Panda is a company who’s products were reviewed in our Security for Everyone series since our first episodes. So far it has performed well and received pretty good reviews from us. This year they launched their 2012 versions of products and we were very curious to learn if they remain competitive or not. Finally, we managed to find the time to review Panda Internet Security 2012. Let’s see how well it fared in our tests.
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ESET has been in the business of protecting computers for more than two decades. They have received and very high number of Advanced+ awards from AV Comparatives and continue to be a trusted solution for more than 100 million consumers worldwide. I, however, have never used ESET and hope a fresh perspective will prove helpful to you. In this review I will be looking at ESET Smart Security 5 to see how effective it is and what verdict it deserves, compared with the other products we reviewed in the Security for Everyone series.
When it comes to computing habits, people are always bad at security and passwords. We keep reusing the same password(s) over and over again and we don’t realize how easy we make it for the bad guys to steal our credit card details and other important information. Even after the big fiasco that was the hacking of the PlayStation Network, both people and companies remain dormant and are slow to change their password security habits. I would like to make a wake up call and show how to change your habits and have a secure computing life on the Internet.
Check Point, the company behind ZoneAlarm, has aggressively pursued Internet security since 1993. In 2004 the acquisition of ZoneAlarm allowed protection against virus and spyware threats to share the spotlight with the very well received Check Point firewall. ZoneAlarm was last reviewed on 7 Tutorials with version 2010 and missed the Grandma rating due largely to cumbersome or complicated configuration issues. In this review we will see where ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2012 has taken us.
Quick Heal Technologies, founded in 1993, is one of India’s largest providers of Internet security tools. While much of their focus has been on delivering security solutions to their local customers, they do have a global perspective and see themselves competing with the best solutions in the industry. In this review we will take a fresh look at Quick Heal Internet Security 2011 and see how effective this solution is at protecting your computer.
Here at 7 Tutorials, we have reviewed the last two versions of Kaspersky’s Internet Security suite. The 2011 version found enough interface improvements to award the suite a solid “Buy for Grandma!". Kaspersky has released their 2012 offerings and introduced even more interface changes that should appeal to the novice user. In this review we will take a look at these changes and the quality of security provided by Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. Welcome to the latest installment of the Security for Everyone series.
In this edition of the Security for Everyone series we are taking a look at BullGuard Internet Security 10. Here at 7 Tutorials we've covered the last couple of BullGuard versions, each narrowly missing the Buy for Grandma! award. Let's see if this latest release closes the gap and makes BullGuard a security suite for everyone.
In this installment of the Security for Everyone series we will look at avast! Internet Security 6.0. We last reviewed avast! at version 5 in August of 2010. We found avast! did not integrate well enough with Windows 7 at the time to apply the "Buy for Grandma" award. Let’s see if this latest version addresses the few outstanding items that kept avast! from being a security solution for everyone.
CA Technologies has been around since the 1970s. Their strength has traditionally been, and continues to be, in the development of mainframe and business software. While their focus may be primarily on the business user, they do provide a line of security products for the home user as well. Today in the Security for Everyone series we will look at Internet Security Suite Plus version 7, the most complete security solution offered by CA Technologies to the home user.
If you have been following us for a while, you surely know about the Security for Everyone section, in which we regularly publish reviews of desktop security solutions for Windows. Since we covered most security vendors and their 2011 solutions, we would like to do research on other security related topics which might interests you. Therefore, we want to ask YOU, our readers: what do you want us to cover next in the area of security?
Months before we started working on our book - Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step - we tried to understand just how complex home networks are and which are the most common challenges people face when working with them. Even though we increased our knowledge on the topic through the comments we received on the site and few small surveys, we never got as close as we wanted to truly grasping the whole picture. In order to change this, we decided to start a study called The Anatomy of a Home Network. After running the study on several web locations, for a few weeks, we finally got closer to our goal. If you are curios to know just how complex home networks are, read on to find out.
Today in the Security for Everyone series, we will be looking at Rising Internet Security 2011. Established in 1998, with roots dating back to 1991, Rising has millions of customers across three continents. Rising also has the distinction of being one of the largest antivirus software companies in China. As was the case with the last product reviewed, I find I have never heard of, or had any experience with, Rising products. My hope is this translates into a fresh perspective. Let’s begin.