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McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 Security Software

A mix of pluses and minuses lands McAfee's security suite only in the middle of the pack.

Panda Internet Security 2009 Security Software

The Panda security suite covers all the bases with its features, and it scans quickly, but it lags behind some rivals at malware detection.

BitDefender Internet Security 2009 Security Software

BitDefender's security suite offers good protection for a great price if you're willing to put up with a few interface annoyances.

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 Security Software

The strong Norton security suite may cost a little more than some competitors, but it's easy to use and good at blocking malicious software.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 Security Software

If Kaspersky wants to charge the highest price, its security suite should have the best protection and a smooth, intuitive interface. It doesn't.

Top Internet Security Suites: Paying for Protection

Using security software is more important than ever. Our tests of the latest all-in-one security suites show that good protection can shut down the nastiest viruses, spyware, and adware.

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2009 Security Software

Trend Micro's suite fails at the most basic task of detecting and blocking malicious software. Not recommended.

F-Secure Internet Security 2009 Security Software

F-Secure's suite has decent detection and a clear, informative interface, but other security packages offer stronger protection.

The PC World Challenge: 72 Hours of Windows 7!

We challenged one blogger to make the switch: a full conversion from Windows Vista to Windows 7 for three days. From gaming, to business, to screwing around on the Internet: Did our intrepid upstart make it through until the bitter end? And what's up with that buffalo?


A Downloader's Gift Guide

Times may be tough, but you can still cobble together a quick-and-easy gift on the cheap: Make a PC mixtape from downloads.

Five Password Utilities for Portable Freedom

Here are five free and paid tools that can help you manage your trove of passwords without leaving you tied to one PC.

Powerless CyberPower Power Supply

Responsibility for faulty component under warranty clouded by third-party manufacturer.

MHX First Defense

A free but very limited and resource-heavy antivirus scanning tool.