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Category: Internet Filtering & Security

Protecting Yourself Against Email Phishing

email phishing

I will be the first person to tell you to never click a link in an email from a bank or what you think is a legitimate link to any online account you may have, whether it be iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Fed Ex, PayPal, USPS… the list is endless and those sending out phishing emails exploit many of these accounts and more.

Even though I know better, it happened to me when I had my guard down. More about that in a moment and how you can protect your online accounts and identity, but first – what exactly is Phishing?

Phishing is a malicious attempt to steal your personal information about an online account you have with a reputable company by sending you a fake email that links to a fake login of that company. It’s pronounced like ‘fishing’ and just like when commercial fisherman case a wide net to catch fish, scammers and hackers send out millions of emails in hopes to catch easy prey who unwittingly click on the links in those emails.

First of all, most online services will never send you a link asking you to sign into your account for any reason. If they do, I’ll explain why you should still not click it and how to access your account safety to see if the email actually came from a legitimate company. In most cases, these malicious emails contain alarming news about your account being compromised or hacked.

We’ve all seem these emails. They come from hackers and scammers that state “Your Account Has Been Locked” or the message I recently received from Netflix:
“Thanks for choosing Netflix membership! due latest security issues we need you to upgrade your account details in order to continue your membership.” Notice how there was even a grammatical error in the message, but yes – I still clicked it. I knew full well that if our account had needed changing or was compromised, Netflix is one of those companies that would have emailed a notice and then instructed her to go to their website via usual methods (such as Googling Netflix or using a trusted bookmark you made in your browser). They won’t put the link in the email.

Well, here’s how it happened to me and why people click on malicious links in emails when they know better.

In my case, I had just made changes to the WiFi password in our home and this of course would effect Netflix’s ability to connect via the devices that were set up to watch Netflix on. Even though I know about phishing and to be careful when receiving these emails, my wife had just mentioned to me that she was unable to connect to Netflix and at the same time the fake Netflix email arrived in my inbox. I was annoyed that Netflix may not be working so I clicked the link. Fortunately, I realized immediately what I’d done so I closed my browser before any harm was done. Upon further investigation, I noticed that the link actually was going to a different website than Netflix, but in that moment of frustration it made sense in my mind to be receiving an email from Netflix.

cyberthieves count on catching people off guard. For example, if you don’t have a Chase bank account, then chances are you won’t pay much attention to the email. You know it’s probably fraudulent. But if I do have an account related to the email, it makes sense to be receiving an email about a problem with your account. Especially when you’ve recently logged in your this account and made changes.

For example, imagine that you just shipped a package via FedEx, and later that day a FedEx email comes in stating that your package can’t be shipped. You immediately get stressed… “What?” If you’re not thinking, you will click the link to see what the problem is. It’s a ‘game of chance’ as hackers send out millions of these emails. They know they will trick some people because by coincidence alone these same people will not only have an account related to the email, some of them will have recently made changes to their account, or shipped a package with UPS, or applied for a loan at a bank.

Phishing, also known as Spoofing, is very common. If you click the link in a plishing email and you attempt to log into your account, thieves gain access to your user name and password. Once inside the account, they have access to all of your personal information.

Beware of Viruses coming as Email Attachments…

Protecting yourself against phishing is as easy as never clicking a link to an online account from within the email. Always go to your account home page or bookmark. Computer infections caused by viruses in email attachments however, are a different story. This is why Anti-Virus software is important to stop spyware, Trojan horses, adware and computer worms. But there are new email virus schemes that employ the same methods as phishing. You may have see them. These emails contain attachments in the form of a seemingly innocent Word doc or a zip file. The email may say, “Your loan has been approved!” Or “Attached is Your Out Standing Invoice”. If you happened to have just applied for a loan or are curious about if you owe money, you will be more likely to open the attachment.

While phishing emails gain access a single account to access your personal information, viruses via email will activate malware that infects your entire computer. In both cases, your personal information is compromised.

