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The Best Antivirus Software in 2011

PCMag.com, By Neil Rubenking

If you're still not running antivirus protection, you should be. We'll help you choose a free or premium solution.

Antivirus vendors have included "2011" in their product names since the summer of 2010. Now that the year 2011 has actually arrived it's time for a new look at the whole collection. Several of the latest additions attempt to crank up protection by running two different antivirus engines, and some actually succeed. This batch also brings a new Editors' Choice for free antivirus and a new shared Editors' Choice for commercial antivirus.

As always, when I say "antivirus" I mean a utility that protects against all kinds of malicious software, not just viruses. Trojans, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, adware, scareware – a proper antivirus must handle all of these.

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