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.

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
Best Email Protection Tools for 2019
Best Email Protection Tools for 2019

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 against security threats your email client might pose.

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
What's the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?
What's the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?

If you search for “antivirus” in the Google Play Store, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps available. Even worse, most of them promise much but deliver little. As repeat instances of malware-laden but Google Play verified apps making it onto the Play Store makes clear, relying on Google’s built-in “protection” won’t keep your device safe. For that reason, the Safety Detectives have logged over 10,000 hours of testing and reviewing apps to highlight the very best of what’s currently on the Android virus cleaner market.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2019
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2019

Despite the fact that many iPhone users assume they are not vulnerable to virus infection, the stats prove otherwise; virus infection and malicious hacking of iPhones are becoming more and more common. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone and its contents from hackers is to install a proven effective antivirus on your Apple mobile device.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software?
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software?

Google’s Chromebook laptops are popular due to their lightning-fast performance and the enormous selection of apps available for them to use. While you might believe that your device is ready to use out-of-the-box, without an antivirus to keep it safe, it will only be fit for the trash heap in a matter of months.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 19, 2018
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors

Every year, seniors are scammed out of tens of billions of dollars, money they’ve spent their entire lives saving only to have it stolen. The elderly have always been a prime target for Internet scams because of a perceived vulnerability, and now because Internet use among seniors is on the rise. A Pew Research Center survey showed that 67% of seniors are now regular Internet users.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW
25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW

There are threats lurking around every corner on the Internet, and malware attacks are still one of the fastest growing threats. What would you do if your computer—every photo, saved email, and file—were being held for ransom? Refusing to pay means the hacker clicks one button and everything is gone, but handing over the money is no guarantee the hacker will unlock your content.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
6 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid the Fortnite Mobile Scam
6 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid the Fortnite Mobile Scam

If your children have played Fortnite, you need to know about a new mobile scam involving fake Android apps masquerading as Fortnite. Unofficial versions of the game reportedly install malware which steals your money and personal information and track, record, and spy on your children.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018