Latest Avast Antivirus gets cloud updates, file reputation and remote assistance

Avast Free Antivirus 7 is set to be released on Thursday and will have new features including cloud-based updates, remote assistance and file reputation. Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most popular

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 Lucian Constantin

McAfee ‘extremely sorry’ for update that wreaked havoc

McAfee Inc. apologized late Thursday for crippling thousands of customers' computers with a flawed update the day before. "I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we're extremely sorry for

Published on: April 26th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Pharmaceuticals drive February spam

Spam continued to be the scourge of inboxes around the world in February, when the spam rate surged to 89.4 per cent, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous month. As

Published on: March 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Symantec’s Norton 2010 taps user pool for reputation-based security

Security vendor Symantec Corp. is capitalizing on the “crowd sourcing” trend by using its large user base to add a new reputation-based layer of security to its Norton 2010 line of products released

Published on: September 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Security software – to use it or to lose it? That’s the debate

As the Conficker worm sprang to life on April 1, talk here at the PC World offices turned to some interesting debates about how best to protect PCs from malware threats. In recent

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Rick Broida and Robert Vamosi

Microsoft wipes out bogus security software from 1 million PCs

Microsoft Corp. said that the anti-malware tool it pushes to Windows users as part of Patch Tuesday removed fake security software from nearly a million PCs during nine days this month.In a post

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 falls short on fundamental tasks

A cursory look at CA Internet Security 2008 might lead you to consider it a worthwhile security suite. It has a good-looking interface and helpful features such as a first-use tutorial and help

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Eric Larkin