Internet Security Software

Updated 05-05-2015

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

Why Your Netflix Account Needs a Stronger Password
May 18, 2015 - It's drilled into our heads time and time again to create strong, unique passwords for our online banking accounts, email accounts and any other account that involves financial and personal information. But how strong is your Netflix or Xbox Live password? It can be tempting to use a short, easy-...

Celebrate World Password Day By Changing Yours
May 7, 2015 - Today is World Password Day, according to Intel Security, and that makes it a great day to change your passwords. Intel, which owns security software company McAfee, has partnered with other security companies as well as Microsoft to create a webpage with tips about password safety, an interactiv...

Square $Cashtags Take Merchant Payments to a New Level
May 1, 2015 - Ever thought that you?d be able to pay for something with a hashtag? It turns out Square, a San Francisco-based financial services and mobile payment company, is trying to make this a reality with its newly launched $Cashtags. This new payment option is aimed to eliminate checks for small busines...

What are the Best 2015 Internet Security Programs?
Apr 21, 2015 - Protecting your computer from viruses isn't as simple as it used to be. Today's Internet security programs come with more bells and whistles than most people know what to do with. Many offer protection not just for your PC or Mac, but also for your smartphones and tablets. Multi-device protection...

Which Mobile Security App Offers the Best Anti-Theft Protection?
Apr 7, 2015 - We use our mobile devices just as much, if not more, than our computers these days. Smartphones and tablets are home to everything from photos and videos to personal information, which makes them feel less like objects we carry and more like a part of us. Not only are they prime targets for theft...

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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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