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G Data InternetSecurity 2013 Review: Excellent protection, but a terrible user interface

G Data has put together an effective antimalware suite, but it suffers from an annoying installation process and a settings panel that is better suited to advanced users.

Review: Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2013

Webroot's speedy suite will do a good—but not outstanding—job at keeping you safe.

Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013: Excellent protection, user-friendly interface

Bitdefender's user-friendly interface will appeal to all user levels.

Review: Avira Internet Security 2013: Competent but confusing

This program is competent at detecting, disabling, and cleaning up malware, but its unfriendly user interface is a big problem.

Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013: An all-around winner

This “titanium” security suite earned high marks in almost all of our malware detection tests, and it has a nice user interface to boot.

How to temporarily disable Microsoft Security Essentials

Think your anti-virus program is causing a conflict with some other program? Here's how to switch it off for temporary troubleshooting.

How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8

Microsoft's stock Windows Defender app protects your Windows 8 PC against all sorts of nasties, but OEMs can disable the software to install an antivirus trial. Here's how to turn it back on.

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Google's Android app scanner falls short in security test

Out of more than 1,200 malware samples, Google's technology for scanning third-party smartphone apps detected only 193

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Beware ransomware that impersonates voice of cops

A new variant of a Trojan program called Reveton that prevents victims from using their computers and displays rogue messages from law enforcement agencies is using localized voice messages to trick victims into paying made-up fines, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro.

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Report declares antivirus software a waste of money for businesses

Antivirus software is now so ineffective at detecting new malware threats most enterprises are probably wasting their money buying it, an analysis by security firm Imperva has concluded.