Computer Protection Software Review

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Why Buy All-in-One Computer Protection Software?

All-in-one computer security software protects multiple devices with a single product. The advantages to buying such bundles are manifold. They cost less than the sum of their individual parts. You have one subscription-renewal date. You have one vendor to deal with that shoulders the integration burden. And the best products let you manage every device from one web console. To help you select the best internet security, we have written articles about all-in-one computer protection software. We assert that the best computer security products for multiple devices are Bitdefender Sphere, Norton 360 Multi-Device and Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device. Feel free to read more articles about multi-device computer protection.

Computer Protection Software: What to Look For

You found us because you want to know how to protect your computer and your other devices. To start your selection process to find the best computer protection software, narrow the field to those products that can protect your specific collection of devices. There is a good computer protection product in our review, for example, that would only be right for you if you need to protect a Windows PC and an Android device. One of its competitors, however, covers not just Windows and Android but also Apple, iOS and BlackBerry.

After you have narrowed down your options to the computer protection software that covers all of your devices, then examine the features. Usually the feature list of security software for Android and iOS devices is a subset of the feature list for Windows machines and Apple computers. Furthermore, each vendor provides a different set of features for any specific platform. For example, some include antitheft features for Windows laptops and some do not. Some can filter calls and messages on smartphones and some cannot.

After considering the supported devices and features, take into account how the best security software vendors intend to support you. To identify the best computer security software, we consider each of these three ways of choosing them: multi-device protection, features, and help and support.

Multi-Device Protection
Confirm that the all-in-one web protection software you are considering protects all of the devices that you want to keep safe. We found just one product that protects Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Blackberry. The rest of the products support a shorter list of operating systems and devices. Some of them might have exactly the right combination that you require, and others won't.

Features
Know exactly which security features apply to each operating system and device that you own. We provide a detailed list of possible features in our review so that you don't accidentally miss one. Because of the Windows installed user base, it is possible to get detailed test results from independent test labs that have measured the performance of the PC security software portion of the products in our review.

Help & Support
Most of the all-in-one computer protection vendors host useful resources, tutorials and user forums online. What differentiates them comes down to the days and hours that their support teams operate, as well as the communication channels they use. For example, some are available for online chat 24/7, whereas others are available by telephone or email during business hours.

If the number of computers and computer-based communications devices you use is increasing, it means that you are deriving some benefits from owning them. If you have a smartphone, you have a convenient and portable navigation device and a means of texting, emailing and looking up information in the absence of a computer. If you have a tablet, you have a device that often frees you from bringing a laptop along. Each form factor has its justifications. However, each extends your vulnerability in such a way that could allow a criminal to rob you of your identity. The all-in-one security software we reviewed provides a convenient way to protect all of your devices with a single product from a single software publisher that is committed to making all of the pieces work together for your safety and convenience.

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10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Bitdefender Sphere Norton 360 Multi-Device Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device F-Secure SAFE Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security McAfee All Access ESET Family Security Pack Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete G Data Total Security AVG Premium Security
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10.00
9.48
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10.00
9.48
7.50
10.00
8.90
7.50
10.00
8.07
7.50
10.00
7.75
7.50
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7.20
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Multi-Device Protection
Number of Devices Per License Unlimited for three users 5 5 3 3 Unlimited 5 5 3 3
Web-Management Interface
 
  
Windows
Macintosh
  
Android
iOS  
     
  
BlackBerry      
    
Windows Features
Protection 100% 92% 92% 100% 92% 83% 83% 42% 100% 83%
Performance 92% 100% 92% 75% 83% 50% 33% 100% 75% 75%
Usability 100% 92% 100% 92% 67% 100% 100% 67% 92% 92%
Antimalware
Antiphishing
Antispam
Antispyware
Removes Malware
Scans Removable Media
  
 
Firewall
  
 
Parental Controls  
 
 
Password Manager  
  
 
  
Shreds Files   
 
 
 
Macintosh Features
Antimalware
  
Antispyware
  
Antiphishing
 
  
Parental Controls   
   
Firewall   
  
  
Android Features
Antimalware
Antispyware
Anti-theft
Call Filtering
SMS Filtering
Browsing Protection
 
  
Parental Control   
    
iOS Features
Antimalware  
     
  
Antispyware  
     
  
Anti-theft  
     
  
Help & Support
Telephone
Live Chat
 
   
24/7
   $     
Platforms
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Mac OS X 10.9
  
Mac OS X 10.8
  
Mac OS X 10.7
  
Android
iOS  
     
  
BlackBerry