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Lenovo offers a way to get rid of the Superfish adware from its notebooks

Lenovo has now posted a short procedure to get rid of the Superfish adware program that the company had pre-installed on some of its notebooks between October and December of 2014. The program has generated a lot of security concerns for owners of those notebooks. Lenovo posted the uninstall...
Lenovo's preinstalled adware is stupid vulnerable to attacks

Lenovo's Superfish adware cracked with relative ease, exposing users to attacks

This story just keeps getting worse for Lenovo. After getting called out for inserting additional ads into user's browsing experience and claiming to have disabled and stopped installing the offending software, Lenovo's "Superfish" adware has seen its certificate cracked by security researchers....
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Lenovo says it will cease preloading Superfish adware on its notebooks

Lenovo has said that the company will no longer be installing the Superfish software on consumer laptops, following a backlash from users who noticed the application was displaying third-party ads on Google search results and websites. Learn more about malware and antivirus for Windows...
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 review

Bitdefender review - Antivirus Plus 2015

When looking at PC antivirus programs to download, it's hard not to bump into Bitdefender at every turn. It has become the de facto standard for everyday Windows antivirus protection, and with good reason. We used Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 on a Windows 8.1 PC, which is the first of three...
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Do you need an antivirus program for your Windows PC in 2015?

In the not-so-distant past, legitimate fear of viruses online spurred an industry of antivirus software for PCs. A general lack of security consciousness among those making their first steps on the internet led to lost files, ruined computers, and, in the worst-case scenarios, sensitive data...
ESET NOD32 for Windows

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2015 review

ESET NOD32 is an entry-level premium antivirus program that earns high marks from the Windows community. Core functions include live malware scanning, web protection (including social media), and a gamer mode to make sure ESET doesn't slow down any high-demand applications. A particularly...
Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 review

Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 review

Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 is an entry-level premium antivirus program for Windows, that offers parental social network monitoring and firewall on top of the usual real-time virus protection. Avira Antivirus Pro includes download scanning, browser protection, and secure online shopping for $38.99/...
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 review

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 offers full spectrum security for your Windows machine. In addition to their free PC antivirus offering, there are several premium versions available, and we're trying their entry-level product. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 runs fine on Windows 8.1. It leverages data...
AVG Antivirus 2015

AVG AntiVirus 2015 review

AVG has been on the PC antivirus scene for a long time, and has traditionally been the go-to free antivirus program for ages. Competitors now offer excellent alternatives, but AVG has kept up with the times. We tested AVG AntiVirus 2015 on a Windows 8.1 PC. This entry level security suite covers...
Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft, like most companies who run an app store, on occasion has problems with fake or malicious apps. You know, the ones that purport to be official, but charge you money upfront without a trial, something even more egregious for already free services. I have seen a lot of teeth gnashing...
New malware exploits USB, but isn't really that scary

'BadUSB' malware highlights the danger of plugging random mystery drives into your computer

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the...
Microsoft takes down accounts hosted through No-IP in latest malware crackdown

Microsoft takes down accounts hosted through No-IP in latest malware crackdown

Microsoft has publicly announced a malware crackdown targeting selected domains hosted through the DNS service No-IP. The company is continuing its war against the spread of malware online, but it seems as though innocent web users have been affected by the shut down. Microsoft received the go-...