Antivirus

Get the latest Advanced System Care Ultimate for only $15

This week only, get 70% off (regularly $50) the latest Advanced SystemCare Ultimate. Get coverage for your entire family (up to 3 PCs) for an entire year with one low price of $15, offer expires 12/28/17.

What's in the Ultimate version:

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 is the perfect combo of #1 Bitdefender Antivirus Technology and IObit's Best PC Tuneup Utilities. Get the ultimate protection against viruses, malware, and ransomware in real-time. ASC Ultimate safeguards your privacy while... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus

How to choose an antivirus app for Windows and Mac

Some argue that you don't need antivirus software if you just stay away from sketchy websites and email attachments. Unfortunately, there's a large cottage industry dedicated to deceiving people into inviting malware onto their computers. Think of antivirus software as your digital seatbelt: You don't strictly need it most of the time, but if you ever do, it can really save your bacon. And usually it has a negligible impact on your computer's performance. Here's how to evaluate your Windows... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Security Center , Guides , antivirus , antimalware , Internet security

What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage control for your computer and the devices it's connected to.

Disconnect your PC from the network

Malware frequently uses the Internet to connect your PC to another computer that may give... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software

Tags: Security Center , Guides , antivirus , malware , virus , Internet security

Intel talks cybersecurity at IDF

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, Christopher Young, general manager of the Intel Security Group, gave a talk on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT refers to Internet connectivity for things that don't usually have them, like refrigerators, cars, and thermostats. Intel estimates that there will be 50 billion of these devices around the world by 2020, and the company is creating a security model to keep your personal data safe and... Read More »

Topics: Security Software , Security

Tags: Security Center , Guides , Windows , antivirus , security , antimalware , Internet security , anti-virus

Security software awards

What's the best antivirus software, and how can you tell? When we review security software at Download.com, we do hands-on testing, looking at everything from user-friendliness to virus eradication, but we also look at test results from independent institutes like AV-Test and AV-Comparatives. These labs do not produce their own antivirus software and perform rigorous, objective tests on security suites from all major manufacturers. Here are the consumer security apps that recently won the labs' seal of approval:

AV-Test awards

Best... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

Tags: antivirus , security , Windows software

Ad-Aware Pro Security: 2-for-1 deal

Just in time for Valentine's Day, you and your loved one can receive 1 year of Ad-Aware Pro Security for 50 percent off. For the price of a single license, you'll now receive comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, and Trojans on two PCs.

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A lightning-fast antivirus engine that works alongside Ad-Aware Pro Security's legendary anti-spyware technology. Protects against cyber criminals out to steal your credit card or bank data. Blocks hackers from getting into your system to spy or steal... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , malware , Windows software

Get 6 months of Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus free

As mobile devices like cellphones, tablets, and wearable technology become a more integral part of our daily lives, they are gaining the attention of online criminals. With cyber attacks on mobile devices on the rise, it's always a good idea to check if your current security protection is up to snuff. That's why for the next three days Download.com is partnering with Bitdefender, a leader in online security, to offer you six months of protection for all of your... Read More »

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