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Avast Antivirus Acquires AVG For $1.7 Billion

Avast, one of our past favourite desktop antivirus applications, is acquiring one of it’s biggest rivals, AVG Technologies, for $US1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash. The deal will give Avast access to hundreds of millions of devices.

You Can Only Disable Defender In Windows 10 Home By Installing Another Antivirus

Windows: Windows Defender isn’t the best antivirus software (even Microsoft admits its first-party solutions aren’t ideal), but it’s enabled by default on Windows 10 Home. In fact, the only way to disable it is to install something else.

App Directory: The Best Antivirus App For Windows

Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between protection, ease of use and cost.

Sophos Releases Free Antivirus For Windows Users

There’s already a nice selection of free antivirus programs available for the discerning user, but it’s hard to say no to a new entry. Sophos already has a free product available on OS X and it’s recently dipped its toes into Windows’ waters.

Microsoft Comes Last In Latest Enterprise Antivirus And Security Tests

In case you weren’t convinced that Microsoft has mostly given up on keeping its antivirus products competitive, the most recent results from independent lab AV-Test should hammer the point home so thoroughly you’ll be uninstalling them by the end of this sentence.

Avast Tops List Of Antivirus Suites That Won't Bog Down Your System

Microsoft Security Essentials long held the title as the most lightweight antivirus option, but with its plummeting ability to protect your system from threats, plenty of challengers have returned to the fore. So which one offers the best balance of safety and speed? The scores are in.

Adware Medic Removes Macintosh Malware

Mac: Although Macs don’t often get malware, they aren’t immune. If you don’t have a good Mac antivirus program installed, or something slipped through, Adware Medic removes common nasties.

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.

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