PC Tools Internet Security
Protection from the many different types of online threat is essential when using the Internet. PC Tools Internet Security is a complete online security solution comprising anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and a firewall. A key feature is its ease of use - a hallmark of PC Tools products.
PC Tools Internet Security is easy to install. It starts by updating itself so you are immediately protected from all the latest malware. The anti-virus is a good performer, while the anti-spyware is the top-rated Spyware Doctor, arguably the best anti-spyware you can get anywhere. It detects spyware, adware, diallers and keyloggers and prevents unauthorized changes to your web browser settings.
In common with most products of this type PC Tools Internet Security provides constant online protection, plus an on-demand scanner that can sweep your hard drive whenever you want to. The scan speed is pretty fast, and probably bettered only by products that are far less effective at finding malware.
The functionality described so far is the same as provided by PC Tools' Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus. However, PC Tools Internet Security also includes a firewall and anti-spam software. The firewall is an essential for any internet-connected computer and protects it against attack by hackers, intruders and other network security exploits. The spam monitor - also available as a separate product - helps filter out unwanted email from your inbox.
The price is for a one year renewable license. The software may be used to protect up to three computers.
We recommend PC Tools Internet Security because it's a complete security solution that's easy to use and incorporates the best anti-spyware in the business.