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Norton 360: Worth the price?
When it comes to protecting your PC, you can go a bit software crazy. There’s VPN software that lets you surf securely from an offsite computer; nanny software that lets parents control what their kids can access online; anti-malware software that protects against things like ransomware and phishing attempts;... Read more
iObit Malware Fighter strengthens its armo
Cryptojackers. Worms. Bots. Keylogers.  It might sound like the plot of the next installment in the Star Wars franchise, but in fact, it’s just a short summary of the dangers of modern computing. All a type of malware, these nasty bugs can at best get on your computer and... Read more
AVG Ultimate 2019 review
When it comes to antivirus software there aren’t many bigger names in the game than AVG. The developer has been around for what feels like forever and is just as comfortable protecting your Android mobile as it is protecting your Windows PC. With security threats evolving all the time,... Read more
Sophos harnesses artificial intelligence to turbocharge its free antivirus software
Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Since its development in the late 1940’s, artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for everything from game playing to helping to improve healthcare. Broadly speaking, AI involves... Read more
BitDefender Total Security 2019 review
In the crowded field of antivirus security programs, it can be hard for developers to make their software stand out. There are lots of credible options out there, and increasingly it is becoming easier for the discernible user to seek out all the pro level security features for free... Read more
Avast 2019 Review
Going online in 2019 can be a dangerous business. With huge new modern threats like ransomware bursting onto the scene in the last few years, it has become more important than ever to deploy a robust antivirus solution on all the devices you use to go online. Even if... Read more
What does Antivirus Software do? The Ultimate Antivirus Guide
Antivirus software is without a doubt one of the most important pieces of software for your Mac or Windows PC. In fact, it probably is the most important thing to get right! In this article FileHippo will take a deep look into why that is the case. Of course,... Read more
Avast Free Antivirus named 2018 Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives
Some of the finest anti-virus software products have been celebrated in a recent report. AV-Comparatives, an independent test lab which tries out security software products, recently published its 2018 conclusions. Avast Free Antivirus was awarded Product of the Year, among other honours. No less than 18 security products for... Read more
Avast Launches 2019 Antivirus Range [PLUS WIN AVAST PREMIER]
Avast adds brand-new features to the antivirus range for 2019 Avast has launched its 2019 antivirus software range with some great new features added to Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier. Avast are one of the most well-known antivirus providers, offering a solid range of virus... Read more
Should You Pay For Antivirus?
We count down 5 antivirus features we think are worth paying for.  There are a whole bunch of great free antivirus options out there which are more than capable of protecting your computer from the vast majority of threats. However, is it a case of getting what you pay for,... Read more
Which Antivirus Is Right For You?
There are a heap of antivirus titles to choose from, but what you should look for? Cybercrime is big business these days and the methods used by nefarious digital agents are getting ever more sophisticated. Once upon a time, when the internet was but a fresh-faced young whipper-snapper, wearing... Read more
Which Is The Best Antivirus For Mac?
Even Macs need security.  While Apple Mac viruses and malware may not make the news as much as their Windows brethren, they exist, and their numbers are on the rise. Just like with Windows PCs however, there are any number of options out there to choose from. But what is... Read more
Norton Security Review: Excellent Protection From Malware At A Great Price 
The Norton Security lineup of antivirus programs offers some of the best malware protection around.  And that’s the good news. Norton Security malware protection is still as excellent as it’s ever been and there’s a bunch of discounts through July and August this year (up to 70% off in some cases) so there’s never been a better... Read more
The Best Of The Best Antivirus Software
Don’t scrimp on security – These are the best top-of-the-range antivirus software bundles you can buy in 2018. In the kind of tech environment we live in, it’s almost unthinkable to willfully leave your network and computers vulnerable to a cyberattack. Experts report that 89% of all emails sent... Read more
Three Of The Best Business Antivirus Software Applications
Protect your business from malware and minimise risk with these great business antivirus apps.  For businesses in the digital economy, network security is largely about endpoints – the devices, programs, and processes at the enterprise’s perimeter, where the corporate network meets the public internet and the world at large.... Read more
Data-Stealing Malware ‘Traced To Lebanon’
Researchers claim malware that exploits security bugs has been traced back to a Lebanese government building. The malware, responsible for infecting thousands of smartphones across the world, was uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in conjunction with security firm, LookOut. The malware mainly affected Android smartphones... Read more
Your AV Might Be Spying On You
Report shows why using a quality antivirus is vital. The past year has seen hacking events and accusations of unheard of proportions, everything from possible interference in foreign elections to hacking the CIA. It was a year in which Kaspersky Lab came under a lot of attack, even to... Read more
Kaspersky Lab Sues US Government Over Federal Ban
Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based antivirus firm, is suing the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to being banned from use by US Federal Agencies.   The Russian-based security software company said in an open letter, that it has been made to suffer unfairly as a result of the ban. The legal action... Read more