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Kill your data dead with these tips and tools

Your data must be handled discreetly. Whatever your reason for wanting to get rid of old files, here's how to make sure sensitive information is truly deceased.

WD My Cloud review: A better, more secure alternative to cloud storage

Who needs Dropbox when you can get 2TB of web-accessible storage this cheap?

Review: Aegis Bio 3.0 hard drive ideal for security conscious users

Apricorn’s Aegis Bio 3.0 pairs solid performance with enhanced security features to create a nice, all-around external hard drive.

Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested

We tested security suites on PCs, tablets, and phones to evaluate how well they protect against viruses and other threats.

Review: Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2013

Webroot's speedy suite will do a good—but not outstanding—job at keeping you safe.

Review: Avira Internet Security 2013: Competent but confusing

This program is competent at detecting, disabling, and cleaning up malware, but its unfriendly user interface is a big problem.

AVG Internet Security 2013 Review: Adequate antivirus program gets a makeover

AVG is a perfectly respectable antivirus program. But “perfectly respectable” just doesn’t cut it these days.

G Data InternetSecurity 2013 Review: Excellent protection, but a terrible user interface

G Data has put together an effective antimalware suite, but it suffers from an annoying installation process and a settings panel that is better suited to advanced users.

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013: Good protection, advanced settings (minus the jargon)

Kaspersky's 2013 suite lets beginners and advanced users alike will get the most out of the product. It put up good scores in malware detection tests, too.

Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013: Excellent protection, user-friendly interface

Bitdefender's user-friendly interface will appeal to all user levels.

Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013: An all-around winner

This “titanium” security suite earned high marks in almost all of our malware detection tests, and it has a nice user interface to boot.

Review: Norton Internet Security 2013: Solid performer with a polished interface

With its great detection rate and interface,Norton Internet Security 2013 is definitely worth a look, especially if you use Windows 8.

Review: F-Secure Internet Security 2013: First-rate protection and usability has a small performance price

F-Secure’s latest suite offers excellent protection and a friendly user interface.

Lock down your social media with essential security add-ons

Are you doing everything you can to protect your kids and yourself on social networks? These apps and services can keep an eye on their and your accounts and alert you to any dangerous activity.

Lock down your files with Folder Lock 7

Folder Lock includes as complete a set of security tools as you'll find, and it's as secure as your passwords.