• Avira Ultimate Protection Suite

    Posted on 24/08/2015 by | Comments Off on Avira Ultimate Protection Suite

    Security in computer and over internet connections are a major concern in present days. With more available resources to get connected to the vast network, there have been more exposed threats to a computer or person than any time ever before. Hence, a security software is required on computers and even on the handheld devices. Many latest security software comes in three basic editions where the basic edition offers a standalone antivirus, one version for handheld devices and another one sort of all-in-one suite where every core modules are attached. Avira Ultimate Protection Suite is that all-in-one pack, but no firewall or spam filter comes built in.

    Pricing Comparison

    Avira Ultimate Protection Suite combines all the basic modules a security suite may need except the firewall, and priced only $139.99 for the bundle. Depending on the licensing, the price may begin from $89.99. Comparing with other programs, Avira Ultimate Protection Suite costs slightly higher. For example, the BitDefender Total Security Suite is priced $69.95 for standard one PC license while the same on Avira costs $89.99. There isn’t a firewall or spam filter, either. However, judging the accuracy we would still say the higher price with Avira is justified.

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    Internet Security

    Even though there’s no firewall built in, still the Ultimate Protection Suite works pretty well at scanning files that are coming to the user’s computer through internet and an in-depth scan for malwares is active in the background as well. The files would be scanned if any malicious activity is detected and the files would later be flagged, with a warning to the user. The internet security on the Avira Ultimate Protection Suite is still very basic, there are lacking some features like social network protection, password vault, and untraceable virtual keyboard, backup and restore features and a firewall. However, to ensure the deleted files have been deleted permanently a file shredder is included within the bundle.

    Why is it still a topper?

    A question is naturally supposed to arise – even though a whole lot of features are absent, how could the Avira be very popular. The performance in detecting and deleting virus off a computer is outstanding; proven through various different independent AV-tests. Avira Ultimate Protection Suite had to go through nearly two dozens of individual tests and the scores were highest in class.

    On the other hand, the accuracy has been proven to be very high. Unlike many other antivirus software, this one hadn’t gone through any hit-and-miss case. If Avira detected a file as infected, the file was truly infected. The modules are mostly online in background, yet no significant slowing down was notified. For example, while most other AV programs in the industry slows down the computer by three seconds on average, it’s only around one second on average for Avira Ultimate Protection Suite. A finalized accuracy rate of 98% has been achieved through various test results; placing this suite one among the top 10 list of 2015.

    Verdict

    For the pricing, Avira Ultimate Protection Suite couldn’t be a wrong pick. However, for people who need features like firewall, parental controls and spam filter – should choose a different program.

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  • LifeLock Standard ID Theft Protection Review

    Posted on 30/06/2015 by | Comments Off on LifeLock Standard ID Theft Protection Review

    Identity theft over an unsecured internet connection is somewhat very common. Many people tend to overlook security threats while transacting cash over public Wi-Fi connections, or processing confidential data over unsecured connections. Over the web there’s all sort of traps and being compromised without even knowing is something that happens to millions of people every day. The most common type of identity theft is cloning of credit cards, most people often notice such only when the credit balance goes far beyond their actual limit. To protect the internet users from identity theft there are plenty of paid programs with different pricing. LifeLock is an identity theft prevention program and its pricing starts from $9.99 per month.

    Detailed Pricing

    To accommodate identity theft protection facility for maximum users, the pricing is defined in three different tiers. The standard protection is the first package from LifeLock, the pricing is $9.99 per month or $109.89 annually – few bucks will be waived if paid for all 12 months at once. The second tier is known as LifeLock Advantage plan, and it comes for $19.99 per month or $219.89 per year. Last but not the least, the third tier aka LifeLock Ultimate Plus is offered in $29.99 per month of $329.89 per year. All tiers offer some discounts when the price for a whole year is paid at once.

