Will a PC Cleaner Speed Up My Computer?

Will a PC Cleaner Speed Up My Computer?

A common problem we all face is the gradual decline of device performance. Week by week, it seems like we’re experiencing more inconveniences, notably from slower loading times, errors and crashes. So can PC Cleaner software, said to be capable of restor…

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What Does a PC Cleaner Do?

What Does a PC Cleaner Do?

These days our computers and smart devices run a wide range of applications. We’re racing ahead into the future and want to make our day to day lives simpler, faster and more convenient. So how does a PC Cleaner come into play? What does it do? And, most importantly,…

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Top 3 Tips to Help Protect Privacy Online

The internet has profoundly changed our lives, from the way we communicate and share information, to the way we shop. Yet, with so much information being exchanged online, hackers, scammers and fraudsters remain a constant threat, ready to exploit today’s internet community. While it’s impossible to completely bul…

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Main Benefits of Using VPN to Help Protect Privacy Online

In today’s thriving internet age, we create countless information trails, and government agencies, ISP (Internet Service Providers), law enforcement, search engines, and even social media platforms, inadvertently make life easier for dark corners to collect and snoop on our data. So, naturally, with cyber crime a major …

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Best Anti-Phishing Software

How does it work?

Anti-Phishing software databases are updated regularly as users computers receive data about new phishing threats, on average, every 20 minutes.

They also compare URLs against a database containing known phishing sites. If a match is found, connection to the infected URL …

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What is Phishing?

What is Phishing?

Phishing is when an attacker attempts to steal confidential and sensitive information such as passwords and banking credentials. Phishing attacks are most commonly carried out via an email, claiming to be from a legitimate bank or credit card company, that contains a link to a frau…

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How to remove a Trojans Horse Virus

Removing a Trojan Horse

Removing a trojan can be simple if you have any good antivirus system installed. Perform a system scan to source the virus and then delete the virus. It can be this simple. If nothing is picked up by the antivirus but you suspect something contact their support team as soon a…

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What is a Trojan Horse?

What is a Trojan Horse?

The Trojan Horse virus takes its name from the Giant wooden horse that was used to trick the defenders of troy into sneaking soldiers into their city to ultimately win a war. How the modern day trojan horse works is by hiding malware in, what seems to be, a normal file. There…

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Top three ways to protect yourself from a Cyber Attack

1. Purchase malware protection

Malware protection can protect you from a cyber in multiple ways. You scan your PC at anytime to search for any installed viruses or you can enable real-time protection that will monitors your 24/7 for dangerous activity and will block any harmful threats or possi…

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What is Cyber security?

What is Cyber security?

Cyber security is the technologies, processes and controls that are specifically designed to protect computer systems, networks and data from cyber attacks and, to prevent any unauthorised users accessing personal information.

How do Cyber Security attacks h…

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Is Free Windows Antivirus Any Good?

Windows is the most used operating system (OS) in the world, dominating around 90% of the market share. This makes the OS very attractive to virus writers - the more computers they can spread their malicious code to the more personal data they can collate and the more revenue they can generate. So, if you’re using a Win…

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Best Antivirus for Windows Computers

Windows computers are known for their security flaws and vulnerabilities so virus protection is absolutely paramount! With there being such a vast amount of choice when it comes to windows antivirus software, how do you know what one to choose? Below are a few pointers to look out when choosing an antivirus.

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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 mac antivirus 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 with it&…

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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?

AdwCleaner used to be the market leader for ant-adware software but more recently companies like Scanguard have taken over thanks to their all round security package. Adwcleaner are solely for adware removal and not a full anti-virus. Software that automatically renders ads on your computer to generate revenue for it's au…

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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 order to mar…

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Are Malwarebytes the Best Malware Cleaner?

Malwarebytes have been around for years fighting malware. Malwarebytes have a very loyal following but in recent times users have looked to use another antivirus along side Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes are a great tool to remove any issues you have so many computer users stick to a regular antivirus then occasionally …

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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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Totalav vs Avira vs Avg vs Avast vs Mcafee

There are some huge Antivirus companies out there none bigger than Totalav, Avira, Avg, Avast or Mcafee but who comes out on top?

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 y…

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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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Best Antivirus 2017 Revealed

We have spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing the companies on our site and come up, what we believe is the best antivirus software 2017. TotalAV is our choice. It’s a new security suite that hit the market in 2017 and has impressed us in every aspect, from support to scan times and performance.

Perfor…

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Choosing The Best Antivirus Software

When choosing 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 sources? Are yo…

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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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Do I Need a Mac Antivirus?

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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