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Security Essentials fares well in AV-Test trial

Microsoft's new, free software gets generally good marks for virus and malware detection in a preliminary review. It could do better at cleanup, though.

By October 2, 2009

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Microsoft OneCare did/did not improve in recent AV tests

Two different antivirus tests of Microsoft Windows Live OneCare from one testing site yield different results.

By June 7, 2007

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Still running Windows XP? Antivirus products put to the test

Microsoft no longer supports XP users, but a host of antivirus products tested by AV-Test can still defend you from viruses.

By July 21, 2014

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Which Android security apps are the most effective?

A recent test by the folks at AV-Test reveals the winners and losers among security software for Google's mobile OS.

By February 3, 2014

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Security suites jockey for position on Windows 8.1

The first security suite tests are in on Windows 8.1, and the picture remains mediocre for most of them. Still, almost all of them improved on Windows 8.1's default security.

By January 22, 2014

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Protect your Android device from malware

Mobile malware is on the rise and your device could be at risk. These tips could help you stay safe and keep your personal information out of the hands of cybercriminals.

By December 19, 2013

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Bing serves up more malicious sites than Google, report says

An independent testing lab in Germany finds search engines aren't 100 percent effective at removing malicious sites from results -- and Microsoft's Bing is less effective than Google.

By April 12, 2013

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Windows 8's rising security tide raises all antivirus boats

Even without a security suite, Windows 8 is safer than Windows 7. Adding just about any third-party security suite makes it even safer, a new study finds.

By April 8, 2013

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Microsoft anti-virus fails security check, vows to do better

Microsoft's free anti-virus software, Security Essentials, has failed examinations conducted by AV-Test, for the second time in a row.

By January 17, 2013

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How we test antivirus and security software

Testing security suites isn't glamorous, but effective software can be all that keeps you from an infected machine. Here's how CNET determines security suite performance.

By February 14, 2013