Updated 10-29-2015

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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 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

Safer Internet Day 2016: Are You Playing it Safe Online?
We all want to have safer homes, schools and workplaces, and part of feeling secure in today’s world includes the ability to feel safe online. To promote safety in cyberspace for people of all ages, a group of child and family-based organizations as well as well-known companies like Facebook, Snapchat, LifeLock and Trend Micro have […]

Microsoft is Making Windows 10 an Automatic Upgrade: Can You Stop it?
Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, your computer might soon do it for you whether you like it or not. Although Microsoft boasts on its home page that millions of people around the world are already using Windows 10, clearly not enough have taken advantage of the optional free upgrade since the […]

Is E-filing My Taxes Safe?
Many taxpayers are no strangers to filing their taxes online (or e-filing). In fact, according to the IRS, the percentage of U.S. taxpayers who file online has increased from 52% in 2004 to 85% in 2014, and it’s likely to be even higher this year. E-filing by all means is the new normal, but in […]

What 2015’s Worst Passwords List Can Teach Us
By now, you’d think most people would be aware that passwords are important. After all, the average person uses at least one password per day to log into various accounts from email and social media to their work computers and online bank accounts. Surprisingly, though, password security is still a big problem that people and […]

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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