Articles by Eric C.

Eric C.

Eric is a professional cyber tech expert with almost a decade of experience writing about security and tech. In recent years, he has been focused heavily on the rapidly developing fintech and cryptocurrency industries and how they relate to online security.

What Is Ransomware & Can an Antivirus Prevent It?
What Is Ransomware & Can an Antivirus Prevent It?

Short on Time? Here’s what you need to know about ransomware in 2021:

  • Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks or denies a user’s access to their own computer system or to certain data files until they pay ransom money to release it. It is usually targeted at specific individuals or businesses with a lot to lose. The best way to prevent a ransomware attack is to use a top-quality antivirus with ransomware protection (I recommend Norton or Bitdefender).

Can antivirus really prevent ransomware? Yes, and no. An antivirus can prevent many types of ransomware, but it can’t stop it once it’s taken control of your system. However, antivirus programs are evolving to overcome the threat.
Eric C. by Eric C. Published on August 28, 2021
Are Antivirus Programs Effective
Are Antivirus Programs Effective

Cybersecurity has become crucial to our well-being. With so much sensitive information stored in our devices, the thought of losing it all to malware is pretty terrifying. Using antivirus software might give us peace of mind, but does it guarantee us protection?

If you’re still wondering whether antivirus software is effective, you’re not alone. In fact, the debate has been going on for a while. Some researchers have even pronounced antivirus software dead and unnecessary for years now.

What Is a Firewall and Can It Fully Protect Your Computer in 2021?
What Is a Firewall and Can It Fully Protect Your Computer in 2021?
On average, hackers infiltrate unsuspecting users’ computers every 39 seconds. A third of all Americans will be hacked every year, and the numbers are still growing. As cybercrime continues to skyrocket, protecting your sensitive...
Ransomware Facts, Trends & Statistics for 2021
Ransomware Facts, Trends & Statistics for 2021
Being ever-evolving as an attack tool, even the simplest form of ransomware can cost significant time and money, but more severe attacks can deal a crippling blow and even destroy a company completely, sparing no one — not even la...
How to Remove Malware Mshelper for Mac - Update 2021
How to Remove Malware Mshelper for Mac - Update 2021

You wouldn’t want a stranger stealing your computing power, would you? That’s exactly what’s happening on Macs right now with the Mshelper virus. Gone are the days where MacOS was considered virus resistant. New threats are always being developed, and Apple users are not immune to them. You need to learn more about this virus and how it may be affecting your computer, especially if you’re into cryptocurrencies.

Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2021?
Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2021?

Internet security programs may sound like a “nice” thing to have, but they’re more like a critical tool to keep your data and your network safe.

If you still think of a comprehensive internet security suite as a useful add-on to your antivirus software—or decided that you don’t need either one—you are putting your computer’s health and your identity at risk.

Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2021
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2021

Despite the fact that many iPhone users assume they are not vulnerable to virus infection, the stats prove otherwise; virus infection and malicious hacking of iPhones are becoming more and more common. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone and its contents from hackers is to install a proven effective antivirus on your Apple mobile device.

Best Email Protection Tools for 2021
Best Email Protection Tools for 2021

Whether you use a browser-based option like Gmail, or a desktop-based email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, here are a few tools you should include to secure your system against security threats your email client might pose.

Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2021?
Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2021?

Knowing how to use your antivirus software is vital for securing your system. Even if you’re running one of our top recommended antiviruses, failing to use the correct scan settings could leave your operating system open to viruses and malware.

5 Anti-Adware Programs That Can Save Your System
5 Anti-Adware Programs That Can Save Your System

There is no escaping internet ads, and to be honest, they help keep the cost of using your favorite websites down. But your computer can be at risk from malicious adware if you don’t have the right protection. Once infected, your private information can be exposed to hackers and shady advertisers who will bombard you with even more unwanted ads. Luckily, getting rid of adware is easy with the right antivirus software.