In 2009, there was more Malware created than the previous 20 years combined. What does that mean? It means that having just a standalone antivirus program will not stop all or most attacks from infiltrating your computer.

Today, more security firms who create antivirus and Malware protection are offering a much improved way to defend against attacks by combining multi-functional security suites that address not only viruses, but all types of attacks.

According to – Almost all the security suites we tested this year also in­­clude some form of antirootkit technology. (Rootkits–a kind of stealth Malware used to hide infections–were once the concern only of big businesses, but they have gradually become more commonplace.)

Norton Internet Security 2010 takes the top ranking thanks to its excellent Malware detection. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is a close second, and is followed by a competitive field of eight other suites according to in cooperation with

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010

Top 5 Internet Security Suites of 2010

  1. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010: Norton Internet Security 2010 is our top-scoring security suite of 2010, thanks to its very good detection of new Malware.
  2. Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 2010: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 makes an excellent choice thanks to its very good Malware detection, swift performance, and good interface.
  3. AVG Internet Security 9.0: AVG Internet Security 9 provides strong protection against Malware, but its interface needs improvement.
  4. PC Tools Internet Security 2010: PC Tools Internet Security 2010 is greatly improved over last year’s version, with better traditional Malware detection augmenting its strong behavioral protection, but it lacks some features common in competing suites.
  5. BitDefender Internet Security 2010: BitDefender Internet Security 2010 offers decent protection at a great price, but its detection of brand new Malware lags behind.

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Congratulations to Symantec Corporation!