3 Top Software and Security Programs for 2015
A simple anti-virus program is no longer enough to protect your privacy and that of your family against identity thieves and automated tracking systems. A complete security package that includes anti-virus, anti-malware, file encryption, parental controls and anti-theft features is essential to combat outside threats, according to legal professionals who work in the tech industry. Here are the top three security software suites for 2015.
Bitdefender Total Security
Bitdefender has been around since 2001. Always a solid anti-virus program, the 2015 Bitdefender Total Security suite is a complete security and privacy package. An updated interface makes it easy to set options, create profiles, scan for viruses and alerts when issues arise. A small widget in the lower right corner of your PC also alerts you to problems. Bitdefender’s feature list includes the ability to create unique profiles and security settings for different users, set parental controls and optimize your PCs resources. Bitdefender’s Protection vulnerability scan tool checks your PC for Windows and security updates and alerts you if they’re not up to date.
Bitdefender’s Web protection tool quietly runs in the background as you browse to protect you from malware, phishing and fraud. The privacy features include ID Theft Protection, Safepay, Wallet and Data Protection. Wallet securely stores website credentials, credit card automation and personal information with sophisticated encryption and layers of added data security.
Bitdefender Total Security 2015 is a complete package of tools with a wide range of features that protect your computer and personal information from a wide range of threats. An impeccable performer, Bitdefender is also affordably priced.
McAfee LiveSafe delivers a strong shield against viruses, malware and spyware. Designed for use across multiples PCs, the one-year subscription also includes mobile device protection. LiveSafe is easy to install and has an intuitive interface. The installation process includes a complete system scan to ensure that a clean PC from the start. Custom scans are quick and protection tools include a firewall, anti-spam filter and a comprehensive parental control. The mobile app includes security scan and privacy tools.
LiveSafe’s privacy protections are not as comprehensive as Bitdefender’s but its shredder feature is excellent. The shredder removes all traces of unwanted files by deleting and overwriting them to prevent data recovery. LiveSafe is a solid security and protection package that is affordable and easy to use.
If you’re on a tight budget and don’t need parental controls, Avast Premier Security Suite is a smart choice. A great value, Avast Premier includes anti-virus protection, safe browsing features, a data shredder and a unique virtual sandbox, where you check out potentially harmful software before installing it on your PC.
The user-friendly interface has a left side option list. When options are highlighted, the program provides an easy to understand explanation of what each does. Like Bitdefender, Avast Premier checks your PC for outdated drivers and programs and includes an option to update within the Avast program. Avast Premier protects your privacy through a secure virtualized desktop feature that prevents data theft.