$19.95
#1 Antivirus 2017, Fast & Simple to Use, Removes Malware, Adware, Spyware. Highly Recommended
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$49.99
Well known and trusted AV, easy to use and offer plenty of features.
$24.95
Awesome Antivirus, Includes free speed boost tools, all round great product.
$59.99
International security group with a large product range. Fairly expensive but robust.
$44.95
Trusted Anti-Virus for all major devices, fairly expensive.
$39.99
Avast! antivirus is the perfect package of applications for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites to protect their computers.
$39.99
World renowned and very popular Anti Virus.
$39.99
Slightly limited due to its dedication to fighting malware.
$27.98
Industry leading Anti Virus, option of a long free trial.
Best Online Security 2017
1
$19.95
#1 Antivirus 2017, Fast & Simple to Use, Removes Malware, Adware, Spyware. Highly Recommended
98%
2
$24.95
Protects Againest All Threats, Includes PC Optimizer, Web Security, Great Value.
95%
3
$49.99
Well known and trusted AV, easy to use and offer plenty of features.
88%
4
$24.95
Awesome Antivirus, Includes free speed boost tools, all round great product.
87%
5
$59.99
International security group with a large product range. Fairly expensive but robust.
85%
6
$44.95
Trusted Anti-Virus for all major devices, fairly expensive.
85%
7
$39.99
Avast! antivirus is the perfect package of applications for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites to protect their computers.
84%
8
$39.99
World renowned and very popular Anti Virus.
83%
9
$39.99
Slightly limited due to its dedication to fighting malware.
82%
10
$27.98
Industry leading Anti Virus, option of a long free trial.
79%

Tips and Information on Buying an Antivirus

With a seemingly endless amount of pc protection solutions to choose from, it can be hard to make sure you get the right product for you. Here are some top tips and valuable information which will help you make your decision..

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 solution to completely stop the child from using a computer to browse the internet, it can be a great tool for them to use. For example, they probably use a the internet to check out homework assignments or contact their peers, not to mention the wealth of knowledge available on the internet. 

What dangers to children face online? It is commonplace to hear stories of children falling for predatory criminals pretending to be a child their age:  you have probably heard them on the news many times. As well as the criminal dangers, parents are often concerned about their child viewing images and websites intended for adults, or even just using social media since they do not screen content for younger audiences.

How can you protect your child from being affected by these issues? Luckily, you have a lot of options. The first and most obvious option is to keep them from using a computer, but, as mentioned before, this isn’t a great idea as the world now revolves around computer usage, even to the point where it is part of a child’s compulsory school curriculum. Another option is to supervise your child whenever they are using a computer, which is a great idea for young children as their internet usage is likely to only ever be whilst you are around. Unfortunately, the case for older children isn’t so simple thanks to smartphones. According to a survey done in 2013, 56% of children aged 10 to 13 have a smartphone (the number is likely to have increased significantly in the years since). In this case, you need to take more of a ‘blanket’ approach, a good example of which is making use of parental controls provisioned by internet providers. By using these tools, you can allow access to certain sites only whilst on wi-fi. Parental controls often come with their own whitelist of websites which are safe for children, the easiest option is to use this to restrict your child’s browsing access.

Wi-fi isn’t the only way you can connect to the internet, so you’ll need to consider safeguarding your children whilst using cellular internet, otherwise your child could simply turn off their wifi and view any site they like. Mobile providers also offer parental controls, but they are hardly ever as accurate as ISP parental controls. You will find that you can only block access to 18+ websites, which leaves the majority of website which aren’t safe for under 13s accessible. There’s not much you can do to stop your child accessing these sites whilst out of your supervision, so the best way to protect them from online dangers is through good-old education

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 undoubtedly the hardest part of the hacking timeline, thanks primarily to distributing the malicious software becoming so easy. It has been reported (by the Symantec Corporation) that 75% of the websites on the internet have security vulnerabilities, which ‘leaves us all at risk’. In the same report they found that in 2015 there was 1 million online attacks every day on internet users. Here’s some examples of online threats today you should be on the lookout for so you can better your chances of not being part of a statistic in next year’s report -

Identity theft via key logging software is one of the most common attacks seen online today. By installing a piece of malware on your computer called ‘Spyware’, the writer of the program can log every keystroke made on your computer, specifically highlighting login pages so they can steal your username and password combinations. Online banking sites have cracked down on this threat partly by offering different password styles, for example, you may have started using a memorable word to log in to your bank. The site will ask you for characters at certain points in that keyword, so you may be asked to input the 2nd, 4th and 5th letter or number in that memorable word. This way, the keylogging software would return jumbled up letters. Unfortunately, it isn’t a perfect workaround as over time the memorable word will become clear to the keylogger, especially if it captures the screen as well as the keystrokes. You can protect yourself from this threat by having an up to date antivirus installed on your computer, you can find a list of the top 10 antivirus products here - {LINK TO THE PAGE WITH THE TOP 10}

Another mentionable threat is ‘spear-phishing’, a more advanced and targeted form of the classic internet emailing issue ‘phishing’, which you are very likely to be familiar with. Spear-phishing is just like phishing, but targeted on one or, albeit less often, a small group of people. The standard procedure with this type of threat is to gather information on a company’s email address format, then proceed to search for the names of some of the people in the company. With this information, the phisher can rather realistically appear in the email box of an employee of said company as a colleague looking for private information. To make the phishing attempt more likely to get ‘a bite’, the perpetrator will often appear as someone of authority in the business, making it much harder for the targeted employee(s) to not give up confidential information.