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AT&T to preload Lookout Security app on Android devices

Lookout is one of the most popular Android antimalware apps around, but is bloatware really the answer to the (somewhat overhyped) Android security scourge?

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Webroot upgrades SecureAnywhere suites with phishing protection, support for iOS and Android devices

The cloud's the thing for Webroot's SecureAnywhere suites, which aim to stay nimble by living online and analyzing files on the fly. All suites protect against viruses, malware, and phishing. Two higher-end versions add iOS/Android support and system optimization tools.

Essential free software you can't afford to miss

No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.

AVG's 2014 lineup of antivirus and security includes new Web privacy protections

New features include File Shredder to make deleted files unrecoverable, and Data Safe to create a virtual encrypted drive. AVG also released its PrivacyFix app for iOS and Android, to assess privacy settings on the fly.

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New Kaspersky products pack better whitelisting and ransomware rescue features

Kaspersky's 2014 security software includes improvements like a new Trusted Applications mode and a beefed-up Safe Money feature set.

New Norton Mobile Security includes database of 4 million scanned Android apps

The Norton Mobile Insight database scans 10,000 new Android apps daily for security and privacy risks so users can make informed decisions about downloads.

Microsoft moving bot-busting fight to the cloud

Instead of providing daily emails on botnet activity, Microsoft is turning to the cloud to provide near-time updates to ISPs and other clients.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The busy geek

Here are the nine best free tools for the busy geek.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition

Free is fine, but free and good is awesome. Check out the best apps, services and software online, for work and play.

New McAfee LiveSafe utility protects computers, tablets, and smartphones

This new security software aims to make it easier to protect a multi-device household with everything from antivirus to antitheft features.

The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

Ditching Java and keeping your browser up-to-date can't protect against bad guys gunning for smart thermostats, smart TVs, and cybernetic implants.

Bad Kaspersky antivirus update keeps users from accessing websites

Many Kaspersky customers were unable to access any websites on their computers Monday, due to a faulty antivirus update.

2012's worst security exploits, fails and blunders

Stolen social security numbers. Erased online identities. Pilfered payment information, and even hacked hotel locks. Yep, 2012 was a banner year for the bad guys.

Report declares antivirus software a waste of money for businesses

Antivirus software is now so ineffective at detecting new malware threats most enterprises are probably wasting their money buying it, an analysis by security firm Imperva has concluded.

Antivirus startup linked to infamous Chinese hacker

Anvisoft, a Chinese antivirus startup, has been linked to an infamous hacker suspected of developing sophisticated malware used to siphon sensitive information from Defense Department contractors in 2006.