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.

Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2019?
Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2019?

Internet security programs may sound like a “nice” thing to have, but they’re more like a critical tool to keep your data and your network safe.

If you still think of a comprehensive internet security suite as a useful add-on to your antivirus software—or decided that you don’t need either one—you are putting your computer’s health and your identity at risk.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 13, 2019
How to Avoid Losing Your Valuable Cryptocurrencies to the CryptoShuffler Trojan
How to Avoid Losing Your Valuable Cryptocurrencies to the CryptoShuffler Trojan

How often do you manually check your crypto addresses when you paste them? Hackers are always developing new creative ways to steal your data and money and a simple mistake has already cost crypto investors over $160,000. Recently a new trojan called CryptoShuffler has been stealing cryptocurrencies from users across the internet using a simple function like copy and paste. Without the right security systems in place, your cryptocurrencies could be at risk.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 13, 2019
Here’s What You Need to Know about the Suspicious Email Warning on Gmail
Here’s What You Need to Know about the Suspicious Email Warning on Gmail

Your email gets bombarded every day, but not all of them are safe. In fact, some of them are actively trying to steal your private information. As our email inboxes expand in size, the amount of junk mail and clutter has also increased. The logical answer would be to simply stop using email, that’s not really feasible. Instead, you need to be aware of the major threats out there and how to spot them.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 10, 2019
A Quick Guide to Running a Virus Scan on Your Android Device
A Quick Guide to Running a Virus Scan on Your Android Device

Do you have an antivirus program on your Android device? You likely have one on your computer, but Android devices are just as susceptible to viruses as computers. Hackers are eager to take advantage of the lack of security on your phone, so installing antivirus software on your Android device is important. The hardest part is choosing the right one.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 10, 2019
7 Best (TRULY) Online Free Virus Scanners – Updated for 2019
7 Best (TRULY) Online Free Virus Scanners – Updated for 2019

While many AVs claim to offer free online scanning tools, it turns out very few are actually cloud-based services, and even fewer operate effectively without requiring software download and installation.

To clear up any confusion, we’ve verified and ranked which of the top 7 REALLY FREE virus scanners are truly online, and which are not.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 1, 2019
What’s The Best Virus Scanner For Mac in 2019?
What’s The Best Virus Scanner For Mac in 2019?

Mac infection rates are on the rise, and what was once a virus-resistant operating system is now just as vulnerable as rival Windows. While Mac OS provides a simple, contained system, even the smallest exploit—especially ones that work in the background to steal your data—can impact the performance of your computer.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 31, 2018
Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2019?
Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2019?

Knowing how to use your antivirus software is vital for securing your system. Even if you’re running one of our top recommended antiviruses, failing to use the correct scan settings could leave your operating system open to viruses and malware.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 30, 2018
Email Protection Tools You Need in 2019
Email Protection Tools You Need in 2019

For many of us, email keeps us tethered to the outside world. But in the Gmail era, users may not give much thought to security threats that email might pose.

Whether you use a browser-based option like Gmail or a desktop-based email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, here are a few tools you should include to secure your system.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 23, 2018
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day

DNS (which stands for Domain Name Service) translates the URLs you type into your web browser into the websites that appear on your computer. But how does that magic happen?

Eric C. by Eric C. December 23, 2018
Best Virus Scanners for Linux
Best Virus Scanners for Linux

If you’re using a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve been deceived into believing that you don’t need antivirus protection because “Linux is more secure.”

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018