Pros and cons of free antivirus for Mac.

Free antivirus software is very popular - some packages simply offer enough protection for the average user without having to part with any of your hard-earned cash. However, what defines an average user? The short answer is that we can’t define an average user and always believe safety should always come first. So, is …

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Is it safe to use free mac antivirus?

Using a free antivirus on a mac in theory should be adequate enough but with the rise in popularity of Macs the market for attacks is widening by the day.  The bigger the market, the more chance virus developers will exploit this as an opportunity to make some money.  Windows is also more secure than ever before wit…

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Which Is The Best Spyware Cleaner?

'Spyware' is an extremely dangerous variation of malware (the general term for a computer program created solely out of malice: with intent to cause harm to someone's computer or steal sensitive information/files). The consequences of contracting spyware and not removing it instantly can be catastrophic.…

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What Is Spyware?

Spyware is software that covertly gathers a computer user’s information through an active internet connection without their knowledge.  Spyware applications are typically bundled into freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the internet, however, most of these downloadable programs are clean and …

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Which Is Best Adware Cleaner?

Software that automatically renders ads on your PC in order to generate revenue for it's author, known as Adware, is becoming a serious problem, so combatting it has become more paramount than ever before. Note, It's not particularly dangerous software, so don't be too worried, the main problem is that it can…

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What is Adware?

What is adware?

Adware by definition is software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups when a user is online.  This is usually in the form of toolbars, search engines, home page take-overs etc. They usually attack your browser by changing preferences in or…

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Which Malware Cleaner Do I Need?

'Malware' (or malicious software), is currently a huge issue in everyday online life. Specifially designed to gain access to your system, and damage it from the inside without you knowing. These pieces of software can go deeper and deeper into your machine, making them harder to locate and almost impossible to fi…

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How Do I Remove Malware?

'Malware' is a type of software used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, and can gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising.

Many people read about malware and ask themselves "How do I remove Malware?". Unfortunately it's no…

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Why Do I Need Virus Protection?

With the growth of the online world, more and more people are trying to get to your data for a number of reasons. That could be steal your information, commit fraud against you, or hold you to ransom. Going into the online world unprotected is a risk you don't want to take.

So why do I need virus protection? Wha…

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What Is Virus Protection

We hate to break it to you, but not everybody uses the internet for good causes. Internet banking bought about the introduction of online bank fraud, for example. E-mail and telephone hacking have been some of the biggest scandals in recent years. Before any of this, was the computer virus - blighting generations of computer …

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What is a virus and how can free antivirus help?

A computer virus is a piece of code (sometimes as little as 1 line, or as large as a complete program) to which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect to a PC, such as corrupting the system, destroying data or gathering personal information.

A virus is a type of malware, which stands for…

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The risks of not having antivirus software installed

In today’s online world, a computer without antivirus software is like driving a car without a seatbelt.There are over 2 billion personal computers (and around 2 billion more smartphones!) being used all over the world - more than half of these computers are connected to the internet. Most of these users are likely to b…

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Will antivirus software find all viruses?

A virus is a file on a computer with malicious intent. It can harm your laptop, computer, smartphone or tablet by disrupting program flow, contaminating device. This type of software is something you wouldn’t want to have because of the danger it will cause your computer. An antivirus is a software that can detect …

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Who is the Best Antivirus 2016?

We have spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing the companies on our site and come up, what we believe is the best antivirus 2016. TotalAV is our choice. It’s a new security suite that hit the market in 2016 and has impressed us in every aspect, from support to scan times and performance.

Performance. Th…

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Choosing The Best Antivirus

When choosing the best antivirus its important to choose one which suits your own particlar needs! There’s hundreds to choose from and can all vary massively. So where do you start?

First of all you want to understand what type of computer user you are. Do you bank online? Download files from unverified source…

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What does free antivirus software actually do?

The purpose of free antivirus software is to prevent installation of, detect and remove malicious software (also known as malware). Through scans of every file on your computer, an antivirus software can flag up potentially harmful software and take action on them. This type of software is critical for the users to have insta…

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What is spyware?

Spyware is software that covertly gathers a computer user’s information through an active internet connection without their knowledge.  Spyware applications are typically bundled into freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the internet, however, most of these downloadable programs are clean and …

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What are Trojan Horses and botnets?

A Trojan Horse is a program designed to cause destruction but deceives itself as a unsuspicious program. However, unlike a typical computer virus or worm, Trojans do not copy themselves or multiply within the file system, but they can still be as harmful. The term Trojan Horse is derived from the Ancient Greek story of the wo…

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Quarantine, what is it and why is it useful?

A quarantine is part of an antivirus where the malicious file gets stored temporarily. The user can then manually retrieve or completely remove the file if her or she wishes to. 

Let’s say your antivirus detects a legitimate file to be dangerous, and you are then left with a program that you can’t u…

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Macs and Viruses

You might of heard the myth that if you own/use a Mac then you don’t have to worry about using an antivirus as you can’t get any viruses.  Worryingly, this idea is still surprisingly popular.

Malware developers are less likely to target a Mac user as they cover a much smaller market (around 25% of a…

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