Identity Theft Reviews – Select the Best ID Theft Service…
Identity theft is a peculiarity of the modern world and a special sort of crime that requires a special sort of protection. We all know we need to defend against it somehow, but the problem is we don’t know what precisely constitutes that somehow. The software market has recently seen an influx of identity theft protection suites to try to address this ignorance, however, and many companies have been successful in developing effective tools that are easy to use. Today, we’ll take a look at three of the most effective identity theft protection services out there: Identity Guard, Trusted ID, and Lifelock.
Identity Guard is one of the most popular and powerful identity theft protection software suites on the market, providing users with just about everything they need to protect themselves as completely as they need to. Identity Guard caters to those with a non-technical education, so you have access to a variety of downloadable tools you can use without having to work through tedious details, such as systems-specific installations and the like.
Identity Guard provides members with a variety of useful tools. These range from the security standards, like Antivirus and Antitrojan programs, to keystroke encryption algorithms that make your typing unintelligible to Malware and an encrypted database for all your login information and credit card data. These alone are more than enough to keep you safe from most common forms of identity theft (social network phishing, compromised credit card information), but Identity Guard’s hardcore-level encryption keeps you safe from just about any sort of ID theft you or anyone like you is likely to meet. Identity Guard is a membership suite, however, so you will have to pay consistently, unlike with some similar software suites.
Trusted ID is a brilliant software set that takes near-perfect care of all your personal data and private information. Trusted ID provides users with a variety of tools they can use to back up their data, protect their passwords, stay secure while browsing, and just generally stay safe on the Internet, protecting themselves from Trojans, malware, and other such negative software suites. Trusted ID is easy to install, and, while a little bit pricey, not any more expensive than most other identity theft software out there.
Trusted ID provides users with the standard set of protection tools. These include antivirus and antispyware programs, along with an easily-tweaked firewall and special anonymity support for super secure web browsing. Trusted ID also encrypts your keystrokes, so no lurkers will be able to identify your password information by logging what you type and finding out what you wrote immediately after typing out your usernames.
Users review Trusted ID as one of the best services on the market, with easy installation, a versatile firewall, effective but not overbearing antivirus and anti-malware features, and a wide variety of add-ons that come with different copies of the suite.
The last of three identity theft suites we’ll look at is Lifelock. Lifelock became popular some years back when a number of users spoke publicly about its effectiveness, ease of use, ease of installation, and versatility. Today, Lifelock remains one of the most popular identity theft services on the market. This is because of its great reliability, remarkable versatility, and exceptional ease of use. Most people who sign up for Lifelock are able to figure out how to use it to the fullest within a few minutes, making it a true pleasure to play with.
Lifelock provides most of the features Trusted ID and Identity Guard offer, including the antivirus and antimalware suites, keystroke encryption, and regular backups. Lifelock is different, however, in its focus on backup integrity. Both Trusted ID and Identity Guard produce some stunningly consistent backups, but Lifelock is really the expert of the three. It is built around the philosophy of monitor, back up, restore. If Lifelock sees no drive problems, it backs up; if it does, it will automatically restore your system to the state it was in when most recently healthy (if you choose to allow it to do so automatically). This is very nice from a convenience standpoint.
Here are a few reviews by current LifeLock members…
“LifeLock informed me about someone in Virginia, who tried to open a Verizon account with something like six or seven cell phones. It was more than just a one-cell-phone deal. And they had used my Social Security number. And I said, ‘Oh my gosh. What am I going to do?’”
-Gene Z.,LifeLock member since 2009
“I called LifeLock and I said, ‘This company is trying to get a hold of me, and they want know why I have over $1,000 that I owe them, when I’ve never opened up an account with them.’ LifeLock was so incredible. They took care of everything…”
-Kristina E.,LifeLock member since 2009
Ultimately, it’s hard to show that any of these suites is less effective than any other. Most people would probably be best served by simply experimenting with each of them. Our personal preference is for Lifelock, but many Lifelock users said they initially liked Trusted ID better before evolving a preference for certain features that Lifelock did better. Something to keep in mind is that each one offers a money-back guarantee, so sampling each set of services prior to settling on one or another is a possibility. One thing is for certain – no matter which you choose, you’ll be more secure after, than you were before.