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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 t...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 3, 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
What is a Backdoor and How to Protect Against it
What is a Backdoor and How to Protect Against it

“Did I forget to lock the door?” This scary thought usually comes to mind when you’re already halfway across town and it’s quite disconcerting. Leaving a door unlocked makes it easy for anyone to enter and take whatever they please.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson September 2, 2018
What Are Keyloggers and How to Protect Against Them
What Are Keyloggers and How to Protect Against Them
Keyloggers (short for keystroke loggers) are computer programs that track and record your every keystroke in order to gain access to your personal information, such as your passwords and credit card details. Imagine hackers lurki...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson 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
What Are Zero-Day Attacks?
What Are Zero-Day Attacks?

Software is everywhere—in banks, in schools, in hospitals, and in our homes—and advancements in technology have certainly made our lives easier.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson August 30, 2018