Best PC Internet Security Product?

So, what’s the best Internet Security product for your PC? There’s no “one size fits all” answer. Perhaps your new PC included a bundled anti-virus program and you’re wondering whether to activate and use it or get another one (after uninstalling the current program). Perhaps the subscription for your current anti-virus product expired and you’re wondering whether to renew. Perhaps you know people who are using other products or free versions.

Whatever the reason, each new year brings new releases of anti-virus and Internet Security programs. There are many choices. PC World reviewed 9 Internet Security suites: F-Secure Internet Security 2013, Norton Internet Security 2013, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, McAfee Internet Security 2013, G Data InternetSecurity 2013, AVG Internet Security 2013, Avira Internet Security 2013.

Notably absent in PC World’s list were Microsoft’s Windows Defender, GFI’s Vipre, Panda’s, etc.

Key factors in choosing a product are: ease of use, detection, removal, scan speed, and impact on computer performance. Prices range from $35 – $70 per year. Some licenses cover multiple computers.

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  1. Regardless of which anti-malware / anti-virus / PC Security product you select for your PC, I recommend installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version. Even better, for a one-time fee, purchase a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO license.

    Note that in trying to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, you may find that you’re running a 14-day Trial version. No need to panic — after the trial period is over, you will be able to revert to the free version (if you decide not to purchase a PRO license).

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