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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

What to Do if Your Phone Goes Missing
In many ways, a person’s cell phone can be just as or more valuable than their wallet these days — which, in turn, makes it more vulnerable. The introduction of mobile payment apps that let you shop and bank without needing to pull out a physical card has certainly helped make life a bit easier, […]

Yahoo Brings Users Password-Free Logins: Are They Secure?
Remembering one password is hard enough, but in order to maintain a secure online presence in today’s world, most people wind up having dozens of separate, secure passwords for all the accounts they have. Add in the need to change them on a regular to semi-regular basis, and it’s not hard to guess you probably […]

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Updates for Your Technology
We live in a technology-saturated world, and all technology — from apps to software to operating systems — requires consistent updates to function properly. It can be annoying to have to constantly run updates, especially when they can slow down your computer or device, but you shouldn’t put these updates off. While occasionally, a person […]

Should You Entrust Your Security to Biometrics?
All too often, science fiction or action movies feature a scene where a character runs into trouble trying to break into a room because the doors won’t unlock without a specific person’s fingerprint or eye scan. While these types of security systems might still be rooted in fantasy for many of us, the truth is […]

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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