antivirus

Superman Wants To Neck-Snap You Online

According to the latest research report from security vendor McAfee, Superman is the biggest malware magnet when it comes to online superhero searches. Other dangerous caped crusaders include Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Thor. Read on to see how each superhero ranked.


10 Malware Removal Apps Tested, Malwarebytes Comes Out On Top

A recent test done by the independent antivirus research group AV-TEST — whose tests we’ve mentioned in the past — took a look at the performance of today’s most popular malware-removal applications. Most of the applications performed well, but only Malwarebytes — a free download — managed a perfect score.


Five Best Desktop Antivirus Applications

Good browsing hygiene and “common sense” only get you so far on the internet. A solid antivirus utility is an essential part of your security arsenal. This week we’re looking at five of the best antivirus tools, based on your nominations.


How Trend Micro Mobile Security Takes Android Anti-Malware To The Next Level

One of the great things about Android is being able to sideload apps; to install software from outside Google Play. Cool, but risky.

Meawhile, according to the Mobile Threat Report, 27 per cent of known malicious apps were actually found on the official Android store in 2013.

Trend Micro has responded with its most advanced mobile protection against viruses, spyware, data-theft and malware — including new ‘App Reputation’ scans to identify and block millions of hazardous apps.


What To Do When Someone Breaks Into Your Computer

We don’t like to think about it, but it can happen. Whether by hacking or by theft, someone can gain access to your computer and everything on it. When the unthinkable happens, here’s how to pick up the pieces.


How Trend Micro Mobile Security Stops Threats Before They Reach Your Phone

We bank on our phones. We give our tablets credit card details. No wonder mobile malware and phishing are on the rise. Security pioneer Trend Micro has responded with its most advanced iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle apps yet: cloud-based protection against viruses, spyware, data-theft and malware. You also get new lost device (remote locate, wipe) and online backup tools included. Take a look…


VirusTotal Uploader For OS X Scan Files For Malware From Your Desktop

VirusTotal, the awesome malware checker that scans files using over 50 different antivirus programs, is finally available on Mac. The next time you download an app outside of the Mac App Store, VirusTotal Uploader should help give you a little peace of mind.


Need A New AV Program? Get Bitdefender Free For 6 Months

With Microsoft neglecting the once excellent Security Essentials, one is always on the hunt for a good replacement. It’s hard to beat free though, unless of course the option you’re considering is also free. Bitdefender is currently offering its AV software for this exact price — well, for six months at least — providing you with the chance to give it a solid try.


Ask LH: Do We Still Need Desktop Antivirus?

Hi Lifehacker, With companies using strong enterprise firewall products that detect viruses on the network, is there really a need for a desktop antivirus solution on corporate PCs?


How To Disable Avast's Annoying Sounds And Popups

Avast is our favourite antivirus program for Windows, but it isn’t perfect. It has a lot of useful advanced settings, but it also comes with annoying sounds, popups, ads and extra tools you probably don’t want. Here are the ideal settings to get rid of its annoyances.