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ESET NOD32 Antivirus Review

PROS / ESET has an option for mobile protection.CONS / It doesn’t detect ransomware threats. VERDICT / ESET has many features to detect the difference between good and bad files, though it did score lower than average in overall protection and performance while running security scans.   Editor’s Note: Top Ten Reviews uses test …

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F-Secure Anti-Virus for PC 2016 Review

PROS / F-Secure has a pre-installation scan to remove infections from your computer before it installs the main application.CONS / It doesn’t have mobile antivirus protection.  VERDICT / Solid protection and a sleek interface make F-Secure a good choice of antivirus. Editor’s Note: Top Ten Reviews uses test results from the independent laboratory …

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Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 Review

PROS / Avira Antivirus Pro achieved top ratings in rigorous performance and usability tests conducted by AV-Test.CONS / Live chat support is not available for this software.  VERDICT / Avira Antivirus Pro is good at accurately preventing malware attacks and recognizing the difference between an internet threat and a legitimate website. Editor’s Note: …

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Panda Security Antivirus Pro Review

PROS / AV-Test certifies Panda Antivirus as effective protection against malware. CONS / Panda’s telephone and live chat support is only available with an extra fee.  VERDICT / Panda Antivirus Pro effectively protects against malware but lacks some features and services of the top antivirus products. Editor’s Note: Top Ten …

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Trend Micro Antivirus + Security 10 Review

PROS / Trend Micro uses web-reputation technology to ensure websites are safe as you surf the internet. CONS / The software has no identifiable gamer mode.  VERDICT / Trend Micro Antivirus + Security protects your computer from both known and unknown malware and other internet threats regardless of the Windows operating system you …

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What is Antivirus Software?

A daredevil used to be someone who’d jump a motorcycle over a line of cars, or maybe over a giant canyon. Today, it’s the person who decides to operate their computer without antivirus software. Simply put, antivirus software is one of the most important pieces of software you could run …

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How to Prevent Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering is one of the most common, and most effective, ways that attackers acquire your personal information to use in some nefarious way. Whether a person tricks you into downloading malware to take over your computer, or a keylogger to record what you type (including passwords), or they con …

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Which Types of Encryption are Most Secure?

Encryption can protect your consumer information, emails and other sensitive data as well as secure network connections. Today, there are many options to choose from, and finding one that is both secure and fits your needs is a must. Here are four encryption methods and what you should know about each one. …

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What is Social Engineering?

If you’ve ever watched the movies “Hackers,” “Sneakers” or “Now You See Me,” you’ve seen social engineering at work. In each movie, the main characters use psychological tactics to obtain sensitive information they can use to figure out a password or gain access to a building or computer. Another common …

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