Internet Security Software

Updated 06-17-2015

Internet Security Software Reviews: We've reviewed all the top Internet Security Software suites for the new year and have the download on all the new features and extra protections. From cloud-based protection to new website reputation features, Internet Security Software suites have stepped up their game this year. Check out all the software reviews to find which product meets your security software needs.

Internet Security Software Reviews & Ratings


Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
Kaspersky Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Smooth interface and essential features keep Kaspersky at the top of its game in 2015.
Norton Security 2015 Rating:stars
Top-notch protection for you and your computer, including a smart firewall and a secure password vault; mobile app is less robust but offers good anti-theft protection
BitDefender Sphere Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Quiet and effective with plenty of features to keep your computers and devices safe and secure.
ESET Smart Security 8 (Multi-Device) Rating:stars
Provides simple yet strong protection with added perks like a Social Media Scanner and Parental Controls, but confusing interface and installation keep it from the top; mobile app is attractive and full-featured.
Avast! Premier Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Fast and easy to use with a slew of great features plus a 30-day trial; no multi-device support and lacking some features
McAfee All Access Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Standard multi-device security with a handful of useful features including online backup and a password manager; high instance of pop-up notifications
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2015 Rating:stars
Great product for those looking for basic protection. Easy installation, simple interface and quick performance.
ZoneAlarm Extreme Internet Security Suite 2015 Rating:stars
Full-featured and a good value with free Identity Guard subscription, but hard to measure effectiveness.
Trend Micro Premium Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Quality software with great protection and privacy features, but poor performance in independent testing
AVG Protection & Ultimate Internet Security Rating:stars
Decent protection for an unlimited number of devices at a good price, but setup and interface are confusing and the program forces a frustrating amount of machine restarts
Iolo's System Shield AntiVirus & AntiSpyware Rating:stars
Inexpensive, reliable software with a cool detection feature. Confusing interface and difficult installation downgrades its score. Discount for NextAdvisor readers.

NextAdvisor Internet Security Software Blog Headlines

Post-Tax Season Scams to Look Out for
Aug 27, 2015 - Earlier in August, the IRS revealed that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has been informed of nearly 4,000 instances of tax scamming this year, which added up to over $20 million in losses. Tax season may be over, but for scammers it?s always the season to swindle ta...

Geolocation: Beneficial or Dangerous?
Aug 27, 2015 - Have you ever wondered how Facebook seems to know the exact city you?re posting from? Whether you're on a computer, a smartphone or some other type of electronic device, chances are it has geolocation functions built into it. Geolocation is the term for the identification of the exact location of...

Windows 10 and Your Privacy: What You Need to Know
Aug 7, 2015 - A new version of any software is bound to have some issues, but Microsoft's Windows 10 is making more than a few waves. This is primarily due to a number of questionable invasions of privacy present in the new operating system's features which have people's eyebrows raising. Microsoft began rolli...

Did You Know Your Browser Has Built-In Malware Protection?
Aug 6, 2015 - The true benefits of Internet security software are often debated, especially among those in the tech fields, but for the average person who needs a little extra security while navigating the web, these programs can be a lifesaver. Most top-rated security programs include built-in web browsing pr...

Stagefright Bug: What Android Users Need to Know
Jul 30, 2015 - Updated: August 10, 2015 Anyone using a smartphone with Android version 2.2 or later should be aware of a major security flaw that was discovered which could enable a hacker to take control of your phone just by sending you a text message. According to Fortune, they're calling it "Heartbleed for ...

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Viruses, Malware, and Spyware

Experts estimate that over one million viruses, spyware and adware applications, collectively called malware, have been released over the Internet. The purpose of these malware programs ranges from annoyances, like advertising pop-ups, to the downright criminal, like attempting to steal your identity. Luckily, Internet security software programs exist to help prevent your computer from being infected. All of the services we have reviewed offer advanced protection against viruses, spyware, adware and phishing scams. Most will even limit the amount of spam you see in your email inbox.
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Antivirus Protection

Viruses are computer programs created by hackers that attempt to damage your computer, gain access to your personal information or both. Internet security software providers are very good at identifying and preventing viruses from infecting your computer. Most can even spot brand new viruses as soon as they are released on the Internet.
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Gone Phishing

Think twice next time you are asked to enter your personal information on the Internet. Criminals use a technique called phishing to trick consumers into entering their personal information, such as passwords or bank account details, into webpages that appear to be legitimate. This information can be used to steal your identity, your money or both. All of the Internet security software providers we have reviewed offer anti-phishing protection that will alert you when you are visiting a suspected phishing site.
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