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Trend Micro Internet Security 2010

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro's broad feature set combined with its look and feel make it a serious contender, but its questionable efficacy and middling performance make it a program we're not recommending.

Aug. 25, 2009

3 stars Editors' rating on Aug. 28, 2009
1.5 stars User rating out of 1 reviews
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NAI McAfee Internet Security 4.0

Most people won't need the extra security tools in MIS. You're better off buying the standalone VirusScan 6.0 or Norton Internet Security and downloading a free firewall such as ZoneAlarm.

Jan. 17, 2003

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 6, 2001
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Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2010

Going by older detection and removal numbers, Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware offers competent if basic security protection. However, so do many free competitors. This year, we recommend giving Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2010 a pass.

Aug. 25, 2009

3 stars Editors' rating on Aug. 27, 2009
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 (CD-ROM, 1-Year License)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 offers pricey antivirus protection. The 2009 version scored well on independent antivirus detection and removal tests, but be prepared to pay a premium for what you're getting.

Aug. 19, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Aug. 26, 2009
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Norton Antivirus 2008 with Antispyware

While Symantec's protection is solid, the overall user experience within Norton Internet Security 2008 could be much, much better. Not all the features work together, and the program could use fewer system resources. We can also do without the addition of paid services within the technical support section.

Aug. 27, 2007

3 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 28, 2007
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Panda Antivirus 2008

Panda Antivirus 2008 is slower than the competition and lacks independent, third-party antivirus test results, and thus doesn't receive our recommendation.

Oct. 11, 2007

3 stars Editors' rating on Oct. 11, 2007
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McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008's protection keeps up with the changing threats on the Internet, but the product itself doesn't excel.

Sep. 16, 2007

3 stars Editors' rating on Oct. 10, 2007
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McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007

McAfee Total Protection feels like a grab bag of security and performance tools without any clear focus, which will likely frustrate the average user.

Jul. 31, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Feb. 27, 2007
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Norton AntiVirus 2007

Norton Internet Security 2007 makes significant gains over last year, including cutting-edge rootkit and behavioral monitoring features found nowhere else, but the overall package could be serious overkill for the average desktop owner.

Sep. 12, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Jan. 16, 2007
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Norton AntiVirus 2006

Norton AntiVirus 2006 improves its detection and removal of spyware and adware but lags behind the more proactive McAfee VirusScan 2006.

Aug. 9, 2005

2.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 9, 2005