Best of 2004

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Security

Antivirus Software

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2004

PC-cillin outperformed the competition at removing infections, and its neat interface lets you access components easily. $49

Firewall

Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Pro 4.5

Continuing to set the standard in the firewall category, ZoneAlarm Pro blocks most incoming and outgoing e-mail viruses, manages cookies, and stops pop-up ads. $50

Spam Filter

Cloudmark SpamNet

SpamNet delivered a catch rate of 98 percent and an uncanny ability not to block legitimate mail. Use it for Outlook and Web-based, POP3, or IMAP e-mail. $4 a month

Privacy Software

AT&T Privacy Bird

Privacy Bird

Let Privacy Bird gauge the privacy level of any site with a machine-readable privacy policy. At sites that guard your information, the bird is a calming green. At sites set up to sell your data, the bird turns an angry red. Free

Anti-Spyware Scanner

Spybot Search & Destroy

Search & Destroy scrapes bothersome software from your PC as you would barnacles from the underside of a boat. Free

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