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Whether you need to secure your operating system from digital threats, boost your PC’s software and hardware performance, or get rid of invasive online tracking, we’ve got you covered.

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 ...

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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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Other Threats

Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know

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

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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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 ...

VPN

How to Improve Your VPN Speed

VPNs are supposed to deliver online privacy and security without slowing you down. But a sluggish VPN can have a real negative effect on your internet experience. Learn some of the most common causes behind a slow VPN connection and what you can do ...

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VPN

How to Improve Your VPN Speed

VPNs are supposed to deliver online privacy and security without slowing you down. But a sluggish VPN can have a real ...

Proxy

How to Set Up a Proxy Server on Your PC, Mac, or Web Browser

A proxy server sits between your computer and the internet. Acting as a bridge between your web browser and internet services like ...

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Proxy

How to Set Up a Proxy Server on Your PC, Mac, or Web Browser

A proxy server sits between your computer and the internet. Acting as a bridge between your web browser and internet ...

Browser

How to Clear Your Browser History

Your web history is an itemized record of each page you visit on the internet. All browsers log your history, and while this can be helpful, there are considerable privacy concerns if you never delete browsing history. Learn how to clear the history ...

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Browser

How to Clear Your Browser History

Your web history is an itemized record of each page you visit on the internet. All browsers log your history, and while ...

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Ransomware

What is CryptoLocker Ransomware and How to Remove it

CryptoLocker: a strain of ransomware so potent and dangerous that it took a dedicated global government task force to bring it down — ...

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Ransomware

What is CryptoLocker Ransomware and How to Remove it

CryptoLocker: a strain of ransomware so potent and dangerous that it took a dedicated global government task force to ...

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Ransomware

What is WannaCry?

Infecting more than 230,000 Windows PCs in 150 countries in one day — many of them belonging to government agencies and hospitals — the ransomware known as WannaCry shocked the world with its widespread attack. As of today, Avast has blocked more ...

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Ransomware

What is WannaCry?

Infecting more than 230,000 Windows PCs in 150 countries in one day — many of them belonging to government agencies and ...

Viruses

Is Windows Defender Good Enough?

Windows 10 includes a free antivirus application that promises to protect your computer against malware, but is it enough? In some cases, it might be, but you’ll enjoy more comprehensive protection with third-party antivirus. Read on to learn why ...

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Viruses

Is Windows Defender Good Enough?

Windows 10 includes a free antivirus application that promises to protect your computer against malware, but is it ...