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Not all antivirus programs work well with laptops, but we’re going to tell you which ones do. Our experts have tried and tested the 47 antivirus products on the market and examined their ability to detect and remove viruses and malware while still having a low impact on laptop performance.
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 pricier ones.
Even though antivirus programs work tirelessly to detect and remove malicious software, malware threats are on the rise, infecting more computers than ever before. We’ll take a look at the trends of malware, major statistics and the effect it has on Windows, Android and Mac devices.
By looking at past behavior, we can tell a bit more about the future. It’s very important to understand malware trends so you can take the necessary steps to avoid this threat.
Naturally, with the vast amount of important information passing from computer to computer worldwide, there has been an increased risk of trojans, viruses, malware, spyware, and other digital threats.
While our full list of the best antivirus programs narrows down the top 10 options out of a total of 47, the list below has only three. Why? Because not every antivirus offers parental control tools. And while many may offer the service, only a handful actually did it well in our tests. So which ones are best for keeping your children safe?
We’ll list them below, and tell you why we picked them.
The cyber landscape is constantly changing and growing. As technology advances, so does tech-based crime. Not only have the techniques developed, but they’ve also become more accessible to aspiring cybercriminals.
Is your fridge sending your personal information to criminals? Is your kettle a part of a massive DDoS attack on your bank? While it may sound ridiculous, these problems have already become a reality.
To stay safe from hackers, you should be using a strong, unique password for each and every account, including online shopping, banking, social media, and email acounts. That means a minimum of eight characters, a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers, and special characters.
Weak or easily guessable passwords, such as your birthday, are at risk of being hacked. According to Verizon, 63% of all data breaches involve weak, reused, or stolen passwords.
Malware infection rates are only increasing, so it’s essential to protect our devices. But, what if security software does more harm than good?