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G-Data posted high marks for its ability to detect known malware; however, it didn't catch some new threats.
Though it has features like a sandbox system, absent a solid level of core security, it's hard to recommend Comodo.
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.
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.
Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 has plenty of extras, but falls short at keeping your PC safe.
Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.
We tested the 10 top security packages to see which ones can protect your data without overburdening your PC. Here are the exclusive rankings from the PCWorld Labs.
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.
Avira AntiVir is very good at blocking known malware, but it left behind more malware remnants than most suites.