    Unlike many other software in the similar category, LifeLock doesn’t offer any free trial period. Hence, any willing user would need to get their hands on the full version from the very first month. Signing up for an account takes the users’ credit card number and charges the monthly fee on the desired date every month.

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    Signing Up

    Registration for LifeLock Identity Theft protection isn’t much different from any other paid online services. The credit card number and all other required personal information will be collected for billing. After signing up is done, the procedures in LifeLock UI collects all necessary data without causing any hassle or confusion to the user. Email verification is required to use the service. After account setup, it may take up to 24 hours to verify all data and start up all services.

    Once the account is set up and running, a wizard based setup on the LifeLock website would collect all the identity information that needs protecting. All your bank account data, pin codes and passwords, credit and debit cards, driving license and social security number, passport number etc. alongside mailing address and contact number would be taken. For security verification, LifeLock uses your mother’s maiden name. Be careful with the answer, though.

    Alert and Notification

    Once all your data is collected by LifeLock, the software automatically start looking for unwanted usage of your details. If someone tries to open a fake bank account or some other policy, the LifeLock subscriber will immediately be alerted and ask for verification. You can also find out on how many public records your personal details does appear on the internet. This would help you have a clear vision of how your identity is being handled online.

    Conclusion

    Faking an identity theft to test the software’s functionalities wasn’t possible as LifeLock would detect such to a threat to our identity and cause enormous trouble. However, the software works very well and does what exactly it is supposed to do. LifeLock is all your private investigator, lawyer and insurance at the same time against ID theft – and we would recommend this software.

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  • Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13: Home Edition Review

    Posted on 21/06/2015 by | Comments Off on Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13: Home Edition Review

    Dictation software makes preparing a typed document on a computer much less stressful. Not all software that recognises speech and converts the speech into text is accurate and precise, but Dragon Naturally Speaking from Nuance is specifically one of the best in its class. The current version of this software is 13 and we have reviewed the home edition. Even though it’s a Home edition, almost all required practical features are included within; only the licensing doesn’t support professional usage and hence the naming. The software comes for Windows platform only, and pretty much all in-use versions are supported even the latest Windows 10.

    Pricing

    The pricing varies for the three different versions. Even under the Home edition, there are two different types of bundle and another one comes exclusively for mobile devices. The standard issue Naturally Speaking 13 costs around $158.29 and the wireless edition comes for $229. The wireless version packs a Bluetooth wireless headset for better speech recognition and hands free operation so your hands keep free and could be used in managing documents.

    The mobile edition comes for $229 as well, instead of a wireless headset this version comes with a Phillips Digital Voice Recorder so that you could better manage your speech and use the very same file to use as an input on the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, reduces a whole lot of works.

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    Difference between Home and Premium

    If you would like to know what you miss in the Home edition then here it is –Excel and PowerPoint integration on the Dragon software and the ability to use a custom made vocabulary list. For people who are heavily reliant on dictation software for preparing their documents, spreadsheets and presentation – should go ahead for the Premium version for few couple more bucks.

    Premium version allows the user to not only create and edit a document on the Word, Excel or PowerPoint software alone but also lets the user control the features on the software. After a stressful day using the mouse and keyboards may not seem to be the best feasible options and the voice control is truly helpful in these times. On the other hand, vision impaired people could work on these software without an assistant as the premium version of Dragon plays back user’s own speech as the document is being dictated.

    Improvements in Version 13

    The latest version doesn’t only focus on office products, rather surfing the web becomes one major concern now. The commands are now extended in order to make them fit with all popular web browsers. And speaking of browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer is currently supported; hopefully Microsoft Edge will be supported sooner enough. POP3 or IMAP email clients are supported as well, sending emails without using hands is now possible through the Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 functionalities.

    According to the users of version 13, the latest version offers up to 15% more accuracy and precision than the previous version.

