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How Does a Virus Scan Protect Your Computer?
How Does a Virus Scan Protect Your Computer?

Your computer is a treasure chest of important files and sensitive data. If a virus infects your computer, your personal information could end up in the wrong hands. At the very least, your photos, downloaded music and movies—even saved emails—could be lost forever.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington 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
Can a Virus Scan Run in Sleep Mode?
Can a Virus Scan Run in Sleep Mode?

Your computer is a treasure chest of important files and sensitive data. If a virus infects your computer, your personal information could end up in the wrong hands. At the very least, your photos, downloaded music, and movies, even saved emails could be lost forever.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington January 10, 2019
Interview With Carlos Solari – Comodo
Interview With Carlos Solari – Comodo

Carlos Solari is Vice President of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo. A cybersecurity veteran, Solari’s career has included stints as the CIO for the White House as well as IT positions at the US Army and the FBI. He sat down with SafetyDetective’s Aviva Zacks to discuss Comodo’s founding and the modern cybersecurity challenges the company is helping face down.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks January 3, 2019
Antivirus and Firewall – The Tag Team Your PC Needs!
Antivirus and Firewall – The Tag Team Your PC Needs!

Whether you’re a laptop or desktop owner, there are some cybersecurity essentials you need to keep your device protected. Here is a breakdown of two of the most important components—an antivirus tool and a firewall—including what each one does and some Safety Detective favorites.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington January 2, 2019
7 Best (TRULY) Online Free Virus Scanners – Updated for 2019
7 Best (TRULY) Online Free Virus Scanners – Updated for 2019

While many antiviruses 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
Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

You work hard to keep your children safe from so many different dangers, but every day they are exposed to countless threats online. Predators, disturbing content, identity theft attempts, and other things you wouldn’t let them experience in real life are all waiting for them.

Shockingly, 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers say they have been approached in a sexual way by strangers online; only 25% told their parents.

As a parent, that’s terrifying.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks 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