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.
ESET Mobile Security offers very good malware protection, but too many of its essential features are premium-only.
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.
BullGuard Antivirus is fairly easy to use and offers lots of customization options, but its malware protection is only so-so.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus has a clean, easy-to-use interface and a light system load. Too bad its malware protection is average at best.
F-Secure Anti-Virus offers excellent malware protection at a bargain price, but it has a heavy system load and a high false-positive rate.
The antivirus firm Bitdefender has a new version of its free anti-ransomware tool, which protects against three common ransomware strains.
Bitdefender loses its crown, and Trend Micro reaches new heights, in AV-TEST's latest evaluation of antivirus products on Windows 7.
Many brands of antivirus software have serious flaws that undermine Windows security and make computers more vulnerable to attack.
If you use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect your computer, make sure you update it during the next month to patch a nasty flaw.
Our top pick for Android antivirus software, Avast Mobile Security, has eliminated its premium pricing and is now entirely free.
Trend Micro antivirus software let attackers take over computers and exposed user passwords until a Google researcher found the flaws.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2016 catches nearly all malware and lets you create your own interface, but it threw up several false positives.
It's slow and missed some dangerous software, but Avast Pro Antivirus offers a password manager and protection against website redirects.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus combines fast scans with safeguards against ransomware, but its protection isn't perfect and it can be hard to navigate.
It may not be the most thorough at finding and removing malware, but McAfee's AntiVirus Plus is a bargain for large families.
Avira Antivirus Pro is quick to set up, offers nearly flawless malware protection and has some useful features Avira Free Antivirus lacks.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has tough malware scans, little system impact, ransomware protection, a password manager and a file shredder.
MacKeeper sells itself as a security and optimization suite for Mac OS X, but it has trouble keeping its own corporate systems secure.
Clicking an ad on a Comcast Xfinity search results page led users down a painful path featuring ransomware and the long-running Windows Tech Support scam.
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Four of the 20 Windows 10 antivirus programs tested received perfect ratings, but a few questionable products fell well short of the mark.
Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 has nearly perfect malware protection, a strong feature set and a remarkably light system impact.
ESET Smart Security 9 includes some unique features, like a stolen laptop tracker, but its malware protection isn't good enough.
Kaspersky Internet Security is a solid antivirus package, but is weaker at finding sophisticated malware on Windows 7 than some competitors.