Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Norton 360 4.0 - PC review

    By 18 March 2010

    Symantec came up with some interesting new developments in system security last year, with the well publicised Quorum and System Insight tools offering faster, more efficient scans and an unprecedented amount of information for users who would benefit...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    BullGuard Internet Security 9 - PC review

    By 24 February 2010

    BullGuard Internet Security has been a worthy rival to more established names in the security arena for the last couple of years, and though what is already a feature-packed collection of tools hasn't been significantly updated during this time, it has...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Y-Cam Knight SD wireless security camera review

    By 24 February 2010

    In 2008 it was reported that there were around 4.2 million security cameras in the UK (via Channel 4), which means around one camera for every 14 people. Trouble is, unless you live in a major city those cameras aren't pointing into your house or office...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    AVG 9.0 security software review

    By 5 November 2009

    AVG has been one of the most popular free antivirus tools for many a year, and updates its software for 2010 with the new AVG 9. We’ll kick off by summarising the different versions of the software, which still includes a free version for those who...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    TenBu Technologies nio Bluetooth security system review

    By 6 October 2009

    Keeping your gadgets safe can be a real worry. TenBu Technologies' nio is a Bluetooth security system for your gadgets with the aim of providing you with a Bluetooth "security zone". Essentially the system works though a Bluetooth tag, which is about...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC review

    By 1 October 2009

    We’ve seen a few new arrivals in the security software market for 2010 so far but are yet to experience any dramatic improvements, certainly in terms of new features and innovations. Rarely one to rest on its laurels, Symantec has been busy putting...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mobiu secure mobile office - PC review

    By 26 March 2009

    Data security has barely been out of the news over the past few years, with every week bringing a new "scandal" to the fore as sensitive information is lost or stolen, removed or misplaced, often with no protection in place. With the increasing sophistication...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    SoProtectMe - PC review

    By 22 January 2009

    Though there are a range of ways to control and restrict access to certain parts of your computer through Windows’ user accounts, these aren’t always that easy to configure and don’t offer a particularly good degree of control. If you’re using...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Webroot Internet Security Essentials - PC review

    By 9 December 2008

    More and more security suites are offering added extras to try and pull one over rivals that decide to stick with antivirus and firewall oriented components and Webroot is the latest to throw a bunch of extras into the mix. Accompanying system security...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 - PC review

    By 3 December 2008

    Trend Internet Security 2009 is a security-only solution from the re-branded PC-Cillin, offering firewall, virus and malware protection as well as anti-spam, parental controls and intrusion and online protection. It’s worth mentioning that for an extra...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Norton Internet Security 2009 - PC review

    By 14 October 2008

    Choosing the right internet security package is often a case of personal preference as all the leading brands offer pretty much the same array of tools. One of the biggest names is Symantec with its Norton 360 and this, the 2009 version of its leading...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    G Data AntiVirus 2008 - PC review

    By 25 September 2008

    As we’ve seen with most antivirus suites, G Data takes the simple interface approach to design. The interface is clean and you can immediately tell what activity is being run. The software comes with a Boot-CD, which you can run before you install the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    GData Notebook Security 2008 - PC review

    By 28 August 2008

    Depending on which research you read, notebooks either outsell desktop PCs already or are expected to do so in the coming 12 months. With this growth in popularity it comes as no surprise to find notebook specific software now being released. GData Notebook...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 – PC software review

    By 31 July 2008

    If you're using a computer that's hooked up to the Internet it's essential that you're running some form of security, ideally a suite of tools that combines a range of ways to detect and remove threats. Outpost produces a straightforward solution that's...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 - PC review

    By 17 July 2008

    We may only be only half way through the year but we’re already starting to see the emergence of the latest crop of Internet Security Suites. To get a head start on the competition, Kaspersky has decided to call its latest version, Internet Security...