Time for the latest from the antivirus world. Independent testing firm AV Comparatives has just released the result of their newest real-world protection test, compiled during March and June. A total of 23 security solutions were tested, with some surprising winners. Free solutions rule the roost here — Panda...

Along with going all in with a Metro inspired tile based user interface, Panda is all ready to stand behind Windows XP users in order to protect them from malware and malicious software. Panda Security already announced that it would keep on supporting the retired operating system, but in a new statement the...

Another antivirus provider has announced support for Windows XP. And while a lot of antivirus makers plan to support the old platform for another year, AVAST is willing to stand by it for a lot longer. Three years, at least — maybe even more, depending on how things go. This, obviously, is one of the most...

In news that would surprise no one we have the confirmation that Microsoft Security Essentials is the number one antivirus program in the world, at least when it comes to usage. Research firm OPSWAT has just released its latest market share figures, and the numbers show that around 16.3 percent of users are...

If you are asked to name one thing Microsoft has done absolutely right in its modern operating systems, chances are your answer would be the security. This is one area where no one can fault the Windows team, surely no one. From the dark days of Windows 98 and then XP, to the watertight security of Windows 7...

AVG and Avira are two of the most popular free antivirus solution providers on the Windows platform, and the latter it seems is ready to take up the task of providing security to Windows XP users beyond the official retirement of the platform. The company announced the decision on its official blog, saying...

Windows users have had a bit of a habit change after Microsoft started taking security of its flagship operating system as seriously as it should. The landscape was altogether different back in the days of good old Windows XP. Obviously, Windows 8 already comes with built-in virus protection, and this, for...

Redmond has made some rather impressive strides when it comes to the security of its software products, and one cornerstone of this effort has been its antivirus and antimalware applications. In fact, up until now Microsoft has promoted Security Essentials quite aggressively. The company said that this...

Windows XP, the classic old operating system is set for official retirement on April 8, 2014. But it seems that only a portion of users are doing something about this important occasion. Not everyone is prepared to move away from the old OS, and as a result the number of upgrades to newer versions of Windows...

Microsoft has really amped up its focus on security in the modern versions of its flagship OS. Windows 8, for example, comes with its own security software, Windows Defender, which is installed by default. Initially Redmond only developed an antispyware tool, which was later turned into a fully featured...