Articles by Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.

Worms, Trojans & Bots – Oh, My! Understand Hacker Lingo
Worms, Trojans & Bots – Oh, My! Understand Hacker Lingo

Hackers use countless tactics to steal your social security number, bank accounts, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, or other data. So how will knowing the lingo help you avoid getting hacked? Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to bypass security measures. If you familiarize yourself with hacking terminology, it can help you recognize a virus or malware threat in the news.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks November 7, 2018
5 Best Antiviruses That Protect You from Keyloggers in 2018
5 Best Antiviruses That Protect You from Keyloggers in 2018

You’re typing in your PIN number at an ATM machine or point-of-sale system when you notice a stranger is peeking over your shoulder. What do you do?

It would probably make you extremely uncomfortable, and you’d get out of there as fast as you can. You’d probably call your bank and change the PIN number, too, just in case.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
What Is Spyware and How Can I Protect Myself Against It in 2018
What Is Spyware and How Can I Protect Myself Against It in 2018

Spyware may be one of the most dangerous infections your computer can contract. These frustrating infections can integrate into your operating system, editing your settings and decreasing device performance as it goes. In some cases, it’s even been known to turn off antivirus programs, making it impossible to detect and resolve.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
How to Install an Antivirus on a Windows 10 or Mac Device (For Beginners)
How to Install an Antivirus on a Windows 10 or Mac Device (For Beginners)

If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re already aware of how important it is to have an antivirus to protect you from malware and viruses. You’ve probably chosen the right antivirus for your needs and now you’re looking to install it. Luckily for you, the download and installation process is actually quite simple. Follow our step-by-step guide, and you’ll be able to set-up your antivirus protection with ease.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
5 Best Anti-Malware Software (TESTED 100% Removal) of 2018
5 Best Anti-Malware Software (TESTED 100% Removal) of 2018

Malware is evasive, mutating, and sneaky, and it has become a favorite tool for criminals. Malware of all kinds is widely used to steal data, spy on users, hijack computer resources, damage or encrypt sensitive information, or even install backdoors that can be used to stage later attacks.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
What is Phishing and Can I Protect my Devices Against It?
What is Phishing and Can I Protect my Devices Against It?

Phishing attacks can cause widespread disaster. Once you’ve fallen victim, there’s no guarantee of what will happen to your personal information. Fortunately, phishing scams require you to fall for them, so if you’re aware of the problem, then it’s relatively easy to avoid them.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
The 6 Best Value-for-Money Antiviruses for Laptops in 2018
The 6 Best Value-for-Money Antiviruses for Laptops in 2018

If you’re looking to narrow down your options of the best antivirus for laptops, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts have tried and tested 47 different antivirus products and examined their performance for keeping your mobile devices free of viruses and malware while having a low impact on important processing resources like the CPU, RAM, hard drive, and network. Contrary to popular belief, keeping your laptop safe doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – an inexpensive yet solid antivirus can keep your laptop just as safe from viruses and hackers as ones that cost thousands. 

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
Malware Statistics Trends and Facts in 2018
Malware Statistics Trends and Facts in 2018

Would you knowingly provide your credit card information to a stranger? Probably not, right? Well, that’s exactly what can happen if your computer is infected with malware.

If you can’t search online, open a basic program, or do anything without a popup or annoying program hijacking your computer, you’re probably infected with malware. That same malware is actively working to damage your computer, it is likely spying on you, and it’s super sticky and hard to remove.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 28, 2018
Best Antivirus with Free Trial (Oh, Really?)
Best Antivirus with Free Trial (Oh, Really?)
Many antiviruses offer free trials, but beware of scams! Let our experts help you avoid antivirus scams like getting a “limited” free trial that doesn’t actually remove your viruses. Or a “free trial” that takes your credit card number and you forget about it and get charged the next day. This list includes the best free trial antiviruses that will allow you to scan and remove all viruses from your computer or phone for an entire month. Most importantly, they’re also good antiviruses that we would recommend even if they didn’t have a free trial option.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 27, 2018
4 Best Antiviruses with Internet Security in 2018
4 Best Antiviruses with Internet Security in 2018
In an ideal world, all antiviruses would come with a state-of-the-art security suite. In reality, though, even some of the best antiviruses still lag behind. They aren’t equipped to protect you from Trojans, zero-day attacks or even malware, which can easily wipe out your entire system. You wouldn’t want to wake up one morning to find all your emails, photos and other important files gone.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 27, 2018