If you're like me, you find many software reviews, especially those published in hard copy, lacking in detail. I recently ran across a long article All my Life's a Circle: More Rounds with new Security Guards written by someone who identifies himself only as Briard. I don't know this person, but the article is published in conjunction with The Support Alert Newsletter, which, in my opinion, is a credible source.
The article starts at a high level, reviewing and aggregating other reviews of antivirus programs. This led Briard to conclude there are six top antivirus programs (in alphabetical sequence):
Most of the article though, is first-hand reviews. The following security suites are reviewed: ESET Smart Security, AVIRA Premium Security Suite, Kapersky Internet Security V7, F-Secure Internet Security 2008 and Bitdefender Internet Security 2008. Also reviewed are three "All-in-one security and housekeeping suites" Norton 360, McAfee Total Protection 2008 and VCOM/Avanquest System Suite 8 Professional.
I didn't detect any bias in the article which is dated January 2008.