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Avast Internet Security (2014) review: short on security

All the advanced options you could hope for, but lacking in protection.

McAfee Internet Security 2014 review: Intuitive interface, decent protection

McAfee’s security suite is ready for Windows 8, but not zero-day attacks.

Gamers targeted by hackers, Kaspersky Labs warns

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.

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Kaspersky, six others top malware removal tests

A-V Comparative finds that seven antimalware packages are the best at removing -- not finding -- existing malware on your PC.

Stuxnet worm analyzed as world's first true cyber-weapon

Stuxnet creators knew they had built the world's first true cyber-weapon, and were more interested in exploring its capabilities than any specific target, a study suggests.

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

AT&T to preload Lookout Security app on Android devices

Lookout is one of the most popular Android antimalware apps around, but is bloatware really the answer to the (somewhat overhyped) Android security scourge?

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Windows Vista, Lync, older Office versions under attack via new vulnerability

Attackers are exploiting security holes found in older versions of Office and Windows, plus current versions of Lync. A fix is available, however.

Google's Chrome will automatically block malware

A version of Chrome designed for early testing by developers will display a small warning note letting users know when it prevents malware from being downloaded.

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Microsoft won't turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs

A Microsoft executive misspoke when she said that Windows would turn on the built-in Windows Defender technology for users who had let their antimalware subscriptions lapse.