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Beware of scareware

Halloween may be long over, but scammers are always up to their old tricks. Scareware, as the name might suggest, is designed to scare users into navigating to malicious websites. Scareware convinces you to download software that you don’t need, promising that it’ll fix a virus you don’t have. Some scams even say your job, […]

Prevent annoying adware by using an ad blocker

Adware is often used to collect information on us. It does this so it can decide which ads are most relevant to us as consumers. While helpful in theory, sometimes adware can interrupt the browsing experience with pop-ups and irritating displays. Ad blockers are usually free browser extensions that stop adware from being a nuisance.

Don’t install something you didn’t want

Ads and pop-ups regularly ask that you install a new program or update. They might make their case by asserting a everyday application is outdated. Phishing emails sometimes take similar approaches to get you to download an attachment. Don’t fall for them; avoid installing anything unless you intended to do so beforehand.

Cybersecurity tips for older adults

Cybercriminals often target older adults who might be less tech-savvy than younger generations. There are many different ways hackers can steal your private information, so it’s important to follow certain safety practices when using the internet and logging in and out of devices. Here are some of the best ways to protect yourself from cybercriminal […]

Know the signs of a malware infected device

If your browser is constantly freezing, you’re being redirected to suspicious websites or unfamiliar icons are showing up on your desktop, then you’re probably dealing with malware and will need a solution. Other signs of an infection include slow internet service, numerous pop-up ads and unexpected reboots.

Avoid antivirus scams

Cybercriminals will create pop-up ads promoting fake antivirus solutions. In reality, the ads are the viruses themselves. And if you click them, your computer may be infected. These ads will say things like, “Warning! Your computer is infected” and “Click here to get rid of the virus!” Definitely don’t click anything in the ad. Instead, […]