Don't-Miss Security Stories

Free Antivirus You Can Trust

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.

Hotspot Shield Protects Your Privacy Either Free With Ads or Paid and Ad-Free

Encrypt your wireless communications at non-secure locations with private VPN service Hotspot Shield.

Anonymizer Universal Shields You From Content-Targeting

Protect your Internet anonymity with easy-to-use VPN program Anonymizer Universal.

Private WiFi Protects Sensitive Data--For a Price

Protect your Wi-Fi communications with personal VPN service Private WiFi.

Email Encryption Made Free and Easy With Enlocked

Enlocked is a free service that takes the confusion out of email encryption.

Ad-Aware's New Interface Appeals to Novices and Experts Alike

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+.

5 Free Android Security Apps: Keep Your Smartphone Safe

Whether or not Android's openness makes it an easy target for malware writers, these apps can help protect your handset.

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.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials Review: Fast Security Suite Falls Short in Cleanup

Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.

Panda Internet Security 2012 Review: An Acceptable but Poky Antimalware Suite

Panda's security suite is a decent choice for keeping your PC safe, but its sluggish performance and mediocre interface drag down its score.

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.

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.

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.