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.
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.
Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.
While PC Tools Internet Security does a great job at blocking malware, it’s hobbled by slow scan speeds.
G-Data posted high marks for its ability to detect known malware; however, it didn't catch some new threats.
Avira AntiVir is very good at blocking known malware, but it left behind more malware remnants than most suites.
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McAfee Internet Security 2011 put up fairly mediocre scores in malware detection tests, though it can be had at a reasonable price.
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Eset Smart Security 4.2 is speedy; unfortunately, the suite struggled at detecting and removing malware.
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.