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Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is a solid defender with a friendly interface.
As a suite that provides good protection and doesn't require you to fiddle with settings, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security is worth a look.
Eset Smart Security 4.2 is speedy; unfortunately, the suite struggled at detecting and removing malware.
BitDefender's overall protection levels are very good, but short of the topmost tier of products we reviewed.
While PC Tools Internet Security does a great job at blocking malware, it’s hobbled by slow scan speeds.
Though it has features like a sandbox system, absent a solid level of core security, it's hard to recommend Comodo.
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Avira AntiVir Personal does an great job at blocking and detecting malware, but its interface needs a makeover.
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Microsoft Security Essentials is easy to use, but it lags behind newer products at detecting malware.
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.
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.