Antivirus software

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

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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

Symantec Lays Out Advanced Threat Protection Roadmap

With black hat hackers now outgunning legitimate organizations, the world's largest security company is adopting a new integrated approach to advanced threat protection.

Antivirus is Dead, Says Maker of Norton Antivirus

Antivirus is dead. So sayeth Brian Dye, Symantec's senior vice president for information security, in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Fave Raves: 33 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite IT Products

What IT pros like, in their own words.

Zonealarm Extreme Security: Antivirus That Lives Up to its Name

Extreme Security offers top-tier protection but lacks the cross-platform and mobile support that are becoming common in similar suites.

Windows XP Lives On: Avast Survey Shows 27 Percent of its XP Users Don't Plan to Switch

XPocalypse? What XPocalypse? A big chunk of antimalware software vendor Avast's users are sticking with XP despite the many risks.

Fake Android Antivirus App Taken Down

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or...

Can Antivirus Technology Morph Into Breach Detection Systems?

Antivirus software is still often considered a "checkbox" item for enterprise deployments, especially on Microsoft Windows, but over the decades, anti-virus software changed to do far more than just signature-based virus blocking....

Nov'IT Says Flashing a New ROM Onto Your Android Phone Can Make it More Secure

Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure

Take a Tour of Firefox's New 'Metro-ized' Browser

Mozilla is on track to launch Firefox for Windows 8 Touch in March. Here are the highlights of its touch-first browser, now in beta.

The Top 5 Security Threats to Watch for in 2014

The year's barely started, and we've already had enough data breaches at major retailers to make a barter economy seem like a good idea. Unfortunately there are yet more security threats to look forward to in 2014. Here are the...

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