    Verdict

    For Windows, there are better options for higher price tag. But for the price range Dragon Naturally Speaking 13: Home Edition belongs to, this one happens to be the best dictation software with the highest functionalities. Dragon certainly wonderfully converts your speeches into accurate text and also efficiently operates your computer.

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  • Norton 360 Review: What you all need to know

    Posted on 22/06/2014 by | Comments Off on Norton 360 Review: What you all need to know

    In this growing online world, you always need a security client that can keep your computer safe from attacks, can protect your identity, both offline and online and also to prevent any malicious internet attacks. If you’re looking out for such an all-rounder antivirus software that can protect you and your activity from every dimension possible, then there is no better option than the Norton 360.

    Norton 360 is an antivirus product developed by Symantec, and is quite efficient and worth when compared to its competitors in the market. If you’ve been using the Norton Internet Security software in the past, you’ll feel the Norton 360 antivirus software quite different, because of the new user interface.

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    The Norton 360 provides a lot of user friendly and secure features such as:

    • Protection from phishing attacks.
    • Tools for efficient password management.
    • Great protection from online threats, including malware attacks.
    • Provides backup of your data.
    • System Tuneup function.
    • Free online storage available.
    • Parental control tools via mobile.

    And so on.

    And like any other antivirus software out there, Norton 360 can also perform custom as well as scheduled scans of your system, monitor your web browsing, look out for suspicious sites as you browse on, control various other softwares on your system as well as reboot your system upon request.

    And the premium features include the ability to backup your data online for free till a maximum storage limit of 2 GB and a password manager that lets you create a high security password for your online accounts and also allows you to safely store these passwords onto their database and automatically fills these passwords when you visit previously stored sites.

    Yet another well-appreciated feature of Norton 360 is their well-informed and helpful tech support team that assists you anytime upon contacting them. Apart from their 24/7 tech support, you can also find answers for your queries using FAQ’s, user guides and the Forum.

    Norton also provides virtual assistants to attend your queries at any time. In case the virtual assistant fails in providing a satisfying answer to you, then you’ll be forwarded to the Direct Support, who will then assist you via Emails or Online chat sessions until you’re done with your queries.

    Additional features such as Mobile Parental Controls and the ability to install the Norton 360 software on 3 different system’s upon purchase adds up to the customer favoring features. Moreover, protecting your identity online and thus protecting you from any scam is one of the most important priorities for Norton.

    Final Words:

    There are a very few or no competitors for the Norton 360 antivirus software in terms of performance. Moreover, Norton 360 provides the best price-to-features pack and is not only an antivirus client for your system but also acts as a parental control tool, online identity protector, backup provider as well as a password storing medium. These are some of the best features that an entry level antivirus software can provide you, and Norton 360 renders these features smoothly. We really recommend you to purchase this software, and you’ll never regret the purchase.

     

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  • McAfee AntiVirus 2014 review

    Posted on 01/06/2014 by | Comments Off on McAfee AntiVirus 2014 review

    As its becoming inevitable to think world without PCs, it’s inevitable to think PCs without antivirus. In run for chasing customers and stay in the market, companies keep on introducing new features and additions to prove superiority one over other. Among all this McAfee is present with its new version McAfee Antivirus 2014.

    These days Antivirus doesn’t only mean antivirus but it comes with a complete package of utility services. This package of McAfee is available at rate of 49.99$, but using the promo codes mentioned here, you can get even at 50% discount.

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    Display: UI as always is larger in display but it fails to be user friendly when it comes to be used by common lay man. Colored representation of problem that if green, everything is Ok and red then there is serious problem is easy to understand. From the display it’s not clear from where to start scanning of PC. You have to enter “virus and spyware” option and then initiate scan. Same way for settings, you have to be aware of technical aspects like you want to go for “Web and email protection” then you should technically know that it falls under Firewall section. So too many options to reach one tab so it becomes difficult for home users to work it out without technical assistance.

