Don't-Miss Security Stories
Avast Professional Edition's inconsistent malware detection and frustrating interface make it a less-than-ideal choice for protecting your PC.
Norton AntiVirus is a good choice for nontechies, but those willing to deal with a less-refined interface can get stronger protection.
G Data led the field on almost all of our malware detection tests, but using this program means having to make more decisions than you do with other apps.
Unfortunately, ESET NOD32 doesn't keep up with other antivirus apps in blocking malware.
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.
The Pixi, the second smartphone to run Palm's Web OS, could be considered the Palm Pre lite.
Comodo Internet Security is not a good antivirus choice, owing to its lackluster malware detection and its tendency to produce false positives.
PC Tools Antivirus, which neglects to detect spyware, allows far too many pieces of malware through for it to realistically protect any PC.
Panda Cloud Antivirus provides great protection in an easy-to-use application, but it's still too deep in development to recommend.
An effective but somewhat slow utility, Microsoft Security Essentials will be a solid contender when it comes out of beta around the end of 2009.
Though AVG 8.5 Free has a good, straightforward interface and useful blocking of Web-based attacks, its malware blocking is below average.
Lots of companies offer software that’s supposed to stop worms, viruses, and other malware for free. We tested nine such security programs to find the ones you can really depend on.
Avast Antivirus Home Edition provides solid antimalware protection and a good set of features, but its outdated interface needs a makeover.
This open-source antivirus software fails to get the job done, with disappointing malware detection and no real-time scanning.
PC Tools' free behavior-based antivirus utility serves as a great supplement to your existing security software.