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  • 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
  • A Guide to Finding Your IP Address on Windows & Mac November 15, 2019
    Need to find your IP address? Whether you’re troubleshooting an issue, setting up a network, or simply trying to satisfy your curiosity, we’re here to help. Learn how to find the IP address of your computer and network, no matter if you use a Mac or Windows machine.
    Nica Latto
  • What is Pharming? | How to Protect Against Attacks November 7, 2019
    Pharming is a crafty type of internet fraud that subverts the very foundations of the internet itself. By manipulating web traffic, pharming attackers attempt to fool their targets into handing over valuable personal information. Because pharming is so sneaky, many victims are unaware that they’ve been scammed until it’s too late. In this article, you’ll […]
    Ivan Belcic
  • How to Remove a Virus from Your iPhone or Android Phone October 29, 2019
    Not sure how to tell if your phone has a virus? Mobile malware is on the rise, but by following a few simple steps it's easy to scan and remove viruses from Android phones and even iPhones. Learn how to stop pop-up ads and malicious Android apps in their tracks, as well as how to […]
    Nica Latto & Caroline Corrigan
  • The Most Dangerous & Famous Hackers Today October 28, 2019
    Malware doesn’t come out of thin air, nor does it spontaneously birth itself from the bowels of the net. Every single strain that’s ever existed was made by someone, either lovingly hand-crafted from scratch or quickly edited from existing code in an effort to sneak past antivirus sensors. But while there are (literally) countless cybercriminals […]
  • What is the Dark Web and What is it Used For? October 23, 2019
    The Dark Web. Does it sound scary? Do those two little words send an obscure chill up your spine? Do you know why you feel this way? 
    Colin Asher
  • What is Bloatware & How to Remove it | Windows | Mac October 11, 2019
    Trials, toolbars, and adware — these days, PCs come with all sorts of useless software. All this hidden “bloatware” impacts the performance of your entire system: it runs constantly in the background, consumes RAM and CPU resources, and demands your attention with annoying ads and notifications. Time to get rid of it.
    Sandro Villinger