Privacy campaigners have developed an app that scans your computer for surveillance spyware.
The software giant says it has seen only a few attempts to exploit the weakness, which affects users of Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9.
With no fix available yet, Microsoft has a few words of wisdom for users who don't want to be bit by the newly-discovered bug.
When it comes to a full Internet security suite for OS X, one of the more-robust options out there is Intego's Internet Security Barrier X6.
EMS puts a number of security tools under one roof, including call blocking, theft alerts, and protection from viruses, spyware, and the like.
The bundle includes Norton Internet Security 2011, Norton Utilities 15, and Norton Ghost 15. The only catch: two rebates, one requiring a "competitive upgrade."
Going by older detection and removal numbers, Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware offers competent if basic security protection. However, so do many free competitors. This year, we recommend giving Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2010 a pass.
Vulnerability is addressed in update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, an update that'll be automatically applied to most systems.
Majority of people polled for new Symantec study feel more safe and secure going online with their home computers than with their mobile phones.
Here is basic information for how to figure out if your computer might be infected and what to do if you think it is.