The best internet security suites for 2018

The best internet security software of 2018

These days it pays to get protection for all your devices – whether its a PC, Mac or smartphone. But with so many options out there, where do you start?  Our list of the best Internet Security software suites in 2019 can help.

The threat landscape has never been so varied and attackers have never been so sophisticated. This means that although our PCs are more secure than they have ever been, it’s important to have the right security tools.

It’s hard to buy bad virus protection (especially if you chose them from our list of best antivirus) but many vendors offer packages of the basics plus other tools – such as firewalls and specific protections – that cover PCs, Macs and mobile devices.

But with wildly differing features and pricing it can sometimes be tough to pick the best one.

So if you’re looking for some additional protection in the form of Internet Security, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our picks

Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2019 is the bigger brother of Antivirus Plus and adds a lot more features

1. Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2019

An excellent security solution




Bitdefender is a regular visitor to the top of the security charts, and with good reason – it’s lightning fast, exceptionally accurate and boasts a range of tools including secure browsing, a password manager and a very effective spam filter.

In its Total Security guise, it also delivers password management, secure browsing, battery management, VPN (with 6GB monthly allowance), Wi-Fi protection, ransomware protection, system optimisation, file encryption and shredding, and a licence for five PCs, Macs or Android devices (and up to 10) plus an option to get it installed and setup for you, presumably remotely.

The most recent version of the suite is Bit Defender Total Security 2019, which adds Ransomware Remediation, Network Threat Prevention, a new look dashboard and a more intelligent AutoPilot system.

Bitdefender is currently offering a a 50 percent discount which means you can protect up to five devices for £35 a year.

Note these discounts only apply to the first payment, but Bitdefender’s secret is simple: it’s very, very good at what it does.

Despite the recent controversy behind Kaspersky's products, the brand (and its Total Security solution) remains one of the most popular in the security market

Despite the recent controversy behind Kaspersky’s products, the brand (and its Total Security solution) remains one of the most popular in the security market

2. Kaspersky Total Security 2019

It even includes a VPN service

VPN included


Kaspersky is another name you’ll hear mentioned when talking about the top security players, and with good reason. If you look beyond the headlines, the company offers a seriously good protection package

Its Total Security product starts at £27.99 for one device, rising to £42 ($50) per year for five devices, with support for 10 devices and up to three-year subscription.

With Kaspersky Total Security 2019, smarter navigation makes it easier to understand the additional tools beyond the core functionality.

Total Security protects PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, with very solid security scanning supplemented with file backup and encryption, password management, parental controls and child safety measures, along with privacy protection, including a VPN for trace-free browsing. 

McAfee LiveSafe is highly user-friendly and covers you for unlimited devices

McAfee LiveSafe is highly user-friendly and covers you for unlimited devices

3. McAfee LiveSafe

A tried-and-trusted household name

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