Rankings of antivirus software 2016

As in past years, independent antivirus testing houses have published lists of the best antivirus products for 2016. PC World summarized these results in their recent article “The best consumer antivirus products of 2016 are Avira and Norton, test labs say.” AV-Comparatives released its best antimalware product of 2016 on Tuesday, after AV-Test announced its… Continue reading Rankings of antivirus software 2016

Best anti-virus app for your new Windows 10 PC?

Now that you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, you might want to review what computer security apps (programs, software) you’re using. If you’ve followed my blog, you already checked that your previous anti-virus / anti-malware apps are running okay. And you’re also using two apps: a top branded app and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free or premium). Just… Continue reading Best anti-virus app for your new Windows 10 PC?

Rankings of antivirus software

PC World’s September 30, 2014, “Free is good: No-cost Panda Software tops AV-Test’s rankings of antivirus software” article summarized rankings for antivirus software by AV-test.org and AV-comparatives.org. Antivirus suites are only as good as their latest tests. And in AV-test.org’s latest roundup for July and August, the usual suspects—BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Symantec—came out on… Continue reading Rankings of antivirus software

Cleaning an infected PC

Although written in 2013, this PC World article “When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC” still is a useful reference for dealing with malware. You work hard to protect your PC from the malicious thugs of our digital world. You keep your antivirus program up to date. You avoid questionable Web sites. You… Continue reading Cleaning an infected PC

Mac Anti-Virus Tools

Yes, malware threats exist for Apple’s Mac OS X computers. Generally there’s far less risk than for PCs, but knowing how to stay protected remains important. CNET’s MacFixIt recently revisited this topic, in an article, “Popular antivirus tools for OS X tested, again,” citing a researchers’ testing of these top tools (in no particular order):… Continue reading Mac Anti-Virus Tools