NextAdvisor.com Launches Guide to Internet Security Software Providers

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The Internet security software guide includes detailed reviews, rankings and comparisons of services that provide protection against spyware, adware, computer viruses, phishing attacks, email spam and identity theft.

Keeping your PC secure requires way more than simple antivirus protection at this point

NextAdvisor.com, the trusted, independent source for comparing the most valuable Internet services, is launching a new comparison of Internet security software providers. Internet security software combines tools that protect consumers and their personal computers from spyware, adware, computer viruses, phishing attacks and email spam.    

"Keeping your PC secure requires way more than simple antivirus protection at this point," said NextAdvisor.com Vice President of Research Joe Fahrner. "Our goal in launching the Internet security software comparison on NextAdvisor.com is to educate consumers on the many risks that the Internet represents represents to their computers and their identities while also providing detailed information on how to prevent being victimized."

The comparison includes in-depth reviews of popular Internet security software from Identity Guard, CA, McAfee, ZoneAlarm, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Norton and BitDefender. Many of these software tools also provide varying levels of online and offline identity theft protection in addition to protection against viruses, phishing attacks and spam,

"Our research has shown that most consumers don't recognize just how big of an identity theft risk the Internet can be," said Fahrner. "Our Internet security reviews and comparison is meant to empower consumers with information on how to protect themselves from the many risks that the Internet represents and how to select the internet security software that best suits each individual's or family's needs."

The Internet security software comparison is based off of hours of detailed analysis by the NextAdvisor.com editorial team. Each security software product was evaluated based off of the strength of it's anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-virus, anti-phishing and spam protection as well as the identity theft protection tools it provides. Other factors including ease of use, download time and set up time were also weighed. Identity Guard Total Protection with ZoneAlarm, CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008, McAfee Total Protection, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, Trend Micro "PC-cillin" Internet Security 2008, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, Norton Internet Security 2008 and BitDefender Total Security 2008 are all reviewed, rated and compared as part of the Internet security software comparison. While more products were tested by NextAdvisor.com's editorial team, these eight were determined to offer the best value to consumers.

The Internet security software comparison is available for free at http://www.nextadvisor.com/internet_security_software/index.php.

NextAdvisor.com will also be posting Internet security software related news and guides on the Internet security software section of its daily blog at http://www.nextadvisor.com/blog/category/internet-security-software/.

About NextAdvisor.com:
NextAdvisor.com is the trusted, independent source for comparing the most valuable consumer services. The company's mission is to help consumers save money and improve their lives by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers and a clear explanation of each service and how it works. The company currently reviews, compares and explains many different types of services including credit report and monitoring, identity theft protection, voice over IP, diet plans, DVD rental and movie download, online education, online tax preparation and online backup. Learn more at http://www.nextadvisor.com.

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