Do macs get viruses

Do Macs get viruses?

The short answer is Yes. Apple computers are generally less susceptible to getting infected by a virus when compared to a Windows computer.  This is mainly due to the Windows market being a lot bigger, virus developers want to target as many victims as possible, and by targeting more people, the chances of the virus spre…

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Does my mac have a virus

How do you know if your mac has a virus?

Mac viruses are quite rare in comparison to Windows and so you may think you’re immune to ‘catching’ one. That’s not the case. There are a few ways in which you can tell if your Mac has been subject to a virus.

Unexpected pop-ups and advertisements – Adware is becoming more and more pop…

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adware-removal

How To Use Adware Removal Software

If you aren't using adware removal software right now whilst reading this, then you're living on borrowed time! Don't worry - this website is safe, but there are countless other sites out there which could put your computer at risk. 

So we've established that it's important to use adwar…

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adware-cleaner

Best Adware Cleaner

'Adware' is a term used to describe a particular type of malware built primarily to display ads on the infected computer. The ads typically consist of banners or pop-ups. While adware is extremely widespread, not many people are aware of it as it is often hard to diagnose by the average internet user. The injected ads…

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virus protection

Does my brand new computer need virus protection software?

A common misconception is that antivirus software is generally seen as a tool for computers that have been well used and machines that have a good chance of having a virus. While this is a good reason to use an antivirus do you need to invest in antivirus software if you have recently purchased a computer? The answer is yes, …

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prevent malware

What is Malware and how do I remove/prevent it?

Malware is an abbreviated meaning ‘Malicious Software’. It is software that has been specifically designed to corrupt or damage a computer. There are various type of malware which include spyware, worms, keyloggers.. pretty much any program that is intended to invade and cause damage to your PC.  

T…

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remove malware for free

Can I remove malware for free?

Malware, in simple terms is nasty software that is designed intended to cause damage to your PC.  Removing it can be a painful task, so we have reviewed and tested all the top antiviruses for your convenience.

So can malware be removed for free?  Yes, the process of malware removal can be done completely f…

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free virus scan

Does a free virus scan speed up my computer?

Computers are supposed to make people's lives easier, yet sometimes it feels like they exist around us only to give us endless amounts of frustration. The most popular advice for all the slow computers includes using a free virus scan to speed up your computer, but this make a lot of assumptions about what's…

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antivirus scan

What does an antivirus scan do?

The label "antivirus" was originally given to programs that identified and removed particular types of malware called a virus. Today, however, antivirus programs are useful for preventing infections caused by many types of malware, including worms, spyware, Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, keyloggers, ransomware an…

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free antivirus software

Free antivirus software; is it any good?

Antivirus software is widely available on the internet today with countless antivirus software provides to choose from. A good free antivirus software provider however isn’t as easy to find, so we ask the question how useful is free antivirus software? Most reputable companies now offer a free version of their antivirus…

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What to look out for when browsing

What to look out for when browsing

PC security is mainly about protecting yourself from the dangers of the internet. If a PC isn’t connected to the internet, the only dangers you have to worry about is who has access to the room your computer is stored in. In those cases, a good old fashioned lock and key normally does the trick. But that ideology is vir…

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Biggest Antivirus Companies

Biggest Antivirus Companies and Their Stories

The security software industry is worth around $100 billion dollars, so there is certainly room for some big companies and great stories.

The biggest company in the security software space is Symantec, the company behind Norton Internet Security and antivirus products, is valued at a cool $16 billion dollars and tur…

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Do you need to protect your mobile

Do You Need To Protect Your Mobile Device Too?

As the world shifts to browsing the internet through their mobile device, it has become increasingly important to protect your mobile device as well as your personal computer. Whilst it may not seem a big problem at this point thanks to the security of smartphones today, the same mindset was applied back in the 80s and 90s to…

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Top antivirus blunders

Top Antivirus Blunders

Antivirus software companies are repeatedly in the public eye due to their popularity. it’s not uncommon for a product to have 100 million+ users in this space, so as you can imagine, slip ups in updates to algorithms are rather noticeable. Here’s some of the top antivirus blunders we have seen from PC protection …

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Top Online Threats To Look Out For in 2016

Top Online Threats To Look Out For in 2016

The malware and scam landscape is ever changing, threats a year or even a number of months ago may have now evolved or disappeared. The criminals behind the threats are constantly looking for the next opportunity, trying to make the biggest impact in a short amount of time so to not get caught.

Malware creation is u…

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How To Install Your Antivirus

How to install your virus protection software

The method for installing a virus protection software is normally dependant on the company behind the product, so we’ll run through how to install 3 of the top antivirus products. Many brands will now offer assisted installation to help take the strain off of the customer, examples of this range from automatic…

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What To Look For In An Antivirus

What To Look For In An Antivirus

With an unthinkable amount of antivirus companies and hundreds of different antivirus products which seemingly achieve the same goal, it can be hard to know which one to pick! There are a couple different factors you should consider when choosing an antivirus, to make it easier for you to decide and also to help fulfill your …

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Antivirus software

Best Antivirus Software Features 2016

Antivirus software have come a long way since their beginnings in 1987, when efficient removal of viruses was a luxury. Nowadays, the average antivirus software goes far and beyond simply removing malware from a device and protecting it, the products have evolved into more of a complete security suite as other dangers to PCs …

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Protecting your kids online

Protecting Your Kids Online

One of the biggest reasons behind PC security product purchases is a worry for kid’s safety whilst browsing online, and it’s easy to see why. There are many dangers associated with children using the internet, mainly because of their naivety and lack of experience with the online world. It’s not an ideal sol…

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History of Antivirus

History Of Antivirus

The first virus ever spotted ‘in the wild’ was the ‘Creeper system’, written by Bob Thomas at BBN Technologies in the early 70s. The virus was an experiment testing the theory of self replication, infecting certain types of computers running the ‘TENEX’ operating system. The Creeper virus w…

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