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

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McAfee is once again an independent company

Famed antivirus vendor McAfee is an independent company again as the sale of the majority of the firm to private equity firm TPG became final this morning. All current McAfee personnel, including research analysts, sales teams and...

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Double Agent attack can turn antivirus into malware

An attack discovered by Cybellum called Double Agent can take over antivirus software on Windows machines and turn it into malware that encrypts files for ransom, exfiltrates data or formats the hard drives.

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That online job candidate may be carrying a virus

LinkedIn and other social networks are becoming targets for threat actors since they know it's a great way to bypass company's defenses, according to cybersecurity firm Cylance. LinkedIn is typically a site that is not blocked by...

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Is antivirus getting worse?

Anti-virus software is getting worse at detecting both known and new threats, says a new report. Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, while detection rates for...

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New CIO paradigms for cybersecurity and prevention

Cybersecurity experts are quietly changing their approach to security. What you know and value about security prevention is eroding. The federal government's HR department learned the hard way. You don’t have to.

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Kaspersky Labs says Microsoft is anticompetitive towards third-party antivirus

Eugene Kaspersky says Microsoft's favoritism towards Windows Defender is unfair.

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Windows 10 Build 14352 lets Windows Insiders run two antivirus programs on their PC

Windows 10 Build 14352 adds several features, including the ability to ask Cortana to play specific songs. But the niftiest feature is a way to run two antivirus programs on your PC for double the defense.

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Next-generation endpoint security tools ready to replace antivirus

The market for next-generation endpoint security tools has doubled each of the last two years, and will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 67 percent for the next five years -- but that growth could skyrocket if more...

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Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses

The Internet Archive is creating a repository of the darker aspects of computer culture: malware.

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Trend Micro flaw could have allowed attacker to steal all passwords

A discovery by a well-known Google security researcher provides further proof how antivirus programs designed to shield computers from attacks can sometimes provide a doorway for hackers.

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