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.

Avira AntiVir Premium Edition: Lacks Behavioral Detection

Avira AntiVir Premium Edition needs more features and a face-lift before it can become a top choice.

ESET NOD32 Fails to Impress

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

BitDefender Antivirus 2010: Needs Better Interface

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 will get the job done, but it needs a better user interface.

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010: Cloud-Based Protection

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010 does a good job detecting malware, but it doesn't quite keep up with the top contenders.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010: Loaded With Features

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has plenty of features, but is inconsistent thanks to its below-average traditional malware detection and at-times frustrating user interface.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010: A Fair Performer

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

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.