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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price as of March 2019, rounded to the nearest dollar (check websites for discounted offers). Where applicable, prices have been converted to Australian dollars.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0 and 100
If the program runs on Windows (testing was done using Windows 10).
Ease of use score
Assessment takes into account the installation, configuration and normal day-to-day use of the product; the clarity and simplicity of the user interface; built-in and online user help such as guidance, help menu and options; and ease of keeping the software up to date.
enter value/s in increments of i between 73 and 93
Testing includes on-demand scanning, both connected to and disconnected from the internet; real-world protection, using known malicious websites including so-called drive-by websites, plus malware infections from connected media such as a USB flash drive; current malware detection, which includes the speed at which software is updated to address emerging threats; URL protection, which includes blocking online malware, especially phishing websites such as false banking and social media sites.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 100
System impact score
Assesses the software's use of disk space and memory, plus its effect on boot time and common tasks such as program launch and use, file copying and file compression and decompression.
enter value/s in increments of i between 77 and 100
Can create bootable USB key
Password protection of settings
Checks for OS applications updates
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Protection score
- Ease of use score
- System impact score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Number of devices (U = unlimited)
- Number of years (licence)
- Parental controls
- Virtualised browsing
- Check for OS applications updates
- Password protection of settings
- Can create bootable USB key
- Windows version
- Mac version