What are the best Internet security software?

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    #1Comodo Internet Security Software

    Comodo Internet Security Software

    Comodo Internet Security Software is an anti-virus software that delivers cloud-based protection against all types of viruses and malware. The developers and the software itself is more focused on prevention more than detection. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "Very helpful way to keep your pc protected and fast at the same time"
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    #2Norton AntiVirus

    Norton AntiVirus

    Norton Antivirus is a security software against virus and malware. It is available for Mac and Windows operating system. Norton Security Antivirus Software offers a Standard, Deluxe, and Premium version of the software. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $24.99- Varies by plan

    Li Wei
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "One of the best antivirus software out there! I can say that I got my money's worth! Keeps me safe especially during online transactions"
  3. 5

    #3360 Total Security

    360 Total Security
    Complete threats protection with a complete set of features, a nice interface and an unintrusive process. Other features available such as: device acceleration, call & sms filter, etc.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    James Wong
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "Can't believe this one is for free! Thanks Softonic! "

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Internet security software like Antivirus software are computer programs used to detect, remove, and prevent malicious software or malware and other computer viruses. A good Internet security software shouldn't only detect and stop viruses and malware. Make sure to choose a software that doesn't affect the overall performance of the computer.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the U.S. government is about to spend $15 billion on cybersecurity? As the online world is growing, cyber security threats are developing as well. Most cases of Cybersecurity concerns are phishing, data breaches, crypto jacking, and hacking. Malicious software or commonly called malware are not just targeting computers, they are now aiming at mobile devices too. 

The President's budget for the year 2019 reportedly designated over $15 billion on activities associated with cybersecurity. The 2019 allocated budget for the said cause is 4 percent higher compared to the previous year. A possible reason is the fact that some of the names on the FBI's most wanted list are cyber-criminals. A computer programmer named Park Jin Hyok who took part in a state-sponsored hacking organization tops the list. Park Jin Hyok is responsible for the popular hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment as well as attacks aimed at different banks. These cybersecurity threats are the reason why we must protect our cyber identities and personal computers. Good thing the best Internet security software are easy to avail and install. 

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    #4AVG AntiVirus

    AVG AntiVirus
    AVG Antivirus is a free solution that helps in removing malware and to avoid being infected by trojans, viruses and other malicious software that can harm PCs or mobile phones. Also, it's useful for finding lost phones.
    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kyle Berry
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "I am now only gonna trust AVG for both my laptop and phone 💪 They have some extra tools and the interface is visually appealing too plus its FREE"
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    #5AVG Antivirus

    AVG Antivirus
    Complete, quick and efficient, AVG is a security tool with plenty of features and a friendly interface.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Peter Hicks
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "What I am most afraid of is what malware virus has become today. It just doesn't attack my pc but my privacy. In terms of internet security, I think AVG antivirus has a specific product for it. Have you heard of the AVG Internet Security? They offer a free trial. And I am thinking of availing their annual plan. "
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    #6Avast Online Security

    Avast Online Security

    Avast Online Security is a browser extension created by anti-virus software provider Avast Software. It gives warnings when users visit sites with bad reputations and automatically opens up when users go to online stores or banks.  

    Software

    Chrome, Opera, Firefox

    Free

    Vivaan Jhadav
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Its automatic gamer mode is awesome! It also does what it needs to do, protect your pc"
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    #7Kaspersky Total Security

    Kaspersky Total Security

    Kaspersky Total Security is a malware detection and removal tool developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is specifically designed for protecting a device against harmful viruses, ransomware, anti-spyware programs, trojans, and other security threats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99.99- Varies by plan

    Trishla Rodrigues
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "All my important files are now password protected :) Also, it protects kids from malicious pop-ups "
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    #8Norton Mobile Security

    Norton Mobile Security

    Norton Mobile Security is a software that helps you quickly lock and find your laptop, MacBook, tablet or smartphone if ever lost or stolen. It features tracking and mapping tools and a remote lock to secure your device. 


    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Sun Wu
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "What can I say? Flawless malware monitoring. And it is relatively cheap because one license can be used by up to 10 devices. I advise that you always update your app to date. This isn't a software but still a good choice for internet security for smartphones."
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    #9Bitdefender Total Security

    Bitdefender Total Security

    Bitdefender Total Security is a complete suite offering anti-malware protection, multi-layer ransomware protection, network threat prevention, parental controls, and cross-platform compatibility among Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

    Software

    Windows

    Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Accuracy wise, Bitdefender is trustworthy. I have learned a lot from using this internet security software like password management, as well as battery management. I was also surprised how VPN can really be useful. Thank you!"
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    Free Trial

    #10McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection safeguards your identity and helps make sure your private life stays that way. It provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets—all in one subscription.  

