104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac

Anti-Virus/Malware/Security

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Free Edition is the most downloaded app on Download.com! It protects against viruses, trojans, and other malware that can slow or even damage your PC. Download Page

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

When your computer gets infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance. Download Page

Avast Anti-Virus

Avast Free Anti-Virus provides great protection against viruses and spyware. However, of all the AV software that I’ve suggested on this page, I recommend Avast the least! Download Page

Comodo Internet Security

Comodo Internet Security is a suite of cutting edge security including Antivirus, Firewall, malware prevention and more. Download Page

Ad-Aware

Ad-Aware Free Internet Security features real-time protection, advanced genotype detection technology, rootkit protection and more! Download Page

Spamihilator

Spamihilator removes 98% of spam emails before they ever reach your inbox! Keep your inbox clean! Download Page

TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt is a free, open-source disk encryption software encrypts your data on the fly transparently! Download Page

IOBit Security 360

IOBit Security 360 Free is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects and removes the deepest infections. Download Page

ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm boasts that they are the world’s number 1 free firewall application! Check it out for yourself! Download Page

SpyWare Blaster

SpyWare Blaster actively protects you from Active-X based spyware and other potentially unwanted programs while you surf. Download Page

Proxomitron

Proximitron is a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy. Download Page

Avira

Avira is a free anti-virus for all versions of Windows and Linux. From my experience, it works quite well. Download Page

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  • Epidemike

    I would definitely throw into the AV section Microsoft’s Security Essentials. Its free and its actually a very good AV. I know the joke about Microsoft and their on AV couldn’t catch a cold but that isnt the case anymore.

  • http://www.daviddsingleton.com David Singleton

    No Eclipse? Gotta add eclipse and fireFTP

  • http://www.techremedy.net Tom Duffy

    Eclipse isn’t an application though…it’s more of a collection of apps for developers. I will add fireFTP though…good call on that one.

  • Wayne

    I’m really impressed with Driver Max… Thanks for the suggestions, Tom.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    For the Mac, there is Sophos anti-virus home addition (free) and ClamxAv (free) and iAntivirus. (also free)

    I have uses all three and currently, like the Sophos program the best. It is best upon a commercial pay program and seem to have a more sophisticated base code.