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Discover how to protect your PC or Mac from online threats and how to respond if your computer is compromised. Boost performance for work and gaming, and enhance your privacy with a VPN.

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What Is Cloud Security?

With the proliferation of cloud-based technologies, the demand for cloud security increases. Providing threat detection and removal for advancing technologies is more important than ever. In this article we’ll outline what cloud security is, the ...

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What Is Cloud Security?

With the proliferation of cloud-based technologies, the demand for cloud security increases. Providing threat detection ...

Other Threats

What Is Server Security - and Why Should You Care?

With adversaries devising increasingly sophisticated ways to attack, strong server security is critical in protecting your business. ...

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Other Threats

What Is Server Security - and Why Should You Care?

With adversaries devising increasingly sophisticated ways to attack, strong server security is critical in protecting ...

Malware

How to Remove Spyware From a PC

Spyware — malicious spying software — can be very good at hiding in your PC. But Avast is here to help: learn how to get rid of spyware right here. Whether you do it manually or with a software tool, we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need for ...

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Malware

How to Remove Spyware From a PC

Spyware — malicious spying software — can be very good at hiding in your PC. But Avast is here to help: learn how to get ...

Other Threats

What Is EternalBlue and Why Is the MS17-010 Exploit Still Relevant?

Known as the most enduring and damaging exploit of all time, EternalBlue is the cyberattack nightmare that won’t go away. Learn what ...

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Other Threats

What Is EternalBlue and Why Is the MS17-010 Exploit Still Relevant?

Known as the most enduring and damaging exploit of all time, EternalBlue is the cyberattack nightmare that won’t go ...

Viruses

Can Macs Get Viruses?

Yes, Macs can — and do — get viruses and other forms of malware. And while Mac computers are less vulnerable to malware than PCs, the built-in security features of macOS are not enough to protect Mac users against all online threats. Keep reading ...

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Viruses

Can Macs Get Viruses?

Yes, Macs can — and do — get viruses and other forms of malware. And while Mac computers are less vulnerable to malware ...

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Other Threats

Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know

Cyberbullying refers to online bullying committed through social media, email, posts, texts, or other digital methods. Also called digital harassment, cyberbullying usually involves the use of derogatory, intimidating, or threatening language. Learn ...

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Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know

Cyberbullying refers to online bullying committed through social media, email, posts, texts, or other digital methods. ...

Malware

Webcam Security: How to Stop Your Camera from Being Hacked

Webcams are everywhere: in our laptops, in our security systems, and in our phones wherever we go. Yet webcam security is often a ...

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Malware

Webcam Security: How to Stop Your Camera from Being Hacked

Webcams are everywhere: in our laptops, in our security systems, and in our phones wherever we go. Yet webcam security ...

VPN

How to Change Your Privacy Settings on Facebook

Are your Facebook settings adjusted for maximum privacy? Facebook holds the personal data of billions of monthly active users, and you ...

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How to Change Your Privacy Settings on Facebook

Are your Facebook settings adjusted for maximum privacy? Facebook holds the personal data of billions of monthly active ...

IP Address

How do I Hide My IP Address?

Your IP address is a unique identifier that tells websites and services who you are online — so it’s understandable that you’d want to conceal it from time to time. Learn how to hide your IP address with our three internet privacy strategies: proxy ...

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How do I Hide My IP Address?

Your IP address is a unique identifier that tells websites and services who you are online — so it’s understandable that ...

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What is a VPN & How Does it Work?

A VPN (virtual private network) is one of the best tools for ensuring your internet privacy. A VPN encrypts your connection and keeps you hidden while surfing, shopping, and banking online. Keep reading for a full VPN definition, including how VPNs ...

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What is a VPN & How Does it Work?

A VPN (virtual private network) is one of the best tools for ensuring your internet privacy. A VPN encrypts your ...