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.

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2018

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
Windows Defender vs. Antiviruses: Is Defender Enough for You?
Windows Defender vs. Antiviruses: Is Defender Enough for You?

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?”

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
Ransomware Statistics for 2018
Ransomware Statistics for 2018

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 23, 2018
What Is the Best Anti-Spyware Software?
What Is the Best Anti-Spyware Software?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 26, 2018
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 13, 2018
Top 5 Best Antiviruses for Gamers
Top 5 Best Antiviruses for Gamers

No matter what you use your personal computer for, virus protection should be high on your priority list and gaming is no exception.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 12, 2018
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 12, 2018
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?

We’ve all heard the claims: download an antivirus and you’ll be protected from cyberthreats automatically. However, is it true?

Eric C. by Eric C. September 2, 2018
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?

The unfortunate reality of any antivirus software is that, yes, it will slow down your computer system. Apps use up resources that could be used elsewhere.

Eric C. by Eric C. August 30, 2018