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Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 has plenty of extras, but falls short at keeping your PC safe.
Panda Internet Security is generally effective at protection, though its blocking of new malware wasn’t top notch and it slows Windows more than we’d like.
Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.
Though it has features like a sandbox system, absent a solid level of core security, it's hard to recommend Comodo.
F-Secure Internet Security was reasonably successful at blocking threats and is easy to use, but it scans slowly.
Eset Smart Security 4.2 is speedy; unfortunately, the suite struggled at detecting and removing malware.
BitDefender's overall protection levels are very good, but short of the topmost tier of products we reviewed.
McAfee Internet Security 2011 put up fairly mediocre scores in malware detection tests, though it can be had at a reasonable price.
As a suite that provides good protection and doesn't require you to fiddle with settings, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security is worth a look.
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