Articles by Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.

Interview With Georgia – Bulb Security and Shevirah
Interview With Georgia – Bulb Security and Shevirah
As soon as Georgia Weidman, founder and CTO of Bulb Security and Shevirah, agreed to an interview, Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks jumped at the chance. She asked whether we need to secure our IoT devices, and here is what sh...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 14, 2019
Interview With Fabian Wosar – Emsisoft
Interview With Fabian Wosar – Emsisoft
Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks learned all about how a young child, fascinated by computer viruses, became a cybersecurity superstar. Read our interview with Fabian Wosar, Emsisoft’s CTO. Safety Detective: Tell me how...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 13, 2019
Interview With Yossi Appleboum – Sepio Systems
Interview With Yossi Appleboum – Sepio Systems
How lucky was Aviva Zacks of Safety Detective to have the chance to interview Sepio Systems’ CEO Yossi Appleboum. She asked him how his company can protect us from hardware attacks. Safety Detective: What drew you to cyberse...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 12, 2019
Interview With Mark Wellins – 1TOUCH.io
Interview With Mark Wellins – 1TOUCH.io
Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks had the privilege of sitting down with Mark Wellins, chief customer officer of 1TOUCH.io. She asked him about how his company has combined data interrogation techniques with network monitoring...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 6, 2019
Interview With Sorin Mustaca
Interview With Sorin Mustaca
Aviva Zacks of Safety Detective sat down with cybersecurity expert Sorin Mustaca. She learned that his company is helping to both educate customers and provide them with solutions to combat cyberthreats. Safety Detective: How did...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 5, 2019
Interview With Raluca Ada Popa – PreVeil
Interview With Raluca Ada Popa – PreVeil
Aviva Zacks of Safety Detective had the opportunity to sit down with Raluca Ada Popa, CTO and co-founder of PreVeil and Computer Security Professor at UC Berkeley. She learned that end-to-end encryption does not have to come at th...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks August 1, 2019
Best Antivirus with Password Manager
Best Antivirus with Password Manager

To stay safe from hackers, you should be using a strong, unique password for each and every account, including online shopping, banking, social media, and email acounts. That means a minimum of eight characters, a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers, and special characters.

Weak or easily guessable passwords, such as your birthday, are at risk of being hacked. According to Verizon, 63% of all data breaches involve weak, reused, or stolen passwords.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks July 24, 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Android in 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Android in 2019
If you’re using an unprotected Android device, you’re already at high risk of virus infection. Having an effective Android antivirus is vital for protecting your personal information, and luckily you can install o...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks July 24, 2019
3 Best Antivirus Programs with Free Parental Control Tools in 2019
3 Best Antivirus Programs with Free Parental Control Tools in 2019

While our full list of the best antivirus programs narrows down the top 10 options out of a total of 47, the list below has only three. Why? Because not every antivirus offers parental control tools. And while many may offer the service, only a handful actually did it well in our tests. So which ones are best for keeping your children safe?

We’ll list them below, and tell you why we picked them.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks July 24, 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software in 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software in 2019

Having an antivirus to protect your PC and mobile devices is essential. And while a full-fledged antivirus usually requires an investment, there are a handful of truly free antivirus options to consider as a light or short-term solution, depending on your needs.

Is a Free Antivirus Good Enough?

We did some investigating and found some significant differences between paid and free, usually in the range of features offered and the technical support provided to customers. After all, you get what you pay for.

But that doesn’t mean that free antivirus programs are limited. Some decent ones like the ones we suggest below still offer great features such a firewall and phishing protection. But just be aware that they may not have absolutely everything you need and technical support may be limited.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks July 24, 2019