Articles by 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2019

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Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?

Can antivirus really prevent ransomware? Yes, and no. It 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. October 28, 2018
Ransomware Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019
Ransomware Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019

Ransomware attacks can range in severity from difficult to deal with, to crippling. In the next year, experts predict these attacks will cost businesses nearly $11 billion, a substantial increase from the $325 million reported back in 2015.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 23, 2018
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses

Do you actually know how your antivirus program works? You click scan, it investigates your files, and you get a detailed report. And while that’s good, it’s important to understand how the process works.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 13, 2018
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?

Your antivirus has just finished a regular scan and it’s asking whether you want to quarantine the virus it’s found. You click ‘yes’ without putting much thought into what’s actually happening.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 12, 2018
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?

We’ve all heard the claims: download an antivirus and you’ll be protected from cyberthreats automatically. However, is it true?

Eric C. by Eric C. September 2, 2018
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?

The unfortunate reality is that because antivirus programs use up resources that could be used elsewhere, all of them will slow down your computer system in one way or another.

Eric C. by Eric C. August 30, 2018
Are Antivirus Programs Effective
Are Antivirus Programs Effective

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. August 30, 2018