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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.

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.

Webroot upgrades SecureAnywhere suites with phishing protection, support for iOS and Android devices

The cloud's the thing for Webroot's SecureAnywhere suites, which aim to stay nimble by living online and analyzing files on the fly. All suites protect against viruses, malware, and phishing. Two higher-end versions add iOS/Android support and system optimization tools.

Essential free software you can't afford to miss

No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.

Malwarebytes puts antivirus cleanup program on a USB stick

Malwarebytes has invented a USB stick that can plug into any PC to automate the process of finding, logging, and cleaning up a range of malware.

McAfee unveils 2014 versions of Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection

The antivirus and security company refreshes its core consumer products with an upgraded anti-malware engine and improved scanning performance.