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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.

Install and use antivirus software

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 […]

Reboot computer devices to purge malware

Numerous malware variations are stored in RAM, meaning that when you reset the device in question, they disappear. That was the case for a VPN Filter malware that affected many routers. Reboot regularly to keep safe.

Total Defense awarded the advanced plus rating from AV-Comparatives on Malware Protection Test

Independent test lab AV-Comparatives recently published results from their security products Malware Protection test of 17 leading cybersecurity brands.  Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus was tested and received the highest Advanced+ AV-Comparatives awards.   “It’s an honor to receive recognition from AV-Comparatives, which emphasizes the Total Defense team’s commitment to providing our customers the maximum level of malware protection without negative impact on […]

Reconsider who you share your Netflix account with

Many people like to share their streaming services with friends and family. While doing so can be a kind gesture or favor, it also puts privacy at risk for all parties involved. When you give a friend access to your account, your privacy hinges upon their cybersecurity just as much as yours. If they click […]

Download software only from trusted vendors

When cruising the internet on a PC or Mac, you’ll eventually run across websites imploring you to click a link or button to download a program. You should avoid most of these programs. Increase your security by setting your device to only run programs from the official app store for its operating system (OS), or […]