Internet Security Software

Updated 08-05-2014

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 Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Smooth interface and essential features keep Kaspersky at the top of its game in 2015.
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 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 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

Watch Out for the Facebook Color Scam
Aug 15, 2014 - Wouldn't it be cool if your Facebook profile had a pretty purple background or the top bar could be changed to some color other than the basic blue? For almost as long as it has existed, users have lamented the lack of customization features such as this one. Scammers and spammers have been cashi...

Test Results: Which Security Suite Is Best in 2014?
Jul 24, 2014 - It's getting to the point in the year when Internet security software companies start releasing new versions of their software for 2015. One of the ways consumers can measure the effectiveness of a security suite before buying is to look at independent testing results. Here at NextAdvisor, we use...

Norton Dropping its Zone Cloud Storage
Jun 9, 2014 - If you are a user of Symantec's Norton Internet Security Software and have been storing files with its Zone Cloud Storage feature, it's time to find a new place to keep your virtual files. Symantec announced this week that it plans to scrap this feature within the next two months. After launching...

World Password Day: How To Select A Strong Password
May 7, 2014 - It's World Password Day, a day dedicated to reminding Internet users to protect themselves on the web by changing their passwords, and we want to help you protect yourself by giving you a step-by-step guide to creating a strong password. Why are strong passwords important? Passwords are the keys ...

Top 7 Ways To Avoid Becoming a Victim Of Identity Theft
May 6, 2014 - How safe is your identity? According to Javelin's 2014 Identity Fraud Report, 13.1 million people fell victim to identity theft in 2013, and with the Target and Heartbleed breaches, that number is guaranteed to go up in 2014. Anyone can become a victim of identity theft if they are not careful, w...

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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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