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Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to PC World and Wired, and is a technology columnist for Executive Travel magazine.

Networking Speed Boosts

We explain four ways to increase the performance of everything attached to your work or home network.

Software Speed Boosts for Your PC

Here are 14 software tips and tweaks for turbocharging your computer from startup to shutdown.

How Do You Know When Your PC Is Too Slow?

Benchmark testing lets you compare your system's performance to that of other PCs on the same set of tasks.

New Year's Tech Resolutions for Small Businesses

Technology isn’t going to stop moving forward. It’s time to take stock of where your company’s tech is taking you--and of how to prepare for tomorrow.

Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011

Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 has plenty of extras, but falls short at keeping your PC safe.

F-Secure Internet Security 2011

F-Secure Internet Security was reasonably successful at blocking threats and is easy to use, but it scans slowly.

PC Tools Internet Security 2011

While PC Tools Internet Security does a great job at blocking malware, it’s hobbled by slow scan speeds.

Security Software: Testing in the Real Wild World

Our tests of security software now includes real-world malware blocking.

McAfee Internet Security 2011

McAfee Internet Security 2011 put up fairly mediocre scores in malware detection tests, though it can be had at a reasonable price.

BitDefender Internet Security 2011

BitDefender's overall protection levels are very good, but short of the topmost tier of products we reviewed.

Avira AntiVir Premium Security Suite

Avira AntiVir is very good at blocking known malware, but it left behind more malware remnants than most suites.

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011

Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.

Panda Internet Security 2011

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.

Comodo Internet Security Complete 2011

Though it has features like a sandbox system, absent a solid level of core security, it's hard to recommend Comodo.

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011

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.