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.
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K7 security products are new to me. However, K7 Computing’s 2011 achievement of surpassing 10 million customers certainly implies they are doing something right. Since 1991 they have been developing security solutions aimed at improving the computing experience by identifying and removing threats. While K7 offers several security solutions, the first among them that includes all the elements we like to test is K7 Total Security 11.1. Let’s begin.
The last couple of Security for Everyone episodes, introduced two Facebook applications that help protect you by warning against threats on Facebook, specifically those found in your wall or news feed. Today we are going to introduce a couple more utilities that help protect you and also take a look at the privacy settings in Facebook. My intention is not to discourage you from using Facebook but to encourage you to enter into it wisely and re-evaluate your activity and settings on a regular basis.
This week we continue the Security for Everyone series by looking at the Facebook security application called BitDefender Safego. This app is affixed with the BETA label but handles scanning your wall and news feed for links to threats, as well as helping you understand what personal information may be leaking as a result of the choices you’ve made with privacy settings. Let’s move into the Facebook ecosystem and learn if BitDefender Safego can help you stay safe when using this social network.
The Security for Everyone series we will be changing things up a bit and spending some time looking at Facebook security apps for the next several episodes. Facebook is among the most visited sites on the Internet, often battling for first place with the search giant Google. This mainstream acceptance of Facebook brings along a plethora of security and privacy concerns. Thankfully there are applications, such as Norton Safe Web and others, that are taking measures to help protect Facebook users from threats. In this episode we will take a look at what Norton Safe Web is capable of and how to enable it when using Facebook. In future episodes we will look at other tools.
For the past 8 years, since 2003, PC Tools has been working to identify and clean PC threats and tune performance through their wide selection of tools and security applications. In 2008 PC Tools was acquired by Symantec but continues to function as a separate operation. This installment of the Security for Everyone Series will focus on the latest iteration of their Internet Security application - PC Tools Internet Security 2011.
Today, the Security for Everyone series welcomes Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011. Trend Micro has been involved in securing desktops and server systems for more than two decades and has been one of the first security companies to embrace cloud computing. The review of the 2010 Internet Security product found a relatively easy to use product that unfortunately provided below average protection. Let’s see what the 2011 version has in store for Trend Micro consumers and evaluate if they managed to improve their security products.
This week in the Security for Everyone Series we look at the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Security Essentials was released in September 2009 to differing opinions. In a short amount of time independent testing organizations identified Security Essentials as one of the most effective desktop security solutions available. In mid-December 2010 Microsoft released Security Essentials 2.0. In this review we will look at what has changed in the latest version.
Today we welcome AVG Internet Security 2011 to the Security for Everyone series. AVG has been in the business of protecting desktop PC's since 1991 and has been a bit of an antivirus favorite for quite some time, especially among those early seekers of free solutions. AVG has not been without problems as evidenced by a couple of instances of updates causing crashes or blocking internet access from 2008 to present. Despite these latest issues customers have historically reported great satisfaction with AVG solutions. Let's get ourselves acquainted with AVG Internet Security 2011.
Today in the Security for Everyone series we take a look at the latest version of the McAfee Security suite, Internet Security 2011. I reviewed the 2010 version in July and found the suite easy enough to use but lacking in the protection department. With McAfee's long history in the security space I was hoping for better results from their 2010 version. But let's see what has changed almost half a year and one version later.
Today we welcome TrustPort Internet Security 2011 to the Security for Everyone series. TrustPort is a Czech company, initially formed as AEC in 1991. In the early years of the 21st Century they began using the name TrustPort for their own line of security products. They formed as their own stand alone company in 2008 and have been participating in tests done by several independent antivirus testing organizations. This review will be one from a fresh perspective as I have never tried, nor encountered, any TrustPort solution. Let us learn together how well this solution protects your system.
This week in the Security for Everyone Series we welcome Agnitum and their Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.0. Agnitum began their focus on desktop security in 1999 with their firewall product. In 2006 an alliance with VirusBuster was established which ushered in further opportunity in the area of virus and spyware detection and removal.