Antivirus

Best free and paid antivirus apps for Android and Android-based devices

By in Antivirus, on September 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Don't let your device get infected! Here are the top 15 free and paid Android Antivirus apps on the Google Play Store for every Android device.

2017-2018 Ransomware statistics and facts

By in Antivirus, on August 25, 2018 at 6:20 pm
Ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity to date. With billions of dollars in losses directly related to ransomware, the threat is only getting worse.

Does Linux need antivirus?

By in Antivirus, on April 4, 2018 at 11:27 am
There is much debate about Linux antivirus. Opponents of it state that its heritage as a networked, multi-user operating system protects it. The reality is that there’s simply no reason to not install antivirus on your Linux desktop other than hubris.

8 Common types of malware explained in plain English

By in Antivirus, on February 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm
You may have malware on your computer, but is it a Trojan or a worm? Do you have to deal with a keylogger or a rootkit? This guide will explain how to tell the difference between spyware, adware, and ransomware and how to get rid of all of them.

Best free antivirus programs for Windows and Mac

By in Antivirus, on January 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Tired of paying for expensive antivirus software? Here are the best free antivirus software applications available for Windows and Mac computers.

10 free virus and malware removal tools

By in Antivirus, on October 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Don't get stuck with malware or high prices. These 10 free virus and malware removal tools will save your computer and your wallet.

How to avoid common security holes

By in Antivirus, on September 20, 2017 at 8:32 am

The best free rootkit removal, detection and scanner programs

By in Antivirus, on September 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm
A rootkit is a particularly nasty piece of malware that is extremely difficult to detect and remove. This article explains how to detect and remove rootkits

Windows recovery cheat sheet: System Restore, Refresh, Reset, Fresh Start and Reinstall

By in Antivirus, on September 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm
In this guide we break down each of the Windows recovery options and when to use them to fix PC problems and get rid of malware.

Best Mac antivirus programs: Top rated Mac antivirus programs for 2017

By in Antivirus, on August 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Don't buy into the lie: Your Mac computer needs antivirus software! Just make sure you get the right one. Here are the top Mac antivirus apps of 2017.

Computer Virus Resources: A Big List of Tools and Guides

By in Antivirus, on May 18, 2017 at 11:18 am
We've compiled a list of some of the best guides, tools and resources on computer viruses so you can learn about them and how to avoid them.

Antivirus software – an analysis of why you need it and what to look out for

By in Antivirus, on May 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm
So, you heard you need to have an antivirus program on your computer but have no idea why. Don’t fret – this guide will teach you everything you need to know about the minimal level of protection anyone should consider surfing with. And it even throws in a little history too.

Cybersecurity resources: A big list of tools and guides

By in Antivirus, on January 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm
Cybersecurity is full of jargon and understanding it is a scary prospect for most of us. Our list of useful guides and tools will help you get started.

Should you run additional security programs if you already have antivirus installed?

By in Antivirus, on September 23, 2015 at 11:46 am
Strength in numbers. Sounds like a sound plan, eh? In many respects, running multiple security programs together can indeed bolster your overall defences quite significantly. But there are exceptions to every rule. In this article I explain why running two antivirus programs simultaneously will leave them at loggerheads with each other.

Fake antivirus – what it is, what it does and how to mitigate the threat

By in Antivirus, on September 23, 2015 at 11:31 am
Found a random antivirus program on the net and downloaded it for free? Bought antivirus software in response to a pop-up on your screen that warned you were infected with malware? Feeling safe now? Perhaps you shouldn’t. Fake antivirus. Be afraid. Very afraid.

Is Free Antivirus Software Good Enough?

By in Antivirus, on September 23, 2015 at 11:12 am
If you get what you pay for in life, how much antivirus protection do you get with a free program? Assuming you’ve downloaded it from a reputable vendor, quite a bit actually. Whether it’s enough will take careful thought and will depend on how you use your computer.

What is a firewall and why do you need one on your home network?

By in Antivirus, on September 17, 2015 at 8:54 am
You can liken a firewall to a barrier around your computer – it will stop intruders entering your private space and prevent your darkest secrets from being carried off in the night. Everyone should have one – recent versions of Windows ships with its own firewall – but it’s useful to know what it does and how to ensure it’s switched on!

How to prevent and remove ransomware

By in Antivirus, on September 15, 2015 at 11:04 am
'You’ve got until midnight Friday to give me $300 or your data gets it. No warnings, no fingers or ears in the post. Just total annihilation of your hard drive'. Should you pay up or prepare for the funeral? The answer depends on how much you value your data and whether or not you have a secure and tested backup.