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  • Antivirus vs. Internet Security Software
    Do you need antivirus software or internet security software? It’s confusing, isn’t it? The problem is most of us don’t really pay much attention to the differences between these two options. We go online to seek out entertainment and diversion, and reading jargon-filled tech articles on security suites sounds incredibly dull. This is why we’ve put this article together. We are going to explain the difference between the two in simple terms, so you are better able to make the right choices and stay secure online.
  • How to Choose the Best Antivirus Software?
    If you have ever had to deal with the headaches associated with downloading an infected file, you’ll appreciate the importance of having adequate antivirus software. The temptation is to just go with the cheapest option you can find, but the problem is that this may only be providing you with a false sense of security. Investing in the best antivirus software is going to be money well spent if it can mean you avoid having to deal with identity theft or an infected machine.

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  • I was so happy when a friend told me about BG. It has been working perfectly. Love the PC tune up feature, it keeps my computer going strong. Now I am using this program to protect all my computers.
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  • Trend Micro were an unknown anomaly to me until a recommendation from friend but I'm super glad she told me about them! It's so simple to use, despite having far superior and more complex features over its rivals. It boggles me how few people use TM in comparison to the others, but then again I was a newcomer to the party so maybe we should be expecting a rush to this software some time soon!
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  • The Bullguard package that I bought covered me on up to 3 PCs so it was a real bargain. Still haven't had a virus through in almost a year.

    Reviewer: Carolyn Washington

    Location: Omaha, Nebraska

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  • With 2 small children in the house, we were looking for an AV program that not only blocks harmful and R-rated content, but also allows us to customize access schedules. Trend Micro makes this easy.

    Reviewer: Tyrese Jackson

    Location: Baton Rouge, LA

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  • Been using McAfee for probably around a decade now and my favourite thing about it is that it doesn't hijack your PC like Norton does. Gaming mode is actually a low demand mode compared to other antivirus programs and overall it's much less intensive on your CPU.

    Reviewer: Harry Clark

    Location: Toledo, Ohio

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  • Kaspersky alerts me every time it detects something awry and for almost two years now it's never had to remove any viruses, just stop them at the doorstep. Can't really say much beyond that as I'm no computer wizard, but it does exactly what I want it to.

    Reviewer: Marie Adams

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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Threats to your computer can come in all shapes and size and can come from all different angles. By far the most common way that viruses make their way onto your devices is through connection to the internet. Being online is fantastic, but you need to make sure that you can enjoy it safely and securely. Internet Security Suites combine a collection of protective software to afford you the safeguards that you need. From chat rooms and instant messaging to music downloads and movie streaming – internet security is an essential tool in your arsenal to keeping yourself and your family safe online.

Internet security is an active type of protection, which permanently runs in the background of your system. The software scans all incoming data to your computer or mobile device, whether that’s an e-mail coming from a work colleague or an image you’re downloading. Viruses can come from nowhere and internet security makes sure that there’s always a barrier to entry. Scanning, quarantining and removing any potential threats – internet security is just the online version of traditional antivirus software.

Aside from computer viruses, which most of us are familiar with, there are a lot of online-specific threats that internet security protects us against. One of them is Spyware, which roots itself into your computer and records data about your preferences and habits. This is then sent to an individual or company and often leads to another threat – Adware. Adware is a less malicious but more irritating feature, which continually bombards you with often-unavoidable advertisements and pop-ups.

Keyloggers are one of the more formidable threats. These lie dormant in your system and record everything you type on your keyboard. Including your personal details, private message, bank account numbers and more

A lot of people believe that computer viruses only come from their kids downloading illegal music or movies – but that’s not true. You only have to open an internet browser to find yourself at risk, hackers and criminals are getting more inventive by the day. Answering your e-mails and checking the news can be all you need to do to find yourself under attack. If you use the internet in any way, shape or form – you need to protect yourself.

Internet security has come a long way in a short time. Along with providing all of the standard protection that you’d expect from traditional antivirus software – it has a few important differences. You’re going to be protected against a wider range of malware, including spyware and adware, along with being able to detect threats in real-time. Your e-mails are going to be scanned and checked before you open them and you’re also going to get a little more protection from that annoying spam.

Most internet security suites come with a firewall that can be customized to block certain incoming and outgoing traffic – much like the parental controls that are often available. You can block entire websites from being accessed and you can protect your children whilst they use social media and instant messaging. Internet security is advancing as fast as the hackers are writing viruses – so as long as you keep up-to-date; you’re going to be safe online.