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Apple, Google, and Others Agree to Limit App Privacy Invasions

The State of California and six big tech companies--including Apple, Google, and Microsoft--agree to keep mobile apps from leaking your personal information without telling you.

In Defense of Jailbreaking

Jailbreaking unlocks the full potential of today's mobile gadgets and consoles, but the practice is in legal limbo. Here's why and how we all benefit from jailbreaking.

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G Data InternetSecurity 2012 Review: Top-Notch Antimalware Protection

G Data's security suite is one of the best defenders we’ve ever seen, and it takes the top spot among this year's crop despite a rough interface.

Avast Internet Security 6 Review: Good, Basic Malware Detection

Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review: Great Protection, Excellent Interface

Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.

Check Point ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2012 Review: A Middling Antimalware Utility

While Check Point's ZoneAlarm security suite is a reasonably solid protector, it may drag down your PC’s operations.

Avira Internet Security Suite 2012 Review: An Adequate Safeguard Against Malware

The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.

Best Security Suites: PC Bodyguards

These all-in-one defenders can block baddies, tackle Trojans, and drop-kick drive-by downloads. We test the top contenders.

F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Review: A Slow but Decent Malware Fighter

The latest F-Secure suite is quite capable of keeping your machine safe, but it may drag your PC down at times.

How We Test Antivirus Software and Security Suites

Want to choose the most effective security software for your PC? Learn more about how we evaluate antivirus utilities and security suites.

McAfee Internet Security 2012 Review: Uneven Protection, Sluggish Speeds

McAfee's 2012 security suite posts mixed performance results, failing to keep up with top contenders.

Eset Smart Security 5 Review: Significantly Improved Protection

Although not a top performer, Smart Security 5 is a strong, easy-to-use upgrade over previous versions of Eset’s security suite.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Review: Effective Antimalware Performance

The Kaspersky security suite's on-access scans could be faster, but it’s very good at detection and blocking.

AVG Internet Security 2012 Review: Respectable Antimalware Capabilities

AVG's security suite will protect your PC, but it can’t quite keep up with the best performers in our latest test group.

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 Review: No-Frills PC Protection

Despite its somewhat middling detection scores, Trend Micro's security suite is simple to use.