McAfee Antivirus Plus 2010: Protection Issues

McAfee Antivirus Plus has some good features and a decent interface, but it has too many performance problems for us to recommend it.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010: A Fair Performer

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 does a decent job at malware blocking but doesn’t stand out.

Alwil Avast Professional Edition: Wait for the Update

Avast Professional Edition's inconsistent malware detection and frustrating interface make it a less-than-ideal choice for protecting your PC.

Advanced Antivirus

Hackers have shown that they can plant their malware even on mainstream sites--proving that you need antivirus protection now more than ever. We lab-tested eleven top security programs to find the best guardians for your PC.

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2010: A Polished Interface

Norton AntiVirus is a good choice for nontechies, but those willing to deal with a less-refined interface can get stronger protection.

Top Protection: G Data AntiVirus 2010

G Data led the field on almost all of our malware detection tests, but using this program means having to make more decisions than you do with other apps.

ESET NOD32 Fails to Impress

Unfortunately, ESET NOD32 doesn't keep up with other antivirus apps in blocking malware.

Keep Your Passwords Private--and Handy--With LastPass

An online airing of tens of thousands of stolen Webmail passwords suggests that it’s time to find extra protection.

Bugs & Fixes: Firefox Squashes a Buggy Microsoft Plug-In

Plus: A massive Microsoft patch batch, and fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.


Critical Zero-Day Flaw Opens Holes in IE 6 and 7

A newly discovered security hole in IE 6 and 7 allows for attacks against either browser.

Fake Payment Request Attack Ramps Up

More than a million trojan-laden spam attacks are masquerading as a payment confirmation request.

Clipta Toolbar

Save online videos to your hard drive with a Firefox toolbar.

WindowSpace 2.0 (32-bit version)

Get extra control over moving and resizing your windows.

WindowSpace (64-bit version)

Get extra control over moving and resizing your windows on your 64-bit system.

Microsoft Investigating Windows 7 SMB Crash Bug

Exploit code is publicly available for the denial-of-service flaw in Windows 7 and Server 2008.