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    APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

    By 28 June 2012

    Security software isn’t the sexiest area to think about, but then neither is getting rinsed for all you're worth by a malicious app that you’ve mistakenly downloaded. While that may not be a problem on iOS, it’s starting to become something worth...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Kaspersky PURE - PC review

    By 3 June 2010

    Kaspersky has recently updated its range of security software to include the new Kaspersky PURE, an all-singing, all-dancing suite that does far more than simply protect against and remove threats. Elevating this particular group of tools above many rivals...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Sunbelt Software VIPRE Antivirus Premium - PC review

    By 6 May 2010

    Sunbelt Software has been quietly plying a trade in a crowded market with its own form of antivirus and system security, the most recent of which is Antivirus Premium 4.0. Aimed at those who prefer a "set and forget" solution to being bogged down with...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010 review

    By 13 April 2010

    PC Tools has its work cut out with Spyware Doctor and Antivirus these days, and with a range of low-priced rival suites available it’s left to those who are happy with the Windows firewall or have a dedicated alternative handy to consider a purchase....

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 3.5 out of 5

    PC Tools iAntiVirus - Mac review

    By 26 June 2009

    One of the pleasing things about using a Mac is that you can still gloat at your friends about how the Mac OS is virus free. So should you really download iAntiVirus from PC Tools to protect your computer from a threat that doesn't exist? We took a closer...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review

    By 16 April 2009

    It doesn't seem like a year since Norton did a great job of refining its "family friendly" security suite but version 3 of 360 has arrived, keen to keep its place as the favourite all-in-one tool of choice for the home user. Those looking for a range...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition - PC review

    By 13 February 2009

    Ad-Aware has been an old favourite of ours for a while, being one of the first free utilities designed to help scan for and remove malware and protect you against incoming threats through its Ad-Watch component. In recent times it has fallen from grace...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC review

    By 18 December 2008

    There are a ton of very capable security suites around these days and some offer extremely good value for money when you consider additional features such as backup and tune-up tools that are becoming more common. It almost makes you wonder how much longer...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Yoggie Gatekeeper Card Pro internet security device review

    By 10 December 2008

    Security is always a big issue and the wonders of the Internet might mean we can get information quickly, but it also means that your PC can catch a cold quickly as well. So can Yoggie's Gatekeeper Card Pro offer protection? We go in search of trouble...

  • 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

    Ad-Aware 2008 Pro - PC review

    By 9 September 2008

    Ad-Aware has been around for quite some time and due to the appeal of its free protection and scanning tools was the weapon of choice for many in the fight against malware. Over the years many other suites have begun to offer similar built-in protection,...

  • 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...