    Compatibility: We can say that they predicted the situation well ahead then time and made it compatible with touch screen and windows 8.  So it can be installed in windows 8 touch devices. It provides two way firewall which is an additional feature.

    Additional Features: It comes with additional features such as McAfee Vulnerability Scanner, McAfee Quick Clean, and McAfee Shredder.

    McAfee Vulnerability Scanner: It finds the issues in IE and provides user with recommendations.

    McAfee Quick Clean: It cleans unused files in the system thus releasing disk space.

    McAfee Shredder: It happens that even if you delete any file its still in the system. This is the reason you can recover deleted files but with McAfee shredder you can shred away important documents which you wanted to delete and it can’t be recovered.

    McAfee Performance: Instead of 28 minutes scanning time for 128 GB with 2013 version it took 24 minutes which is quite appreciable. Quick Scan took less than 3 minutes. In quick scan it basically looks in sectors which are most likely to be infected. So less time with low memory consumption is USP of McAfee this time. Instead of directly looking for virus it’s even analyzing behavioral aspects of performance and detects prior to detection in virus signature database.

    Conclusion: Overall a good product which is compatible with touch screen windows 8 but could be great UI if introduced with easy UI display. Price range is acceptable with such additional features.

    Pros:

    • Thumbs up for 2 way firewall protection
    • Best point compatible with touch screen windows 8.
    • Quick scan in less than 3 minutes
    • Improved overall scan time.
    • Good package of additional features

     Cons:

    • UI could have been better.
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  • Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Review

    Posted on 18/05/2014 by | Comments Off on Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Review

    Bitdefender know the mindset of its customers.Bitdefender don’t want their clients to get irritated with the pop-ups and commands asking for action. As customers do not want to think about the software installed in device.
    All want software to make decisions for their own as its great hassle in work to give commands for even small things. To remove this hurdle in work the bitdefender have come with some innovation naming AutoPilot. If you will turn this feature on then you will not have to make decisions on every little thing. You will not come across any pop-up regarding Security software or asking for some command. You will not have to get worry about the security and privacy on device.

    AutoPilot will do all the security tests, scans. Automatically it will fix the malwares and will scan the infected files. But if you want to make decision by your own then you may turn off the autopilot and then it will ask you for your preference and will make decisions on your preference. In terms of security of machine the Bitdefender get good grades. It rules over market in terms of performance.

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    Bitdefender Total Security blocks all the entry points of malware. It gives protection to you from the malware trying to get into your device via e-mail, USB drives, Infected Sites, Trojans and other possible virus.It have unique apps to scan the timeline of your friend and follower over social media. And will not allow to share the infected links. Bitdefender is rated good by many reviewers and ranked good in various tests.
    Bitdefender was the first in the market who implemented the technology which have potential to detect the new malware which is not identified earlier. After that the applications on behavior of program come into action(1999). In 2005 bitdefender introduced the hourly system updates. And after that in 2009 it come with a new innovation naming Active Virus Control which was used to analyze each and every action and to see the suspicious action. These innovation take bitdefender a step ahead from other anti-virus. And one of the most effective product available in the market.

    Premium Features:

    It provides various premium features as automatic online backup and credit monitoring. The credit monitoring is provided free for the first year for US Residents. Credit Card are thing which should remain secure if the information of Credit card get leaked by malware then it may take you in the high loss. So the credit monitoring makes it secure and notifies you if someone tries to acquire the information. Bitdefender also provide a service called safebox, where you can save you important files online. But the drawback is that it comes with 2GB space and you ll have to pay some more bucks for extra space. And you can also synchronise safebox with your computer.

    Other features of it are System tools, Identity Protection, File Shredding and Android Security. The file shredder will do for full removal of all fumes of the deleted files. And system tools is used to perform some action which cause optimum performance of system. And Identity protection prevents your identity and the most important info like credit card numbers, Bank account numbers, passwords and others. While Android Security is free and it do for scan and removal of malware.

