Resources About Online Security

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What is Antivirus?

We can all agree that computers and the internet allow us to accomplish so many great things. We are able to do a search on anything in seconds. We can bank online and browse our favorite stores within minutes. Or we can find out how to blend the best fruit smoothie on YouTube. But as with all good things, the benefits of computers come with risks as well. Computer viruses can slow down your computer and steal your private information. Antivirus software allows you to… Read more

Why Do I Need Antivirus Software?

Being cautious while checking email or browsing the web is no longer enough. Cybercriminals and hackers are becoming increasingly advanced. They are finding original ways to steal people’s money online or sell people’s private information on the black market. Home computers are some of the best targets for cybercriminals. Antivirus software can keep you safe from… Read more

How to Choose the Best Antivirus

If you’ve ever had to deal with an infected computer, you know how frustrating it can be. You may be tempted to go with a cheap option of antivirus to keep yourself protected. But, you may end up with a false sense of security. To select the best antivirus software, you need to check that the software is… Read more

Is Free Antivirus Software Really Enough?

It depends. There are many factors to consider. Do you spend a lot of time on the internet every week? What type of websites do you visit? Free antivirus software is a perfect level of protection for some while it’s a risky choice for others. Only a very small percentage of the U.S. population truly understands the… Read more

This Malware Spies on You Even When Your Android Phone is Shut Off

Malware that spies on you from your own phone is something we watch on spy movies but consider it fiction. This preconception is now being challenged with a recent discovery. AVG’s Mobile Malware research team found a new malware spreading in Chinese app stores they’ve now coined… Read more

New Computer Virus Outsmarts Millions in the U.S.

You should have known better. You wouldn’t dream of clicking a strange email message’s link. Not even if it came from one of your closest friends. And you long ago learned how to spot fake senders too. You know to be on guard even if the message claims to be from your bank. But this was different — a Facebook message from a bargain-obsessed Friend tipping off a... Read more

How to Stop Popups for Good on Your Windows PC

Popups can come from malware or from specific websites you visit. The majority of popups come from adware. Adware is a form of malware, or malicious software, that gets installed on your computer without you knowing about it. Malware usually lives on your computer.... Read more