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Total security software

Total security software provides all the security your computer needs in one package. It’s a convenient way to protect your computer without having to install and maintain separate pieces of software. Total security software also helps you keep safe copies of important files.

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 What to look for

Total security software comparison chart for 2017

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Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Norman Security Suite PRO 11
Trend Micro Maximum Security
McAfee Total Protection
G Data Total Security
Panda Global Protection
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete has been awarded best buy Product image of webroot secureanywhere complete Product image of norton security premium Product image of kaspersky total security Product image of bitdefender total security 2017 Product image of norman security suite pro 11 Product image of trend micro maximum security Product image of mcafee total protection Product image of g data total security Product image of panda global protection Product image of zonealarm extreme security
 
 
 
Percentage of people who bought this item
83.5% 4.2% 3.2% 1.0% 2.5% 2.0% 2.1% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0%

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Ratings
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Lab results
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Viruses
98% 94% 89% 98% 86% 92% 94% 86% 86% 86%
Spyware, worms, Trojans & rootkits
98% 98% 94% 89% 82% 98% 90% 86% 86% 94%
Spam
100% 98% 98% 98% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92%
Phishing
100% 89% 92% 100% 84% 94% 98% 90% 90% 92%
Scareware
100% 90% 94% 98% 86% 92% 94% 90% 90% 92%
False positives
100% 95% 90% 100% 85% 95% 95% 100% 90% 95%
Independent lab results
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Protection
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Security
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Identity theft
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PC Tune-up tools
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Back-up
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Scans
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Features
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Help & support
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Telephone support
webroot secureanywhere complete offers telephone support norton security premium offers telephone support kaspersky total security offers telephone support bitdefender total security 2017 offers telephone support norman security suite pro 11 offers telephone support trend micro maximum security offers telephone support mcafee total protection offers telephone support g data total security offers telephone support panda global protection does not offer telephone support zonealarm extreme security does not offer telephone support
Email support
webroot secureanywhere complete offers email support norton security premium offers email support kaspersky total security offers email support bitdefender total security 2017 offers email support norman security suite pro 11 offers email support trend micro maximum security offers email support mcafee total protection offers email support g data total security offers email support panda global protection offers email support zonealarm extreme security offers email support
Live chat
webroot secureanywhere complete offers live chat norton security premium offers live chat kaspersky total security does not offer live chat bitdefender total security 2017 offers live chat norman security suite pro 11 offers live chat trend micro maximum security offers live chat mcafee total protection offers live chat g data total security offers live chat panda global protection offers live chat zonealarm extreme security offers live chat
Manual
webroot secureanywhere complete offers manual norton security premium offers manual kaspersky total security offers manual bitdefender total security 2017 offers manual norman security suite pro 11 offers manual trend micro maximum security offers manual mcafee total protection offers manual g data total security offers manual panda global protection offers manual zonealarm extreme security offers manual
Knowledge base
webroot secureanywhere complete offers knowledge base norton security premium offers knowledge base kaspersky total security offers knowledge base bitdefender total security 2017 offers knowledge base norman security suite pro 11 offers knowledge base trend micro maximum security offers knowledge base mcafee total protection offers knowledge base g data total security offers knowledge base panda global protection offers knowledge base zonealarm extreme security offers knowledge base
Forums
webroot secureanywhere complete offers forums norton security premium offers forums kaspersky total security offers forums bitdefender total security 2017 offers forums norman security suite pro 11 offers forums trend micro maximum security offers forums mcafee total protection offers forums g data total security does not offer forums panda global protection offers forums zonealarm extreme security offers forums
FAQs
webroot secureanywhere complete offers faqs norton security premium offers faqs kaspersky total security offers faqs bitdefender total security 2017 offers faqs norman security suite pro 11 offers faqs trend micro maximum security offers faqs mcafee total protection offers faqs g data total security offers faqs panda global protection offers faqs zonealarm extreme security offers faqs
Operating systems
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Windows 10
webroot secureanywhere complete  windows 10 norton security premium  windows 10 kaspersky total security  windows 10 bitdefender total security 2017  windows 10 norman security suite pro 11  windows 10 trend micro maximum security  windows 10 mcafee total protection  windows 10 g data total security  windows 10 panda global protection  windows 10 zonealarm extreme security  windows 10
Windows 8
webroot secureanywhere complete  windows 8 norton security premium  windows 8 kaspersky total security  windows 8 bitdefender total security 2017  windows 8 norman security suite pro 11  windows 8 trend micro maximum security  windows 8 mcafee total protection  windows 8 g data total security  windows 8 panda global protection  windows 8 zonealarm extreme security  windows 8
Windows 7
webroot secureanywhere complete is compatible with windows 7 norton security premium is compatible with windows 7 kaspersky total security is compatible with windows 7 bitdefender total security 2017 is compatible with windows 7 norman security suite pro 11 is compatible with windows 7 trend micro maximum security is compatible with windows 7 mcafee total protection is compatible with windows 7 g data total security is compatible with windows 7 panda global protection is compatible with windows 7 zonealarm extreme security is compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
webroot secureanywhere complete is compatible with windows vista norton security premium is compatible with windows vista kaspersky total security is compatible with windows vista bitdefender total security 2017 is compatible with windows vista norman security suite pro 11 is compatible with windows vista trend micro maximum security is compatible with windows vista mcafee total protection is compatible with windows vista g data total security is compatible with windows vista panda global protection is compatible with windows vista zonealarm extreme security is compatible with windows vista
Windows XP
webroot secureanywhere complete is compatible with windows xp norton security premium is compatible with windows xp kaspersky total security is compatible with windows xp bitdefender total security 2017 is compatible with windows xp norman security suite pro 11 is compatible with windows xp trend micro maximum security is compatible with windows xp mcafee total protection is compatible with windows xp g data total security is compatible with windows xp panda global protection is compatible with windows xp zonealarm extreme security is compatible with windows xp

