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Top Internet Security Software

Top Internet Security Software

1. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011

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Symantec-Norton-Internet-Security-2011

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 meliorates its already-excellent protection. The edition is very easy to install and use. Most of the tasks run in idle time. It is loaded with additional virus cleanup tool and an intelligent firewall. It also offers many Web-based products and services like online backup and parental controls. There is a new interactive panel in its main window makes Norton Internet Security 2011 a manager for these online services.

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 extends the “Download Insight” feature introduced by the earlier edition. In the latest edition Norton also has introduced a free stand-alone application, Norton Power Eraser that discovers and kills hard-to-find scareware that cannot be detected by traditional antivirus software.

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 runs on Windows 7/XP/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and supports browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (32-bit only), Firefox 3.0 and later. It requires minimum 256 MB RAM and minimum 300 MB free hard disk space. It is available at 1,200.

2. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

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Kaspersky-Internet-Security-2011

With a well-designed interface, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 finishes second in the list for strong malware detection and efficient performance. Kaspersky is good in detecting active malware infections on a PC. It is a top performer in rootkit detection, finding and removing all inactive and active rootkits. In detection and disinfection of malware through behavioral scanning, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is very effective.

Kaspersky Internet Security’s impact on system performance is minimal. A PC with Kaspersky’s suite installed booted in 43.4 seconds on average, beating the average starting time by 3.5 seconds. The same PC running the McAfee or Norton suites, by comparison, took about 50 seconds to start up.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 runs on Windows 7/XP/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and supports browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (32-bit only) for downloading updates. It requires minimum 256 MB RAM and minimum 375 MB free hard disk space. It is available at 890.

3. McAfee Total Protection 2010

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McAfee-Total-Protection-2011

With excellent malware protection, McAfee Total Protection 2010 provides effective and real-time anti-phishing protection. The anti-spam is also great. This security suite has a very user friendly interface and it is an efficient solution which won’t slow your system down. The firewall includes a useful feature called Attack Detection, which is used to detect popular exploits and attacks on the Web.

It also features malware protection that works to remove malware and spyware that could potentially give out sensitive information to thieves. McAfee Total Protection 2010 installs a browser toolbar called SiteAdvisor Plus, which helps users avoid malicious Web sites.

McAfee Total Protection 2010 runs on Windows 7/XP/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and supports browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (32-bit only), Firefox 3.0 and later. It requires minimum 512 MB RAM and minimum 200 MB free hard disk space. It is available at 1,220.

4. BitDefender Total Security 2010

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BitDefender-Total-Security-2011

BitDefender Total Security 2010 offers effective malware protection, anti-phishing coverage, a good spam filter and excellent parental controls. BitDefender gets a new interface that comes in three variations: a basic display with only three large icons and simple text, an intermediate design showing more detail, and an advanced interface for those who want to see granular details.

In detecting and disabling active infections, BitDefender Total Security 2010 is quite effective. It is also good at detection and disinfection of rootkits. BitDefender has improved the average startup time by roughly 3.5 seconds for a total of 43.46 seconds at startup.

BitDefender Total Security 2010 runs on Windows 7/XP/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and supports browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (32-bit only), Firefox 3.0 and later. It requires minimum 512 MB RAM and minimum 450 MB free hard disk space. It is available at 1,790.

5. PC Tools Internet Security 2010

PC-Tools-Internet-Security-2011
PC-Tools-Internet-Security-2011

PC Tools, which is better known for Spyware Doctor, also offers this complete security suite with firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, and spam filter protection. The software is easy to use but the spam filter is slow and the package does significantly increase your system boot time.

Although the interface has very little change from last year, it’s very user friendly. In rootkit detection PC Tools Internet Security 2010 is capable of scoring high. In detecting, blocking, and removing unknown malware, PC Tools is quite effective. The program gets installed quickly, but it does require a system reboot.

PC Tools Internet Security 2010 runs on Windows 7/XP/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and supports browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (32-bit only), Firefox 3.0 and later. It requires minimum 256 MB RAM and minimum 150 MB free hard disk space. It is available at 1,890.

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