Top rated security: August 2011

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These are the top rated security products we've reviewed in the year leading up to August 2011.

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Internet Security 2011
4.50

1. BitDefender Internet Security 2011

BitDefender Internet Security 2011 multiple-mode interface over complicates matters, but this full-featured suite blocks malware effectively.
Review Date: 17th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 74.93
Internet Security 2011
4.50

2. PC Tools Internet Security 2011

While PCTools Internet Security does a great job at blocking malware, it’s hobbled by slow scan speeds.
Review Date: 17th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 79.99
Norton Antivirus 2011
4.50

3. Symantec Norton Antivirus 2011

Norton Antivirus 2011 is a great choice thanks to its strong malware detection and smooth interface
Review Date: 9th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 59.99
Antivirus Pro 2011
4.50

4. BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011

BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011 does a good job at detecting malware and disinfecting PCs, but it had some difficulty in blocking brand-new malware.
Review Date: 14th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 59.93
Free Antivirus 5
4.50

5. Avast Free Antivirus 5

Avast Free Antivirus is a well-rounded free antivirus package: It does a solid job at blocking malware, has a pleasant interface, and scans files quickly.
Review Date: 13th Dec., 2010
RRP: Free
Internet Security 2011
4.00

6. Panda Internet Security 2011

Panda Internet Security is generally effective at protection, though its blocking of new malware wasn’t top notch and it slows Windows more than we’d like.
Review Date: 19th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 81.99
Internet Security 2011
4.00

7. G-Data Internet Security 2011

G-Data posted high overall marks for detecting known malware, but it missed some new threats and its interface could use a makeover.
Review Date: 19th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 45.10
Internet Security 2011
4.00

8. F-Secure Internet Security 2011

F-Secure Internet Security did a reasonably good job at blocking threats and is easy to use, but it suffers from slow scan speeds.
Review Date: 19th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 119.00
IronKey Personal S200 Flash Drive
4.00

9. IronKey Personal S200 Flash Drive

The IronKey Personal S200 is possibly the slickest combination of software- and hardware-based security in the flash drive market. A stylish and exceptionally well-conceived security product.
Review Date: 13th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 168.85
AntiVir Personal Free AntiVirus 10
4.00

10. Avira AntiVir Personal Free AntiVirus 10

Avira AntiVir Personal does an great job at blocking and detecting malware, but its interface needs a makeover.
Review Date: 14th Dec., 2010
RRP: Free
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