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Know the giveaway signs that your computer has malware

It’s important to be able to identify malware on your computer. The sooner you know malware is infecting your device, the faster (and more effectively) you can do something about it. Here’s a rundown of the most common symptoms: Suddenly appearing desktop icons. Frequent crashing. Popup ads. Constant browser redirection. Unsolicited messages. If any of […]

Pay attention to the permissions you’re giving to apps

After installing and opening a smartphone app, oftentimes your phone will ask if you’d like to give the app access to certain functionalities of your phone, such as your camera or microphone. You should be especially careful if it asks permission to access your data, such as your contacts. Even though there are security measures […]

Check for malware if your PC starts overheating

When a PC runs hot, it’s usually an indication that its processors are struggling with a workload. Sometimes, though, it can be sign that a malware infection is hijacking your CPU/GPU. If you notice a PC running hot for no apparent reason, run a virus/malware scan.