Antivirus on Different Operating Systems

  It is 2016 now, and there is no doubt that  the readers here run their computers on different operating systems. For example, some of you may be running Windows while others may be running Mac. Still others may be operating on a Linux based system. This post is written with the intent to educate all of our readers on how antivirus software fits in to your everyday life with your operating system. Antivirus and operating systems I know that […]

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Check Your Firewall Settings!

  Protecting your computer is a lot like protecting a person or a military base in modern warfare. Oftentimes, you will have multiple lines of defense set up. Additionally, you have specialized kinds of defense mechanisms and weapons to make sure that you are keeping an intruder out. In the computer world, your first line of defense is not your antivirus or anti-spyware software, but your firewall. This post is aimed at helping you understand how your firewall protects you […]

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Is Your Computer Infected?

    With all of this talk about antiviruses, spyware, and firewalls, you might be wondering if your computer is infected with some of this malicious software. There are several ways to perform diagnostics on your computer. We’ll discuss some of these as well as some symptoms that you might see.   Looking for infections Symptoms There are some surefire signs that you will see that can tell you that there is something wrong with your computer. It might not […]

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Should I Renew my Antivirus Subscription?

  I know that some of the readers here have chosen to go the paid route with their antivirus. Furthermore, for some, their year long subscription to Antivirus Company X is about to be expired. As a result, many of those readers might be wondering whether or not it is a good idea to renew their subscription with the same company. I say no. Confused? Here are some reasons why you should choose to terminate your subscription to a monthly […]

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Watch out for Phishing!

  If you have ever lost your credit card, your identification, or your social security card, you know the feeling of fear that can creep over you. What if somebody steals your identity and uses your ID and money to benefit themselves? It is honestly very terrifying to think about it. But what if I told you that people can steal your personal information on the internet? It’s true–identity theft and loss of personal information happens all of the time […]

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Trojan Horse Virus

    The worst part about computer viruses is that sometimes you cannot see them coming. One virus that is like this is the Trojan Horse virus. The name comes from ancient Greek history where the city of Troy was taken by a large wooden horse that was presented as a gift. Unbeknownst to the people of Troy, the horse was housing hundreds of men who jumped out of the horse at night and ransacked the city. Where the Trojan […]

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How to Avoid Getting Viruses

  If you are interested in protecting your computer, you definitely know that you need to make sure that you don’t get any computer viruses. Obviously, you know that you need to get antivirus software, but even the best antivirus software can fail, resulting in a virus. Here are some extra preventative measures that you can take to prevent your computer for getting a virus. Computer Safety 101 Careful where you surf! There are websites that exist where cyber villains […]

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Staying up to Date on Your Terminology

Technology is constantly changing We live in a day and age where technology is developing at a breakneck speed. New devices and computers seem to be coming out almost everyday, and as a result, some of the jargon that comes along with them can be difficult to catch. While you don’t have to try to stay up to date with the latest smartwatch models or fitness analyzing wristbands, it is important to be current on all of the terminology regarding antivirus […]

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Beware of Email Spyware!

Spyware is one of the most dangerous threats to the security of both your computer and to your personal information. With a little malicious software creation, cyber villains can literally “spy” on what you are doing on your computer. What is more, they can even access your personal information you store on your computer, such as your credit card number, your account numbers, and even your address! This is a very dangerous situation to be in if all of this […]

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Choosing the Right Antivirus Software

  When you’ve purchased a new computer, one of your first software installments should be one that protects your computer from potentially cyber attacks, viruses, and information theft. There are many antivirus and anti-spyware softwares out there. Some of them you must buy, but others are for free. Additionally, there are some that take up a lot of space on your hard drive. These are all things to take into account when you are downloading computer protection software Antivirus options […]

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