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BitDefender Total Security 2008 – Your Total Security Solution

BitDefender Total Security 2008 is a rock-solid security product in a long line of quality security products from Softwin. Total Security 2008 will serve most home users superbly, but there are some quirky user interface flaws that mar this otherwise excellent package.

Spy Sweeper 5.5 – At the Head of the Class

With Spy Sweeper 5.5 Webroot continues to set the bar for anti-spyware applications. Spy Sweeper 5.5 is fast and effective in providing the protection that users need against spyware, adware, and other stealthy, malicious software.

DriveScrubber 3 – Keep Your Hard Drive Clean

DriveScrubber 3 from iolo Technologies uses U.S. Department of Defense standards to ensure all data on a hard drive is permanently disposed of and can never be recovered. Feel secure that your hard drive does not contain ghosts of the past with sensitive financial information or other secrets.

Ad-Aware 2007 – A Great Way to Protect Your PC

Ad-Aware 2007, the recent upgrade from SE Plus, is a must-have utility for detecting and eliminating the increasing amount of adware, malware, spyware, and other advertising and tracking software being dumped on computer users.

Ad-Aware 2007 – This Malware Scanner Doesn’t Add Up

Ad-Aware 2007 has been one of the top malware scanners over the past few years. This latest version falls behind, however, in some significant areas. More importantly, it failed to catch a simulated malware attack on my system.

CA Anti-Virus 2008 – A Rhapsody in Blue

CA Anti-Virus 2008 sports a slick interface, rich options, and solid protection. Users looking for an antivirus program without a lot of extras will be very satisfied with CA’s offering.

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 – This Offering Scans Clean

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 is a modern security suite from the security veteran McAfee. McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 includes a solid, well-designed, high-performing virus scanner, firewall, and anti-spyware and malware applications.