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If you are using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 or Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 on your Windows 8 system, you may be excited to know about Kaspersky Now. Kaspersky Now is a free Windows 8 app developed by Kaspersky to keep its customers up to date with the latest security news, threat alerts and expert views. Other than keeping you up to date with the latest happenings, it will also let you do common tasks like quickly see your computer’s security status, scan your computer with KIS 2013 or KAV 2013, update KIS 2013 or KAV 2013 database, etc without leaving Windows 8 Modern UI. You can also renew the license for the two security software products.

AVG Anti-Virus is a very well-known and popular antivirus for the Windows platform. At CNET’s Download.com, AVG Antivirus Free edition is the second most downloaded antivirus after Avast Antivirus. AVG Technologies has released AVG 2013 line of security products. AVG 2013 comes with Windows 8 support, new user interface, cloud-based security and more.

AVG Anti-Virus 2013 Free edition is mainly targeted towards home users and is available as free download. Users of the free edition will receive virus database updates for the lifetime of the product. AVG Anti-Virus 2013 Free is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

Microsoft Security Essentials 4 antivirus software is available for PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Microsoft has silently made available Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.0 download, the latest version of the Redmond software giant’s free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows PCs, on April 24.

MSE 4.0 was available as beta version since late 2011. The latest version is much lighter on system resources than its earlier version and is much more easier to use. Here’s what’s changed in MSE.

AVG Technologies has released AVG Internet Security 2012 and AVG Antivirus 2012 the latest edition of their flagship security software. The latest version added new protection technologies, computer performance enhancements and content download acceleration. AVG 2012 is lighter, faster and smaller than any previous AVG product. In this article, you’ll find links to directly download AVG editions.

UpdateAVG Antivirus 2013 Free released. You can download offline installer of AVG 2013 from here.

The earlier versions AVG 9 Free and AVG 2011 Free is still quite popular among our readers. It provides basic security protection for your computer against malware, viruses and other malicious programs. The standard security module that AVG Antivirus Free Edition 2012 comprises of are an antivirus, anti-spyware, email protection, resident protection, LinkScanner, search-shield, surf-shield, anti-rootkit, PC analyze and identity protection.

Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 is one of the best antivirus available for Windows users. Few days back we posted about a promotion through which you can get a trial license of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 valid for 90 days. Today, we found another promotion through which you can get a trial license of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 valid for 90 days.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 is the backbone of your PC’s security system, delivering real-time protection from the latest malware and viruses. It works behind the scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent updates, while proactively protecting you from known and emerging Internet threats.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (build 12.0.0.374) and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 (build 12.0.0.374) released with Cloud Protection.

Kaspersky Lab has announced the commercial release of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Kaspersky Antivirus 2012. Both, KIS2012 and KAV2012 is a comprehensive security tool for Windows users. The application provides protection against viruses and malware, unknown threats and Internet fraud.

When the beta version was released we showed you a sneak peak of the new user interface.

Avast has announced availability of the beta version of avast! Free Antivirus for Mac.

The new version has been almost totally reworked compared with our previous solution for the Mac OS,” said Vlk, in an announcement at Avast official forum. Avast Free Antivirus for Mac features three shields and an on-demand scanner. The Web Shield together with the Mail Shield checks incoming data from the Internet for malware. While the File Shield scans all programs stored and executed from your Mac hard drive.

It was earlier thought that Mac doesn’t need any anti-virus. With the recent Mac Defender malware outbreak, users are thinking otherwise.

Last day, we wrote about an emergency kit by Emsisoft for cleaning an infected computer system. But sometimes, to completely remove viruses and other malware from the system, you may need something that lets you scan and clean your system without booting into Windows first. This is when, the best solution is to reboot into a rescue disk and run a full virus scan to disinfect the PC.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan and disinfect x86 and x64-compatible computers that have been infected. The application should be used when the infection is so severe that it is impossible to disinfect the computer using anti-virus applications or malware removal utilities (such as Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool) running under the operating system.

In this article, we will show you how to use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to clean an infected computer.

AVG LinkScanner is a free standalone product that protects home users against random, invisible cyber threats. These threats can steal or damage data simply by users visiting infected web pages. Regular anti-virus software cannot protect users against this type of threat due to their transient nature. LinkScanner gives users an extra real-time layer of protection on top of their existing security software.

AVG LinkScanner technology is a part of AVG’s products, including AVG Free. The free standalone version of AVG LinkScanner is available to all and can also be used alongside other antivirus security solutions.

AVG Technologies has released AVG Antivirus 2011, the latest version of its free antivirus. The earlier version AVG 9 Free is still quite popular among My technology Guide readers. It provides basic security protection for your computer against malwares, viruses and other malicious programs. The standard security module that AVG Antivirus Free Edition 2011 comprises of are an antivirus, anti-spyware, email scanner, resident shield, LinkScanner, anti rootkit and PC Analyze.

AVG Anti-Virus 2011 (or AVG 10 Free Antivirus) includes enhanced LinkScanner for safer Internet surfing and Email Scanner. Other new features included are Social Networking Protection, Smart Scanning, Autofix Button, Community Protection Network, and Protective Cloud Technology. Windows 7 and Vista users also gets a desktop gadget, using which you can get access to virus scanning and update the antivirus virus definition or program without opening the entire program.