Articles by Ben Martens

Ben Martens

Ben Martens is a cybersecurity journalist with a background in internet ethics, malware testing, and public policy. He resides in Oregon, and when he's not advocating for the rights of internet users, he's walking with his dog and inventing stories with his daughter.

How to Remove Viruses & Malware From iPhone & iPad in 2023
How to Remove Viruses & Malware From iPhone & iPad in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to remove viruses & malware from your iPhone or iPad: Examine your OS and storage in Settings. Making sure your OS is up to date and clearing up storage can often get your device running normally agai...
How to Remove Viruses & Malware From Android in 2023
How to Remove Viruses & Malware From Android in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to remove viruses & malware from Android: 1. Install an Antivirus & Run a Scan. Download a high-quality antivirus app (I recommend Norton), and run a scan of your Android device. 2. Remove Viruses & M...
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Protection for Linux
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Protection for Linux
Short on time? Here’s the best free Linux antivirus in 2023: ClamAV is the best free Linux antivirus. In addition to having a powerful command-line antivirus scanner, it’s open-source, it’s got a massive virus directory that’s c...
Is Antivirus Software Really Necessary in 2023?
Is Antivirus Software Really Necessary in 2023?
Short on time? Here’s the best antivirus for overall internet security in 2023: 🥇Norton: Provides 100% malware detection for Windows, macOS, and Android, plus a really good security app for iOS. Comes with extras like web protec...
How to Cancel AVG Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
How to Cancel AVG Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to cancel your AVG subscription and get a refund in 2023: Cancel your AVG subscription. Log into account.avg.com, cancel your subscription, and then open a support ticket with AVG to request your refu...
How to Cancel Avast Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
How to Cancel Avast Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to cancel your Avast subscription and get a refund in 2023: Cancel your Avast subscription — Go to id.avast.com, log in, and choose the options to unsubscribe. Then go to your order history to request...
How to Create Strong Passwords (That Can’t be Hacked) in 2023
How to Create Strong Passwords (That Can’t be Hacked) in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to create strong passwords in 2023: Install a password manager. Choose a good password manager — I recommend 1Password because it’s secure, easy to use, and affordable. Install the password manager (thi...
Is It Safe to Use a Password Manager in 2023?
Is It Safe to Use a Password Manager in 2023?
Short on time? Here’s our favorite password manager in 2023: 🥇 1Password: High-level security with 256-bit AES encryption, zero-knowledge architecture, and various two-factor authentication options. Includes useful extras like s...
How to Cancel MacKeeper Subscription & Get a Refund in 2023
How to Cancel MacKeeper Subscription & Get a Refund in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to cancel your MacKeeper subscription and get a refund in 2023: 1. Cancel your MacKeeper subscription. Cancel subscription renewal and ask for a refund through the MacKeeper website or cleverbridge. 2...
How to Cancel Trend Micro Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
How to Cancel Trend Micro Subscription (& Get a Refund) in 2023
Short on time? Here’s how to cancel your Trend Micro subscription and get a refund in 2023: 1. Cancel your Trend Micro subscription. Log into your Trend Micro account area and click on Stop Auto-Renew to cancel your subscripti...