If you have accidentally given access to one of your online accounts for any reason or are not sure, log in and change your password as soon as possible.

If you think your computer has been infected by a virus, read more about how to scan and remove malware – as well as protect yourself from attacks.

What Can You Do to Help Stop Hackers Who Send Phishing email?

Virtually every online account service you use will have security departments that investigate phishing. As such, many have email addresses that you can forward these bad emails to for further investigation. When you get a suspicious email, simply Google the company name with the word phishing (i.e. ‘Report PayPal Phishing’ or ‘Report Chase Phishing’) and you will find information about where to send phishing emails and perhaps help these companies catch the cyberthieves.

I will be the first person to tell you to never click a link in an email from a bank or what you think is a legitimate link to any online account you may have, whether it be iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Fed Ex, PayPal, USPS… the list is endless and those sending out phishing emails exploit many of these accounts and more.

Even though I know better, it happened to me when I had my guard down. More about that in a moment and how you can protect your online accounts and identity, but first – what exactly is Phishing?

Phishing is a malicious attempt to steal your personal information about an online account you have with a reputable company by sending you a fake email that links to a fake login of that company. It’s pronounced like ‘fishing’ and just like when commercial fisherman case a wide net to catch fish, scammers and hackers send out millions of emails in hopes to catch easy prey who unwittingly click on the links in those emails.

First of all, most online services will never send you a link asking you to sign into your account for any reason. If they do, I’ll explain why you should still not click it and how to access your account safety to see if the email actually came from a legitimate company. In most cases, these malicious emails contain alarming news about your account being compromised or hacked.

We’ve all seem these emails. They come from hackers and scammers that state “Your Account Has Been Locked” or the message I recently received from Netflix:
“Thanks for choosing Netflix membership! due latest security issues we need you to upgrade your account details in order to continue your membership.” Notice how there was even a grammatical error in the message, but yes – I still clicked it. I knew full well that if our account had needed changing or was compromised, Netflix is one of those companies that would have emailed a notice and then instructed her to go to their website via usual methods (such as Googling Netflix or using a trusted bookmark you made in your browser). They won’t put the link in the email.

Well, here’s how it happened to me and why people click on malicious links in emails when they know better.

In my case, I had just made changes to the WiFi password in our home and this of course would effect Netflix’s ability to connect via the devices that were set up to watch Netflix on. Even though I know about phishing and to be careful when receiving these emails, my wife had just mentioned to me that she was unable to connect to Netflix and at the same time the fake Netflix email arrived in my inbox. I was annoyed that Netflix may not be working so I clicked the link. Fortunately, I realized immediately what I’d done so I closed my browser before any harm was done. Upon further investigation, I noticed that the link actually was going to a different website than Netflix, but in that moment of frustration it made sense in my mind to be receiving an email from Netflix.

cyberthieves count on catching people off guard. For example, if you don’t have a Chase bank account, then chances are you won’t pay much attention to the email. You know it’s probably fraudulent. But if I do have an account related to the email, it makes sense to be receiving an email about a problem with your account. Especially when you’ve recently logged in your this account and made changes.

For example, imagine that you just shipped a package via FedEx, and later that day a FedEx email comes in stating that your package can’t be shipped. You immediately get stressed… “What?” If you’re not thinking, you will click the link to see what the problem is. It’s a ‘game of chance’ as hackers send out millions of these emails. They know they will trick some people because by coincidence alone these same people will not only have an account related to the email, some of them will have recently made changes to their account, or shipped a package with UPS, or applied for a loan at a bank.

Phishing, also known as Spoofing, is very common. If you click the link in a plishing email and you attempt to log into your account, thieves gain access to your user name and password. Once inside the account, they have access to all of your personal information.

