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Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator
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mergers and acquisitions

Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator

Competition and Markets Authority investigation suggests new software giant would still face "significant" competition
3 Aug 2022
Best free malware removal tools 2022
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Security

Best free malware removal tools 2022

Worried your device is infected? Here are the tools you need to get rid of malicious software
22 Jun 2022
Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing
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antivirus

Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing

It’s hard to fully appreciate Avira’s malware protection when the packaging feels so manipulative
21 Jun 2022
Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android
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antivirus

Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android

Family-friendly offering will come with a centralised dashboard to help manage security across different platforms
17 Jun 2022
Kaspersky Free review: Effective and lightweight – everything you want from a free antivirus solution
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Kaspersky Free review: Effective and lightweight – everything you want from a free antivirus solution

It’ll be a real shame if politics means people missing out on this top-class security tool
8 Jun 2022
Microsoft Windows Defender review: An ideal (if unfriendly) business security solution
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Microsoft Windows Defender review: An ideal (if unfriendly) business security solution

Central management puts Defender head and shoulders above other free options; the fact that it's already deployed doesn't hurt either
1 Jun 2022
How to turn on Windows Defender
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Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to switch on Windows Defender in Windows 10 and older versions of the OS
31 May 2022
AVG AntiVirus Free review: Great malware protection, though the upsell is a turn-off
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AVG AntiVirus Free review: Great malware protection, though the upsell is a turn-off

AVG serves up the same powerful antivirus engine as Avast, but the trimmings aren’t as generous
26 May 2022
McAfee appoints Greg Johnson as new CEO
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Careers & training

McAfee appoints Greg Johnson as new CEO

Peter Leav to step down in June as anti-virus giant continues to focus on its consumer business
25 May 2022
Avast One Essential review: A great free antivirus solution with some tempting extra features
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Avast One Essential review: A great free antivirus solution with some tempting extra features

If Microsoft Defender isn’t doing it for you, Avast has you covered with strong protection in a user-friendly package
20 May 2022
Panda Free Antivirus review: A free security tool with a personality all of its own
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Panda Free Antivirus review: A free security tool with a personality all of its own

There's plenty to like here, including excellent malware protection, but this security package has some notable shortcomings
12 May 2022
Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks
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cyber attacks

Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks

Also known as APT28 or Strontium, Fancy Bear is one of the most active APT groups in the world
8 Apr 2022
Is Kaspersky still safe to use?
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cyber security

Is Kaspersky still safe to use?

Western nations have, once again, warned against using the Russian cyber security firm's products, but how reasonable are their claims?
1 Apr 2022
NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products
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NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products

Critical infrastructure companies, as well as organisations aiding Ukraine or criticising the Russian government, are at the highest risk of being com…
30 Mar 2022
Kaspersky declared threat to US national security
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Kaspersky declared threat to US national security

Kaspersky was added to the FCC's blacklist alongside China Mobile International and China Telecom
28 Mar 2022
NortonLifeLock and Avast merger could reduce competition, CMA warns
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mergers and acquisitions

NortonLifeLock and Avast merger could reduce competition, CMA warns

The watchdog will launch a phase two investigation into the merger unless NortonLifeLock and Avast address its concerns within five days
16 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott
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cyber warfare

MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott

The protestors are urging AWS to “shut down” servers being used by Russian entities
1 Mar 2022
Almost a quarter of all spam emails were sent from Russia in 2021
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Almost a quarter of all spam emails were sent from Russia in 2021

Last year's spam emails mostly centred around money and investment, Bond and Spider-Man movie premieres, and the pandemic
11 Feb 2022
The best antivirus deals for Black Friday
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Security

The best antivirus deals for Black Friday

From McAfee to Kaspersky, we've rounded up the best software security bargains for all your devices
26 Nov 2021
RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines
RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines
Security

RATDispenser evades nine in ten anti-virus engines

Stealth malware deploys key loggers and information stealers
24 Nov 2021
F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection review: A strong business-oriented security solution
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F-Secure Elements Endpoint Protection review: A strong business-oriented security solution

Cloud management, excellent protection and great mobile support, all for an affordable price
16 Nov 2021
Avast Antivirus Free review: Our free favourite for older Windows PCs
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Avast Antivirus Free review: Our free favourite for older Windows PCs

Effective free antivirus that’ll work on operating systems all the way back to Windows 7
9 Nov 2021
McAfee Total Protection review: Expensive at full price
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McAfee Total Protection review: Expensive at full price

Protects your PC and includes a decent firewall, but costly and less effective than some rivals
2 Nov 2021