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

Customer Service Survey Scams: Don't Fall for Them!
Jul 1, 2015 - Scammers are creative when it comes to devising schemes to try and steal your identity and money, and the BBB and the AARP have been warning consumers about such a scam lately regarding fake customer service surveys. These days, lots of businesses try to entice customers by offering gift cards, c...

Is Facebook's New PGP Encryption Secure?
Jun 30, 2015 - Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it's adding the ability to add a PGP encryption key for its users. On its blog, Facebook said it's "very important to us that the people who use Facebook feel safe and can trust that their connection to Facebook is secure." The social media company prov...

Samsung Keyboard Flaw: What You Need to Know
Jun 23, 2015 - Samsung mobile device users should be aware that a vulnerability has been discovered which could allow hackers to take full control of your phone or tablet. Discovered in November 2014 by mobile security firm NowSecure, the security flaw is with the updating mechanism for the built-in keyboard ap...

Will We Be Using Emojis in Passwords Soon?
Jun 22, 2015 - What if you could use a broken heart, a smiley face, a soccer ball and an ocean wave as a PIN for your online bank account instead of four digits? UK company Intelligent Environments has developed new technology to allow people to use emojis instead of numbers to create a PIN it says will be [...]

LastPass Breach: Are Password Managers Really Secure?
Jun 19, 2015 - Password managers are growing more and more popular as people struggle to juggle the large amount of username/password combinations required for life in a digital world. Many of these programs are cloud-based, meaning your information is stored on the cloud in an encrypted "vault" and secured wit...

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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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