Beware of Viruses coming as Email Attachments…

Protecting yourself against phishing is as easy as never clicking a link to an online account from within the email. Always go to your account home page or bookmark. Computer infections caused by viruses in email attachments however, are a different story. This is why Anti-Virus software is important to stop spyware, Trojan horses, adware and computer worms. But there are new email virus schemes that employ the same methods as phishing. You may have see them. These emails contain attachments in the form of a seemingly innocent Word doc or a zip file. The email may say, “Your loan has been approved!” Or “Attached is Your Out Standing Invoice”. If you happened to have just applied for a loan or are curious about if you owe money, you will be more likely to open the attachment.

While phishing emails gain access a single account to access your personal information, viruses via email will activate malware that infects your entire computer. In both cases, your personal information is compromised.

If you have accidentally given access to one of your online accounts for any reason or are not sure, log in and change your password as soon as possible.

If you think your computer has been infected by a virus, read more about how to scan and remove malware – as well as protect yourself from attacks.

What Can You Do to Help Stop Hackers Who Send Phishing email?

Virtually every online account service you use will have security departments that investigate phishing. As such, many have email addresses that you can forward these bad emails to for further investigation. When you get a suspicious email, simply Google the company name with the word phishing (i.e. ‘Report PayPal Phishing’ or ‘Report Chase Phishing’) and you will find information about where to send phishing emails and perhaps help these companies catch the cyberthieves.

YouTube Parental Controls

We are happy to offer a video filtering tool at the top of our website, but what if your child or teen is searching YouTube from a regular browser or smart phone? Fortunately, parental controls are now available on YouTube using a Google account.

Even though YouTube contains questionable material regardless of filtering, there are ways to make it a little safer.

In this article you will learn how to turn on Restricted Mode (formally called Safety Mode) and more importantly – how to lock it.

How to Activate Parental Controls When Searching Directly on YouTube.com

In the past, you could only turn on safe search for Google’s regular search results to ensure safe browsing. After many requests from parents and educators, YouTube now has parental controls so you can implement YouTube Safe Search in your browser when searching from youtube.com.

To implement the Restricted Mode for YouTube, go to YouTube.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page….

You will see a reference to Restricted Mode: Off...

Click the drop down arrow and details about ‘restricted mode’ will appear…

Clicking On followed by the Save button will activate ‘Restricted Mode’ but will not lock it.

youtube-parental-controls-safety-mode

Locking YouTube Safe Search

As you will see, it’s very easy to turn safe search on and off. Therefore, you may want to lock it in order to ensure it is always activated for all family members.

To Lock the Parental Control for YouTube, you will need a Google account. To open a free Google account, go to google.com and click “Sign In” in the top right hand corner of their main website. You will then see the option to create a new account.

Now return to YouTube (while signed into your account) and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Restricted Mode link.

After selecting the “On” button, you will see an option to Save. Then log out of your account.

YouTube-Safety-Mode

Restricted Mode is now activated you can now log out of your account. Unlocking restricted mode on YouTube will require you to log into your account. This guarantees that no one else can deactivate the safety setting.

Important: If you have more than one browser on your computer, you will need to follow these steps for each browser. Below is a video that walks you through the process of implementing YouTube Parental Controls that were just explained.

Consider using parental control software with full parental controls to block access to bad areas of the internet. At the very least, use our safe video search tool.

Watch this Video for Step By Step Instructions to Lock YouTube Safe Search

Even with parental controls activated, many parents and educators find YouTube inappropriate for their kids. Our safe video tab on the top of our website offers strict filtering of videos from a variety of safe sources.

We are happy to offer a video filtering tool at the top of our website, but what if your child or teen is searching YouTube from a regular browser or smart phone? Fortunately, parental controls are now available on YouTube using a Google account.

Even though YouTube contains questionable material regardless of filtering, there are ways to make it a little safer.

In this article you will learn how to turn on Restricted Mode (formally called Safety Mode) and more importantly – how to lock it.

