The Best 4 Internet Security Suites of 2017

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27,95 AUD

BitDefender Logo

45,47 AUD

Norton Logo

69,99 AUD

Panda Logo

37,49 AUD

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Overall Score
Combines protection, price, features and service

100%

98%

96%

94%

Windows 10
Indicates the compatibility of the software with Windows 10

Anti-Malware
Protection from viruses, Trojans and other malware

Identity Protection
Protects your sensitive and financial data from hackers

Firewall
Prevents hackers from accessing your devices

Password Protection
Generates and safely stores highly secure passwords

Anti-Spam Protection
Keeps unwanted emails (spam) out of your mailbox

PC-Mag Award
PC-Mag is a USA based IT-security test lab

AV-Comparatives Award
AV-Comparatives is a Austria based IT-security test lab

Most Downloaded
Most downloaded security software in Australia

Compatible Devices
The software works on the following devices
Windows, Mac and Android
Windows, Mac and Android
Windows, Mac and Android
Windows, Mac and Android
McAfee Antivirus Logo

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Industry Leading Protection: McAfee offers excellent protection for all your devices, whether Mac, Windows, Android or iOS. Both in our own tests as well as in those by AV-Comparatives and PC Mag, it achieves top-tier scores in all areas.
  • Very Low Performance Impact: McAfee requires very little of your system to keep you protected. So no matter on what device you use McAfee, it will remain as smooth as ever.
  • Protects Unlimited Devices with 1 Purchase: With one purchase, you can install McAfee’s security software on as many devices as you like. McAfee is the only one that provides this option, allowing you to keep all your devices and data safe.
  • Exceptional Password Manager: McAfee’s password manager, called True Key, goes one step further than the rest. It offers not just the generation and storage of secure passwords, but logging in with features that are unique to you; like your face, fingerprint or second device.

Cons

  • Limited protection features for Mac: Compared to Norton’s protection for Mac, McAfee offers limited protection features for Apple’s OS. Although the protection and malware detection is great, it misses it’s password protection and anti-spam features on Mac.

Products

For Windows, Mac or Mobile:

  • McAfee Antivirus Plus
    • For: Unlimited devices
    • What: Offline and basic online protection
    • Buy if: You want offline and basic online protection only
  • McAfee Internet Security
    • For: Unlimited devices
    • What: Offline & full online protection (includes all features from Antivirus Plus, and adds a parental control and anti-spam)
    • Buy if: You want offline and full online protection
  • Mcafee Total Protection
    • For: Unlimited devices
    • What: Offline & premium online protection (includes all features from Internet Security, and adds a password manager and file encryption)
    • Buy if: You want the best protection

Note:

In some regions McAfee also sells LiveSafe. This premium product either replaces McAfee Total Protection or is sold as its bigger brother. The two products offer the same protection features, but LiveSafe offers cloud storage on top.

McAfee Antivirus

Save up to 75% with unique discounts

Total Score: 100%

Perfectly protects an unlimited number of devices, at a single purchase

Technical Support

Includes a knowledge base, FAQs, forum, online chat, and phone support

Compatible with Windows 10

McAfee works seamlessly with the new Windows 10

Money-back Guarantee

McAfee offers a generous, 30 day return policy

Headquartered in California

McAfee originates from Santa Clara, California, United States

Multiple Devices

One subscription protects unlimited Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great Test Scores: BitDefender belongs to the absolute best in the industry. it achieves the highest scores possible, both in our own tests, as well as those by PC Mag and AV Test.
  • Very Low Performance Impact: BitDefender uses very little resources and will keep your PC running smoothly.
  • Excellent Offline Protection: BitDefender offers one of the most complete feature sets for offline protection.
  • Excellent Online Protection: BitDefender automatically takes the best security decisions for you in securing your data, protecting online payments and safeguarding online privacy.

Cons

  • Limited protection for Mac: Compared to Norton’s protection for Mac, BitDefender for Mac lacks both a firewall and anti-spam. BitDefender’s Internet Security and Total Security for Windows do have both features.

Products

For Windows:

  • BitDefender Antivirus Plus
    • For: 1 to 10 PC’s
    • What: Offline protection
    • Buy if: You have a PC and need offline protection only
  • BitDefender Internet Security
    • For: 1 to 10 PC’s
    • What: Online & offline protection (includes all features from Antivirus Plus, and adds a firewall and anti-spam)
    • Buy if: You have a PC and need offline and online protection
  • BitDefender Total Security
    • For: 1 to 10 PC’s
    • What: Online & offline protection (includes all features from Internet Security, and adds a file optimiser, anti-theft and file encryption)
    • Buy if: You have a PC and want the best protection

For Mac:

