• Android,  Computer,  Security Software,  Software

    Best Android antivirus? The top 10 tools

    The following are the 10 best antivirus tools for Android, according to AV-TEST’s November 2017 evaluations of 21 Android security apps. (The AV-TEST Institute is a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research.) Each Android antivirus software app listed below received perfect protection and usability scores of 6.0. The apps are in alphabetical order. 1. Avast Mobile Security 6.7 Avast Mobile Security 6.7 managed Android malware detection in real-time 99.8 percent of the time, compared to an industry average of 94.8 percent. It found the latest Android malware discovered during the previous four weeks 100 percent of the time, versus the industry average of 96.9 percent. The…

  • Computer,  Hardware,  Microsoft,  Microsoft Windows,  PCs,  Security Software,  Software

    How to protect your PC from the major Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

    A pair of nasty CPU flaws exposed this week have serious ramifications for home computer users. Meltdown and Spectre let attackers access protected information in your PC’s kernel memory, potentially revealing sensitive details like passwords, cryptographic keys, personal photos and email, or anything else you’ve used on your computer. It’s a serious flaw. Fortunately, CPU and operating system vendors pushed out patches fast, and you can protect your PC from Meltdown and Spectre to some degree. It’s not a quick one-and-done deal, though. They’re two very different CPU flaws that touch every part of your operating system, from hardware to software to the operating system itself. Check out PCWorld’s Meltdown…

  • Computer,  Microsoft Windows,  PCs,  Security Software,  Software,  Storage

    How to remove malware from your Windows PC

    Beware the signs of a potentially malware-infested PC: slower-than-usual performance, the recent occurrence of lots of pop-ups, and other weird issues. It’s possible your system has been infected by a virus, spyware, or other nefarious entity—even if you have an antivirus program installed. Yes, out-of-the-ordinary behavior is sometimes the result of hardware issues, but it’s best to first rule out malware if your PC is acting up. Here’s a step-by-step guide for taking action. Step 1: Enter Safe Mode Before you do anything, you need to disconnect your PC from the internet, and don’t use it until you’re ready to clean your PC. This can help prevent the malware from…