We tested the five most popular identity theft protection services over a three-month process. Here are the services that protect you the best.
A good ODB II scanner can not only show what's going on inside your car, but turn off the 'check-engine' light and avoid costly repairs.
It's summertime! Enjoying the outdoors is priority number one for many of us, and battery/cord-free solar-powered gadgets make the beach and the backyard way more fun.
Fast, cheap and secure are the watchwords for TP-Link's Archer C2300. The router excels in Wi-Fi performance and is among the least expensive available routers that include antivirus protection.
With top-notch protection, useful extras and customization options, Kaspersky's 2020 lineup is the best that money can buy.
Bitdefender's 2020 line-up combines effective malware eradication with fast scans and just about every security feature you could wish for.
Norton's Windows antivirus products offer very good malware protection and extra privacy software, but lack some basic security features.
PrivacyGuard has the most useful tools and most frequent credit-file information, but other services monitor more types of personal data.
IdentityForce offers the best overall service when credit monitoring is factored in, but LifeLock has the edge on pure identity protection.
LifeLock offers the most comprehensive personal-data monitoring and a great deal on antivirus software, but it's pricey.
IDShield's frequent three-bureau credit reports and scores are great bargains, though IdentityForce and LifeLock monitor more personal data.
Identity Guard Premier's selling point is IBM's Watson artificial intelligence, but that doesn't make up for the fairly paltry feature set.
McAfee's antivirus protection has improved a lot. The software offers many useful features and unlimited licensing, but still has a heavy system load.
Netgear's Nighthawk XR700 Pro Gaming Router — with data-sharing tools, a firewall, blazing speeds and some of the best networking software available — is worth the hefty price.
Wi-Fi extenders have gotten more affordable, but they're still tricky devices to set up. Here are some tips on where to place your extender to boost your Wi-Fi network's reach.
The first of an expected onslaught of 802.11ax routers, the $450 Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 may be big and expensive but has been designed with gamers in mind with a slew of goodies and extras.
While pricey, the Netgear Orbi is one of the fastest, most powerful routers we've tested, even without its extension.
Hide.me's free VPN offering is decent if unspectacular, with 2GB of free monthly data and midrange speeds.