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.

10 Best (REALLY FREE) Windows Antivirus Programs for 2019
10 Best (REALLY FREE) Windows Antivirus Programs for 2019 Finding a free and effective antivirus software for Windows is no easy task, sin...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
10 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Mac in 2019
10 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Mac in 2019

There’s no such thing as a virus-proof mobile device or computer. While many Apple advertisements will boast about the Mac being virus resistant, MacOS malware does exist. Installing an antivirus for your MacBook or iMac is essential.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
4 Best Internet Security Providers of 2019
4 Best Internet Security Providers of 2019
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 December 12, 2018
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2019?
Will Antivirus Slow Down Your Computer in 2019?

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
9 Best Antiviruses for Mobile Devices – Most Secure in 2019
9 Best Antiviruses for Mobile Devices – Most Secure in 2019
Smartphones are vulnerable to the same digital threats larger computers face. Surprisingly, the brands that do well in protecting your desktop don’t necessarily protect your phone as well. In this article, we will let you know not only which antiviruses are the best for your mobile phone, but which ones give you a good deal when you buy the package for multiple devices.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
7 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Linux in 2019
7 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Linux in 2019

You don’t often hear about Linux machines becoming infected with viruses and malware. But that doesn’t mean it never happens. Hackers do still target Linux users and you could be one of them. So we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 antivirus programs so you can keep your Linux device safe from hackers.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antiviruses for iOS in 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antiviruses for iOS in 2019

We’ve all heard the claims that Apple devices are virus resistant. And while it’s true that Apple devices have lower infection rates than Android, it’s still possible for your iPhone to be hit with malware, phishing scams, and other problems that can reduce its usability.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Anti-Malware Software of 2019
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Anti-Malware Software of 2019

While most antivirus software will do a good job of removing aggressive threats from your computer, hackers can still find loopholes to steal data, spy on your activity, hijack computer resources, damage or encrypt sensitive information, or even install backdoors to gain access at a later stage.

And when you aren’t also arming yourself with the very latest anti-malware security suites on top of your existing antivirus defense, you could make yourself a target.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Affecting 400 Million Users
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Affecting 400 Million Users During our first security investigation for critical vulnerabilities affecting M...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 11, 2018
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