Avast! products have been reviewed here at 7 Tutorials multiple times, but they never managed to receive the ultimate accolade of Buy for Everyone!. In version 7 of their security products for home computers, they brag about several new features being introduced: remote assistance, real-time virus database updates via their cloud network, a new file reputation system and compatibility with the test versions of Windows 8. Are these novelties, plus other tweaks and changes they made, enough for avast! Internet Security 7.0 to grab our ultimate recommendation? Let’s learn together in this review.
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I have never used Webroot products before and I was very curious to learn more about the effectiveness of their solutions. Unlike other products, Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 focuses on providing only cloud based protection. It doesn’t have a mix of malware definitions and cloud intelligence as many other suites do. It this bet paying off? Is Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 able to compete in providing top-notch security to Windows users? Let’s find out.
Outpost Security Suite Pro is a product developed by the Russian company Agnitum. Even though they are not as big and famous as their compatriots from Kaspersky, they do have plenty of faithful customers who enjoy their products. We reviewed previous versions of Outpost here at 7 Tutorials and we consider it to be a niche product, aimed at very knowledgeable users. Is this new version going to change this verdict? Let’s find out.
McAfee is a big company with a mixed reputation. Some people totally hate their products and are not afraid to make this public, while others have used them for a long time and did not switch to products from other vendors. I am totally new to the world of McAfee products and I was curious to know if this mixed reputation is well deserved or not. Therefore I was very excited to test McAfee Internet Security 2012 and see how effective it is at securing a Windows computer. Let’s see what I have found out.
Comodo is a company famous for its free security products and especially for their firewall technology. They also provide commercial versions of their products, which have more built-in security features than the free ones. One of their top products is Comodo Internet Security Pro 2012, which we chose to cover in today’s review. If you want to know how each protection module fares, don’t hesitate to read this review.
Even though we tested Trend Micro in the past, here at 7 Tutorials, I did not get the chance to use it for myself and test it on my own computers, prior to this review. When testing it, I was surprised to find a unique approach to computer security. Therefore, if you want to know more about Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012, why is it unique and how effective it is, you should read this review.
Today we welcome AVG Internet Security 2012 to our round of reviews. The suite is developed by the Czech company AVG Technology and one of the commercial alternatives to the free and very popular AVG Antivirus. In this review I will evaluate how much AVG improved the 2012 edition compared to previous versions and find out if it has become a security suite we can recommend to everyone.
F-Secure Internet Security is a suite which traditionally fared well in our tests, here at 7 Tutorials. The Finish company has joined other important security vendors in launching the 2012 version of security products, which bring a few changes compared to previous versions. I took F-Secure Internet Security 2012 for a spin, to see if the new version is still worthy of being considered one of the best security suites on the market. Let’s see what were my findings.
2011 brings BitDefender into their tenth year of existence. This milestone also ushered in a new company philosophy, corporate identity and just recently an updated line of security products. With this release comes a brand new interface and several new additions targeted at making your online experience a safe one. In this review we will focus on the BitDefender Internet Security 2012 product - we will spend time looking at the quality of protection and work to determine if the interface changes are indeed improvements. Welcome to the latest edition of Security for Everyone!
UPDATE: We recently had the chance to work with the latest version of BitDefender Internet Security 2012 and we noticed that the problems we identified when the solution was first launched, have been fixed. Therefore, we decided to give it another go at testing this solution and update our review. Read on to find out the latest results.
Recently, we wrote an article called with the top 7 Screen Savers for Windows 7 for 2012. Something we learned while writing this, is that you really can’t be too careful when you’re researching and installing new software. In this article we’re going to use what we’ve learned about finding new screen savers as an example of the risks any new unknown software can pose to your system, and the methods we used to minimize those dangers. We found navigating these risks to be very eye opening, and hopefully our experiences will be helpful for your own adventures in software hunting.
Even though there are plenty of available solutions, home computer security is far from being perfect. One of the main reasons is that, in the feature rush, many developers forget about the most important piece in the puzzle: the user. They design extremely complicated security solutions with lots of features which normal users don't understand and have no clue about how to use them. Our team has been on a mission to find those security solutions which are easy to learn and use for most (if not all) people. This is why we intend to find out who has not failed to remember who they are writing software for.
In this article I will be taking about the changes we made in our approach to this series, describe how we test each product and explain what each badge is supposed to mean.
Today we continue the Security for Everyone series with the 2012 version of the popular Norton Internet Security. Previous versions have received pretty good verdicts from many organizations, including from our team. In this review I will try to evaluate if Norton Internet Security 2012 manages to remain one of the top security solutions on the market. Let’s see what I have found out.