The Kaspersky security suite's on-access scans could be faster, but it’s very good at detection and blocking.
These all-in-one defenders can block baddies, tackle Trojans, and drop-kick drive-by downloads. We test the top contenders.
McAfee's 2012 security suite posts mixed performance results, failing to keep up with top contenders.
G Data's security suite is one of the best defenders we’ve ever seen, and it takes the top spot among this year's crop despite a rough interface.
Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup.
Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.
The latest F-Secure suite is quite capable of keeping your machine safe, but it may drag your PC down at times.
AVG's security suite will protect your PC, but it can’t quite keep up with the best performers in our latest test group.
While Check Point's ZoneAlarm security suite is a reasonably solid protector, it may drag down your PC’s operations.
Although not a top performer, Smart Security 5 is a strong, easy-to-use upgrade over previous versions of Eset’s security suite.
Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.
Symantec's Norton security suite will do a great job of keeping your PC safe, and the program is easy to use too.
Despite its somewhat middling detection scores, Trend Micro's security suite is simple to use.
The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.
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