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If you suspect someone may have gotten hold of your personal information (provided it isn’t your girlfriend or boyfriend after your Facebook password), then chances are you’re a victim of keylogging or rootkit malware.
While perfectly legal when used for good – such as for monitoring your kids’ online activity for their own protection – keylogging can also be used for bad – such as to steal your credit card details or gain access to your Gmail account.
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.
Spyware is unwanted software that makes its way onto your computer, often without you even realizing it, to track, monitor and get hold of your personal information.
These infections can integrate into your operating system to monitor keystrokes, edit your settings and decrease your device performance, so that it can capture sensitive data such as your login details, email and browsing history, and credit card details.
If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re already aware of how important it is to have an antivirus to protect you from malware and viruses. You’ve probably chosen the right antivirus for your needs and now you’re looking to install it.
Luckily for you, the download and installation process is actually quite simple. If you know what antivirus to install, follow our step-by-step guide, and you’ll be able to set-up your antivirus protection with ease.
Phishing attacks are a cybercrime where users are tricked into sharing their personal data, such as credit card details and passwords, and giving hackers access to their devices, often without even knowing they’ve done so. It’s essentially an infection that attacks your computer by tricking you into downloading it.
Hackers then use social engineering tactics to get their victims to click, share information, or download files.
Not all antivirus programs work well with laptops, but we’re going to tell you which ones do. Our experts have tried and tested the 47 antivirus products on the market and examined their ability to detect and remove viruses and malware while still having a low impact on laptop performance.
Contrary to popular belief, keeping your laptop safe doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – an inexpensive yet solid antivirus can keep your laptop just as safe from viruses and hackers as pricier ones.
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.
Even though antivirus programs work tirelessly to detect and remove malicious software, malware threats are on the rise, infecting more computers than ever before. We’ll take a look at the trends of malware, major statistics and the effect it has on Windows, Android and Mac devices.
By looking at past behavior, we can tell a bit more about the future. It’s very important to understand malware trends so you can take the necessary steps to avoid this threat.
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.