Best security options
This year has given us plenty of reasons to question the efficacy of our Internet security: Heartbleed vulnerabilities, Target and Home Depot customer data leaks, celebrity iCloud photo hacks, attacks on Sony. While companies batten down their Web servers, you can protect your computer and phone with a security app — but with so many options, how do you choose? We’ve reviewed all of this year’s major antivirus and security updates, and now here are our recommendations for the apps that will work best for you, whether you’re running an old version of Windows or need remote control of all your devices.
If you want the best all-around protection: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
(Windows, see also Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac)
The good: With unrivaled test results from independent security labs, Bitdefender Antivirus offers the best protection on the market. The app also includes a variety of optimization tools, such as a Registry cleaner and a disk defragmenter. Bitdefender Safepay provides extra security for online shoppers to store sensitive payment information.
The bad: First-time setup can be a drag, as the ini… [Read more]
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