Don't-Miss Antivirus software Stories
GFI Vipre Antivirus is fast, but it's ineffective at blocking new malware.
Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 is fast, but its malware detection capabilities are lacking.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 is an effective defender, but it's one of the slower antivirus products we tested.
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.
F-Secure Internet Security was reasonably successful at blocking threats and is easy to use, but it scans slowly.
Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is a solid defender with a friendly interface.
BitDefender's overall protection levels are very good, but short of the topmost tier of products we reviewed.
Our tests of security software now includes real-world malware blocking.
Though it has features like a sandbox system, absent a solid level of core security, it's hard to recommend Comodo.
Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 has plenty of extras, but falls short at keeping your PC safe.
McAfee Internet Security 2011 put up fairly mediocre scores in malware detection tests, though it can be had at a reasonable price.