The preview version of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system is finally out in the wild, and technology enthusiasts are slowly analyzing everything Redmond has bundled in the first ever upgrade to the Windows 8 platform. Along with several visual improvements and customization options, the software titan has...

The past few months several security companies updated their antivirus software and security solutions to make them fully compatible with Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system. But with Windows 8.1 on the horizon, there always was a possibility that some security software may not work with the first...

Microsoft is good with numbers. When the software titan is not counting the cash it raked in or selling its products and services in millions it is conducting market analyst and surveys. The company released the latest version of its Security Intelligence Report earlier today, whereby it detailed how...

The German security firm, AV-Test, has long put several antivirus solutions under the microscope, and offered independent analysis and testing results of security applications from a number of vendors. And it took a fair while coming, but the folks over at AV-Test have released their study of a bunch of...

Whoops! Microsoft Security Essentials became the only free antivirus software that failed to receive certification in a new round of tests over at AV-Test. All other antivirus programs received the certification — from paid software to free solutions like Avast! and AVG. The tests were conducted on the...

There has been a little debate in the Windows community as to whether or not including anti-virus in Windows 8 (in the form of the new Defender), is a good or bad idea. On the very surface it sounds like a no-brainer, Windows has some virus problems and so offering Anti-Virus built-in means that from the...

Symantec’s Norton used to be the most popular computer security software until about five years ago when its popularity started decreasing. Over the past five years its consumer antivirus market share has dropped from 56% to 45%. This is mostly due to how many resources it takes up and competition from other...

At Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, Microsoft showed off a lot about Windows 8’s new security features, one being the all-new Windows Defender. As you may already know, Windows Defender has been used just to remove spyware. Nothing else. Windows Security Essentials was for removing any kind of malware....

So I’m just hanging out on the computer and my AVG software pops up in the corner saying I should take a look at what AVG has protected me from ( or something to that effect). Holy camoly.. check this out.. Over the last 30 days, 429,824 suspicious transactions were blocked and 4.3 million threats were...