This week we welcome F-Secure Internet Security 2011 to the Security for Everyone series. The team at F-Secure developed their first antivirus product in 1994. Today their antivirus suites include such technologies as Blacklight for rootkit detection and DeepGuard which takes advantage of the power of their community to identify and extinguish threats. The previous review of F-Secure Internet Security 2010 awarded the 'Buy for Grandma!' badge after a bit of a shaky start. Let us see how the F-Secure solution fares almost a year later.
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This week in the Security for Everyone series we review Avira Premium Security Suite 10. Avira has been providing security solutions for more than 20 years and has garnered a loyal user base throughout this time due to the quality of their antivirus engine and their free version of the antivirus product. Avira was last reviewed here at version 9 with less than flattering results. Let's see if the shortcomings identified in the previous version have been corrected with version 10.
In this episode we will look at G Data Internet Security 2011 in the Security for Everyone series. G Data has been focused on security solutions for quite some time, as evidenced by their recent 25 year anniversary. In the previous review, G Data Internet Security 2010 earned the "Buy for Grandma" badge. Let us see if this verdict is still applicable for their 2011 version.
Today we welcome Norton Internet Security 2011 to the Security for Everyone series. When desktop security is considered, the Norton name is not far behind. With a history that dates back more than 25 years, and the claim of being the first antivirus program to perform automatic updates, this is easy to understand. Norton has not been without its problems though. Over time Norton became known not only for its utilities but also for the performance impact it had on systems. The previous review of Norton Internet Security 2010 found performance was not an issue and awarded the first "Buy for Grandma!" badge to Norton. In this review we'll see if Norton stays in Grandma's good graces.
Today we welcome BitDefender Internet Security 2011 as the latest application to be reviewed in the Security for Everyone series. Just like 1/2 of our 7 Tutorials team, BitDefender is of Romanian origins. They began pursuing desktop security in 2001. Strong leadership that has been focused on security since 1990 has allowed for continued forward momentum. The previous review of BitDefender 2010 identified enough issues around usability to keep it from being awarded a "Buy for Grandma!" award, even though the technical aspect of the suite was highly praised. Let us see if usability and security have successfully partnered in the 2011 version.
The previous millennium had barely closed when BullGuard entered onto the security scene in 2002. Today, 8 years later, their desktop security suite has reached version 9.0 and is the focus of this latest edition of the Security for Everyone series. BullGuard was first reviewed here at version 8.7 and enough technical and performance issues were identified to keep it from receiving the "Buy for Grandma!" rating. Let's see if the previous concerns have been corrected in version 9.0.
In this Security for Everyone review we will be looking at Panda Internet Security 2011. Panda Security began as Panda Software in 1990, thus providing security solutions for 20 years. Panda had a time when they were not the most effective solution available. Seemingly in response to poor industry testing Panda developed the Collective Intelligence system in 2007. This system is built upon the power of the Panda community and has produced a greater detection rate of viruses and malware. Panda also broke new ground in 2009 by introducing the first cloud based antivirus solution for the consumer. In our review of their 2010 version, they managed to get a very good evaluation. Let's see if this upward trend in good security continues in its 2011 incarnation.
Welcome to the latest installment of Security for Everyone. Avast! has been creating security software since 1988. Today, twenty-two years later, they continue to offer a free product and two more advanced products. In this review I will be looking at Avast! Internet Security version 5.0 the most feature rich of the Avast! offerings.
In a recent review of Microsoft Security Essentials it was discovered that an option to wake the computer to perform a scheduled scan did not exist. There is a way to force the computer to wake up and complete a scan but it involves editing the scheduled task within Windows 7. This tutorial will take you through the steps required to get this done.
Kaspersky has long been a favorite of security experts and tech enthusiasts worldwide. Kaspersky began to pursue online threats in 1997 and earlier this year celebrated their thirteenth anniversary. They consistently rank among the best in detection and removal, although they have occasionally been criticized for an overly complex interface. With this latest installment in the Security for Everyone series, we will look at the newly released Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 product and choose for ourselves if form and function are more together than apart.
Webroot was founded in 1997. The initial Webroot offering was the popular Windows Washer application and was useful in cleaning tracking cookies and other undesirables in the early days of online threats and detection. Eventually Webroot moved into the spyware blocking space and later introduced their first consumer security suite, Webroot Internet Security Essentials, in 2008. This latest installment of the Security for Everyone series will take a look at Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011. Let’s begin.
McAfee is among the real heavyweights in desktop security. The McAfee roots date back to 1989 with a history that has included several key acquisitions. Today McAfee remains a well known and respected source of desktop security software. With this wealth of history and experience, has the security giant managed to maintain a suite of security applications for the every day user or have they found themselves in a territory only the geek is comfortable traversing?