Articles by Sophie Anderson

Originally software engineer, for the past 10 years works as security researcher and journalist.

5 Best Antivirus Deals & Discounts for 2020 Holiday Season
5 Best Antivirus Deals & Discounts for 2020 Holiday Season
Hurry up! Get one of these antivirus holiday deals right now while you still can! Norton — Up to 60% off Kaspersky — Up to 65% off TotalAV — Up to $80 off Cylance — Up to 60% off (US, UK, and Canada) ESET &...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
The 7 Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Antivirus Deals of 2020
The 7 Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Antivirus Deals of 2020
This is happening NOW! Hurry up and grab these Black Friday antivirus deals now while you still can: McAfee — Up to $90 off McAfee Total Protection Norton — Up to 65% off Norton 360 Bitdefender — 60% off Bitdefen...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
Trojans on Your Android? Here's How to Keep Your Device Safe in 2020
Trojans on Your Android? Here's How to Keep Your Device Safe in 2020

If you’re an Android device owner, you’ve possibly heard some myths about security. Like most Android users, you probably download your apps from the Google Play Store and hopefully notice a tick symbol indicating that the app has been scanned by Google Play Protect, Google’s built-in malware detection engine.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
Best Internet Security for Tablets in 2020
Best Internet Security for Tablets in 2020

Whether you’re an iPad or Android user, there’s a good chance your tablet can be vulnerable to a virus. What does an infection look like on a tablet?

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
5 Best Internet Security Packages For Laptops in 2020
5 Best Internet Security Packages For Laptops in 2020

So, you’ve bought a brand-new laptop. Congratulations! It’s so shiny, isn’t it? If you’re on a tighter budget, though, maybe you’ve just upgraded your existing device, especially its cybersecurity. Either way, a reliable antivirus isn’t enough. You’re going to need an internet security package to stay ahead of online threats.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
Top 5 [REALLY FREE] Download and No-Download Virus Scanners for 2020
Top 5 [REALLY FREE] Download and No-Download Virus Scanners for 2020

While many virus scanners purport to be free online tools, in actuality only a few do not require software download and installation. To clear up any confusion, we’ve verified and ranked the top 5 REALLY FREE online and download-only virus scanners below.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
5 Best (100% FREE) Antivirus Programs for Mac in 2020
5 Best (100% FREE) Antivirus Programs for Mac in 2020
It’s hard finding a truly free Mac antivirus out there in today’s crowded cybersecurity market. Most antivirus brands simply offer you a basic free product and annoy you to upgrade to their premium product. They usuall...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 28, 2019
The Best Free Password Managers - Updated for 2020
The Best Free Password Managers - Updated for 2020
The 5 Best (Really) Free Password Managers – Updated for 2020 There’s a reason free password managers don’t cost you anything – and that’s because you always end up paying one way or another. While mo...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 27, 2019
6 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Linux 2020
6 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Linux 2020

Even Linux machines are vulnerable to ransomware, rootkits, email phishing attempts, and spoof URL addresses. The big question is whether a free antivirus offers robust protection for Linux?

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 27, 2019
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2020?
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2020?

There’s an old theory that antivirus can slow your computer down by 50%. While this may have once been true, it’s no longer a reality. However, your antivirus will have some effect on the overall speed of your device.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 25, 2019