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I still don't use anti-virus software. Am I still nuts?

It's been a year since I first revealed my shocking secret. Have I paid the price for ignoring all the security experts?

By June 25, 2014


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


Don't cancel your virus scans because they're inconvenient. Reschedule them!

Don't cancel your virus scans because they're inconvenient. Reschedule them!

June 7, 2012


AVG Anti-Virus Free 2011

AVG Free might've flagged just a little in the past few years, but it's back with a shorter install, better usability, and faster scans.

By June 6, 2012


Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac is free (and a good idea)

Security expert Sophos has announced its latest antivirus product for Mac owners, and it's completely free.

By November 9, 2010


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 (CD-ROM

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 offers pricey antivirus protection. The 2009 version scored well on independent antivirus detection and removal tests, but be prepared to pay a premium for what you're getting.

By August 26, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 26, 2009

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 provides adequate protection, but the program itself could use some work in telling the user what's going on.

By August 7, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 7, 2008

Users upset after CA anti-virus detects Windows system file as virus

False positives prompt confusion and anger among CA anti-virus users.

By July 9, 2009


Hands-on with Sunbelt Vipre anti-virus: Is it slow? Is it heck

We've got a new player in the glamorous world of anti-virus, and its name is Vipre. Does it have what it takes to stand up to the big boys?

By June 17, 2009


CA Anti-Virus Plus CA Anti-Spyware 2008

CA Anti-Virus Plus CA Anti-Spyware 2008 holds the middle ground this year, featuring faster code but lacking any compelling "must-have" features.

By October 12, 2007

2.5 stars Editors' rating October 12, 2007