30 Best Free Security Software for Windows in 2014

Looking for some of the best security software for your Windows OS? Then check our list of the best Security software which we manages to get under the same hood.

Best Security Software for Windows

We all know that every operating system is under assault but Windows have been always on the top as its one of the most popular operating. But don’t worry, Luckily we have lots of security software which ensures your your computer safety, health, privacy, protection and security from threats. But the question is which one is best? To answer that question I intend to share with you some of the best Security software for Windows OS.

The security software listed below in the article  is reputable and trustworthy. And the good news is that all software is compatible with all the versions of Windows. So let we have looked at first one i.e.

1. avast! Free Antivirus

One of the best free antivirus and anti-spyware protection for Windows OS. This antivirus is loaded with lots of amazing features and one out of the is easy to use tab using which one can quick access to system status, virus scans, software updater, stats, and more. Software updater inside the software time to time tell you about the latest update and when your software gets outdated.

2. Avira Free Antivirus

Another cool and lightweight antivirus which ensures your protection against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware. You can also use the Avira Search Free Toolbar to ensure your safe browsing session which I really like about this antivirus.

3. Folder Lock Free

It’s an amazing Folder lock software using which you can lock or hide your personal document, videos, images and anything you need to lock. All you need to do is drag and drop the data on the main security window which you want to hide, and your files will be quickly hidden and become password protected.

4. Norton Antivirus

Another antivirus to protect your small, medium and enterprise businesses with latest security solutions from Symantec. This antivirus stop viruses, worms, spyware, bots, and more. And also ensure protection against all types of thread. You can use trial version of this antivirus freely for a month and after that you can go premium.

5. Microsoft Security Essentials

Its an official antivirus from Microsoft which come with a fresh copy of your Windows OS. This helps your system from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Its every easy to install and simple to use, and one thing which really about this is that It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that we can easily do other work without any interruption.

6. AVG Antivirus Free

It’s one of the best and most trusted antivirus and antispyware protection for your windows OS. This antivirus comes with lots of features and ensure full protection from  viruses, worms, Trojans, spam and spyware. It’s also featuring Linkscanner which add more protection to your web surfing session.

7. ESET NOD32 Antivirus

One of the trust and award winning antivirus security for your Windows OS.  This antivirus featuring a new anti-phishing module with fast and powerful detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and other malware. This also protects you from the fake website which try to catch or acquire your personal data.

8. SpyBot Search & Destroy

SpyBot Search & Destroy one of the most popular antispyware security software which protect your system from adware, malicious code, and other threats.  This also ensure to protect your system from the threats which antivirus some fail to catch. You can download it for free, but if you want more protection you can upgrade it from the free version.

9. Uranium Backup

Uranium Backup is very popular backup software which is used all over the world for the protection of  personal and business data. Using this you can create backup of all the documents, selected files and also save them to a different location including network units, Flashdrives and removable hard disk.

10. StaffCop Home Edition

Its a parental control software with unique monitoring features which monitor PC and Internet. It’s specially designed for home purpose and make sure that your children are using a PC and surfing the web just to learn, make friends, and sharpen their agility as well as their abilities.

11. Quick Heal Security

Amazing internet security with powerful suite that brings to you the real-time protection against Multi-layered Protection for your PC through Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, Anti Malware, Anti Root kit, Silent Firewall and IDS/IPS.

12. Kaspersky antivirus

Another best antivirus which protects your PC against viruses, spyware, Trojans, rootkits & other online threats. One thing which I really like about this software is that it also protects your PC from phishing and malware which are anonymous and try to steal your data.

13. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Its an amazing application which is specially designed to remove all the malware from your PC which some antivirus fail to detect. Guess what is available for free which scan and remove malware from your system. Also if you want to increase your protection you can upgrade to the premium version.

14. McAfee AntiVirus Plus

Another cool antivirus which you can download for free and this security application works well if you want to get rid from spam and spyware. Not only this,  it also protects your computer against viruses, malware, spyware, and other online threats.

15. FacebookPasswordDecryptor

FacebookPasswordDecryptor is an amazing application using which you can recover Facebook account passwords stored by popular Web Browsers.

16.  AxCrypt

One of the best open source file encryption software for Windows OS. It completely integrates with Windows PCs and help you to encrypt, decrypt, compress, send, store and work with individual files.

17. Comodo Internet Security

It’s an amazing internet security software which ensures your complete protection against viruses and attacks for your computers. This software comes with bundles of software and some of the are Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Bot Protection, Defense+, Auto Sandbox Technology, Memory Firewall, Anti-Malware and more.

18. Event Log Explorer

Event Log Explorer is one of the software for viewing, monitoring and analyzing event records in Security, System, Application and other logs of Windows operating system. This helps you to trace valid and in invalid logon attempts, events related to resource use, such as creating, opening, or deleting of files, etc

19. Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield is another internet security which insures your protection your browsing session, detects and blocks malware, protects your privacy with amazing feature to access block sites.

20. KeePass Password Safe

KeePass Password safe is an open source password manager which helps you to easily manage your password in secure way by putting all your password in one database  which is locked by master key or key file.

21. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer software which helps us to provide a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.

22. Nmap

Nmap is an amazing open source security scanner software which is used to discover host and services on computer network and create a map of the network.  To achieve its goal Nmap sends  crafted packets to the target host and then analyzes the responses.

23. Outpost Firewall

Outpost Firewall one best and latest firewall software which ensure your PC protection against all kind of internal and external attacks the moment you install it.

24. Password Safe

Another password manager which create a secured and encrypted username and password list. Using this you can easily generate, store, organize, retrieve, and use complex new passwords.

25. PeerBlock

Its an advance IP blocking software, which control who your computer “talks to” on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of “known bad” computers. You can also block communication with advertising and spyware servers or computers which have been hacked.

26. ZoneAlarm Free

It’s an amazing software which is designed to protect your computer from hacking by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. This also ensures protection from viruses which is a main reason of slowing down of your PC.

27. Online Armor

Just like other firewalls this also security software ensures protection on a Microsoft Windows operating system from both inbound and outbound attacks.

28. WinPatrol

Winpatrol help you in cleaning your computer and provide protection against the  worms, and other things that might harm it or slow it down.

29. LastPass

If you want to make your browsing experience safer and easier switch to LastPass.  It’s Effective, secure, and easy to use also your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it.

30. FileHippo Update Checker

FileHippo Update Checker will keep your software updated by checking your current version of the software installed in your system. If will send information to the site and check whether there is another update available for this software or not

So these are some of the best Security software for Windows OS, So give  try to these software and share your opinion with us whether you like this list or not. Also if you feel I forget to add any good name share your opinion with us.

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Viney Dhiman

I'm a Mechanical Enggineer, Blogger & Geek. I've great interest in exploring technology. In free time I love to listen music, play online games and snooker :)

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