The Best Security Suites for 2020

1. Norton Security Premium — Top-Rated Protection

  • Superb malware protection
  • A generous list of extras
  • Unlimited VPN
  • LifeLock ID protection
  • Simultaneous protection for 10 devices
  • Cloud Backup (100GB)
  • Above-average system impact during full scans
  • No secure browser or data shredder

2. Bitdefender Total Security — Highly Reliable Security Software

  • Leading antivirus protection
  • Low system impact
  • User-friendly, easy to use
  • Protects against network-based attacks
  • Reasonably-priced
  • Mobile apps are not as feature-packed
  • The VPN comes with a data cap

3. McAfee LiveSafe

  • Protection for an unlimited number of devices
  • Virus protection guarantee
  • 100% virus removal
  • Excellent anti-malware protection
  • Easy to use, highly configurable
  • More expensive than the rivals
  • Slows down older hardware

4. TotalAV Internet Security

  • Decent anti-ransomware and spyware modules
  • User-friendly, straightforward interface
  • Below-average system impact
  • More affordable than most rivals
  • Average anti-malware protection
  • VPN doesn’t come for free

5. PC Matic Home

  • A full-fledged optimization program
  • Lots of options, highly configurable
  • Whitelist-based protection algorithms
  • Incredibly low system impact
  • Several features are average at best
  • Too many false positive

6. Kaspersky Total Security — Arguably, the Best Security Suite

  • Unmatched malware protection
  • Strong against ransomware and phishing
  • Two-factor authentication
  • A generous list of extras
  • Easy to use, highly configurable
  • Full scans are quite heavy on the system
  • VPN usage is limited

7. Avast Premium Security

  • Lots of useful extra features
  • Friendly, fast, low-impact
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Full-fledged protection against modern threats
  • Includes optimization tools
  • Not the best anti-malware protection
  • A bit too expensive||Limited VPN usage

8. BullGuard Premium Protection

  • Simultaneous protection for up to 10 devices
  • ID Theft protection
  • Cloud integrated backup (25GB)
  • Vulnerability scanner
  • Doesn’t include a password manager
  • No integrated VPN
  • Average malware protection

9. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security

  • Above-average antivirus protection
  • Optimization tools (for Win and Mac)
  • Low system impact, fast, thorough scans
  • 25GB of cloud storage
  • Exceptional URL blocking
  • Lacks third-party lab test results
  • Comes with a limited password manager
  • Ransomware protection is average at best

10. Trend Micro Maximum Security

  • Efficient against malware
  • Covers up to 10 devices
  • Efficient ransomware protection
  • Strong against zero-day attacks
  • Includes a file shredder and secure browser
  • High system impact during full scans
  • An above-average number of false positives
  • No webcam protection, VPN, or 2-way firewall

What’s the Best Security Suite?

What’s the difference between antivirus and Internet Security?

Basic and Advanced Security Suites

Fighting Malware, Adware, and Spyware

Firewall Choices

Phishing and Privacy Protection

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