Surfshark One review | Tom’s Guide

Surfshark One: Specs

Malware protection: Very good
System impact, background: Low
System impact, scans: High
Windows compatibility: 7 through 11
Anti-theft: No
Backup software: No
File encryption: No
File shredder: No
Firewall: No
Game mode: No
Hardened/secure browser: No
Parental controls: No
Password manager: No
Performance scanner: No
Ransomware rollback: No
System optimizer: No
Webcam protection: No
Virtual keyboard: No
VPN: Yes
Wi-Fi scanner: No
Support options: 24/7 email, chat

A newcomer to the world of security software, Surfshark attempts to defend systems with a simple, no-nonsense suite that sticks to the basics. As others pile on the features, Surfshark One (opens in new tab) is understated in its approach with an emphasis on providing easy-to-use essential security. Sure, it lacks many of the things we expect – like webcam protection and file shredding and encryption – but it’s more than compensated for by Surfshark’s focused approach, simple interface and fast scanning. Its scanning is accurate but the program tends to put a large burden on the system. 

If that were all that Surfshark did, it would be a good deal at $48 a year. Rather than an expensive add-on, Surfshark One includes unlimited access to its VPN, a no-tracking search window and identity breach alerts. Surfshark One may be inexpensive but it is only available in five-packs. Still, with a price tag in line with competitor’s basic plans, Surfshark One delivers a lot more. Our Surfshark One review will help you decide if this is the best antivirus software for you and whether or not it delivers the right protection for your systems.

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