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Why Do Viruses Decrease My Internet Speed?

If your computer has ever contracted a virus, then you may have noticed a sharp drop in your internet speed. Why does this happen? And what can you do to fix it? Let’s find out. Put simply, viruses decrease your internet speed because they need your bandwidth. They use your bandwidth for all sorts of evil purposes, like uploading illegal files online or infecting other computer users. Since most viruses are now transmitted through the internet, it’s easy to see why... Read more

Why Are Today’s Viruses So Dangerous?

Look on any antivirus website and it will tell you that today’s viruses are more dangerous than they have ever been in the past. Why is that? Is this some conspiracy to get you to buy antivirus software? Or are today’s viruses actually that dangerous? Whether you like it or not, the answer is a firm ‘yes’. Viruses in 2012 are more dangerous than they ever been in the past, and with more of our lives moving online every day, viruses... Read more

Top 3 Reasons to Use Antivirus Software in 2012

We all know how important antivirus software is to your PC’s security. However, in 2012, antivirus software is turning from a handy tool into a necessity. Today, more and more viruses are attacking PCs around the world, stealing their information and turning them into massive bot networks. If you want your personal information and files to stay safe, then you need to install good antivirus software. 3) You can’t just reinstall Windows or restore your PC to get rid of a... Read more

The Difference Between Good and Bad Antivirus Programs

If you want to protect your PC from today’s most dangerous viruses, then you need to find a good antivirus program. However, with so many different antivirus programs to choose from, choosing the right software can be a tough decision. Today, we’re going to make your search easier by highlighting some of the most important features to be aware of when looking for antivirus software. Virus detection rates Obviously, the most important feature to look out for in any antivirus software is... Read more

Is someone watching your computer?

When walking around outside, some people experience the feeling that somebody is watching them. However, you don’t necessarily have to go outside to get this feeling. Today, more and more PCs are being monitored by viruses, keyloggers, and even your own boss. It’s important that you know how to protect your computer and keep your information secure. Remote monitoring viruses Many viruses install themselves on your computer solely to monitor your activity. Once installed, they can track everything from your keystrokes to... Read more

How to Stay Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

Everybody loves public Wi-Fi networks. Whether you’re sitting down with a coffee in your hand or waiting for a plane to arrive, seeing free Wi-Fi networks pop up on your phone or laptop is a great way to make an afternoon more enjoyable. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi networks are not always as safe as they may seem. Sometimes, hackers monitor these networks in order to dupe people into giving out personal information online. Other times, hackers create these networks in areas where they... Read more

How to Identify Phishing Emails

If you keep up to date on antivirus news and reviews, then you’ve probably heard about phishing schemes. They are incredibly dangerous and sophisticated scams designed to trick users into giving up their personal information – like credit card data and Social Security numbers – to strangers over the internet. If you fall for a phishing scam, you’re in big trouble. The person who stole it could sell your personal data to marketing agencies, who will then spam you with phone... Read more

How to Avoid Social Media Viruses

Today, clever hackers are using social media to spread viruses at an alarmingly fast pace. Take a look at any trending topic on Twitter and you’ll see hundreds of hackers trying to get a piece of the action. They may say things like “Wow have you seen this? #SampleTrendingTopic” before linking you to a malicious website. This is one of many examples of social media viruses at work. If you’re unfortunate enough to click on that link, then you’re in big... Read more

How Does Malware Damage My PC?

We’ve all heard of viruses and malware. We’ve also heard about how dangerous viruses can be. But do you really know how much damage a bad virus could do to your computer? We’re not trying to scare you, but today, we’re going to tell you how some of the world’s worst viruses have ruined the lives of computer users around the world. Botnet viruses Botnet viruses are some of the scariest forms of malware on the internet today. They infect thousands (if... Read more

3 Dead Easy Ways to Remove a Virus

Just because today’s viruses are more complex than they have ever been doesn’t mean that they are impossible to remove. In fact, even the deadliest PC viruses can often be removed using a few easy tricks. Today, we’re going to teach you three of the easiest ways to remove a virus from your computer – without ever using expensive antivirus software. 3) Delete temporary internet files One of the best places where malware likes to hide is the temporary internet files folder.... Read more