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Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for $19.95

When it comes to malware protection, no name is as trusted as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Known for its reliable scanner and high detection rate, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one utility we consistently recommend users have in their arsenal alongside their antivirus.

The latest 2.0 update brings substantial changes to Malwarebytes including an integrated rootkit detection engine and an updated, sleeker UI. Celebrating this release, Malwarebytes is offering their premium anti-malware scanner at a discounted price for a limited time. Get an entire year of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for three PCs (orig. $24.95) for only $19.95.

What makes Malwarebytes Anti-Malware … Read more

Spring into cleaning with Wise Care 365 Pro

Spring is here, which means it's time to give your home a good deep cleaning. Why not give your computer a refresher as well? Fortunately for you, we're bringing back our popular Wise Care 365 Pro deal. An all-in-one utility, Wise Care 365 Pro will clean, optimize, and slim down your PC for faster booting. Now you can get a lifetime subscription of Wise Care 365 Pro for half off! Pay only $27 (regularly $54), exclusively on Download.com.

With all the PC optimizers, Registry cleaners, and disks sweepers, it can be time-consuming to switch between different utilities … Read more

Top Black Friday and Cyber Monday software deals

Is it me or are the stores opening up for Black Friday shopping a lot earlier than ever before? I heard that one of the stores opened its doors at 5pm on Thanksgiving day with its "sweet door buster" deals, but is that really worth it? What are the extreme bargain hunters to do? Pick "deals" over friends and family on Thanksgiving?

Thankfully, I have rounded up some of the best deals out there as well as some exclusive deals just for Download.com users, so you don't have to choose deals over quality time … Read more

Giveaway: Lavasoft Registry Tuner

Do you have a computer that seems to run slower than usual? Not sure if you are experiencing a registry overload, a virus or spyware? Whatever the issue might be, we have a solution that might help resolve your slow PC problem. In partnership with Lavasoft for one week only, we are giving away a free copy of Lavasoft Registry Tuner when you download and install the brand new Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11, exclusively from Download.com.

Just a few weeks ago, Lavasoft released a brand new version of Ad-Aware that has received high marks from the editors, earning itself … Read more

All-new Avast Internet Security 2014

Avast just released the 2014 updates to its family of antivirus and internet security software with a redesigned UI that is clean and pleasing to the eye, not to mention its attempt to be your one stop hub for all of your security needs. As the #1 most downloaded software on Download.com, Avast is easily one of the most popular antivirus solutions for consumers worldwide.

Avast Internet Security 2014 debuts new technologies to give you the protection you need before it's too late. Combined with its cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items, the files pass … Read more

Fight pesky malware with IObit at your side

With IOBit Malware Fighter 2 Pro, you'll get a utility that can detect and remove a host of malicious software such as spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, bots, and hijackers from your machine. Many rootkits can hide away and reinstall themselves after standard removal procedures. IObit's unique "Dual-Core" engine can prevent this constant reinfection and is capable of taking out the most complex and persistent malware.

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Improved IObit unique "Dual-Core" engine for deeper and faster detection. "Smart One-Stop Solution" to fix all problems with only one click. New IObit "Cloud … Read more

50% off on Hotspot Shield Elite VPN

Public WiFi hotspots are great, but did you know that you are the prime target for hackers in public WiFi networks if you are not equipped with the right safety tools? With the cyber crime rates on the rise, it is better to take the extra precaution to keep your personal information safe from predators, who are looking to intercept your connection to steal your identity. Don't let this happen to you.

I've had my share of identity theft and I can tell you it's the most annoying thing you'll have to go through to clean … Read more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on software, games and more

I admit it. I love deals and I love researching for the best deals out there. In addition, as much as I hate to admit it, I have been one of those people, who wait overnight on a cold Thanksgiving night for the store to open at 4am the next day, so I can get that super-sized deal on a laptop, a TV, more SD cards, external hard drives I really don't need, DVDs I will never watch again - anything electronics-related all excited me on Black Fridays. Actually, what typically happens is that I end up calling all … Read more

Exclusive free giveaway: get a copy of Panda Antivirus 2.0 Pro for Free

If you missed out on our exclusive giveaway of Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0 Pro earlier this week on CNET Download.com, you are in luck. Back by popular demand, we are giving you a second chance to get your free copy, but don't wait too long because we only have a small handful of license keys to give away.

The all-new Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro Edition protects your computer against viruses, spyware, rootkits, unknown malware and malicious activity. It is extremely light and fast as it delegates to the cloud, the Collective Intelligence, and applies non-intrusive intervention techniques, … Read more

Keep your mom safe online this Mother's Day

Celebrate your mom this year by sending her a bouquet of flowers and a protection plan to keep her safe online. With this special offer, when you send your mom flowers, you will get a copy of AVG Antivirus 2012 for free, so you can keep her safe while she does her shopping online! When she's downloading files online, they are checked before she can download them without her having to do a thing. If you are not readily available to be her tech support 24/7, this is another great way to make sure her information is secure … Read more