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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.
G-Data posted high marks for its ability to detect known malware; however, it didn't catch some new threats.
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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.
BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011 does a good job at detecting malware and disinfecting PCs, but it had some difficulty in blocking 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.
G-Data AntiVirus 2011 is a solid package, with strong malware detection, blocking, and removal capabilities.
Avast Pro Antivirus 5 has a slick interface, but its middling malware detection performance prevents it from achieving a higher score.
Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2011 is a great choice thanks to its strong malware detection and smooth interface.