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What is disk cleanup and does it remove viruses?

What is Disk Cleanup and does it remove viruses? It happens. You’re in the middle of a computing task, and your screen blinks. The blue screen (Stop Error) is shown with the message that your PC ran into an error and needs to restart. These hiccups occur when your computer’s ...

Consumer

My email has been hacked! What should I do next?

Signs Your Email Was Hacked With the advent of #Staysafe and #Shelterinplace, the increase of personal email com-munication has skyrocketed. This increase has allowed clever hackers to worm their way into installing viruses via attachments as well as other common techniques. You Know You’ve Been Hacked When… Your Contacts are ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams With These Security Tips

Phishing is one of the oldest cyberthreats in the book, and yet still one of the most effective. As people across the globe find themselves taking to the internet more than ever before, criminals see this as an opportunity to release phishing attacks on unsuspecting users. In fact, Security Boulevard found a 600% rise in phishing ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Stay Protected From Malware While Online at Home

Our everyday lives are not what they used to be three months ago. Many users have made the transition from working in an office to working from home and students have adopted distance learning. But while the world focuses on one virus sweeping the globe, criminals see an opportunity to spread other types of viruses ...

Consumer

Good Malware Protection Doesn’t Need to Slow You Down!

Good malware protection doesn’t need to slow you down! “Security software slows down my PC.” This is a comment that is often heard when talking about malware protection on computers and laptops. While this may be true for many security products, even including the security software that is built into ...

Family Safety

Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied? What Parents Need to Know

In this season of social distancing, teens need their friends more than ever. Daily digital connection — through texting, video chat, social networks, and gaming — is critical to keeping friend groups strong. But could increased time online these days lead to an increase in cyberbullying? While there isn’t data ...

Consumer

What Does Your Password Say About Your Preferences?

Passwords say a lot about us. They speak to what we prioritize, what we hold dear. So when I recently saw my wife’s password included the kids’ birthdays and not mine, her priorities were pretty clear. I sure know where I stand!  Whether it’s children’s birth dates or dog names, passwords reveal who we are and what we value, as we all incorporate the relevant aspects of ...

Consumer

World Password Day 2020

Are Your Password Habits Keeping You Safe Online? Learning how to navigate our entire lives online has definitely been a steep learning curve for many of us over the last few weeks. Whether it’s working from home, helping our kids learn from home, conducting ‘wine time’ from home or even ...

Consumer

Personal and Professional Development From Home

Personal and Professional Development from Home Like so many of us, I’m doing my best to look forward. While everyone’s situation is different from family to family, community to community, and even from country to country, one thing I hope is that you have the chance to look forward too—like ...

Consumer

How to Ace Your Video Interview: Job Hunting From Home

How to Ace Your Video Interview: Job Hunting from Home, Part Two   So, it’s game day. Your online video interview is about to begin, and you’re feeling good. Okay, so maybe there are just a few nerves, but you know you’ve got this. The space you’ve set up for your ...

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