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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.

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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.

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AVG's 2014 lineup of antivirus and security includes new Web privacy protections

New features include File Shredder to make deleted files unrecoverable, and Data Safe to create a virtual encrypted drive. AVG also released its PrivacyFix app for iOS and Android, to assess privacy settings on the fly.

Windows 8 users prefer third-party antivirus to bundled tool

Microsoft's Security Essentials (MSE) remains a hugely popular consumer antivirus product but new figures suggest that its Windows 8 successor, Defender, is losing out to third-party alternatives.

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New Kaspersky products pack better whitelisting and ransomware rescue features

Kaspersky's 2014 security software includes improvements like a new Trusted Applications mode and a beefed-up Safe Money feature set.

Android security is sadly lacking, researchers reveal

Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

Snuffing out viruses and malware is serious business. Here's how to diagnose, treat, and protect an ailing PC.