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Get a cross-app ad blocker

Few ad blocker software are created equal. Some only support one or two browsers; others are buried behind a paywall for features you’ll actually rely on. The very best, however, work smoothly across browsers and applications. You might have to pay a small monthly fee, but the peace of mind can be enormous when you’re […]

Place a DNS filter on your home router to block menacing websites

The domain name system (DNS) can be used to protect your network from malware, spyware and other malicious threats. A DNS filter can actively block out websites that may contain a threat, spam or harmful content, like child pornography. Rather than returning an IP address as normal, the filter will deny the request and block […]

What is Spyware or Adware?

Spyware, also known as “adware,” is defined as a dangerous type of malware that quietly gathers a user’s sensitive information, including their browsing and computing habits, and reports it to unauthorized third parties. Your compromised information can then become a target for financial crimes, identity theft and more. To prevent and protect against spyware, security […]

Use anti-spyware tools

Spyware is a common virus source, but you can minimize infections by using a program that identifies and removes spyware. But be sure not follow email links claiming to offer anti-spyware software, like email viruses, the links may serve the opposite purpose and actually install the spyware it claims to be eliminating. Purchase your protection […]

Turn Off Your Computer

With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being “always on” renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker’s connection—be it spyware or a botnet that […]

Beware of Stalking Apps

The “stalking apps” or “stalkerware” – are spyware that secretly monitors another person’s smartphone. These apps can share information like call history, text messages, photos, GPS locations, and browser history without the user’s knowledge. Although this can be a useful tool, stalking apps can also be used maliciously. Smartphone users who suspect an illegitimate stalking […]