Articles by Mercy Pilkington

Mercy Pilkington

Mercy Pilkington has been a tech industry news writer for nearly ten years. She regularly covers topics such as software, cybercrime, and digital innovation.

How to Update Windows 8 & 10 (FAST & EASY) in 2022
How to Update Windows 8 & 10 (FAST & EASY) in 2022
Your computer is more vulnerable when its operating system is out of date. While system updates don’t protect you in the same way an antivirus does, updates help keep your computer safe from the latest malware and other internet s...
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms

Are you looking for the right antivirus but have no idea what any of the terminology or hacker lingo means? How can you decide whether you need heuristic detection or real-time protection, or protection against phishing or malware if you don’t know the differences between them?

Let our cybersecurity experts define all the important terminology so that they make a bit more sense, whether you’re an amateur looking for a basic breakdown or a professional needing a quick reference list. 

Infected by CCleaner's Malware? Here's How to Remove It
Infected by CCleaner's Malware? Here's How to Remove It

If you’re one of the over 2 million users worldwide that has been infected by CCleaner, you need to remove it from your computer immediately.

Can a Virus Scan Run in Sleep Mode?
Can a Virus Scan Run in Sleep Mode?

Your computer is a treasure chest of important files and sensitive data. If a virus infects your computer, your personal information could end up in the wrong hands. At the very least, your photos, downloaded music, and movies, even saved emails could be lost forever.

How To Scan Emails For Viruses in 2022 (EASY & SECURE)
How To Scan Emails For Viruses in 2022 (EASY & SECURE)

Virus-laden email attachments have been around for decades, but they’re certainly not old news. In fact, millions of computer users around the world use desktop email software instead of browser-based tools such as Gmail. As a result, you’re exposing your operating system to downloads every time you open an email rather than merely viewing it online.