How to Activate Parental Controls When Searching Directly on YouTube.com

In the past, you could only turn on safe search for Google’s regular search results to ensure safe browsing. After many requests from parents and educators, YouTube now has parental controls so you can implement YouTube Safe Search in your browser when searching from youtube.com.

To implement the Restricted Mode for YouTube, go to YouTube.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page….

You will see a reference to Restricted Mode: Off...

Click the drop down arrow and details about ‘restricted mode’ will appear…

Clicking On followed by the Save button will activate ‘Restricted Mode’ but will not lock it.

youtube-parental-controls-safety-mode

Locking YouTube Safe Search

As you will see, it’s very easy to turn safe search on and off. Therefore, you may want to lock it in order to ensure it is always activated for all family members.

To Lock the Parental Control for YouTube, you will need a Google account. To open a free Google account, go to google.com and click “Sign In” in the top right hand corner of their main website. You will then see the option to create a new account.

Now return to YouTube (while signed into your account) and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Restricted Mode link.

After selecting the “On” button, you will see an option to Save. Then log out of your account.

YouTube-Safety-Mode

Restricted Mode is now activated you can now log out of your account. Unlocking restricted mode on YouTube will require you to log into your account. This guarantees that no one else can deactivate the safety setting.

Important: If you have more than one browser on your computer, you will need to follow these steps for each browser. Below is a video that walks you through the process of implementing YouTube Parental Controls that were just explained.

Consider using parental control software with full parental controls to block access to bad areas of the internet. At the very least, use our safe video search tool.

Watch this Video for Step By Step Instructions to Lock YouTube Safe Search

Even with parental controls activated, many parents and educators find YouTube inappropriate for their kids. Our safe video tab on the top of our website offers strict filtering of videos from a variety of safe sources.

Parental Control Software: The Internet isn’t just a Search Engine Anymore…

Savvy parents have gotten up-to-date about the wealth of Safe Search features provided by popular websites that partner with Google, as well as optional search restrictions for Google Play and the App Store. However, setting-up safe search filtering is simply not enough to keep kids protected from the variety of threats out there.

Sure, harmful websites will be blocked from an Internet search results page, but what about social media concerns, such as cyberbullying, online predators, or inappropriate images? What about disclosing harmful texts, such as sexting and personal photos that are best kept private? What about innocuous threats, such as spending too much time playing video games instead of focusing on homework and other responsibilities?

Yes, safe search filtering is crucial to maintaining the safety and innocence of children: but the Internet isn’t just a search engine anymore. So many other elements are at play when it comes to keeping kids safe online. Not to mention, the more time parents have to spend managing screen time restrictions, social media, texting, photos, who their kid’s friends with online, and more – the less time parents have to actually… parent.

A Comprehensive Internet Monitoring Solution – For Parents, By Parents

As parents themselves, Familoop team developed Parental Control Software that frees up parents’ time so they can focus on actual parenting. The Familoop’s solution makes it easier for parents to monitor their kid’s activities online, maintain their kid’s safety, manage their kid’s screen time, as well as manage their own time more effectively so that they can continue to do what they do best: Parent.

Parental Control Software: Familoop Safeguard’s robust features include:

  • Web filtering (set-up and go Internet search filtering).
  • Blocking apps by category, name or age-rating.
  • Online activity monitoring (sites your child visited and sites blocked).
  • Location tracking and geo-fencing for mobile devices so you know where your kid is.
  • Real-time parental dashboard with actionable insights (receive notifications only when they require your attention and lightning fast red flag alerts).
  • Screen time monitoring.

Familoop Safeguard also has a slew of product enhancements in the works, including:

  • Calls and text monitoring for Android.
  • Social media activity monitoring.
  • Time limits and app restrictions.

familoop safeguard parental control software

Familoop Safeguard has been recognized by dozens of family-friendly websites, such as: FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute), PCMag, BeWebSmart, KidsPrivacy, SavvySassyMoms; not to mention, Familoop Safeguard has received a 100% Clean Award from Softpedia.

