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How to Install an Antivirus on Windows/Mac (For Beginners)
How to Install an Antivirus on Windows/Mac (For Beginners)

If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re already aware of how important it is to have an antivirus to protect you from malware and viruses. You’ve probably chosen the right antivirus for your needs and now you’re looking to install it.

Luckily for you, the download and installation process is actually quite simple. If you know what antivirus to install, follow our step-by-step guide, and you’ll be able to set-up your antivirus protection with ease.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson October 31, 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
360 Security Has Android Antivirus Covered!
360 Security Has Android Antivirus Covered!

360 Security is a free Chinese antivirus and speed-up program for Android, Windows, and Mac. The antivirus covers all the basics with antivirus protection from award-winning antivirus programs, such as Bitdefender and Avira, and it goes a lot further with features like a system optimizer and keylogging protection.

Qihoo 360 Total Security’s popularity is evident: it has been downloaded over 200 million times. But while it’s certainly a great free and feature-rich security suite, it does have a few downfalls.

Maggie Lawrance by Maggie Lawrance October 8, 2018
How Python Became Hackers' Go-To Language
How Python Became Hackers' Go-To Language

The cyber landscape is constantly changing and growing. As technology advances, so does tech-based crime. Not only have the techniques developed, but they’ve also become more accessible to aspiring cybercriminals.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 27, 2018
What is Rogue Security Software and How to Protect Against it
What is Rogue Security Software and How to Protect Against it

Malware infection rates are only increasing, so it’s essential to protect our devices. But, what if security software does more harm than good?

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 16, 2018
ClamAV vs ClamWin vs ClamTK: What the Heck is Going On?
ClamAV vs ClamWin vs ClamTK: What the Heck is Going On?
Those familiar with open-source operating systems have probably heard of ClamAV, an open-source antivirus engine originally developed for Unix-based operating systems, including Linux, BSD, and MacOS. It’s also one of the be...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 13, 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
What is Ransomware and How Can I Protect my Computer Against it?
What is Ransomware and How Can I Protect my Computer Against it?

Oops! Your important files have been encrypted!

The hard disks of your computer have been encrypted with a military grade encryption algorithm. There is no way to restore your data without a special decryption key. To obtain the key, please pay $500 in Bitcoin within 40 hours.  If you do not send the money within the provided time, all of your files will be permanently encrypted.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 3, 2018
Can an Antivirus Remove Trojans?
Can an Antivirus Remove Trojans?

The answer? Yes, a strong up-to-date antivirus is the best way to track down and remove any dangerous trojans that may have snuck their way onto your computer. BUT not all antivirus software are as good at doing this job, and we tested to make sure which ones are.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 3, 2018