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CNET Top 5: CNET Top 5: Most popular security apps

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CNET Top 5: CNET Top 5: Most popular security apps

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Stay safe with these favorite security utilities from Download.com.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. Your safety is important to us. So this week we're looking at the most popular security-related downloads at CNET's Download.com. Let's count 'em down. At No. 5, Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic. A relative newcomer to the free antivirus clan. Oh yes! Antivirus protection for free. Also includes Antimalware also for free. No wonder it's busting its way up the charts. Coming in at No. 4, The Old Spybot: Search and Destroy. We recommend running more than one antispyware app, but this is still one of the ones you should run. But our editors have found it a tad buggy sometimes. Up to No. 3--Avast Home Edition. This free antivirus, yes another one, has gained in popularity because of its customization options. If you're facing a bill for your preinstalled antivirus, give this a shot. Sliding in at No. 2. Ad-Aware. Spybot's lifelong comrade in arms in the fight against spyware on your PC. Be aware it runs constantly in the background. Our Download crew still gives it 4 out of 5 stars. And it speaks Spanish! Before we get to No. 1, let's check in on the Top 5 most popular nonsecurity downloads. What a surprise, LimeWire. All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The most popular security download. And as a matter of fact the most popular download. At No. 1, it's.... AVG Antivirus Free Edition. Simple navigation and rock-solid protection make it a favorite of users and editors alike. Just remember, it's only free in a noncorporate setting. They have ways of knowing if you're cheating and they will send you a nag screen. Well that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. You can find all these downloads and more at www.download.com. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time

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