    Software

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ridhi Sharma
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "I installed McAfee to all my devices pc and phone and so far its been working fine 😀"
  8. 0

    #11Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro

    Avira Phantom VPN Pro is a tool which will keep your data safe and your online activities anonymous. It can also be run simultaneously to all of your devices. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Amit Nair
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "One of the best things is that you can cancel your chosen plan anytime you want. It's a good enough VPN for basic use"
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    #12BullGuard Identity Protection

    BullGuard Identity Protection
    BullGuard Identity Protection is simple and is an effective way to protect yourself from identity theft, to keep your personal and financial information safe and to monitor your children's Facebook activity
    Software

    Windows

    $39.95

    Moisés Valdez
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Identity protection and its network security scanner 👍👍👍"
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    #13Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus is a malware and virus protection software with on-the-cloud scanning processes. It alerts users when spyware or adware-infected apps pose a threat to their devices.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #14Prey

    Prey

    Prey is anti-theft tracking software for devices like laptops, phones, and tablets that enables users to locate, lock, wipe and recover stolen devices. Prey uses a remote activation system.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Megan Guerrero
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "I was so worried when I lost my phone in one of the places I visited in China because it had no passcode at all (yeah, my bad that I did not put any) but the point is, I was able to secure all my files and data and wiped out my phone using this. I highly recommend and really one of the best internet security software."
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    #15Bitdefender Security & Antivirus

    Bitdefender Security & Antivirus
    Bitdefender is a security app that offers a flawless malware protection BUT you can't schedule malware scans. Apart from that, it is well worth it.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

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    #16MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 

    MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 

    MAGIX PC Check & Tuning is a software to check performance of a computer in terms of deleting junk files to save battery, uninstall suspicious programs, delete Internet traces, and other PC actions.

    Software

    Windows

    $49.99

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    #17Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes

    MalwareBytes is an anti-malware and virus cleaner software that detects and blocks malicious scams and suspicious sites that threaten to destabilize a user's security. The app blocks scams like phishing as well as ransomware.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Anika Rathore
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "It's only good as a secondary protection. Why? cause it doesn't provide "real-time" protection. Though the scan is pretty fast and really removes malware"
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    #18Hidden

    Hidden

    Hidden Anti-theft software uses proven technology to search for missing devices such as your missing Macbook, iPhone or iPad and collects the evidence needed to get them back. It is made for Apple devices and tracks a device’s position, altitude and orientation.

    Software

    Web, iOS

    Varies by plan

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    #19CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X

    CleanMyMac X is software available for free download for  Mac users. It cleans up unwanted apps, broken programs, frees up large junk files, and even speeds up device performance. It also includes Malware protection to ensure its safety.

    Software

    Mac

    $34.95- Free trial available

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    #20Exo5

    Exo5

    Exo5 is a device tracking software which enables you to lock your laptop's hard disk in case it is stolen. This software also uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology and Google Maps UI. It also has Remotekill option for data encryption.

    Software

    Windows

    Varies by plan

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    #21Pombo

    Pombo

    Pombo is a laptop recovery software for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OSX. Pombo works silently in the background while sending tracking information to a web server of your choice. You can get the lastest file uploaded by Pombo, decrypt and hand it to the police.

    Software

    Web

    Free

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    #22LockItTight

    LockItTight

    LockItTight is a software for stolen devices. It has a feature of UI of Google Maps in order to track devices easily. It has premium and standard versions which you can avail for your needs. 

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

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    #23Absolute DDS

    Absolute DDS

    Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS) provides a persistent connection to all of your endpoints and the data they contain. Absolute DDS is all about the connection and it is delivered through a cloud-based console that requires no additional IT infrastructure.

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

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    #24Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium provides real-time protection against existing and emerging malware, ransomware and viruses. It also helps protect your finances, privacy and personal information across all your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

    Software

    Website

    $109.99- 1 year

    Caroline Lin
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Very good for phishing protection! ❤️️"

Summary

Best What are the best Internet security software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Comodo Internet Security SoftwareSoftware 19 Free
2Norton AntiVirusSoftware 12 Paid
3360 Total SecuritySoftware 5 Free
4AVG AntiVirus Software 3 Free
5AVG AntivirusSoftware 3 Free
6Avast Online SecuritySoftware 3 Free
7Kaspersky Total SecuritySoftware 2 Paid
8Norton Mobile SecuritySoftware 1 Free
9Bitdefender Total SecuritySoftware 1 Paid
10McAfee Total ProtectionSoftware 0 Free
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