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  • Bottom Line: Sophos Home Free (for Mac) keeps configuration to a minimum and gets good scores both in independent lab tests and our own hands-on tests. It's a fine choice for protecting your Macs without spending your hard-earned cash.

    Bottom Line: Sophos Home Free (for Mac) keeps configuration to a minimum and gets good scores both in independent lab tests and our own hands-on tests. It's a fine choice for protecting your Macs without spending your hard-earned cash.

    MSRP: $0.00
  • Bottom Line: BullGuard Premium Protection adds identity protection and network security scanning to the uneven features of BullGuard Internet Security. The added features are worthwhile, and a quirk in pricing makes Premium Protection a better deal.

    Bottom Line: BullGuard Premium Protection adds identity protection and network security scanning to the uneven features of BullGuard Internet Security. The added features are worthwhile, and a quirk in pricing makes Premium Protection a better deal.

    MSRP: $100.00
  • Bottom Line: The new Sophos Home Premium security suite brings consumers powerful protection technology forged in the company's Enterprise-level products, including ransomware protection, keylogger blocking, exploit mitigation, and more.

    Bottom Line: The new Sophos Home Premium security suite brings consumers powerful protection technology forged in the company's Enterprise-level products, including ransomware protection, keylogger blocking, exploit mitigation, and more.

    MSRP: $50.00
  • Sophos Home Free ReviewSophos Home Free Review

    Review Date: February 15, 2018

    Bottom Line: Sophos Home Free gives home users much of the antivirus protection found in business security tools from Sophos, including remote management of up to three installations.

    Bottom Line: Sophos Home Free gives home users much of the antivirus protection found in business security tools from Sophos, including remote management of up to three installations.

    MSRP: $0.00
  • Bottom Line: BullGuard Internet Security packs a lot of features, including backup and performance tune-up, but the quality of features doesn't line up with the quantity.

    Bottom Line: BullGuard Internet Security packs a lot of features, including backup and performance tune-up, but the quality of features doesn't line up with the quantity.

    MSRP: $60.00
  • Bottom Line: Kaspersky Security Cloud is a service that lets you install and manage Kaspersky security on up to 20 PCs, phones, and tablets. The price is right, but we'd like to see more integration, particularly in the installation process.

    Bottom Line: Kaspersky Security Cloud is a service that lets you install and manage Kaspersky security on up to 20 PCs, phones, and tablets. The price is right, but we'd like to see more integration, particularly in the installation process.

    MSRP: $150.00
  • Bottom Line: The website for BullGuard Antivirus touts a new malware-fighting engine, but we didn't see it in testing. One ransomware sample took over a test system, with no protest by BullGuard.

    Bottom Line: The website for BullGuard Antivirus touts a new malware-fighting engine, but we didn't see it in testing. One ransomware sample took over a test system, with no protest by BullGuard.

    MSRP: $30.00
  • Bottom Line: Avast Security Pro (for Mac) adds ransomware protection and Wi-Fi intruder detection to the features found in Avast's free antivirus, but these additions don't merit its high price.

    Bottom Line: Avast Security Pro (for Mac) adds ransomware protection and Wi-Fi intruder detection to the features found in Avast's free antivirus, but these additions don't merit its high price.

    MSRP: $60.00
  • Bottom Line: Avast Security (for Mac) delivers effective malware protection along with unusual bonus features. Phishing protection only works well in Chrome and Firefox, but this free utility is still worth a look.

    Bottom Line: Avast Security (for Mac) delivers effective malware protection along with unusual bonus features. Phishing protection only works well in Chrome and Firefox, but this free utility is still worth a look.

    MSRP: $0.00
  • Bottom Line: ESET Multi-Device Security Pack offers security for Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux devices, but it's pricey, and its protection isn't consistent across platforms.

    Bottom Line: ESET Multi-Device Security Pack offers security for Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux devices, but it's pricey, and its protection isn't consistent across platforms.

    MSRP: $80.00
  • Bottom Line: On a per-device basis, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete doesn't cost any more than the antivirus that's the best part of this suite. If you need to protect multiple devices and don't need spam filtering or parental control, it can be a good deal.

    Bottom Line: On a per-device basis, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete doesn't cost any more than the antivirus that's the best part of this suite. If you need to protect multiple devices and don't need spam filtering or parental control, it can be a good deal.

    MSRP: $80.00
  • Bottom Line: ESET Smart Security Premium adds file encryption and a basic password manager to the features in ESET's entry-level suite. These additions don't merit the higher price.

    Bottom Line: ESET Smart Security Premium adds file encryption and a basic password manager to the features in ESET's entry-level suite. These additions don't merit the higher price.

    MSRP: $80.00
  • Bottom Line: With Symantec Norton Security Premium, you can protect up to 10 Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS devices. This security suite is a feature-packed winner with top-notch antivirus and no measurable impact on performance.

    Bottom Line: With Symantec Norton Security Premium, you can protect up to 10 Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS devices. This security suite is a feature-packed winner with top-notch antivirus and no measurable impact on performance.

    MSRP: $110.00
  • Bottom Line: On top of Webroot's excellent antivirus protection, SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus adds full-featured Android security and a lackluster password manager. Stick with the standalone antivirus.

    Bottom Line: On top of Webroot's excellent antivirus protection, SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus adds full-featured Android security and a lackluster password manager. Stick with the standalone antivirus.

    MSRP: $60.00
  • Bottom Line: Symantec's very capable Norton Security Deluxe includes a firewall and supports all popular platforms, but its big brother, Symantec Norton Security Premium, is even better.

    Bottom Line: Symantec's very capable Norton Security Deluxe includes a firewall and supports all popular platforms, but its big brother, Symantec Norton Security Premium, is even better.

    MSRP: $90.00
  • Bottom Line: ESET Internet Security offers a full array of suite components. The latest edition has an enhanced home network scanner, adds anti-theft protection, and even scans your firmware for malware.

    Bottom Line: ESET Internet Security offers a full array of suite components. The latest edition has an enhanced home network scanner, adds anti-theft protection, and even scans your firmware for malware.

    MSRP: $60.00
  • Bottom Line: ESET NOD32 Antivirus gets good scores in lab tests and our own tests, and its unusual new UEFI scanner can detect a malware infestation in your PC's firmware.

    Bottom Line: ESET NOD32 Antivirus gets good scores in lab tests and our own tests, and its unusual new UEFI scanner can detect a malware infestation in your PC's firmware.

    MSRP: $40.00
  • Bottom Line: You can do better than iolo System Shield, which tanked in our hands-on tests. This antivirus even allowed ransomware to take over one test system.

    Bottom Line: You can do better than iolo System Shield, which tanked in our hands-on tests. This antivirus even allowed ransomware to take over one test system.

    MSRP: $40.00
  • Bottom Line: Small, speedy Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus hardly uses any of your system's resources. It aces our hands-on malware protection test, and it can even roll back ransomware activity.

    Bottom Line: Small, speedy Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus hardly uses any of your system's resources. It aces our hands-on malware protection test, and it can even roll back ransomware activity.

    MSRP: $40.00
  • Bottom Line: Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center protects Windows 10 PCs that have no other antivirus protection, which is a good thing. But the best third-party free antivirus tools are more effective.

    Bottom Line: Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center protects Windows 10 PCs that have no other antivirus protection, which is a good thing. But the best third-party free antivirus tools are more effective.

    MSRP: $0.00