  • BitDefender for Mac
    • For: 1 to 3 Mac’s
    • What: Offline protection for Mac
    • Buy if: You have a Mac and want offline protection

For Mobile:

  • BitDefender Mobile Security:
    • For: Android devices
    • What: Mobile and anti-theft protection
    • Buy if: You only have Android devices

BitDefender Antivirus

Save up to 43% with unique discounts

Total Score: 98%

Superb protection, but upgrade to Internet or Total Security for all features

Technical Support

Includes a knowledge base, FAQs, forum, online chat, and phone support

Compatible with Windows 10

BitDefender works seamlessly with the new Windows 10

Money-back Guarantee

BitDefender offers a generous, 30 day return policy

Headquartered in Romania

BitDefender originates from Bucharest, Romania

Multiple Devices

BitDefender sells separate Mac, Windows and Mobile products

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great Protection: Norton scores industry-leading test results in both our own tests, as well as those of other independent organisations such as AV-Test and PC Mag.
  • Very Low Performance Impact: It has hardly any impact on a PC’s, Mac’s or Mobile’s performance. Meaning your devices remain as smooth and fast as ever.
  • The Most Complete Features: Norton offers something unique; almost all of its online and offline protection features are available in all of its products, whether you choose its entry-level or premium product. The difference between their products is based on which devices (PC, Mac or Mobile) you want to protect and how many, not on what features you want.
  • Award-Winning Parent Control: If you have a family, and want to protect your kids online, Norton Security Premium (it’s most luxurious product) offers one additional feature the others don’t: Exceptionally good parental control. Keep your kids safe!

Cons

  • Limited protection for iOS: Norton’s protection for iOS devices is limited compared to its industry-leading protection for PC, Mac and Android.

Products

For Windows, Mac and Mobile:

  • Norton Security Standard
    • For: 1 Mac or PC
    • What: Online & offline protection
    • Buy if: You only need to protect 1 PC or Mac
  • Norton Security Deluxe
    • For: 3 Devices; Mac, PC, Android and/or iOS
    • What: Online & offline protection (includes all features from Security Standard and award winning parental control on top)
    • Buy if: You need to protect multiple devices
  • Norton Security Premium
    • For: 5 Devices; Mac, PC, Android and/or iOS
    • What: Online & offline protection (equal to Norton Security Deluxe)
    • Buy if: You need to protect your family

For Mobile only:

  • Norton Mobile Security
    • For: Multiple iOS or Android devices
    • What: Mobile and anti-theft protection
    • Buy if: You only have Android and iOS devices

Norton Security

Save up to 41% with unique discounts

Total Score: 96%

Norton is simply excellent, but comes at a slightly higher price

Technical Support

Includes a knowledge base, FAQs, forum, online chat, and phone support

Compatible with Windows 10

Norton works seamlessly with the new Windows 10

Money-back Guarantee

Norton offers a generous, 60 day return policy

Headquartered in California

Norton originates from Mountain View, California, United States

Multiple Devices

One subscription will protect Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices

Panda Antivirus Logo

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good Protection: Panda scores good results in all tests performed by PC Mag, AV Test and VRML, just slightly below the absolute best in the industry.
  • Low Performance Impact: Panda has some a relatively low performance impact on your system, keeping your PC running smooth and fast.
  • High Tech Bonus Features: Panda includes a range of interesting high tech bonus features such as WiFi protection and a password manager that is more advanced than average.
  • Excellent Value for Money: Panda offers some of the deepest discounts available here at VRML, giving it probably the best value for money of all the products in our comparison.

Cons

  • Limited protection for Mac: Compared to its protection features for PC, Panda offers limited protection for Mac and iOS devices.

Products

For Windows or Mobile:

  • Panda Antivirus Pro
    • For: 1 to 10 Devices
    • What: Offline and basic online protection
    • Buy if: You want offline and basic online protection only

For Windows, Mac or Mobile:

  • Panda Internet Security
    • For: 1 to 10 Devices
    • What: Offline & full online protection (includes all features from Antivirus Pro, and adds parental control and a security backup)
    • Buy if: You want offline and full online protection
  • Panda Global Protection
    • For: 1 to 10 Devices
    • What: Offline & premium online protection (includes all features from Internet Security, and adds a password manager, file encryption and PC tune-up feature)
    • Buy if: You want the best protection

Panda Antivirus

Save up to 50% with unique discounts

Total Score: 94%

Panda offers great protection and excellent value for money

Technical Support

Includes a knowledge base, FAQs, forum, online chat, and phone support

Compatible with Windows 10

Panda works seamlessly with the new Windows 10

Money-back Guarantee

Panda offers a generous, 30 day return policy

Headquartered in Spain

Panda originates from Madrid, Spain

Multiple Devices

Panda sells separate Mac, Windows and Mobile products