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How can you protect yourself against malicious code?

Always use antivirus software and keep it up-to-date. Antivirus software recognizes malware and protects your computer against it. Installing antivirus software from a reputable vendor, like Total Defense, is an important step in preventing and detecting infections. Always visit vendor sites directly rather than clicking on advertisements or email links. Because attackers are continually creating […]

Don’t forget about antivirus

As cybersecurity threats have evolved, longstanding protective tools like antivirus (AV) software have taken a back seat to different solutions like password managers and cloud backups in discussions of how to stay safe. AV still has its place though, particularly if you rely on a PC or Mac. It’ll scan for known threats and quarantine […]

Anchor your data security with a strong AV solution

Antivirus solutions are among the oldest cybersecurity platforms out there, and they’re still vital pieces of the protective puzzle. Suites like Ultimate Internet Security from Total Defense provide advanced virus detection and mitigation so that you can browse, buy and chat with confidence.

Do not rely on trial versions of antivirus software to keep you safe

Free trials are great ways to learn about an antivirus suite’s features before actually purchasing it. However, you shouldn’t bank on a trial version to keep you safe – it’s meant to be a purchase aide, not a comprehensive defense against malware. Upgrade to a full version to stay safe. Try our Total Defense award-winning […]

Limit the number of antivirus programs you install

Packages that incorporate both antivirus and anti-spyware capabilities together are now available like our Total Defense Premium product. If you decide to choose separate programs, you only need one antivirus program and one anti-spyware program. Installing more programs increases your risk for problems.

Choose antivirus software carefully

Antivirus software is essential in fending off a specific set of known threats. At the same time, some forms of it enact significant performance penalties as they constantly run in the background and consume CPU resources. Go with a solution like Total Defense Unlimited Internet Security that best balances protection and performance.