Internet Security Software

Updated 10-01-2014

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:
Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
The best at protecting you and your computer. New version has vastly improved performance, Windows 8 enhancements and a wide array of new and updated features.
Kaspersky Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 Rating:stars
Smooth interface and essential features keep Kaspersky at the top of its game in 2015.
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.
Avast! Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Fast, affordable and easy to use with a slew of great features. Best bargain for smart security software.
Eset Smart Security 7 Rating:stars
Provides simple yet strong protection with added perks like a Social Media Scanner and Parental Controls.
McAfee Internet Security 2014 Rating:stars
Standard PC security with an updated interface while retaining the same features as the previous version
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2014 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
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.
AVG Internet Security Rating:stars
Slick new interface and good security, but most extra features require an additional purchase.

NextAdvisor Internet Security Software Blog Headlines

Holiday Shopping and Data Breaches: How to Keep Your Identity Safe
Oct 1, 2014 - Heading into the holiday shopping season, you are probably worried about the safety of your personal data as you pick up gifts and the other essentials this time of year. Who can blame you for worrying? Last November during the height of Black Friday holiday shopping, Target suffered a malware at...

Social Media and Your Reputation: What You Need to Know
Sep 26, 2014 - Did you do anything fun this weekend? Maybe you had a little too much fun at the after-work happy hour on Friday, and now the whole office knows because someone tagged you in a Facebook photo. Everyone likes to cut loose on the weekend, but what you do in your free time is hard to [...]

Social Media Scams: 5 Tips for Staying Safe While You Share
Sep 10, 2014 - You see the warnings all the time. Beware of the Facebook color scam going around! Don't click links from fishy-looking emails asking you to log into your Twitter account! Social media is impossible to escape, but with its proliferation comes a slew of new dangers and safety concerns. The days of...

UPS Security Breach Affects 51 Stores in 24 States
Aug 21, 2014 - United Parcel Service (UPS) customers might want to check their bank statements after the shipment and logistics company announced that 51 of its U.S. stores located throughout 24 states were breached by malware. UPS said the computer virus was not identified by current antivirus software. UPS cu...

Watch Out for the Facebook Color Scam
Aug 15, 2014 - Wouldn't it be cool if your Facebook profile had a pretty purple background or the top bar could be changed to some color other than the basic blue? For almost as long as it has existed, users have lamented the lack of customization features such as this one. Scammers and spammers have been cashi...

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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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