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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Latest Foxmarks Add-On for Firefox Tackles Password Backups

The most recent version of the popular Foxmarks utility permits you to sync passwords stored on your browser.

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.

Build Your Own Free Security Suite

A no-muss, no-fuss guide to free security tools that work together to protect your PC.

15 Great, Free Privacy Downloads

These free products can save you from malicious software and eavesdroppers. Don't leave your PC exposed and vulnerable.

Identity-Theft Protection: What Services Can You Trust?

New online services offer to protect you from identity theft, and some claim to help you undo damage after it happens. But when we tested the services, we found that many fall short.