Internet Security Software

Updated 03-04-2015

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 Internet Security Rating:stars
Slick new interface and good security, but most extra features require an additional purchase.
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

Parental Controls: Kaspersky Study Reveals Most Common Harmful Content Online
Mar 24, 2015 - The Internet is no longer solely for adults or for work-related projects, as children have become increasingly more active online, even more so than their parents. Because Internet users are getting younger and younger, it's important to make sure that all facets of it are safe and appropriate fo...

Connecting Online: Are Social Logins Safe?
Mar 17, 2015 - If you use the Internet these days (and if you're reading this, that's a no-brainer), you have probably been invited to connect with at least one website using a social media login. These connections are often done through Google+, Twitter or Facebook, but can also be used with Instagram. Althoug...

Lenovo Superfish Security Hole: What You Need to Know
Feb 25, 2015 - We're all aware of the security dangers posed to our computers and Internet browsers by hackers and scammers, but it's usually safe to trust the companies making the products we use, right? Unfortunately for Chinese company Lenovo, one of the world's largest PC manufacturer, that trust has been s...

Anthem Breach: Identity Protection Tips You Need to Know
Feb 10, 2015 - Identity theft protection is never something that should fall by the wayside, but in the aftermath of a huge data breach like the one currently unfolding for Anthem right now, the need to protect yourself comes into sharp focus. Whenever a major data breach is reported, many news sources contain ...

2014's Worst Passwords: How to Keep Yours Secure
Jan 26, 2015 - Each year, SplashData releases a list of the top 25 most common passwords people use, and each year it is sad and somewhat shocking to realize just how unprotected so many of us are. This year's list was full of many repeats from years prior with "123456" maintaining its claim on the No. 1 spot, ...

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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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