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HijackThis, useful as ever but now open source, helps you spot anomalies in your Windows and program installations
We liked Microsoft Security Essentials' interface, but other products did a better job at blocking malware
Good overall protection, but can be pricey
Fighting tenacious malware? Kaspersky's free utility TDSSKiller can help.
G Data's security suite is one of the best defenders we’ve seen, and is best among its rivals of the 2012 suites
The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.
McAfee's 2012 security suite posts mixed performance results, failing to keep up with its rivals
Panda's security suite is a decent choice for keeping your PC safe, but its sluggish performance and mediocre interface drag down its score.
Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup
Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top product
Speed and a low rate of false positives are Avira Free Antivirus's best points
The new interface appeals to novices and experts alike
Extra safeguards but no web interface
AVG's security suite will protect your PC, but it can’t quite keep up with the best performers
Despite its somewhat middling detection scores, Trend Micro's security suite is simple to use.
The Kaspersky security suite's on-access scans could be faster, but it’s very good at detection and blocking.
The latest F-Secure suite is quite capable of keeping your machine safe, but it may drag your PC down at times
Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike
While Check Point's ZoneAlarm security suite is a reasonably solid protector, it may drag down your PC’s operations.
Easy-to-use back-up program but with a few design oversights