Installing an antivirus software program and keeping it up-to-date is a critical step in protecting your computer. Many types of antivirus software can detect the presence of malware by searching for patterns in your computer’s files or memory. Antivirus software uses signatures provided by software vendors to identify malware. Vendors frequently create new signatures to […]
Though properly configured firewalls may effectively block some attacks, do not be lulled into a false sense of security. Firewalls primarily help protect against malicious traffic, not against malicious programs (i.e., malware), and may not protect you if you accidentally install or run malware on your computer. However, using a firewall in conjunction with other […]
Depending on the solution, antivirus software can noticeably degrade PC performance as it scans. This hit can be particularly costly if you rely on VoIP, video conferencing or virtual desktop software that needs steady performance. Make sure your AV solution doesn’t jeopardize your applications.
Make sure that you regularly make offline back-ups of all of your computers, phones, or other devices. Disconnect them backups—both virtually and physically—from your main systems. Use high-quality antivirus and anti-malware software appropriate to your devices and make sure to enable automatic updates on them. Make sure your devices have the latest operating software updates […]
There are many free antivirus solutions out there that promise to block malware attacks, but the truth is that many of these products come with limitations. Users of free antivirus programs commonly experience unreliable customer support, buggy updates and unauthorized sharing of data. So, when it comes to cybersecurity, do your future self a favor […]
If you’re trying to protect your computer with antivirus software, don’t take the cheap route. The security of your private data is worth the investment, as the consequences of a malware infection can be much more financially strenuous than making a one-time purchase. Many free solutions are ineffective and come with potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). […]
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