Internet Security Software

Updated 04-15-2014

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:
Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
The best at protecting you and your computer. New version has vastly improved performance, Windows 8 enhancements and a wide array of new and updated features.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Smooth interface and essential features keep Kaspersky at the top of its game in 2014.
BitDefender Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Quiet and effective with plenty of features to keep you and your computer safe and secure.
Avast! Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Fast, affordable and easy to use with a slew of great features. Best bargain for smart security software.
Eset Smart Security 7 Rating:stars
Provides simple yet strong protection with added perks like a Social Media Scanner and Parental Controls.
McAfee Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Standard PC security with an updated interface while retaining the same features as the previous version
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2014 Rating:stars
Great product for those looking for basic protection. Easy installation, simple interface and quick performance.
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2015 Rating:stars
Full-featured and a good value with free Identity Guard subscription, but hard to measure effectiveness.
Trend Micro Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Best bet for users looking for quality, inexpensive software with great protection and privacy features.
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.
AVG Internet Security Rating:stars
Slick new interface and good security, but most extra features require an additional purchase.

NextAdvisor Internet Security Software Blog Headlines

Heartbleed Bug Is Affecting Millions Of Android Devices
Apr 14, 2014 - It turns out that the Heartbleed bug that possibly exposed users of many websites, which have since patched the bug, is now affecting about 34 percent of Android devices, according to a Google blog post and the company's statistics. Even though Google was able to patch most of its products affect...

Android Security App Scam: How to Protect Yourself
Apr 11, 2014 - Mobile security is more necessary than ever, but it's important to be sure you are getting what you pay for when you purchase and download an app onto your phone. This lesson has been learned big time by more than 10,000 Android users who recently purchased an app called Virus Shield for $3.99 th...

ZoneAlarm 2015 Security Software Released
Mar 31, 2014 - ZoneAlarm has released its 2015 security software this week, several months ahead of the other top security software brands. We reviewed the newest version of this Internet security software and came away with pretty much the same impression from the 2014 version. This isn't necessarily a negativ...

California Is Top U.S. Target For Cybercrime
Mar 27, 2014 - California is the top U.S. target for cybercrime, according to a recent report released by the state's Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris. The report, titled "California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime," details the state's struggles with transnational organized crime, or orga...

Malaysian Flight 370 Scam: How To Protect Yourself
Mar 20, 2014 - It seems that no disaster or world-wide event can occur without scammers taking advantage of the situation, so it's no surprise that they're targeting people who are curious about the whereabouts of the Malaysian Flight 370, as reported by CBS. How does the scam work? The Malaysian Flight 370 sca...

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Overview

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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