Don't-Miss Security software Stories
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.
McAfee didn’t earn top marks in our security suite tests, but it’s still a mostly proficient antimalware program with a user-friendly interface.
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.
This program is competent at detecting, disabling, and cleaning up malware, but its unfriendly user interface is a big problem.
Bitdefender's user-friendly interface will appeal to all user levels.
Webroot's speedy suite will do a good—but not outstanding—job at keeping you safe.
AVG is a perfectly respectable antivirus program. But “perfectly respectable” just doesn’t cut it these days.
With its great detection rate and interface,Norton Internet Security 2013 is definitely worth a look, especially if you use Windows 8.
F-Secure’s latest suite offers excellent protection and a friendly user interface.
This “titanium” security suite earned high marks in almost all of our malware detection tests, and it has a nice user interface to boot.
Digital photos these days come bundled with a whole host of personally identifying information called EXIF metadata. ExifCleaner can strip this out for you in a flash.
If you need to wipe lots of drives, MediaTools Wipe 1.1 will handle the chore. Support for erasing 18 drives at a time, custom patterns, and every algorithm in the book are just the highlights.
If you write the occasional batch script or pop open a cmd.exe terminal to get things done, Microsoft's SDelete is a great tool to have in your path. This free command-line utility deletes files securely.
If you have been using computers for any length of time, you will know the key to a fast computer is keeping it free of unwanted software. Toolbar Cleaner is a small easy-to-use freeware app which allows you to keep on top of this simple Windows maintenance task.
Eraser is an enormous all-in-one toolbox devoted to secure file deletion. This free utility can securely delete files on your command, or according to a schedule.