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Best Security Suites: PC Bodyguards

These all-in-one defenders can block baddies, tackle Trojans, and drop-kick drive-by downloads. We test the top contenders.

Symantec's Security Slips

Analysis: The recent record includes two major hacks, two major delays admitting fault, and risk to customers.

Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player.

How to Keep Your PC Safe With Sandboxing

Setting up your PC to run important apps in a sandbox can help you avoid malware infections. Here's how to do it.


Avira Teams with for Facebook Security

Avira is extending its traditional security suite by partnering with to help protect your privacy and personal information on Facebook as well.

Trojan Cons Victims with Fake Trial

BitDefender warns of a new ransom-style Trojan that scrambles its victims' data before offering them a trial version of a fix.

FTC Compensates 320,000 Victims of Fake Antivirus Scams

Fooled by scareware? A legal settlement includes payouts of about $20 to all who fell for a multinational malware swindle scheme.

Do Smaller Businesses Think They're Immune to Security Threats?

A survey by Symantec shows that small to midsized (SMB) managers think they are not targets for attack.

Attackers Get Sneakier With Encrypted Malware

Malicious hackers in Brazil have for the first time created malware that uses encrypted blocks of code to sneak around antivirus programs.

For Android, Paid Mobile Security Is Better: Study

When it comes to keeping your Android devices free of malware, it's worth paying for mobile security apps, according to a study. That said, one free app stands out.