Windows Security: Archive: April 2012 

Microsoft Security Essentials Updated to Version 4.0

The company says the new version improves both scanning performance and malware detection rates.

Review: McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite

In addition to its traditional malware detection capabilities, McAfee's Endpoint Protection Suite offers some useful extra components, including a firewall.

New Windows Ransomware Found

The new variant stops the operating system from loading until a ransom is paid.

Microsoft Fixes Critical Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls

April's Patch Tuesday update delivers six bulletins -- including a critical fix for a core flaw that affects a long list of Microsoft applications.