anti-virus

MacBooster review

MacBooster helps you increase the processing speed of your Mac by identifying duplicate files, finding and removing malware, and making it easier for you to uninstall unwanted applications. It's a useful but somewhat pricey solution.

Pros

Intuitive design: MacBooster features a clear layout and menus that are easy to navigate. The information buttons and help guide offer valuable assistance.

Useful uninstaller and startup optimizer: Two of the features we were especially impressed with were the app uninstaller, which lets you search for applications that you haven't used for a certain number of days, and the startup optimizer, which … Read more

Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) review

Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) offers basic malware protection that includes a real-time scanner for downloaded files, but lacks the more advanced anti-spam and anti-theft features of the paid version. Even so, it proves to be a useful and reliable security app.

Pros

Multiple scanning modes: Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) features a Quick Scan, a Full Scan, and a Custom Scan for examining a specific file or folder, a feature not provided by other mainstream mobile antivirus apps. All scanning modes prove thorough and relatively speedy, a Quick Scan for apps lasting only 35 seconds … Read more

Antivirus Free review

With its straightforwardness and effective scanning capabilities, Antivirus Free from AVG boosts the security of your smartphone or tablet without slowing down your system, proving to be a valuable app. The free version comes with all the essential security features you need.

Pros

Reliable scanner: Antivirus Free's system scanner impresses with its thoroughness. In our tests it scanned a 16GB SD card in less than three minutes, effectively identifying a few low-risk, potentially malware apps downloaded from unsecured sources. What's great about the scanner is that it can not only be set to perform system scans automatically, but … Read more

Review: Protect your PC with ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall protects your Windows PC from intrusions and online threats. It's easy to use and works alongside your antivirus and other security tools, including many other firewalls. Its Auto-Learn feature conforms to your computer use. After you've allowed your frequently used apps, ZoneAlarm mostly works in the background, only appearing when something changes, like when you install a new program -- or some hacker tries to.

To install ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, you must opt for an IE toolbar and search provider (which keeps ZoneAlarm free of charge), though they uninstall with a click; or (like us) … Read more

Review: FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security protects your gadget from viruses and malware

FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security protects your mobile gadget from viruses, malware, and malicious apps, while at the same time letting you monitor its overall performance, data usage, and security. It's a fantastic app that you definitely need if you install apps frequently or spend time browsing the Web.

To activate FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security you first need to accept its TOS. Once you do, you'll be welcomed by a rather intuitive interface featuring an unobtrusive ad at the bottom. The app works to enhance overall protection, performance, and privacy of your device, and it's fast, too. Scanning … Read more

Review: Secure your PC with Norton 360's all-around protection

Norton 360 is the top of Symantec's new line of premium anti-virus tools. Like its stablemates, Norton 360 offers real-time protection from a host of existing and emerging threats, including viruses, malware, phishing, corrupt downloads, and online scams. It protects your e-mail, social media sites, mobile devices, Cloud-based resources, and even your family. And Norton 360 also includes 24/7 technical support as part of its subscription price -- something free anti-virus tools can't match. You can install Norton 360 on three separate PCs, too, so it can protect your home network or other family members' computers (with … Read more

Review: Define the heuristic method to detect malicious programs with Scut AntiVirus

Scut AntiVirus scans your computer thoroughly for any malicious software and protects it against the latest threats, based on advanced heuristics. The focus of this program is clearly not on its appearance but on functionality and ease of use.

After a fast and painless installation, you can immediately start scanning your computer. The quick scan in critical zones of your computer takes at least a couple of hours on a machine with a 250GB hard drive. While this is not necessarily quick, it is an indication that the program is thorough. You can define where the critical areas are in … Read more

John McAfee's (insane, NSFW) tips for uninstalling McAfee

In the past year, estranged antivirus kingpin John McAfee has been accused of being many things -- madman, drug addict, and murderer, just to name a few -- but as the video below proves, you certainly can't accuse him of taking himself too seriously.

In the very NSFW four-minute clip, McAfee slams the software he created (but has had not contact with for more than a decade, as he points out) for its tendency to update itself at the most inconvenient times and ultimately offers an, uh, unorthodox method for uninstalling it.… Read more

Review: F-Secure Mobile Security gets the job done

F-Secure Mobile Security is an all-encompassing service that provides antivirus scanning, parental controls, and anti-theft solutions in an attempt to provide an all-encompassing protection package.

Upon installation, the app will walk you through a series of steps that include accepting some guidelines and allowing permissions, like the ability to wipe your device without warning, check your location, and other sensitive administrative actions. It'll then guide you through an anti-theft setup process, first with Android's stock security and then with F-Secure's own security code. You'll then be asked to add an optional trusted number to send an … Read more

AVG AntiVirus Business Edition 2013 Review

AVG AntiVirus Business Edition 2013 continues the slimmer, flatter redesign from 2012, and brings the same interface improvements from its younger, smaller Free and Pro Antivirus counterparts.

The AVG installer will walk you through a few screens and present the option to install or omit additional products like Identity Protection, Email Scanner, and Surf-Shield. However, it also includes additional tools more appropriate for corporate IT environments, like Remote Admin. The AVG Toolbar is also offered, though, as opt-in as opposed to the opt-out setups found in the free counterparts. AVG does include Do Not Track, which some users may find … Read more