Back on September 7th, we covered 5 popular Windows 10 apps to boost your productivity on Windows 10. To continue the series, we now turn our attention to keeping your Windows 10 device safe, and will be giving a look at 5 popular security apps on the Windows Store.
Thanks to the power of the Shredder8 app, you can permanently destroy file contents and wipe previously used storage space, so that your data can't be restored by data recovery tools. The app even allows you to destroy the file contents prior to deleting files and directories and clean the existing free space of a storage device, where old file content may still exist. A variety of international cleaning algorithms re supported, helping to ensure that your files are permanently deleted.
Used by over 7 million people from across the world, LastPass is a password manager which simplifies your life by safely and securely remembering your passwords and logging into your sites with one click. The best part of LastPass is the fact that it fills all your logins for you, and instantly syncs from your desktop to your laptop, your computer to your smartphone, your tablet to the Web. Security is no worry too, because your logins are protected by one master password, and because your account can be protected with multifactor authentication, or audited with the LastPass Security Challenge. LastPass also uses military-grade AES 256bit encryption implemented with salted hashing, along with PBKDF2 encryption keys for extra layers of protection.
Password Generator Professional:
From Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, there are many websites which require you to create (and remember!) a strong password. While remembering your password might be easy because of LastPass, creating one might be a challenge, but that is where Password Generator Professional will help. The app helps you generate strong passwords and remembers password settings and roams them across devices or copies them to the Windows Clipboard.
In the modern world, there are wireless hotspots on almost every corner of the street. The problem, however, is that not every one of these hotspots is secure. Thankfully, the VPN Shield app protects you and your privacy by warning you when you are using the Internet in potentially unsafe locations. A free trial of this app's paid services is available, and when subscribed to the VPN Shield App service, the app will provide you a more and trustworthy connection, or to your own VPN provider. When combined with the paid services, you can use the app to create a VPN and hide your IP Address, unblock certain websites or apps, or connect to other regions which otherwise are blocked because of censorship.
Intel Security Trusted Advisor:
No matter what precautions you have in place, browsing the web or downloading programs, might still subject you to being the victim of viruses and other security threats. The Intel Security Trusted Advisor App, however, ensures that you're more aware of all the threats that are currently lurking on the world wide web. This app provides access to Intel Security consumer blogs with information on the latest internet security threats, ways to protect your digital life online and tips to keep your families and identities.
What do you think of these apps? Would you add any other apps to this list? Have you checked out the other security apps available in the Windows Store? As always, please let us know your thoughts by dropping us a few of your words in the comments section below.