AV-Test took 17 different antivirus products and cleanup tools and tested how well each could clean up a malware infection after the fact.
Google Play Protect performed miserably against other antivirus products, letting through twice as much malware as the next-worst product.
We've launched the Tom's Guide Community Best Tech Value Awards — a program that lets you vote on the products that provide the best bang for your buck.
All brands, even the usual laggards, did well in latest antivirus test results. Is it a real breakthrough, or a just a statistical fluke?
More new strains of Mac malware have been found in 2017 than in any previous year, but adware is still the biggest headache for Mac users.
Kaspersky Free provides award-winning antivirus service without the hefty price tag, and it will soon be available all around the world.
Microsoft’s built-in Windows security is quickly becoming a viable option, although plenty of other programs can still protect you better.
MacOS is susceptible to everything from Trojans to ransomware, and if you don’t get a security suite, you could be the next victim.
A new malvertising campaign doesn't just redirect you to unsafe sites; it installs an Android app that can compromise your entire phone.
Avira and Kaspersky Lab topped AV-Test's antivirus evaluations, but usual suspects Bitdefender, Norton and Trend Micro weren't far behind.
A brand-new tool may decrypt files locked up by the WannaCry ransomware, but it works only on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
The WannaCry ransomware attack hit China especially hard Monday, and experts warned that new strains were about to appear.
Microsoft rushes out emergency patch for fatal flaw that could have crashed or hijacked its own Windows antivirus software.
Your antivirus software may be more vulnerable to attack than the files it's meant to protect, a recent evaluation suggests.
Microsoft Security Essentials still isn't the best way to secure your computer, but it's come within spitting distance of the top spot.
A new proof-of-concept exploit known as DoubleAgent can not only hijack antivirus software, but use said software to deliver further attacks.
Gizmodo says that you don't need antivirus software. Not true! Here's why you do, and how you don't have to spend money for it.
Limitations in macOS' built-in protections guarantee that we'll see a good amount of Mac malware this year, two security researchers said.
If you use Windows 8.1, Kaspersky Lab Internet Security is your best bet — just as it was the last few times AV-Test has run its analyses
F-Secure offers very good malware protection and an appealing interface, but few useful extra features.
Intel's McAfee Internet Security protected users from less than three-quarters of incoming threats, according to a new study.
Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender antivirus software does well against known malware, but gets an F from an independent lab in stopping the newer stuff.
Panda's antivirus products have an appealing interface, but they suffer from heavy system impact and middling malware protection.
A somewhat convincing copy of Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death could fool you into falling for a tech-support phone scam.
An amazingly disastrous Symantec flaw could let cybercriminals attack a Windows machine at the deepest level, but there's a patch ready.
Two well-known antivirus brands see their protection scores drop, while Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender slips only a little.
It's getting better, but Windows' built-in protection isn't strong enough compared to superior stand-alone free and paid antivirus software.
AV-TEST evaluated 25 Android AV programs that can keep your phone or tablet safe, but only four of them earned perfect scores.
The antivirus firm Bitdefender has a new version of its free anti-ransomware tool, which protects against three common ransomware strains.