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GFI Vipre Antivirus 2011

GFI Vipre Antivirus is fast, but it's ineffective at blocking new malware.

Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4

Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4 is fast, but its malware detection capabilities are lacking.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 is an effective defender, but it's one of the slower antivirus products we tested.

Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2011

Trend Micro provides solid, simple protection against malware, but advanced users may find its lack of customizability frustrating.

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Battle of the Security Superpowers

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 2011

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

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011

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

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is a solid defender with a friendly interface.

BitDefender Internet Security 2011

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

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

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.

Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011

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

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.