    It also comes with parental control and prevent your child from accessing the sites which are not suitable for him. And block all suspicious sites.

    Bitdefender provides a good after sale support, You can contact the official for 24*7 for any kind of problem. And bitdefender have provided Tutorials and Videos to make you understand about the feature and how to use them. And you can also connect to technical department by means of phone call and mail. While you can update your software by online accounts on the official sites.

    Final Words:

    We would suggest bitdefender because of its performance and ability of detecting and fixing the malware than the other security software available there in the market.

    Pros of Bitdefender Security:

    1. The best performance and effective in disinfecting the malware.

    2. Excellent test results

    3. One don have to think for the each small command as it have auto-pilot.

    4. Have additional Features like Identity Security, Safebox etc.

    Cons of Bitdefender Security:

    1. The mobile security works in Android Devices only.

    I hope you like the whole information provided by us. You can share this informational article by means of social media with your friends. And for more Tech updates stay tunned to the website.

     

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  • Avira Antivirus Suite 2014 detailed

    Posted on 03/05/2014 by | Comments Off on Avira Antivirus Suite 2014 detailed

    Avira is the antivirus which is widely used for micro and small business. It guards over 100 million devices across the globe. Avira has completed their 25 years of experience in creating the security software. This antivirus is popular for windows and able to protect your PC from, threats, malware, infected downloads and spyware. This is award winning antivirus for windows. This can be installed quickly and easily over windows machines. It comes with additional spam protection feature and Avira Security management center for efficient management.

    Avira have shown its ability to detect most of the malware. In the tests it have proved its usability by scoring 99% in identifying known virus, 99% in detecting old malware. In fixing malware from the infected machine avira performs better than other software.

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    Specifications:

    Avira Antivirus Suite gives a better internet security. It have android security which blocks spyware. It gives you secure search option which enable you to avoid dangerous sites.
    Avira antivirus suite comes with network drive scanning, rootkit protection, rescue reboot tools, email protection and other features.
    Avira is compatible with all Windows XP devices. It also works for Windows 8 and Windows 7. This antivirus requires 512MB RAM for windows XP and 1024 MB for Windows 8 operating system. and 150MB disk space to run on a device.
    The software demands pentium or higher version, It will work only if you have 1GHz+ processor. It won’t work for you if you have 800MHz device.

    Functions:

    1. It is designed for small business groups to make their system secure. It is a cool option for the organization which uses the microsoft Small Business Server.
    2. Much better for identification and fixing of Trojans, Viruses, Adware and other malware.
    3. Unique AHeAd (Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection) technology for identification of unknown or quick changing attackers for pro active security.
    4. Avira Rootkit Detection provides security against various programs. And it also includes system repair.
    5. By using Avira AntiVir Exchange one can easily idetify the spam and dangerous content and infected attachments.
    6. Provides central control over searches and all other updates.

    Provides Various Features:

    Avira AntiVir Professional- Optimum protection for the machine.
    Avira AntiVir And AntiSpam- Detects Spam and Infected files
    Avira Antivir Server- Optimum protection for the file server.
    Avira Security Management Centre- It is good for saving time.
    Avira provide assistance for small business

    Pros of Avira Antivirus Suite 2014:
    Avira Antivirus Suite contains strong cloud enhanced security. It also provide free security for your android phone. It have AHead technology for detecting malware and Zero day threats.

    Cons of Avira Antivirus Suite 2014:
    You will have to verify your system information before considering the antivirus if you have Windows XP unit.

    Final Words:
    In windows it gives a good performance, And if you need security in android too then its a good deal. Using it you can stay safe from malware and viruses in the attachments. Overall its a good deal.

    We hope you enjoyed the informative article on Avira AntiVirus Suite 2014 . You can share this article with your friends by means of Social Media to make them updated with this article. If you have any doubt then you may comment below. For amazing technology and latest updates, reviews stay tuned to site.

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