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Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods.

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Tencent, Qihoo antimalware firms are accused of cheating, stripped of rankings in antivirus tests

Several independent testing firms claim the accused companies submitted programs specially tuned to ace the benchmarks.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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BitDefender, Kaspersky top list of best Windows 8.1 antivirus software

What's the best antivirus software to buy right now? In February 2015, the list includes BitDefender, Kaspersky, and Avira.

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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

An anti-virus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.

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VirusTotal tackles the tricky false positives problem plaguing antivirus software

VirusTotal is gathering file metadata from trusted software makers to integrate in its online scanning engine

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

One company will focus on security and the other on information management, Symantec said.

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Free is good: No-cost Panda Software tops AV-Test's rankings of antivirus software

A number of antivirus products caught all the malware the testing lab threw at it. But only a few were free. (And no, Microsoft alone isn't nearly good enough.)

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McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 review: Solid, low-maintenance PC protection

BitDefender's latest suite delivers reliable Internet security with a minimum of fuss.

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Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS.

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Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower operating system protections, a security researcher claims.

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Offensive Security said the flaws could be used to gain full system access. Symantec is investigating the matter.