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What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?
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What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?

We help you navigate the worlds of antimalware and antivirus
17 Sep 2021
Over 90% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security
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Security

Over 90% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security

Organizations reject attempts to update security
9 Sep 2021
Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort
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Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort

It’s the easiest security solution imaginable – but these built-in protections aren’t without their foibles
25 Aug 2021
AVG Internet Security review: Money for nothing
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antivirus

AVG Internet Security review: Money for nothing

An ostensible upgrade from the free Avast package – but there’s very little here to justify the cost
20 Aug 2021
G Data Total Security review: Aptly named, but steeply priced
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G Data Total Security review: Aptly named, but steeply priced

This security suite is bursting at the seams, but that doesn’t mean it’s good value
18 Aug 2021
Norton 360 Standard review: A dependable partner in security
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antivirus

Norton 360 Standard review: A dependable partner in security

It may be a little trigger-happy, but Norton 360 is a terrific deal for the price
16 Aug 2021
Avira Antivirus Pro review: Obnoxious and annoying
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Avira Antivirus Pro review: Obnoxious and annoying

This antivirus tool does the job, but it’s expensive – and the in-app advertising really sticks in the throat
13 Aug 2021
Bitdefender Internet Security review: A solid suite at a fair price
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Bitdefender Internet Security review: A solid suite at a fair price

Strong protection against viruses and ransomware make this a fine solution
6 Aug 2021
Avast Antivirus Free review: Our favourite free solution
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antivirus

Avast Antivirus Free review: Our favourite free solution

Excellent protection with minimal intrusions and a strong set of bonus features – and it doesn’t cost a penny
4 Aug 2021
Avast and Norton in talks over multi-billion dollar merger
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Avast and Norton in talks over multi-billion dollar merger

The two competitors could join forces to become the biggest name in the consumer security market
15 Jul 2021
What is a botnet?
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botnets

What is a botnet?

An in-depth look at the evolution of this highly effective method of cyber crime
14 Jul 2021
Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison
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Careers & training

Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

The software pioneer was awaiting extradition to the US on charges of tax evasion
24 Jun 2021
McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe
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antivirus

McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe

Investigation found that long-term users of the antivirus software were being charged higher prices than new customers
26 May 2021
How computer viruses spread and how to avoid them
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malware

How computer viruses spread and how to avoid them

You know that computer viruses can be a nightmare; here's how they spread from one computer to the next
26 Mar 2021
UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts
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Business operations

UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts

The antivirus provider refused to provide information for the CMA's ongoing investigation
24 Mar 2021
McAfee to sell enterprise business to STG for £2.8 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

McAfee to sell enterprise business to STG for £2.8 billion

The enterprise business will be rebranded, with McAfee focusing on personal security
9 Mar 2021
John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud
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cryptocurrencies

John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud

The antivirus pioneer and his bodyguard allegedly made $2 million by laundering the Doge cryptocurrency
8 Mar 2021
Best antivirus for Android 2019
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Best antivirus for Android 2019

Android phones need security protection, but which is best for you?
4 Feb 2021
Black Friday's best antivirus deals
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Black Friday's best antivirus deals

IT Pro has curated the best deals, from Kaspersky to McAfee, for protecting your business
27 Nov 2020
John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion
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John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion

The antivirus pioneer has been arrested at Barcelona airport and is facing extradition to the US
6 Oct 2020
Best antivirus for Windows 10
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Best antivirus for Windows 10

Want to stay secure? Here's the best business-class protection around
30 Jun 2020
Microsoft to scrap Security Essentials when Windows 7 reaches end-of-life
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antivirus

Microsoft to scrap Security Essentials when Windows 7 reaches end-of-life

Businesses will have to seek out an alternative to the free antivirus platform by Jan 2020
13 Dec 2019
Trend Micro insider sells customer data to scammers
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Security

Trend Micro insider sells customer data to scammers

Scammers used stolen data to make fraudulent phishing calls
6 Nov 2019
Microsoft releases Tamper Protection for Windows Defender
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Microsoft releases Tamper Protection for Windows Defender

The new feature 'locks down' the antivirus, preventing malware from making changes to core settings
15 Oct 2019