With Familoop Safeguard, parents no longer have to play the “guessing game” as to what their kid searches for online, who their friends are, and whether they are actually studying for that history project or just goofing off on World of Warcraft.

Technology is here to stay. This is the reality. Parental Control Software helps parents adjust to the new reality, ensuring not only that their kids stay safe – but they can build a better, stronger relationship.

Do you Know?

Do you know what your kids are looking at online? 41% of U.S. teens say that their parents have no idea…

Do you know how often your kids frequent social networking sites? According to the Norton Online Living report, 76% of U.S. teens ages 13-17 are “constantly” or “frequently” visiting social networking sites.

Do you know if your child has been contacted online by a stranger? 16% of U.S. children have been approached online by a stranger. Is your child one of them?

What is YOUR Strategy?

You can rely on the search engines or app stores for filtering services – which don’t include social media or screen time monitoring – or you can join 7,000,000 other parents who’ve partnered up with parental control software, such as Familoop Safeguard.

Discover how much time you save hunched over your child’s shoulder monitoring their online activity. Find out how quickly your parental focus and peace can be restored in your home after a free 10-day trial of Familoop Safeguard.

Try it free, here.

There is no obligation to the continue after the trial – it’s simply yours, for 10 days FREE.

If you are ready to buy now, select the option that meets your needs:
3 devices/annual subscription
10 devices/annual subscription

elenaAuthor: Elena Haidukova
Elena is a content manager at Familoop, and a passionate advocate for empowering parents onward to smart Digital Parenting and keeping children safe from digital dangers. She also posts and carries on communications on behalf of Familoop in social media.

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Savvy parents have gotten up-to-date about the wealth of Safe Search features provided by popular websites that partner with Google, as well as optional search restrictions for Google Play and the App Store. However, setting-up safe search filtering is simply not enough to keep kids protected from the variety of threats out there.

Sure, harmful websites will be blocked from an Internet search results page, but what about social media concerns, such as cyberbullying, online predators, or inappropriate images? What about disclosing harmful texts, such as sexting and personal photos that are best kept private? What about innocuous threats, such as spending too much time playing video games instead of focusing on homework and other responsibilities?

Yes, safe search filtering is crucial to maintaining the safety and innocence of children: but the Internet isn’t just a search engine anymore. So many other elements are at play when it comes to keeping kids safe online. Not to mention, the more time parents have to spend managing screen time restrictions, social media, texting, photos, who their kid’s friends with online, and more – the less time parents have to actually… parent.

A Comprehensive Internet Monitoring Solution – For Parents, By Parents

As parents themselves, Familoop team developed Parental Control Software that frees up parents’ time so they can focus on actual parenting. The Familoop’s solution makes it easier for parents to monitor their kid’s activities online, maintain their kid’s safety, manage their kid’s screen time, as well as manage their own time more effectively so that they can continue to do what they do best: Parent.

Parental Control Software: Familoop Safeguard’s robust features include:

  • Web filtering (set-up and go Internet search filtering).
  • Blocking apps by category, name or age-rating.
  • Online activity monitoring (sites your child visited and sites blocked).
  • Location tracking and geo-fencing for mobile devices so you know where your kid is.
  • Real-time parental dashboard with actionable insights (receive notifications only when they require your attention and lightning fast red flag alerts).
  • Screen time monitoring.

Familoop Safeguard also has a slew of product enhancements in the works, including:

  • Calls and text monitoring for Android.
  • Social media activity monitoring.
  • Time limits and app restrictions.

familoop safeguard parental control software

Familoop Safeguard has been recognized by dozens of family-friendly websites, such as: FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute), PCMag, BeWebSmart, KidsPrivacy, SavvySassyMoms; not to mention, Familoop Safeguard has received a 100% Clean Award from Softpedia.

With Familoop Safeguard, parents no longer have to play the “guessing game” as to what their kid searches for online, who their friends are, and whether they are actually studying for that history project or just goofing off on World of Warcraft.

