Updated 04-25-2016

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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 9 (Multi-Device) Rating: stars
Simple, yet thorough protection without a lot of bells and whistles; comparative in pricing to similar security suites; robust mobile app
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

Check Changing Your Passwords Off Your Summer To-Do List
Just a friendly reminder: it’s time to change your passwords, if you haven’t done so recently. In case you haven’t heard, online services and sites of all kinds, from Facebook and Netflix to GoToMyPC and Carbonite are forcing password resets for some users due to a rash of account intrusions. These aren’t hacks in the […]

What are Tech Support Scams and How Can You Avoid Them?
It seems like there’s nothing scammers wouldn’t exploit to get to your wallet or personal information. Starting sometime late last decade with an explosion of fake Indian call centers targeting English speakers, tech support scams are now nearly a global phenomenon. With scammers making billions from targeting less tech-savvy individuals, these scams are still going […]

What is a Password Manager and is It Safe to Use?
Password security is a highly debated and frequently discussed topic, especially considering how quickly cybercriminals are adapting to each and every new effort made by companies and apps to enhance the security of their passwords. While some companies like Google and Yahoo are testing out password-free logins, the fact remains that the majority of websites […]

What Google I/O 2016 Taught Us About the Future of Technology
Google I/O 2016, an annual conference put on by the tech giant, wrapped up last week with a lot of new exciting things on the horizon. The week consisted of sessions, presentations and demonstrations for new technology the company will be unrolling in the future, some of which we can expect to see as soon […]

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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