Articles by Andrew Sanders

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

Malware Statistics, Trends and Facts in 2019
Malware Statistics, Trends and Facts in 2019

Even though antivirus programs work tirelessly to detect and remove malicious softwaremalware threats are on the rise, infecting more computers than ever before. We’ll take a look at the trends of malware, major statistics and the effect it has on Windows, Android and Mac devices.

By looking at past behavior, we can tell a bit more about the future. It’s very important to understand malware trends so you can take the necessary steps to avoid this threat.

Keep up to Date on:

  • The major developments in malware
  • Any new malware creation trends
  • The comparisons between the major operating systems
  • Malware infection rates by type
  • Infection rates by region and sector

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders July 15, 2019
What is a Rootkit? The Origin of Malicious Software
What is a Rootkit? The Origin of Malicious Software

Everything has a beginning – including computer viruses. In this regard, rootkits can be thought of as the origin of all malicious software. Although malware did exist before the term “rootkit” was coined, it typically involved either subverting vulnerabilities such as default passwords. Rootkits were something different.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 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 – flashing lights, smoke coming out of your computer tower, a laughing skull appearing on your monitor.

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 tech-savvy to understand how to see through what may seem like a fairly obvious falsehood. Even the most tech-literate people can still fall victim to online fraud, however.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019
10 Most Dangerous New Malware and Security Threats in 2019
10 Most Dangerous New Malware and Security Threats in 2019

New malware and security threats show up every week; our job to bring you the news in order to stay one step ahead of these malicious threats.

Here are the most dangerous malware threats you need to know about in order to protect your PC and devices from infection:

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 31, 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 version, whether it meets all your needs, and what might be missing.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 31, 2019
How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2019
How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2019

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 vulnerable to malware and ransomware by malicious programs similar to those that infect computers; mobile phones may even present a larger attack surface due to their abundance.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 24, 2019
Which is the most Secure Web Browser to Use in 2019?
Which is the most Secure Web Browser to Use in 2019?

We’ve written extensively on the various attacks that your computer can experience simply by browsing the internet. If you type in the wrong address on your browser, you can get hit by a man-in-the-middle attack. Download the wrong file, and suddenly your browser, homepage, and ads all look different.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 13, 2019
Keyloggers Used to Spy on Everything You Write - How to Remove in 2019
Keyloggers Used to Spy on Everything You Write - How to Remove in 2019

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 March 13, 2019
Are Unnecessary Apps Clogging Your PC?
Are Unnecessary Apps Clogging Your PC?

Shovelware. Bloatware. Adware.  There refer to programs that are running on your PC – and that may be active right now – but that most people don’t know about and never use. These programs clog your limited hard drive space, hog your memory, and generally degrade the performance of your computer.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders March 13, 2019