The Best 2013 Internet Security Programs


If you are looking for a 2013 internet security program then you won’t need to wait until the new year.

The leading vendors will already be working on their new lineups and we can probably expect to see the first 2013 products appearing from around June onwards.

Have you decided which one you will buy for the coming year? If not, then my reviews of each of the best internet security packages will appear very soon after each is released…

The Best Internet Security Programs for 2013

My reviews this year kick off with a program I’ve not looked at before but have heard good things about. Will it prove to be the top choice this year?

G Data Internet Security 2013 offers good quality protection and a decent range of features. With free Android security and a competitive price its definitely worthy of your consideration.

Read my full review: G Data Internet Security 2013

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BitDefender-IS-2013Absolutely fantastic!

Having just finished conducting a thorough review I have to say that I am mightily impressed with it. Not only is it intuitive and easy to use but the protection it offers is excellent as well.

Its packed with many great and genuinely useful features and is suitable for technophobes and accomplished computer users alike.

I highly recommend it.

Read all my thoughts on this program: BitDefender Internet Security 2013

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Total-Security-2013To say this program is feature packed would, perhaps, be an understatement – it probably has everything you will ever need to keep yourself and your computer safe.

Not only are traditional aspects, such as antivirus, present, but new innovations such as SafePay (secure online banking) and Device Anti-Theft really do put this product on the map.

Even though its early days and there are many more 2013 products set to be released, I suspect this one may top the pile all year round.

Learn more: BitDefender Total Security 2013

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Smart-Security-6My latest review is for a security suite that has the potential to be very good indeed.

There are, however, what I believe to be a couple of pressing issues that need resolution.

What do you think?

Read more: ESET Smart Security 6

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If you are looking for a top quality internet security suite thats easy to use and friendly to older systems then this may be the one for you.

This suite does an excellent job of blocking and removing malware whilst using minimal system resources in the process.

In fact, I like it so much, that I’ll be leaving it on my laptop for the coming year.

Find out why: F-Secure Internet Security 2013

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KIS-2013The latest internet security suite from Kaspersky Labs offers extremely good protection indeed against the latest threats.

System resource usage is very low considering the level of scanning that takes place here but initial scans can be relatively time consuming when compared with alternative programs.

Also, the price is a little higher than other security suites which I believe are equally good.

Find out more: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

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Think BitDefender Internet Security 2013

Then add on a newer look interface and throw in a few extra features that are Windows 8 specific (integration with the Security Centre as well as support for Microsoft’s Early Launch Anti-Malware feature)

And what you have is an absolutely top draw internet security suite specifically designed for Microsoft’s latest operating system

Discover more: BitDefender Windows 8 Security

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Trend IS 2013Whilst not the outright best program I’ve tested thus far it did detect a piece of spyware that has hitherto remained hidden on my system.

This program is clear and easy to use and also comes with free Android protection.

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013

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NIS 2013This program is very good at detecting malware and even better at removing it.

Also comes with a strong firewall.

Symantec also offer an excellent level of customer service 24/7 which is, most importantly, free.

Read my thoughts on Norton Internet Security 2013.

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Which is the top security suite for 2013?

This is a question I get asked all the time but the answer is never simple. First of all, the best program for any person is, well, a personal choice. Depending on your particular needs and skill level, different programs will serve you better than others. Also my reviews, whilst impartial as possible, do reflect my own opinion which may of course differ from yours.

That said, I will try to give you some guidance as I review more and more programs, by highlighting which I think are best based on the following criteria:

Best for blocking malware

Kaspersky

Best for removing malware

BitDefender / Norton

Easiest to use

F-Secure

Lowest use of system resources

F-Secure

Best additional features

BitDefender

Best Value

BitDefender

Best for Windows 8

BitDefender Windows 8 Security

Of course the above may change as I review more programs so I’ll update accordingly.

For now though, which do you think is best and why?

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