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Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013: Good protection, advanced settings (minus the jargon)

Kaspersky's 2013 suite lets beginners and advanced users alike will get the most out of the product. It put up good scores in malware detection tests, too.

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: Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2013

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Mobile malware shifts to SMS fraud

The new name in fraud has become the top threat globally in the first quarter of this year, accounting for 62% of all application-based threats.