Adware found in Google Play store app that has been downloaded millions of times

If you’re an Android user, and you’re going to download games from the Google Play store, make sure they’re not Durak, a card game, this IQ test game, or this Russian history trivia

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Candice So

“For Dummies” series tackles Windows 8

Now that the launch hype around Windows 8 has settled down, it's time to get down to the business of figuring out how to use Microsoft's latest operating system to your own business's

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Windows 8 buying intentions tepid: survey

While Microsoft Corp. has been trying to build the hype around its new Windows 8 operating system, a new survey from a security vendor shows it might not be working. While 56 per

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Avast Free Mobile Security secures Android phones

Avast Software has launched a free Android security product that combines antivirus, anti-theft and firewall components and provides special features for rooted devices.Avast Free Mobile Security supports a number of features that are

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Jon L. Jacobi

Avast Pro Antivirus 5 is fast, easy to use

Avast Pro Antivirus 5 ($40 for a single-PC, one-year license as of 11/23/2010) ranks third in our roundup of 2011 paid antivirus products. When we last looked at Avast's paid antivirus offering, our

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Nick Mediati

Free vs. paid antivirus software showdown

Depending on whom you ask, paying for antivirus software is either a good investment or a total ripoff. In reality, neither viewpoint is accurate. You can find plenty of good reasons to choose

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Nick Mediati

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