Antivirus software

Reviews, comparisons, and tips for antivirus and anti-spyware security software.

Vulnerable Dell support tool now detected as risky software

Older versions of Dell System Detect contain a serious vulnerability that allows hackers to install malware on users' computers

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BitDefender, Kaspersky top list of best Windows 8.1 antivirus software

What's the best antivirus software to buy right now? In February 2015, the list includes BitDefender, Kaspersky, and Avira.

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AVG lauded for fast vulnerability response

Security researchers from Tel-Aviv-based enSilo are congratulating antivirus vendor AVG Technologies for its fast response to a security flaw in one of its programs

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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

An antivirus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.

Jeb Bush's email cache held another surprise: Viruses

There is old malware in attachments included in the Outlook email files

VirusTotal tackles false positive malware detections plaguing antivirus and software vendors

VirusTotal is gathering file metadata from trusted software makers to integrate in its online scanning engine

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Security Concerns Cloud Federal Data Center Overhaul

Government CIOs are in the midst of an ambitious effort to modernize their data centers, but consolidation, virtualization and the cloud bring fresh security challenges.

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Death of Antivirus Software Greatly Exaggerated

After years of predicted demise, AV software continues to protect.

Bitdefender security appliance for home networks seeks to replace end-point antivirus

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

Microsoft Security Essentials May be Throwing False Positives for Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J

The precise circumstances are unclear, but it's becoming obvious that MSE in some cases detects a DOS/Alureon.J infection where none exists

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McAfee Announces 2015 Editions of its Antivirus and Security Suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

Stealthy malware 'Poweliks' resides only in system registry

The malware is persistent across system reboots, despite not having any files on disk

Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower operating system protections, a security researcher claims

11 Signs You've Been Hacked -- and How to Fight Back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

Maliciously Crafted Files Can Disable Microsoft's Antimalware Products

A vulnerability in the engine used by many Microsoft antimalware products can lead to a persistent denial-of-service condition

The Boldest Software Backdoors of All Time

These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what's in your software -- and who can control it.

One-click Test Finds Gameover Zeus Infections

Researchers from F-Secure created a Web page to test if computers are infected with the Gameover Zeus Trojan program

Antivirus Software Can't Keep Up with New Malware, Lastline Labs Analysis Finds

Brand new malware is detected by only around half of antivirus programs on the day it first appears, an analysis by security startup Lastline Labs has found after running samples through the VirusTotal online scanner.

Avast: Users Frequently Hitting Websites Loaded with Ransomware

Avast's user base has landed on websites hosting ransomware more than 18 million times over six weeks

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