Articles by Mercy Pilkington

Mercy Pilkington has been a tech industry news writer for nearly ten years. She regularly covers topics such as software, cybercrime, and digital innovation.

Top 4 Best Online Antiviruses of 2019
Top 4 Best Online Antiviruses of 2019

The first thing you should know is that there is no such thing as an online antivirus. What you are really looking is for a free downloadable antivirus that you can quickly run on your machine. All the sites that claim they are online antivirus programs eventually require you to download a program anyway.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 12, 2018
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms

Are you looking for the right antivirus but have no idea what any of the terminology or hacker lingo means? How can you decide whether you need heuristic detection or real-time protection, or protection against phishing or malware if you don’t know the differences between them?

Let our cybersecurity experts define all the important terminology so that they make a bit more sense, whether you’re an amateur looking for a basic breakdown or a professional needing a quick reference list. 

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 31, 2018
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10

What would you do if your entire digital life—work files, email accounts, social media accounts, and even your purchased music and your family photos—was held for ransom? You have 24 hours to pay $5,000 or lose it all.

It can happen if you don’t keep Windows updated.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 28, 2018