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Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete review: Protection needs improvement

Webroot's suite has a nice interface, but the program needs to get better at detecting zero-day attacks and distinguishing between threats and nonthreats.

Avast Internet Security (2014) review: short on security

All the advanced options you could hope for, but lacking in protection.

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Security Showdown 2014

We tested ten of this year’s foremost security suites to see how well they protect PCs, mobile devices, and social networks from malware and other threats.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 review: An all-around performer

Kaspersky’s security suite will keep you safe and sane with top notch protection and intuitive design.

VIPRE Internet Security 2014: Adequate protection, interface needs a makeover

VIPRE's suite falls short on zero-day detection and usability.

McAfee Internet Security 2014 review: Intuitive interface, decent protection

McAfee’s security suite is ready for Windows 8, but not zero-day attacks.

Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2014 review: All-in-one suite offers excellent protection

Trend Micro's suite combines first-rate protection with 5GB of free online backup, online-banking security, and more.

F-Secure Internet Security 2014 review: bulletproof protection, bad user interface

F-Secure delivered fantastic malware detection rates, but its interface needs some improvement.

AVG Internet Security 2014 review: a decent, lightweight antivirus suite

AVG's suite offers adequate protection, but "adequate" doesn't cut it in this year’s round-up.

ESET Smart Security 7: newcomer brings top-notch protection

New to the U.S. market, Eset's suite offers excellent antivirus if you can tolerate the drag it puts on your system.

Norton Internet Security 2014 review: Polished security suite with excellent protection

Suite offers tight security against all threats without slowing your system

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Five essential apps for traveling with your pets

Who wants to go on a car ride? Your dog does! Make pet-friendly travel easier with these apps.


Whistle review: Activity trackers go to the dogs

You can keep tabs on your puppy's playtime, walks, and long as Wi-Fi is available.

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Goji Play review: Hate cardio a little less

Goji Play combines two things I love: Exercise and video games. Too bad it feels like it's still in production.