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While it’s relatively unlikely you’ll run into malware using the Mac, it’s not impossible, and you may want to consider an antivirus tool to protect your Windows-using friends from any malware you might inadvertently send their way. We think that Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac is the best choice, and it’s free.
Microsoft’s free antivirus comes built into Windows 8 as Windows Defender, but it doesn’t have an option to scan individual files by right-clicking on them. Our friends at the How-To Geek show us how to add it (or any other program) to your context menu.
German antivirus lab AV-Test recently tested several security suites. Most of them declined since a few months ago, particularly Microsoft Security Essentials, our our favourite Windows antivirus app. We still love it, but the recent AV-Test makes us wonder: How much do these ratings matter to you?
Computers are supposed to make our lives easier, yet sometimes it feels like they exist only to cause us endless amounts of frustration. Popular advice for fixing slow computers includes checking for malware, upgrading your RAM, or even reinstalling Windows from scratch. However, many of these ideas are more myth than reality. We’re busting some of the more pervasive myths, and explained how to actually get your PC running fast again.
Dear Lifehacker, One of my friends recently sent some pretty suspicious links to his entire address book and his friends on Facebook. He sent another message later to say he didn’t do it, but doesn’t know how it happened, and to tell everyone not to open links from him. How can I help him get his computer straight, and make sure notes I get from him are safe to click?
Microsoft Security Essentials is our favourite antivirus software for Windows, and a new version is out that’s even lighter and easier to use than ever. Here’s what’s changed.
With the growth of malware threats on Android, it definitely makes sense to use an antivirus app, but unfortunately, a new study reveals many security apps have miserable detection rates, so you need to choose wisely. Here are the ones that performed best.