Updated 08-16-2016

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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

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Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
Kaspersky Total Protection Multi-Device Internet Security 2016 Rating: stars
Smooth interface and a broad array of features, including extensive parental controls and password management, make this a top choice
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 9 (Multi-Device) Rating: stars
Simple, yet thorough protection without a lot of bells and whistles; comparative in pricing to similar security suites; robust mobile app
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

Cyber Fatigue: The Risks of Weariness to Data Breaches
Cybersecurity should be a top concern of all businesses and organizations worldwide, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. We’ve seen evidence recently that nobody is untouchable, from political parties like the Democratic National Committee to major corporations like Sony and Target to the government itself. Newly leaked files point to strong evidence that the […]

Should You Cover Your Webcam?
Covering your webcam with a sticky note, sticker or tape might seem like a strange idea, but it’s something that some security experts and even high-profile individuals like Mark Zuckerberg and FBI Director James Comey do for security purposes. Are these security threats something that someone really needs to worry about, or are these security […]

Pokémon Go Scam: Learn About the Phishing Emails Targeting Players
Phishing scams are nothing new, but those who use this type of scam to try and lure unsuspecting new victims are constantly revamping it to fit with current events and trends. The most recent trend that scammers have hopped onto is Pokémon Go. Of course, there is a seemingly never-ending supply of risks that this […]

Should I Install Multiple Internet Security Software on My Device?
With all of the breakout malware attacks and frequent breaches going on these days, you might be looking for a way to enhance the defenses of the devices you use. Maybe you already have Internet security software but now you’re thinking that one isn’t enough anymore, especially since hackers are finding new ways to break into […]

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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