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We tested the five most popular identity theft protection services over a three-month process. Here are the services that protect you the best.
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.
TP-Link's Archer A7 router provides one of the best balances between price, features and performance available today. The dual-band system is small and unobtrusive, yet it works well and includes a two-year warranty.
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.
Bitdefender's antivirus products offer very good malware protection, a small system-performance impact and a load of useful extras.
Norton's Windows antivirus products offer very good malware protection and extra privacy software, but lack some basic security features.
Kaspersky's 2019 Windows antivirus software offers great protection, a moderate system hit and many extra features with the pricier products.
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.
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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.
ESET's antivirus software has a remarkably light system impact, but its malware protection is average.
Opera's browser VPN has abysmal network performance. We can't recommend it even though it's completely free.
Hotspot Shield offers a generous 15GB of free data per month, but there are details that may put you off.
Trend Micro antivirus software offers unbeatable protection and a good slate of extra features, but heavily taxes the CPU during scans.
With excellent security to help keep your family’s digital lives intact, Asus’ Blue Cave delivers superior performance at a distance, but its short-range capacity is lacking. Its look and design are like nothing else on this planet.