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.
Norton AntiVirus is a good choice for nontechies, but those willing to deal with a less-refined interface can get stronger protection.
Unfortunately, ESET NOD32 doesn't keep up with other antivirus apps in blocking malware.
McAfee Antivirus Plus has some good features and a decent interface, but it has too many performance problems for us to recommend it.
Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware's nice user interface can’t make up for its lackluster malware detection.
Avast Professional Edition's inconsistent malware detection and frustrating interface make it a less-than-ideal choice for protecting your PC.
Avira AntiVir Premium Edition needs more features and a face-lift before it can become a top choice.
An online airing of tens of thousands of stolen Webmail passwords suggests that it’s time to find extra protection.
Plus: A massive Microsoft patch batch, and fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
A newly discovered security hole in IE 6 and 7 allows for attacks against either browser.
More than a million trojan-laden spam attacks are masquerading as a payment confirmation request.
Save online videos to your hard drive with a Firefox toolbar.
Get extra control over moving and resizing your windows.
Get extra control over moving and resizing your windows on your 64-bit system.
Exploit code is publicly available for the denial-of-service flaw in Windows 7 and Server 2008.