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Group test: what's the best general security software?

All-round software tools to help secure your PC

PC Advisor reviews the best general security software to help secure your PC.

5. LastPass Premium

LastPass is a great free product that will assist you in keeping your passwords secure. We're less sure that the Premium upgrade is worth even the small price charged.

4. Verwolf

If you've got the patience and time to manually program Verwolf for each app you own, then it'll save you a lot of time later. There's a better alternative out there, though: Secunia PSI, which we've reviewed favourably in the past. Until Verwolf has a few more iterations under its belt, try <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?ReviewID=3258472">Secunia PSI</a> instead.

3. Anonymizer Nevercookie

Anonymizer Nevercookie is more a proof-of-concept than anything else at this point, because it doesn't integrate into your normal browsing sessions, and works only in Private Browsing. Still, if you're worried about evercookies, and are willing to browse the Web in Private Browsing mode, you'll find it useful.

2. Secunia PSI 2

Secunia PSI provides a free, easy way to stay on top of an important aspect of your PC's security. If you're looking for a set-it-and-forget-it way to keep your applications up to date, this is the app for you.

1. Ghostery

If you value your online privacy and would prefer to browse the web without your browsing history and habits being shared with marketeers and advertisers, Ghostery is your friend. This free add-on for most browsers works very well, and is from a company that seems to have no commercial interest other than to restore the rights of individual users who object to being spied upon.

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