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  • How to Clear Your Search and Browser History January 2, 2020
    Congratulations! By reading this article, you’ve officially added one more website to your browsing history. And in the likely case you got here using Google, Yahoo!, Bing, or some other search engine, then you’ve added one more item to your search history as well. That means the information on this page is extremely applicable, as […]
  • What is Spyware and How to Remove it Forever January 2, 2020
    Understanding spyware is simple: it's spying software. But noticing if you have spyware on your device is anything but simple. It's sneaky by definition, running unnoticed in the background while it collects information, or gives remote access to its author.
  • 5 Threats to Watch Out for in 2020 December 16, 2019
    We’ve finally made it to the year 2020, and it promises to be a… let’s say ‘exciting’ year, if you’re keeping up with current events. But while this fresh new year will be sure to have its ups and downs, one thing we know for sure is that hackers are going to be up to […]
  • Is Your Smart TV Watching You? December 16, 2019
    If your TV is smart, very possibly. Let’s take a look at the way your smart TV records your viewing habits and very quietly makes money off them.
    Colin Asher
  • Is 2020 the Year We Save the Internet? December 16, 2019
    “The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions.”
    Christina Edwards
  • What is a Trojan Horse? Is it a Virus? | Trojan Definition December 10, 2019
    Trojan malware takes its name from the classical story of the Trojan horse, because it imitates the technique to infect computers. A Trojan will hide within seemingly harmless programs, or will try to trick you into installing it.
  • How to Clear Cookies on Chrome and Other Browsers December 5, 2019
    Delete cookies?! We don’t want you to remove actual cookies, of course — no one wants to get rid of those treats. We’re talking about the far less sweet cookies that you get when you browse, the ones that can track what you do online and save your data. Like real cookies, having a few […]
  • Clean Your Laptop or Desktop Inside and Out November 21, 2019
    You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about the health of your PC, but this usually applies to your system’s software and files, not the hardware itself. But as any scrupulous self-help text would remind you, a sound body is part of a sound mind. So here we’re focusing on the physical aspect of your desktop or […]
    Colin Asher
  • 5 Feel-Good Charities in the Digital Age November 21, 2019
    Let’s face the facts: our world could be better. For as much as we at AVG try our best to make the world and the internet a better, safer place, there’s only so much we can do alone. Fortunately, we’re not — there are lots of other organizations and groups out there who are working […]
  • 7 Tips for Safer Online Shopping & Payment November 21, 2019
    It’s hard to say anything bad about online shopping. Prices are right and the deals are plentiful. And it can all be done from the comfort of your own home, far away from the mayhem and frustrations of stores — especially nice around the holidays.
    Nica Latto & Mark Yates