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Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update
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Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update

However, some users have resorted to creating their own fixes as they’ve encountered Microsoft’s to be problematic
16 Jan 2023
Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts
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Microsoft Windows

Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts

For now, it appears that administrators will have to manually recreate their shortcuts once the issue has been fixed
13 Jan 2023
Best free malware removal tools 2022
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Security

Best free malware removal tools 2022

Worried your device is infected? Here are some of the best free tools for removing malicious software from your systems
28 Nov 2022
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How we test security software

Everything you need to know about our benchmarking process for antivirus products
21 Nov 2022
How to turn on Windows Defender
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Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to switch on Windows Defender in Windows 10 and Windows 11, and turn it off again if necessary
9 Nov 2022
Best antivirus for Windows 10
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Best antivirus for Windows 10

Want to stay secure? Here's the best business-class protection around
13 Oct 2022
What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?
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What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?

We help you navigate the worlds of antimalware and antivirus
25 Aug 2022
Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator
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mergers and acquisitions

Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator

Competition and Markets Authority investigation suggests new software giant would still face "significant" competition
3 Aug 2022
Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing
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Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing

It’s hard to fully appreciate Avira’s malware protection when the packaging feels so manipulative
21 Jun 2022
Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android
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Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android

Family-friendly offering will come with a centralised dashboard to help manage security across different platforms
17 Jun 2022
Kaspersky Free review: Effective and lightweight – everything you want from a free antivirus solution
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Kaspersky Free review: Effective and lightweight – everything you want from a free antivirus solution

It’ll be a real shame if politics means people missing out on this top-class security tool
8 Jun 2022
Microsoft Windows Defender review: An ideal (if unfriendly) business security solution
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Microsoft Windows Defender review: An ideal (if unfriendly) business security solution

Central management puts Defender head and shoulders above other free options; the fact that it's already deployed doesn't hurt either
1 Jun 2022
AVG AntiVirus Free review: Great malware protection, though the upsell is a turn-off
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AVG AntiVirus Free review: Great malware protection, though the upsell is a turn-off

AVG serves up the same powerful antivirus engine as Avast, but the trimmings aren’t as generous
26 May 2022
McAfee appoints Greg Johnson as new CEO
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Careers & training

McAfee appoints Greg Johnson as new CEO

Peter Leav to step down in June as anti-virus giant continues to focus on its consumer business
25 May 2022
Avast One Essential review: A great free antivirus solution with some tempting extra features
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Avast One Essential review: A great free antivirus solution with some tempting extra features

If Microsoft Defender isn’t doing it for you, Avast has you covered with strong protection in a user-friendly package
20 May 2022
Panda Free Antivirus review: A free security tool with a personality all of its own
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Panda Free Antivirus review: A free security tool with a personality all of its own

There's plenty to like here, including excellent malware protection, but this security package has some notable shortcomings
12 May 2022
Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks
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Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks

Also known as APT28 or Strontium, Fancy Bear is one of the most active APT groups in the world
8 Apr 2022
Is Kaspersky still safe to use?
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cyber security

Is Kaspersky still safe to use?

Western nations have, once again, warned against using the Russian cyber security firm's products, but how reasonable are their claims?
1 Apr 2022
NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products
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NCSC warns businesses against using Kaspersky products

Critical infrastructure companies, as well as organisations aiding Ukraine or criticising the Russian government, are at the highest risk of being com…
30 Mar 2022
Kaspersky declared threat to US national security
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Kaspersky declared threat to US national security

Kaspersky was added to the FCC's blacklist alongside China Mobile International and China Telecom
28 Mar 2022
NortonLifeLock and Avast merger could reduce competition, CMA warns
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NortonLifeLock and Avast merger could reduce competition, CMA warns

The watchdog will launch a phase two investigation into the merger unless NortonLifeLock and Avast address its concerns within five days
16 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott
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MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott

The protestors are urging AWS to “shut down” servers being used by Russian entities
1 Mar 2022
Best business antivirus
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Best business antivirus

To help you find the ideal antivirus platform for your company, we analyzed some of the best business antivirus platforms of today
25 Feb 2022