These are the Best Reviews of personal firewall, anti-virus, anti-Trojan,
anti-spyware, spam stoppers, pop-up blockers, and hardware router Internet
security products that we have been
able to find online. As you will see, we prefer comparative reviews.
Personal Firewalls (for more
reviews, see our Firewall
Anti-Virus (for more reviews, see
our Anti-Virus page)
Free Antivirus: Finally Ready for Prime Time, Scott Spanbauer,
PC World, November 25, 2003
Zappers, best buys
Norton AntiVirus, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-aware, reviews included
eight anti-virus programs -- Boomerang
Software EXtendia AntiVirus AVK Professional, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2003, GeCad
Software RAV AntiVirus Desktop for Windows 8.6, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal
4, Network Associates McAfee VirusScan 7 Home Edition, Panda Software
Antivirus Platinum 7, Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2003, and Trend Micro PC-cillin
2003; and four anti-spyware programs --
Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus 6, PepiMK Software Spybot Search & Destroy 1.2,
PestPatrol Software PestPatrol 4.2, and Webroot Software Spy Sweeper 1.5.
Scott Spanbauer, PC Magazine, May 29, 2003.
- Viruses: New
Threats, New Defenses, editor's
choice Norton, comparative review of McAfee, NOD32, Norton, Panda &
PC-cillin, Greg Alwang, PC Magazine, April 22, 2003.
Anti-Trojan (for more reviews,
see our Anti-Trojan
Anti-Trojan Programs -- top six out of forty-two are TDS-3
for experienced users, Trojan Hunter for most users, plus PestPatrol,
Tauscan, BoClean and The Cleaner, Tech Support
Alert, last updated September 2003.
Anti-Spyware (for more reviews,
see our Anti-Spyware
Spy Stoppers, Cade Metz, PC Magazine, March 2, 2004: editor's
choice SpySweeper 2.2; review also included Ad-aware Plus, Spyware
Eliminator, Spyware/Adware Remover, McAfee Internet Security 2004,
Norton Internet Security 2004, Panda Platinum Internet Security, PC-cillin
Internet Security 2004, Pestpatrol, Spybot Search & Destroy, SpyCop,
SpyGuard, SpyHunter, Spy Remover.
Spam Stoppers (for more reviews,
see our Privacy products page)
Spam-Proof Your In-Box, Logan Harbaugh, PC
World, May 4, 2004 -- best buy is SpamNet, also includes
reviews of SpamCatcher,
InBoxer, MailShield, SpamKiller, Panda suite, IHateSpam, Norton, PC-cillin
- Spam Blockers, Neil Rubenking,
PC Magazine, February 17, 2004 --
Editor's Choices are Norton AntiSpam 2004 and Qurb, others tested
are iHateSpam, MailFrontier Matador, MailWasher Pro, McAfee
SpamKiller, SAproxy Pro, SpamCatcher, SpamNet, ChoiceMail & Vanquish
Slam that spam --
Spamnix & SpamAssassin Pro, SpamKiller, Qurb, Matador, iHateSpam & SpamCop, MailBlocks, Daniel Tynan,
CNet, April 24, 2003.
Pop-Up Blockers (for more reviews,
see our Privacy products page)
Pop those pop-ups, Robert Vamosi, CNet, May 23, 2003 --
are PopUpCop, AdSubtract Pro and Spybot Search & Destroy, reviews include
Guard-IE, iHatePopups, Net Nanny Ad-free, Spy Sweeper & Ad-aware.
Blockers, Sal Ricciardi, PC Magazine, June 17, 2003 -- editor's choice PopUpCop, also
reviewed iHatePopups, PopNot, Popup Ad Filter, PopupDummy & PopSubtract.
Firewall Routers (for more
reviews, see our Router
Wireless Routers (for more
reviews, see our Wireless
Networking: Rated "G" for Everyone, Craig Ellison, PC Magazine,
May 18, 2004 -- Editor's Choice is Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS; other
802.11g & a/g routers reviewed are from Apple, Belkin, Buffalo,
Dell, D-Link, Gateway, GigaFast, Hawking, IOGear, Linksys,
Microsoft, Netgear, SMC, US Robotics, and ZyXEL.
Warp-Speed Wireless, Sean Captain, PC World, October 6, 2003 -- US Robotics Wireless Turbo USR8054 (802.11g), Netgear WGR614
(802.11g), Belkin F5D7230-4 (802.11g), Linksys Wireless A+G WRT55AG, (tested
802.11a), Buffalo Technology AirStation WBR-G54 (802.11g), D-Link Air Plus
Xtreme G DI-624 (802.11g), Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G (802.11g), D-Link AirPlus
DI-714+ (802.11b), and Netgear MR814 (802.11b).