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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
Trump Officially Bans Kaspersky For US Federal Use
After months of speculation, Donald Trump signs new legislation that officially bans the use of Kaspersky Lab products within any part of the US government.  By signing the new defence spending bill into law, the President has purged the Moscow-based antivirus firm from any and all federal agencies amid growing concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence, despite the company’s continual denials.  “Considering the grave... Read more
A Day In The Life Of An Anti-Virus Threat Tracker
With all the recent cyber-attacks, from WannaCry, to NotPetya and Bad Rabbit, you were likely left wondering… What do you ACTUALLY get when you buy antivirus? And how does it work exactly? To shed some light on these questions, David Fiser, a threat lab analyst at Prague-based cyber security... Read more
Hotspot Shield – The Versatile Internet Security And Privacy Solution
We review Hotspot Shield VPN – a great tool in the battle for online security and anonymity. If you haven’t downloaded and installed a quality virtual private network (VPN), you might want to get started on that today. The internet is all a-buzz (at least on the US side... Read more
What’s Going On With Kaspersky Hacking Allegations?
Answer still not clear, as case produces claim and counter claim. The Kaspersky AV-Russian Hacking saga is taking different twists and turns, and it doesn’t seem like a clear answer is on the horizon. Last month, the US Senate voted to bar Kaspersky Lab products from military and civilian... Read more
Avast launch 2018 antivirus software range
Protect your PC from viruses, ransomware, hacking and much more. Avast has launched its 2018 antivirus software range, which features a host of updates to its line of popular products, including Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Premier, and Avast Ultimate.  As you’d expect, all products block... Read more
Latest version of AVG Internet Security-Unlimited launched
Version 17.7.3032 promises the brand’s best PC and privacy protection yet, with advanced anti-ransomware and new webcam protection. Shield yourself against hacker attacks, scan for malware and avoid fake websites. Whether it’s banking, browsing, shopping — AVG Internet Security-Unlimited offers extra protection for your online life. AVG Internet Security... Read more