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  • Avira wins German case over adware blocking

    A lawsuit alleging that security software from Avira improperly blocked downloads of a software bundle that presented itself primarily as an Angry Birds-style game has been dismissed.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk29 June 15 11:34
  • Apple security program, MacKeeper, celebrates difficult birthday

    MacKeeper, a utility and security program for Apple computers, celebrated its fifth birthday in April. But its gift to U.S. consumers who bought the application may be a slice of a $2 million class-action settlement.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk06 May 15 09:07
  • Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says

    It's generally accepted that antivirus programs provide a necessary protection layer, but organizations should audit such products before deploying them on their systems because many of them contain serious vulnerabilities, a researcher warned.

    Written by Lucian Constantin31 July 14 02:38
  • Network Solutions investigating DNS hijack

    Network Solutions is investigating an attack by a pro-Palestinian hacking group that redirected websites belonging to several companies.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk09 Oct. 13 01:04
  • Antivirus 2011: Digital defenders

    If you haven't bought a new version of your antivirus software in a couple of years, now may be a good time to do so. Malware is evolving faster than ever, and the latest generation of antivirus software is better equipped to handle this rapid pace of change. If your antivirus software is a few years old, it may not be able to defend against this on­­slaught effectively, even if you faithfully download new virus definitions. In recent years, the technology that powers antivirus software has changed dramatically: An antivirus package you purchased a few years ago may be able to stop known viruses and other known malware, but brand-new, as-yet unknown viruses can be more dangerous, and newer products do a much better job of stopping them.

    Written by PC World Staff26 Jan. 11 06:29
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  • Free vs. fee: Free, paid antivirus programs

    Depending on whom you ask, paying for antivirus software is either a good investment or a total ripoff. In reality, neither viewpoint is accurate. You can find plenty of good reasons to choose a paid antivirus product, and plenty of good reasons to go with a freebie.

    Written by Nick Mediati30 Nov. 10 13:45