Total security software explained

Most total security software combines these functions:

  • Anti-virus, to stop computer viruses damaging your software and files.
  • Anti-spyware, to block spyware monitoring how you use your computer.
  • Anti-spam, to prevent junk email clogging up your inbox.
  • A firewall, to stop hackers breaking into your computer via the internet.
  • Phishing protection, to warn you of fake websites.
  • Parental controls, which block potentially inappropriate sites and content.
  • Identity theft protection, to keep your safe from online fraudsters.
  • Tune up tools, which help your computer run faster and more reliably.
  • Backup tools, to keep safe copies of important files online.

Total security software is very convenient. Once you install it, it will run constantly on your computer, keeping you protected so you can use the internet with confidence. You don’t have to worry about installing more than one piece of security software, and it also usually works out cheaper than purchasing separate packages.

As long as you keep the software updated (most total security software will do this automatically), it will keep you safe.

Performance improvements and data backup

As well as guarding your computer from online threats, total security software can actually improve your computer’s performance. Most packages will scan your hard drive for unnecessary files and settings, then remove them for you. Like servicing a car regularly, this will result in a computer which runs noticeably more smoothly.

Your total security software may also include online backup space. This copies your most important files (maybe documents or photos?) to another server on the internet, so you have a second copy just in case anything happens to your computer.

What to look for in total security software

Total security software provides you with all the tools you need to keep your computer secure. A few years ago anti-virus software was all you ever needed to keep your computer safe, but the emergance of new threats from hackers and cyber-criminals as meant that other forms of protection are needed.

Anti-virus

Despite the increase of new computer security threats, your anti-virus is your first layer of protection. It's the one feature we would always pick above another. You should choose an anti-virus that scores highly in the dependent lab tests. The most recognised of these labs are AV-TEST, AV-Comparatives, Checkmark, ICSA and VB100%.

You may have noticed that alot of security suites offer cloud based virus detection. Don't worry too much about whether your solution is in the cloud, the most important thing is that it is effective. Something that is worth looking at is the number of false positives it produces. A false positive is when a file is determined to be a virus, but in actual fact it is a legitmate file.

Personal firewall

Having a personal firewall is still a very important. You no longer need to purchase a seperate personal firewall, because most security solutions come with one installed. We always recommend that you choose a firewall that offers two network monitoring and includes intrusion detection.

Identity theft protection

Having your credit card details, social security number or website login details can be a costly and frustrating experience. So having the right security tools to minimalize that risk is very important. Spyware is one of the worst culprits, so anti-spyware is a must in a total security suite. Many suites now include website advisors which alert you potentially fraudelant websites. Adware protection that blocks pop-ups is also a consideration, so too anti-spam that intercepts harmful emails.

Parental controls

The majority of total security suites now include parental controls, however none are quite as comprehensive as the individually sold parental control software suites. A few of the major vendors don't include parental controls in their total security solution, so if you have children and its an important feature for you make sure you pick a solution where it's included.

Backup

Backing up your data doesn't necessarily seem like a form of computer security, but if someone is able to hack into your computer and wipe your entire hard-drive, you'll be glad you considered back-up. The vast majority of total security suites offer online backup, where your data is incrimentally backed up to an outside server. Be warned that most companies charge extra for online back up, although most will offer you a couple of megabytes of storgae for free.

Tune-up tools

The latest range of total security suites now offer PC tune-up tools. We aren't quite sure why as they don't really fall into the bracket of computer security. However they can be quite useful, particularly if your computer has become a bit slow.

Rank
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete
Norton Security Premium
Kaspersky Total Security
BitDefender Total Security 2017
Norman Security Suite PRO 11
Trend Micro Maximum Security
McAfee Total Protection
G Data Total Security
Panda Global Protection
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security