Don't-Miss Security Stories
Eset Smart Security 4.2 is speedy; unfortunately, the suite struggled at detecting and removing malware.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is a solid defender with a friendly interface.
Avira AntiVir is very good at blocking known malware, but it left behind more malware remnants than most suites.
Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 has plenty of extras, but falls short at keeping your PC safe.
Norton Internset Security 2011 does an excellent job at blocking and cleaning up malware, and is nicely designed.
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Avast Pro Antivirus 5 has a slick interface, but its middling malware detection performance prevents it from achieving a higher score.
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Panda Cloud Antivirus is easy to use, but its scanning speeds are slower than average. Look for the Cloud Antivirus 1.3 update, which the company says should improve its ability to block brand-new malware.
Microsoft Security Essentials is easy to use, but it lags behind newer products at detecting malware.
Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2011 is a great choice thanks to its strong malware detection and smooth interface.
Avira AntiVir Personal does an great job at blocking and detecting malware, but its interface needs a makeover.
Comodo Internet Security Premium did a good job at blocking brand-new malware and has a firewall, but its inconsistent overall detection performance makes it tough to recommend.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 is very effective at blocking new malware attacks and is easy to use, but it slows system performance more than we would like.