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Look out for fake antivirus solutions

Antivirus software is a valuable tool if it’s from a legitimate vendor. There are a lot of fake AV solutions out there that assertively try to get you to install them so that they can collect your information. Only purchase Antivirus software from trusted vendors like Total Defense.

What is a computer virus?

A program that spreads by first infecting files or the system areas of a computer or network router’s hard drive and then making copies of itself. Some viruses are harmless, others may damage data files, and some may destroy files entirely. Protect yourself and your devices with up-to-date antivirus software.

Find AV software that balances performance and security

If you have held off on installing antivirus software in the past, you might have done so because of concerns about how it impacted system performance due to frequent scans. In truth, there are AV solutions out there, like Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus, that don’t take such a heavy-handed approach and instead provides advanced protection, […]

Avoid most free antivirus solutions

Free antivirus software isn’t bad per se, but it is higher-risk than paid solutions because in exchange for not charging a price, it might be attempting to harvest and sell your personal data. In fact, many mobile AV solutions in particular fit into this bucket and don’t even provide any real protection. Get AV software […]

Install antivirus on all devices

To really be effective, antivirus software needs to be in place on all of your devices. Most people have long since moved beyond the days of having a single desktop PC, and have diversified to laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s in addition to their phones. Consider investing in AV software that can be installed on multiple […]

Install and update antivirus software.

Make sure all of your computers and mobile devices are equipped with antivirus software, firewalls, web filters, and antispyware. This software should be updated regularly; outdated security software offers no defense against the latest threats. Set up automatic updates or at least manually apply each upgrade. Be sure this software is active whenever you download […]