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Comparative Reviews of 2011 Internet Security Suites

The top four out of twenty-seven 2011 Internet security software suites based on our interpretation of five comparative reviews by Top Ten Reviews, PC Mag (with lab results), PC World, CNet, and Mary L. (see sources below) are #1  Norton, #2 Kaspersky, #3 BitDefender, #4 Webroot). Products with zero or only one review were eliminated.

27 Products

5 Labs

TopTen Reviews

PC Mag

PC World

CNet

Mary L.

Top Product

Acronis

0

13

0

0

0

0

 

Ad-aware

0

0

3

0

6

0

 

Astaro

0

0

2

0

0

0

 

AVG

1

6

5

0

3

0

 

Avira

1

0

0

10

0

6

 

BitDefender

2

2

3

3

9

0

3

BullGuard

3

10

5

0

0

0

 

CA

0

20

0

0

0

0

 

Comodo

0

0

0

11

0

0

 

eScan

2

8

6

0

0

0

 

Eset

0

5

0

9

0

9

 

F-secure

1

19

4

6

0

3

 

G data

1

18

0

5

0

4

 

Kaspersky

2

3

2

2

2

5

2

Lavasoft

0

12

0

0

0

0

 

McAfee

2

11

3

12

0

0

 

MSE

0

0

0

0

7

0

 

Norman

0

15

0

0

0

0

 

Norton

1

4

1

1

1

2

1

Outpost

0

21

5

0

0

0

 

Panda

2

16

4

8

4

7

 

PC Security Shield

0

17

0

0

0

0

 

PC Tools

2

14

4

4

10

1

 

Trend Micro

0

7

3

7

5

0

 

Trustport

0

0

5

0

0

0

 

Webroot

2

1

2

13

8

8

4

ZoneAlarm

0

9

0

0

0

0

 

Sources:

  • PC Mag -- The Best Security Suites for 2011, Neil J. Rubenking, PC Magazine, March 18, 2011; including summary of results from five testing labs.
  • PC World -- Battle of the Security Superpowers, Vamosi & Null, PC World, Dec 27, 2010.
  • CNet -- Fall 2010 security suite roundup, Seth Rosenblatt, CNet, Dec 23, 2010.
  • Mary L. -- Best Internet Security Suites for 2011, Mary Landesman, About.com, Nov 10, 2010.
  • Top Ten Reviews -- http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/