Top 6 Windows 10 security apps to download for free

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Unfortunately, the Windows App Store doesn’t offer a lot of quality security apps, but it certainly has some worth mentioning. So, we made a list of six of the best security apps which could be found in the Windows App Store so far. We featured various security tools in this list, including some file scanners, password encryption tools, additional tools for some desktop antiviruses, and so on.

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Protect your Windows 10 PC with these security apps

  1. Kaspersky Now
  2. Password Padlock
  3. McAfee Central
  4. Total Virus Scanner
  5. VPN Shield Subscription
  6. Shredder8

Kaspersky Now

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Kaspersky Now is definitely the best additional tool for any Kaspersky Antivirus product or service. Kaspersky Now displays your PC‘s protection status, right in your Windows 8 or Windows 10 User Interface. Even if you don’t have any Kaspersky Lab products installed on your PC, Kaspersky Now still provides you some valuable information about your system’s security.

It also provides a RSS Feed, from Kaspersky’s security website securelist.com. Kaspersky Now is compatible with: Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus products.

Password Padlock

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With Password Padlock you can easily manage all your passwords. This simple password master uses very efficient AES-256 encryption to keep your files absolutely safe. Password Padlock offers you an option to backup and restore all encrypted passwords to OneDrive.

You can even backup your passwords on one device, and restore them on another. Passwords are also very easy to manage, because they’re organized into categories. Another great feature of Password Padlock is the fact that it has no adds.

McAfee Central

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McAfee Central provides unites all subscriptions, status updates and McAfee features to one place. The app sends you the security status, which provides you with a protection overview, and alerts you to all potential risks and threats for your system.

With Membership overview, you can easily manage your subscription, so you’ll could always extend it on time. McAfee Central offers you the LiveSafe feature, a personal locker tile which allows you to store all your important documents in a secure online vault. All in all, McAfee Central is definitely one of the best security apps from the Windows App Store.

Total Virus Scanner

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Total Virus Scanner is an online file scanner. It scans all your desired files and applications, and informs you about all malicious activities on your (viruses, trojans, worms) on your uploaded files. This app also allows you to upload any unknown application to this app.

Total Virus Scanner does not provide real-time protection, so if you want to be safe all the time, you must look for another security app.

UPDATETotal Virus Scanner is no longer available in the Microsoft Store. As an alternative, you can download 360 Total Security. This app displays information about your computer protection status, startup time and disk usage, and more.

VPN Shield Subscription

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VPN Shield Subscription is an additional tool for VPN Shield desktop and mobile applications. So logically, you can’t use VPN Shield Subscription without having VPN Shield desktop application for Windows installed on your computer. This app offers you a wide range of subscription options, from just a few days, to a whole year. It also allows a various payment methods, so you can get your subscription from anywhere in the world. All you need to do is to create your VPN Shiled account, and you’re good to go.

UPDATE: This app is no longer available in the Store. However, you can download VPN Shield 2 as an alternative. This security app encrypts your messages, protect your online date, changes your real location and hides your IP allowing you to browser anonymously. 

Shredder 8

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Another interesting security app to install on your computer is Shredder 8. With the help of this tool, you’ll make sure that nobody can restore the files and folders that you deleted from your computer.

Shredder allows to permanently destroy file contents and wipe previously used storage space, so that secret data can’t be restored even by advanced recovery tools

So, if you work with sensitive and confidential information, this app will buy you peace of mind.

We’ll end our list here. If you’ve got any suggestions or recommendation about other security apps, let us know in the comments below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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