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Don’t trust free versions of antivirus software to keep you safe

Free trials are great ways to learn about an antivirus suite’s features before purchasing it. However, you shouldn’t count on a trial version to keep you safe – it’s meant to be a purchase aide, not a comprehensive defense against malware. Be sure you upgrade to a full version to stay safeguarded.

Use a paid security software suite for added online security

Antivirus software is not enough by itself, Windows’ built-in antivirus is just competent, paid security suites offer much more than antivirus protection. They can also: Detect bad links Scan for malicious emails Have their own firewall Scan for vulnerabilities Ensure your privacy during financial transactions Protect you from spam These are just some of the […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity in the home – 3 steps households can take

October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your household cybersecurity is the strongest it can be. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Install antivirus on all your devices

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

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.

Zero-day bugs and the importance of regular updates

Zero-day bugs have been a hot topic for cybersecurity in 2022. Google’s July announcement of its fourth zero-day exploit of the year is enough to worry even everyday Chrome users. But are zero-day bugs really cause for concern? Let’s look at what zero-day means, how it’s exploited by hackers and what you can do to […]