We always recommend to our readers to ensure that they always have appropriate Internet security installed at all times to prevent unwanted intruders or software from running rampant on their machines.
And as Microsoft start rolling out their latest version of Windows – Windows 8 – you may be wondering about the choices for best Internet security for Windows 8.
For previous versions of Windows we generally always recommended that inexperienced users install third party security solution such as an antivirus or a full security package. However Microsoft have increased their inbuilt security features with this latest Windows version , which sees Windows Defender ( the inbuilt security program that comes bundled with Vista and 7) expanded to provide full antivirus capabilities, making it an antivirus program in its own right. And the same firewall that protected Windows 7 is also present with Windows 8.
This means that many users may feel happy leaving their security solution to the Microsoft supplied software and not installing any third party software. For many users this may be the more appropriate solution and of course means that users do not have to pay for additional software.
However if you are inexperienced when it comes to cybercrime and feel you would prefer a complete security solution that comes with extra features such as parental controls, antispam, features specific to phishing and identity fraud protection, or if you do not want to rely on Microsoft for your security, then you may want to install more comprehensive third party software.
If this is the case then we recommend our editor’s choice software for 2013 – Bitdefender Total Security 2013 – which is fully compatible with Windows 8.
Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is the latest full security solution from Bitdefender and comes with plenty of fantastic features that make it a great al-round, comprehensive security solution.
Some of the features you get with Bitdefenders full solution include social networking protection that scans links on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to ensure that they are safe. Search Advisor does the same but with search engines like Google.
The software also has a “safepay” option that allows users to enter sensitive information in a quarantined environment that prevents anyone eavesdropping, which thus protects you from identity theft. The antivirus protection also provides one of the best detection and removal rates on the market, detecting all types of malware like Trojans, viruses, worms, rootkits and spyware.
Bitdefender also proactively blocks phishing attacks, malware-laden websites and other potentially dangerous cybercrimes by analysing the website before you visit it. Other features include a secure file shredder, parental controls and an online gaming mode to ensure that online games are not interrupted.
Not only that, but a decent advantage to Bitdefender is that it is lightweight, relatively light on resources when compared to other market leaders and is able to run automatically in the background on autopilot without needing barely any input from the user.
For many, these extra protective features we recommend Bitdefender Total Security 2013 for our readers looking for some extra protection when on the Internet.