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Windows Defender vs Full-Scale Antivirus: What's Best for 2019?
Windows Defender vs Full-Scale Antivirus: What's Best for 2019?

When it comes to protecting a PC running Windows 10 against viruses, malware, and other malicious threats, Windows Defender is the default choice since it comes pre-installed on Windows 10.

But just because it’s built-in, it doesn’t mean its the only option available to you – or in fact, the best one. There is such a thing as a decent free antivirus, particularly TotalAV, as well as Avast and Bullguard, which may offer better protection and even more handy features.

We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of each free antivirus to uncover which is best, and whether its worth going for choice rather than default.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 12, 2018
You Need Internet Security Before It's Too Late
You Need Internet Security Before It's Too Late

As our lives move online, we should all be taking internet security more seriously. Cybercrime is developing fast. Antivirus protection is no longer enough. 

Some malware isn’t registered on any virus database. It can only be detected by behavior-analysis technology. And for the modern hacker, intercepting your data over public WiFi is child’s play. That’s where a Virtual Private Network (VPN) comes in.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2019?
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2019?

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
9 Best Antiviruses for Mobile Devices – Update 2019
9 Best Antiviruses for Mobile Devices – Update 2019
Despite misconception, smartphones are just as vulnerable to malicious hacking threats as your PC. Surprisingly, the antivirus brands that are considered good at protecting your desktop, don’t necessarily protect your phone as well.
Our in-depth researchers have tried and tested all the most effective antivirus programs to bring you the best options and pricing for your mobile devices.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
6 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Linux 2019
6 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for Linux 2019

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?

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
5 Best Antivirus Programs for 100% Protection | 2019 Reviews
5 Best Antivirus Programs for 100% Protection | 2019 Reviews

Currently, almost 40% of all computers worldwide are infected with some form of malware; and a new virus emerges every 4.2 seconds. Don’t ignore the simple fact that no computer should go unprotected. 

Maggie Lawrance by Maggie Lawrance December 12, 2018
8 Best Anti-Spyware Tools (100% Tested) for 2019
8 Best Anti-Spyware Tools (100% Tested) for 2019

While most people are aware of the danger computer viruses can pose, spyware can be just as damaging, if not worse. In a nutshell, spyware is unwanted software that infiltrates your devices, lurking silently while extracting your most private and sensitive information and relaying it back to hackers, shady criminal organizations, and even governments.

Because so much of our most sensitive data is stored digitally on our computers and electronic devices – including our sensitive banking info, passwords, and credit card numbers – protecting yourself against such major breaches of privacy is essential.

Here are the 8 best anti-spyware tools we tested for identifying infections and keeping your most important data from getting into the wrong hands. 

Eric C. by Eric C. December 12, 2018
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for iOS for 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Programs for iOS for 2019

The idea that there are no hackers looking to breach Apple devices is no longer relevant. Unfortunately many iPhone and iPad users are simply too lax about protecting their devices, making them easy targets for malicious hackers.

iOS devices can be hit with viruses, malware, spyware, phishing scams, and other malicious system breaches that compromise your sensitive data. The quickest solution is installing a free antivirus program until you decide on a more robust solution.

But do free antivirus solutions really exist for iOS devices?

We found five truly free AVs to protect your Apple device, listed below.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2019
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, and risks to your online security are evolving. Antivirus software might once have been enough. But new and inventive methods of intruding on your safety and privacy are emerging all the time. 

New threats require new defenses. That’s where anti-malware software comes in.

Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman December 12, 2018
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Affecting 400 Million Users
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Affecting 400 Million Users
During our first security investigation for critical vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft, we came across multiple vulnerabilities that, when chained together, allow an attacker to take over any Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Store,...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 11, 2018