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.
So, you’ve bought a brand-new laptop. Congratulations! It’s so shiny, isn’t it? If you’re on a tighter budget, though, maybe you’ve just upgraded your existing device, especially its cybersecurity. Either way, a reliable antivirus isn’t enough. You’re going to need an internet security package to stay ahead of online threats.
Are you looking to get a great deal on Norton antivirus? You should be! Norton is one of the best antiviruses we’ve reviewed. Its product line includes some incredible antivirus and internet security features. Unfortunately, there are more fake Norton deals floating around the internet than there are cat videos on YouTube (yes, that many).
While many virus scanners purport to be free online tools, in actuality only a few do not require software download and installation. To clear up any confusion, we’ve verified and ranked the top 5 REALLY FREE online and download-only virus scanners below.
Having an antivirus to protect your PC and mobile devices is essential. And while a full-fledged antivirus usually requires an investment, there are a handful of truly free antivirus options to consider as a light or short-term solution, depending on your needs. We did some investigating, and here’s what we found:
While no computer or mobile device is completely immune to infection, Mac users often feel they aren’t susceptible to viruses and malicious software, since the majority are created to infiltrate Windows machines.
Nevertheless, Mac OS viruses and malware do exist and are on the rise! Even Apple, which once used to boast that their products are virus-resistant as a selling point, have now changed their tune.nes
Better not to wait until it’s too late: in 2019 installing an antivirus on your MacBook or iMac is absolutely essential, and these are your 10 best options (plus a few bonus ones):
There’s an old theory that antivirus can slow your computer down by 50%. While this may have once been true, it’s no longer a reality. However, your antivirus will have some effect on the overall speed of your device.