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  • Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2012

    Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2012

    CNET Rating9.0
    User Rating5.0

    In a year of competitive overhauls, Webroot's SecureAnywhere stands out for being an entirely new program with the smallest installer around. Fast scans, a combo of competitive features and sharp performance make this the suite to watch in the coming year. 2

  • F-Secure Internet Security 2012

    F-Secure Internet Security 2012

    CNET Rating8.0

    Following a banner year in 2011, the new F-Secure Internet Security 2012 doesn't introduce many new changes, but it does maintain many of the suite's high performance marks on both system impact and security.

  • Avira Free Antivirus 12

    Avira Free Antivirus 12

    CNET Rating8.0
    User Rating9.0

    An aggressive redesign aimed at making its best-known suite more accessible than before, Avira Free Antivirus 12 combines fast scans with above-average protection for a solid security combo. 2

  • AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012

    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012

    CNET Rating9.0

    AVG Free 2012's renewed focus on performance keeps scans zippy, but struggles with slowing down your boot time and too many false positives.

  • ESET Smart Security 5

    ESET Smart Security 5

    CNET Rating8.0

    Back from the nearly dead, or at least the un-updated, ESET returns with high-level security that's light on your system. But for a top-tier suite, it's also light on features. Good thing it's priced lower, too. 1

  • Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security

    Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security

    CNET Rating8.0

    Long-time fans will notice the changes to Ad-Aware, and the program continues to grow in the right direction after several missteps in recent years.

  • Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012

    Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012

    CNET Rating8.0
    User Rating2.0

    Following on last year's big overhaul, Trend Micro makes a series of smaller changes to this year's Titanium security suites. While we loved the baked-in mobile support, free storage and file encryption, inconsistent benchmarks hold the suites back. 5

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

    CNET Rating9.0
    User Rating1.0

    The new Kaspersky Internet Security for 2012 introduces a dual cloud-and-local security system bundled under an interface overhaul that's both easy to use and familiar. The suite's scans aren't the fastest, but it definitely will protect you. 6

  • Bitdefender Total Security 2012

    Bitdefender Total Security 2012

    CNET Rating9.0

    Bitdefender Total Security 2012 makes a convincing pitch as an easy Windows security option. It's got an enormous selection of features, but the best one means that you'll never see another security notification again unless you get infected. 3

  • McAfee Total Protection 2012

    McAfee Total Protection 2012

    CNET Rating7.0

    McAfee takes aim at blocking bots in its latest version, but its weak test scores mean that we don't recommend this year's McAfee.

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