security

MacBooster review

MacBooster helps you increase the processing speed of your Mac by identifying duplicate files, finding and removing malware, and making it easier for you to uninstall unwanted applications. It's a useful but somewhat pricey solution.

Pros

Intuitive design: MacBooster features a clear layout and menus that are easy to navigate. The information buttons and help guide offer valuable assistance.

Useful uninstaller and startup optimizer: Two of the features we were especially impressed with were the app uninstaller, which lets you search for applications that you haven't used for a certain number of days, and the startup optimizer, which … Read more

RoboForm review

RoboForm is far more than a form-filling and password-managing browser add-on; this inexpensive shareware is one of the most useful browser enhancements we've encountered. RoboForm saves and enters log-in data and passwords, as well as your address, contact data, or any form fields you're always entering the hard way in Web sites and Windows programs. It also manages bookmarks, downloads, notes, and much more. RoboForm costs just under $10 with a free 30-day trial.

Pros

Everywhere or Desktop: You can install RoboForm to save data only on your main PC, or you can create an online account that … Read more

Get Hotspot Shield Elite for half off

When it comes to VPN services, no name is as well recognized as AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield. Now for three days only, you can get an entire year of Hotspot Shield Elite for only $14.99 -- half off the original price.

Why use a VPN service?

VPN allows you to browse the Web anonymously without being tracked, protects you from hackers on public Wi-Fi networks, and gives you access to any blocked Web site/content anywhere in the world.

Elite features:

Gives you access to blocked and censored Web sites and apps anywhere in the world. Makes you anonymous … Read more

Comodo Mobile Security Free AV review

Comodo Mobile Security Free AV brings tons of security features to your smartphone, providing excellent protection against malware and theft, but suffers from an unpolished, old-fashioned interface and requires root access for more advanced features. Still, considering that this app is freeware, it remains a good download.

Pros

Feature-rich: Comodo Mobile Security Free AV offers more features than many paid security apps, including a virus scanner, app management and backup, anti-theft protection, traffic monitoring, and backup, all of which work well. We also like the depth of customization of many of the features.

Good performance: Whether we're talking about … Read more

CM Security review

CM Security lives up to its promise, impressing with its blazing-fast scanning, complete real-time protection, minimalistic design, and excellent performance. The most recent version of this highly popular app introduces a valuable Privacy Advisor, which tells you what privileges other apps are using, helping you to discover potential security vulnerabilities more quickly.

Pros

Superb functionality: CM Security brings you effective protection against malware infections through a super-fast scanner that took only five seconds to scan our device's internal memory and only 29 seconds to scan a 16GB SD card. The app also comes with complete real-time protection, including safe … Read more

Soft4Boost Secure Eraser review

An effective and compact app, Soft4Boost Secure Eraser overwrites unwanted files from your computer so thoroughly that they cannot be accessed again. If you are looking for a reliable method to completely destroy files and folders, this is the app for you.

Pros

Potent: Soft4Boost Secure Eraser works in a similar way to taking a pen and scribbling out something on paper; the deleting process overwrites information, so that any attempt of reconstruction is no longer possible. We tested the app by deleting a few files and folders, and everything was deleted quickly and completely.

Customizable: The program lets you … Read more

Antiy AVL Pro Antivirus & Security review

As the enhanced version of the award-winning AVL malware scanner for Android, Antiy AVL Pro Antivirus & Security introduces a potent but unstable App Scanner and a comprehensive App Analyzer that offers a deeper level of scanning than mainstream security apps, but lacks essential features like automatic startup and Web protection. In spite of its title, this beta-stage app is free.

Pros

State-of-the-art app scanner: Antiy AVL Pro Antivirus & Security scans app packages on multiple levels, providing all-inclusive APK/DEX binary/Opcode/Heuristic analysis for any app on your device, as well as the ability to uninstall apps and … Read more

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android review

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android delivers complete protection against malware and device or data theft or loss, including features such as cloud storage backups and privacy scanner for Facebook, which other security apps don't have. However, since the free version lacks many essential features, if you really want to protect your device with this app you have to buy a license.

Pros

Thorough protection: Apart from its effective virus scanner, which in our tests handled over 3,000 files in about a minute and a half, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android offers accessible safe surfing and parental … Read more

Sophos Security And Antivirus review

Though it's freeware, Sophos Security And Antivirus packs up all the security features you need for your smartphone in an appealing interface, offering the same level of protection that many paid apps do. This is a great security suite.

Pros

Feature-packed: Sophos Security And Antivirus has it all, from a speedy scanner that can handle 3,436 files in around one minute, to a handy Privacy Advisor for quick app management, to Loss & Theft and Spam Protection, two features which are not offered for free but sold by many popular security apps. What's more, the app features … Read more

Panda Security & Antivirus review

Panda Security & Antivirus does deliver good protection, as it promises, offering a Quick and a Full scanner as well as real-time monitoring and several other useful device management tools. But because of its slow scanning and landscape mode interface it may not appeal to everyone. What's more, it doesn't make it clear that it's a seven-day trial until after you've installed it.

Pros

Reliable and effective: Both the manual scanning and the real-time app and download monitoring work well, identifying threats and removing them without slowing down your system or nagging you with constant notifications.… Read more