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Enjoy Privacy, Protection and Performance with Avast Secure Browser | Ad
Avast Secure Browser is fast growing an esteemed reputation. Built by security experts, this product sets out to excel in three vital areas; privacy, protection and performance. It’s fair to say Avast Secure Browser delivers on all three pledges. We here at FileHippo have had a play around with... Read more
Surf Freely, Anonymously And Securely With Avira Phantom VPN | Ad
You need a VPN, and Avira’s here to help. This might be going out on the proverbial limb, but if you’re not using a VPN for most of your internet activity, you might be taking your (digital) life in your hands. A VPN, or virtual private network, acts like... 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
HTTPS Everywhere: Making Your Browsing More Secure Without Trying
We review the popular encryption browser extension. Despite what the name might suggest HTTPS Everywhere isn’t exactly everywhere, but it’s pretty close. HTTPS Everywhere is an extension available for many of the world’s major browsers, including Firefox, Opera, and Chrome that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making... Read more
Tor Browser: Private And Anonymous Browsing Made Simple
Easy to use software for online privacy, anonymity and security. Tor Browser is perhaps the single most accessible piece of software you can use to keep your online activities private and anonymous, while at the same time enhancing your security. It’s also incredibly easy to use, using as it does, a... Read more
Word From Our Editor: CUJO, The Next Big Thing In Cyber Protection
Every now and then a new piece of tech comes along that stops you in your tracks and makes you say, wow, I need this in my life! CUJO is definitely one such piece of tech. Simply put, CUJO is a smart firewall that keeps your connected home (or... Read more
LastPass Offers Free Multi-Device Access
When LastPass launched in 2008, it had a specific security goal in mind: to help tech users come up with strong, unique passwords that no hacker could ever guess. The concept is actually simple. You create an account, sync it to all your online accounts, and you’re only charged... Read more
Control Your Security & Privacy With Secure Browser
Despite all the hype and attention that surrounds the “Big Three” of internet browsers, there are far more options than the standard internet user may realize. Each of the lesser-known options has its best features and its selling points, but there may be no bigger factor in this current... Read more
Featured Software: Password Boss
There’s a universal truth about passwords: they suck. More specifically, it’s tech users who kinda suck at coming up with passwords. Why? Because it’s annoying, or because it’s time consuming, or more likely, because there’s this little belief that hacking won’t happen to them. But with record setting numbers... Read more
Zemana AntiMalware: Antivirus Software That Blocks The Threat Before It Occurs
There are a lot of options when it comes to antivirus software, but Zemana offers real-time scanning and sandboxing, without limits on removal. Viruses and malware are more rampant than ever, largely due to the fact that they work. And it’s not just the fact that black hat programmers... Read more
BullGuard And The World’s First IoT Security Scanner
The internet of things is awesome…and BullGuard aims to keep it that way by keeping hackers out of your connected devices with its IoT Scanner. The Internet of Things has steadily taken off, perhaps not in the overnight world-changing manner that many people hoped, but in the ongoing rollout... Read more
Protecting Your Tech With BullGuard Antivirus
There’s an alarming trend happening in the world of technology, one that affects everyone from thirteen-year-old girls who use their iPhones for Snapchat to company executives running Fortune 500 companies. It’s the unfortunate finding that use of antivirus and antimalware software is on the decline, not because we no... Read more
Avira Scout Browser: Provides A Safer Web Experience
With near-daily headlines about hacking events, data breaches, and new forms of internet scams, it’s a wonder anyone can go online anymore. Sadly, data is already showing that the majority of tech users have resigned themselves to the fact that their identities will probably be compromised, which is backed... Read more
LastPass Update Encrypts Your Online Logins
You know you’re supposed to be doing it, but it’s just such a bother, isn’t it? All that typing and the memorizing and the keeping it all straight…it’s such a hassle. Unfortunately, that’s the all-too-common sentiment behind most internet users and their reluctance to create strong, unique passwords. Heck,... Read more
VirusTotal Lets Apple Fans Play With Fire In The Malware Sandpit
Google’s VirusTotal has begun running Mac apps in Sandpit environments to test for malware and malicious activity. The move has come not a moment too soon for many Apple users. Malware, and especially adware is at an all-time high. A report released in October by Bit9, claimed that more... Read more
Free Keylogger Adds Layer Of Security To Tech
These are strange times for tech and security, as recent headlines have shown. Cyber bullying, online cheating scandals, hacking events, and many more types of internet behaviors have landed plenty of people in hot water lately, some of them in high-profile ways. In some of those instances, the old... Read more
Tor, Ghostery Give You Control Over Your Browsing Privacy
Privacy is a hot topic right now, with the numbers of large-scale hacking events and major data breaches on the rise. One of the chief concerns for tech users of any kind is the tracking of their internet activity, especially with breaches that have recently involved membership accounts on... Read more
ZenMate Chrome Browser Plug-In Adds Layer Of Privacy
Data security and personal privacy are hot topics in the tech world right now. News like the recent AshleyMadison breach–and the hugely embarrassing resulting aftermath, especially for key celebrities–has made even the most basic of tech users think twice about hopping online and browsing around. Fortunately, there are easy-to-use... Read more