Articles by Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders

Andrew is a writer on technology, information security, telecommunications, and more

15 (CRAZY) Malware and Virus Statistics, Trends & Facts
15 (CRAZY) Malware and Virus Statistics, Trends & Facts

Even though antivirus programs work tirelessly to detect and remove malicious software, malware threats are on the rise, infecting more computers than ever before.

How bad is it?

By analyzing past behavior and the steps taken to eradicate problems, we can make several predictions about the future of this industry. Let’s take a look at the latest malware trends, major statistics, and the effects that malware can have on Windows, Android, and Mac devices.

This article will help you stay up to date on:

  • Major developments in the malware industry.
  • New malware creation trends.
  • Malware infection rates by type.
  • Infection rates by region and sector.
  • The ways different operating systems handle malware threats.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders January 3, 2021
Prevent Keyloggers from Spying on What You Write - Here's How in 2021
Prevent Keyloggers from Spying on What You Write - Here's How in 2021

Imagine that someone in your computer could see everything you write. Hackers have access to a specific kind of malware known as a keylogger. These pieces of software record and transmit everything you do with your keyboard and mouse. That means every word you type – even words you type and then subsequently delete. It means every email you send, every chat message, every Skype message, every Slack message, every tweet, every Facebook update, and every URL your type into your browser.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders December 28, 2019
How to Solve "Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted" in 2021
How to Solve "Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted" in 2021
Although ransomware is making fewer headlines, it is still effectively targeting businesses and individuals. Over the last few months, ransomware attacks have brought down news organizations during the Christmas holidays, infected...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders December 28, 2019
What is Social Engineering and Why is it Such a Threat in 2021?
What is Social Engineering and Why is it Such a Threat in 2021?
If you’re a systems administrator, you may think your daily task list involves installing security tools, configuring them to protect the latest threats, patching servers and endpoints, and reimaging systems when they get a virus...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders December 26, 2019
Why Isn't My Android Phone Updating? 2021 Update
Why Isn't My Android Phone Updating? 2021 Update

Android phones may be lower-cost, more diverse in terms of features, and (in my opinion) more interestingly-designed than their iOS competitors. What they are not, however, is more secure.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders December 26, 2019
How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2021
How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2021
When it comes to malware, a lot of us have this idea that our phones and tablets are somehow less vulnerable to viruses than our laptops, PCs, and servers. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth. Our phones are just as vulnerabl...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders December 26, 2019
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked - Updated 2021
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked - Updated 2021
If you’re wondering whether your computer has been hacked, we have some bad news and some good news. First the bad news: if you suspect you’re infected, then you’re probably right (check with this free vulnerability scanning tool)...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders June 28, 2019
Malware 101- Understanding the Basics and Protecting Your PC
Malware 101- Understanding the Basics and Protecting Your PC
If you don’t know what a computer virus is, or haven’t been infected by one before, then you might not know the signs to look out for. People often think that a malware infection looks like something out of a fanciful movie – flas...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019
What is an Online Scam? And How to Defend Against It
What is an Online Scam? And How to Defend Against It
In 2017, the FBI reported that a collective 300,000 victims lost $1.4 billion due to online scams. The victims in these cases tended to be either relatively old or relatively young – in other words, people who may not have enough...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019
Avast Mobile: Download Avast Mobile Security Free Antivirus App for Android & iPhone
Avast Mobile: Download Avast Mobile Security Free Antivirus App for Android & iPhone
Looking for a free mobile security app for Android and iPhone? Avast Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner is the no-cost mobile version of the popular desktop antivirus software. Let’s take a look at what features you get with the free...
Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 31, 2019