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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?

on techhive.com

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.

PCs left unprotected as ZoneAlarm, Comcast's Norton struggle with Windows 8.1

We all know that apps installed while running the preview release of Windows 8.1 need to be reinstalled after upgrading to the final version. But what about apps that just don't work?

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Windows 8 users double down on antivirus protection

Microsoft's integration of Windows Defender into Windows 8 seems to have little effect on the desire of users to install standalone security software, new figures from security management firm OPSWAT have shown.

McAfee LiveSafe review: Blanket security protects PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and the cloud

LiveSafe’s biometric protections make it worthwhile, even if the antivirus is nothing special.