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McAfee Internet Security 2013 Review: Proficient antimalware, super-quick installation

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.

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: 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.

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

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

Review: Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2013

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

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.

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.

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: Wipe EXIF metadata from your images using ExifCleaner

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.

Review: MediaTools Wipe 1.1 erases data on up to 18 drives simultaneously

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.

Review: SDelete deletes files securely from the command line

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.

Review: Toolbar Cleaner removes unwanted browser toolbars, browser extensions, and start-up items

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.

Review: Eraser removes files safely and permanently

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.

Review: ProtectMyID from Experian helps guard against identity theft

Experian, best known for issuing credit reports, fights identify theft with this service. It requires investment of both time and money ($16 per month).