Articles by Eric C.
Eric is a professional copywriter with over 7 years of experience writing on marketing and tech topics. In recent years, he has focused heavily on the rapidly developing security, fintech, and cryptocurrency industries.
If you care about your Internet security, it’s about time you start caring about phishing. We’re not going to promise not to make bad fishing jokes in this article, but the reality is not a laughing matter.
Viruses, malware, and other malicious threats are constantly evolving. Windows Defender does a good job of keeping up, but it lacks the extensive features that its competitors offer.
What makes Windows Defender good or bad? The bigger question is, “How you should approach antivirus software on your machine?”
Can antivirus really prevent ransomware? Yes, and no. It can prevent many types of ransomware, but it can’t stop it once it’s taken control of your system. However, antivirus programs are evolving to overcome the threat.
Ransomware attacks can range in severity from difficult to deal with to crippling. Unprepared users and businesses can quickly lose valuable data, but the easiest way to combat ransomware is to understand how it works, who it targets, and other important information about this evolving strain of malware and viruses.
With all this talk about computer viruses, never underestimate how dangerous spyware can be. We store a ton of sensitive information digitally, including things like our banking info, passwords, and even credit card numbers. It’s essential that we protect our computer from spyware as well.
Do you actually know how your antivirus program works? You click scan, it investigates your files, and you get a detailed report. And while that’s good, it’s important to understand how the process works.
Imagine this: Windows Defender has just finished a regular scan and it’s asking if you want to quarantine the virus. Most people click yes without putting much thought into what’s actually happening.