases the amount of time it takes to complete the process.

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Bottom Line:

AdwCleaner offers a lot of nice features in an accessible, convenient, and free package. It’s a good option for users of all experience levels, although the fact that it aggressively removes programs may prove a challenge for real novice users.

Keeper Password Manager

Keeper Password Manager

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Intuitive design across platforms
  • Solid browser extension and web app
  • Very strong security

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive
  • Weak form-filling capabilities
  • Some security-related inconveniences

Bottom Line:

Keeper has made up a lot of ground against the competition in the past year, thanks to some much-needed updates to its feature set and overall user interface. The service has some of the strongest sec

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Keeper has made up a lot of ground against the competition in the past year, thanks to some much-needed updates to its feature set and overall user interface. The service has some of the strongest security bona fides, with SOC 2 compliance to back up its claims. Only LastPass comes close to matching Keeper here.

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Dashlane Password Manager

Dashlane Password Manager

Appsreview Score:
100/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Can change almost all passwords instantly
  • Intuitive interface across all platforms
  • Edge, Linux support now included

Cons:

  • More expensive than other password managers

Bottom Line:

Dashlane is undeniably the most feature-rich password manager on the market, but at $60 a year for the full cross-device experience, you will indeed be paying a premium for those features. For those w

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Dashlane is undeniably the most feature-rich password manager on the market, but at $60 a year for the full cross-device experience, you will indeed be paying a premium for those features. For those who would be well served by some of the more unique offerings from Dashlane, such as Password Changer and the excellent receipt capture, the price will no doubt be worth every penny.

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TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt

Appsreview Score:
81/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Can encrypt internal and external hard drives and partitions
  • On-the-fly encryption (OTFE)
  • Drives

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  • Can encrypt internal and external hard drives and partitions
  • On-the-fly encryption (OTFE)
  • Drives are easy to mount and dismount
  • Can mount a volume in read-only mode
  • Option to open encrypted volumes with a keyboard shortcut
  • A portable mode is available, which doesn’t require installation

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Cons:

  • Software is no longer being updated
  • May be confusing to use for the inexperienced
  • Decrypting a non-

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  • Software is no longer being updated
  • May be confusing to use for the inexperienced
  • Decrypting a non-system partition requires an external formatting tool
  • Keyfiles can’t be used to secure a system partition
  • Original documentation is no longer available

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Bottom Line:

If you evaluate the performance of the TrueCrypt program as a whole, the test results do not play a significant role. The open source program is a well thought out and highly recommended solution for

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If you evaluate the performance of the TrueCrypt program as a whole, the test results do not play a significant role. The open source program is a well thought out and highly recommended solution for system protection; it allows you to effortlessly encrypt partitions and hard drives, protecting files and folders on your computer from unauthorized access. Regardless of whether you run TrueCrypt under Windows, Mac OS or Linux operating systems, the files selected by the user will be encrypted using strong algorithms, which means permanent protection against unauthorized access by attackers.

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LastPass Password Manager

LastPass Password Manager

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Feature-rich free version
  • Inexpensive premium version
  • Extensive two-factor-authentication options
  • Solid and consistent design across platforms

Cons:

  • Stand-alone desktop app poor and only on Mac

Bottom Line:

LastPass continues to lead the pack in password management, thanks to its robust free version and relatively inexpensive premium upgrade. The app hits all of the major use cases for a password manager

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LastPass continues to lead the pack in password management, thanks to its robust free version and relatively inexpensive premium upgrade. The app hits all of the major use cases for a password manager; the core functionality works flawlessly, and extras such as form filling, secure file storage, and the security auditing are all among the best in class.

 

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I2P

I2P

Appsreview Score:
78/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • High level of security
  • Low latency connections
  • There are already compatible applications
  • Excellent control panel

Cons:

  • Complex configuration
  • Still in development

Bottom Line:

I2P is a network layer that enables tunnels for encrypted and totally private communication between two computers. Similar to Tor and Freenet, this technology is fully compatible with traditional mail, messaging or file download servers via P2P.

IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Appsreview Score:
84/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Daily updates
  • Silent mode
  • Spend few resources

Cons:

  • Many features are only in the Pro version

Bottom Line:

IObit Malware Fighter is an antispyware that promises to defend the PC against all types of malware. It has a modern and pleasant appearance. We recommend using it together with an antivirus.

ZoneAlarm Firewall

ZoneAlarm Firewall

Appsreview Score:
75/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Efficient, reliable firewall
  • Easy to configure
  • Features a Game mode

Cons:

  • Not many tweaking options

Bottom Line:

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is one of the most popular firewall apps available today. It has changed a lot from previous versions, but its performance and ease of use remain the same.

Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall

Appsreview Score:
81/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Does the job efficiently and discreetly
  • Nicely designed interface
  • Easy to use, even for beginners
  • L

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  • Does the job efficiently and discreetly
  • Nicely designed interface
  • Easy to use, even for beginners
  • Low on system resources

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Cons:

  • Nothing remarkable

Bottom Line:

Comodo Firewall allows you to secure your system against attacks of all kinds, such as viruses, Trojans, hacker attacks or any other malicious software that may have entered your PC.

Trojan Remover

Trojan Remover

Appsreview Score:
78/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Comprehensive scanning
  • Two scanning modes
  • It gives you the decision to delete or rename

Cons:

  • Not many configuration options

Bottom Line:

Trojan Remover is a tool that helps you in cases where your antivirus is not able to detect or eliminate trojands that have crept into your system.

Zemana AntiMalware

Zemana AntiMalware

Appsreview Score:
87/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • One of the fastest anti-malware kits currently on the market
  • The ability to protect against zero-da

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  • One of the fastest anti-malware kits currently on the market
  • The ability to protect against zero-day malware infections

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Cons:

  • It is relegated to casual use

Bottom Line:

Zemana AntiMalware is a malware remover (virus, trojans, ransomware, adware, spyware …) that scans files on your computer to detect infection. Next, it will eliminate the threats detected in the most effective and safe way possible.

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

Appsreview Score:
78/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Integra firewall and protection of e-mail and web
  • Real-time protection and programmable analysis
  • Li

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  • Integra firewall and protection of e-mail and web
  • Real-time protection and programmable analysis
  • Little invasive
  • Permanent file deletion
  • Disk cleaner

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Cons:

  • Uninstall any antivirus you find
  • Performance below average
  • Unusable interface
  • Missed notification icon

Bottom Line:

Thanks to a partnership with Intel, a large number of computers and laptops now come with a free or trial version of McAfee pre-installed, making it the most popular antivirus software in the world. T

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Thanks to a partnership with Intel, a large number of computers and laptops now come with a free or trial version of McAfee pre-installed, making it the most popular antivirus software in the world. The question is is it worth the annual fee of $ 59.99 to get what is offered to hype and cymbal?

 

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Kaspersky AntiVirus

Kaspersky AntiVirus

Appsreview Score:
87/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Quick and easy-to-use interface
  • Very powerful engine
  • Rollback functions
  • Improved performance
  • Extremely configurable

Cons:

  • Long installation
  • Improved resource consumption

Bottom Line:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016 is the new version of this well-known antimalware. A powerful engine, new design, greater ease of use and better protection from network hazards.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Appsreview Score:
86/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Advanced heuristics
  • Very fast analysis
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Password protection
  • Exporting the

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  • Advanced heuristics
  • Very fast analysis
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Password protection
  • Exporting the configuration
  • System and activity inspector

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Cons:

  • None remarkable

Bottom Line:

ESET NOD32 could be used by beginners, but its main value is too experienced users who’ll appreciate its advanced features and low-level reconfigurability.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials

Appsreview Score:
78/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Suitable for less expert users
  • Good scanning speed
  • Can analyze external drives
  • Ideal for less powerful PCs

Cons:

  • Long installation
  • Lacks advanced features

Bottom Line:

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP is the ideal antimalware solution for inexperienced users who need to protect their PC from viruses and malware.

McAfee Total Protection

McAfee Total Protection

Appsreview Score:
76/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Protection modules on all fronts
  • Various types of antivirus and antispyware scanning
  • Security tools

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  • Protection modules on all fronts
  • Various types of antivirus and antispyware scanning
  • Security tools for navigation
  • Backup copies in the cloud (up to 2 GB)
  • Parental control

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Cons:

  • It takes a while to access the sections
  • Few optimization utilities
  • Performance below average
  • Unusable interface

Bottom Line:

McAfee Total Protection is the integral part of McAfee, the especialista en este sector. And the program completes the quest for a protegio de amateur in your pc.

Norton Internet Security

Norton Internet Security

Appsreview Score:
76/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Easy to use and modern interface
  • Powerful scanning engine
  • Proactive technology SONAR
  • Facebook wall

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  • Easy to use and modern interface
  • Powerful scanning engine
  • Proactive technology SONAR
  • Facebook wall scan
  • You can monitor the performance of the system

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Cons:

  • Installation a bit long
  • Some advanced features are hidden

Bottom Line:

Norton Security is a robust and reliable security suite for your PC. It includes a powerful engine, firewall, Identity Safe function and usability at the highest level. This new version does not revolutionize the product, but optimizes several features.