Don't-Miss Security Stories
Can a free download really protect your PC? Yes, but you have to choose the right one. Our lab tests identify the most reliable no-cost security programs.
Encrypt your wireless communications at non-secure locations with private VPN service Hotspot Shield.
Protect your Internet anonymity with easy-to-use VPN program Anonymizer Universal.
Protect your Wi-Fi communications with personal VPN service Private WiFi.
Enlocked is a free service that takes the confusion out of email encryption.
Lavasoft adds a new Ad-Aware version to the lineup, updates Pro, and renames Ad-Aware Internet Security Free Internet Security to Ad-Aware Antivirus+.
Whether or not Android's openness makes it an easy target for malware writers, these apps can help protect your handset.
The Kaspersky security suite's on-access scans could be faster, but it’s very good at detection and blocking.
Symantec's Norton security suite will do a great job of keeping your PC safe, and the program is easy to use too.
Despite its somewhat middling detection scores, Trend Micro's security suite is simple to use.
The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.
Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.
Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.