Technology is here to stay. This is the reality. Parental Control Software helps parents adjust to the new reality, ensuring not only that their kids stay safe – but they can build a better, stronger relationship.

Do you Know?

Do you know what your kids are looking at online? 41% of U.S. teens say that their parents have no idea…

Do you know how often your kids frequent social networking sites? According to the Norton Online Living report, 76% of U.S. teens ages 13-17 are “constantly” or “frequently” visiting social networking sites.

Do you know if your child has been contacted online by a stranger? 16% of U.S. children have been approached online by a stranger. Is your child one of them?

What is YOUR Strategy?

You can rely on the search engines or app stores for filtering services – which don’t include social media or screen time monitoring – or you can join 7,000,000 other parents who’ve partnered up with parental control software, such as Familoop Safeguard.

Discover how much time you save hunched over your child’s shoulder monitoring their online activity. Find out how quickly your parental focus and peace can be restored in your home after a free 10-day trial of Familoop Safeguard.

Try it free, here.

There is no obligation to the continue after the trial – it’s simply yours, for 10 days FREE.

If you are ready to buy now, select the option that meets your needs:
3 devices/annual subscription
10 devices/annual subscription

elenaAuthor: Elena Haidukova
Elena is a content manager at Familoop, and a passionate advocate for empowering parents onward to smart Digital Parenting and keeping children safe from digital dangers. She also posts and carries on communications on behalf of Familoop in social media.

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Anti Malware: Removing Malicious Software from your Computer

Anti-Malware - Remove Malware from your computer.

Malware is malicious software that infects your computer in the form of a virus, spyware, Trojan horse, bot, adware or a worm. These nasty infections have different purposes, from getting your computer to preform certain tasks in the background, to sending out spam from your email account, to as bad as stealing your personal information.

Malware may infect your computer when you click on a suspicious email attachment, but it is not restricted to that. Malware also comes via software installations from unsafe sources, as well as when visiting infected websites.

Safe Search Kids endorses Emsisoft Anti-Malware for reasons that separate it from other virus removal tools. Mainly – you do not need to purchase the software to clean your computer of viruses. Full scanning and removal of all types of viruses are permitted within the free trial offered.

If you desire to continue protection of your computer, which includes blocking malicious software (malware) from infecting your computer in the first place, then purchasing Emsisoft after the free trial is recommended. This also allows you to preform regular scheduled scans as often as you like.

A personal story about Emsisoft Anti-Malware in action: One morning I logged on to my credit card account and saw a Western Union charge for $940. It was made in a city half way across the country. I quickly called my credit card company to report it.

Upon further investigation I was informed that thieves obtained my complete credit card information through one of my computers in the house. This is done when your computer becomes infected by a Trojan Horse (malware) and when you log into an account – in my case it was iTunes – the software is able to obtain your personal information for later use. I downloaded the anti-malware program on to all of our computers and did a scan. I found the virus on one of our laptops.

Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware!

The bottom line is that no one wants malware on their computer for any reason. Many anti-virus programs do not remove the problem because when a scan is done of the infected computer, the anti-virus software does not detect the malware or it’s possible that the virus database is not up to date. This is why it’s important to dig deeper in your computer scan with a top rated malware detector and removal tool such as Emsisoft.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware – Free Scan and Prevention

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a premium anti-malware program to clean and protect your PC from all internet threats: viruses, spyware, trojans, bots, adware and worms. It uses a triple-layer prevention engine: Surf Protection, Real-time File Guard and Behavior Blocker.

Surf Protection blocks access to fraudulent and dangerous websites, while the Real-time File Guard scans for more than 10 million types of malware in real-time. It recognizes dangers immediately when they try to run or are being downloaded from the Web.

New malware definitions (signatures) updates are available at least 24 times per day. The third layer, the Behavior Blocker with Live Cloud-Verification, scans and monitors all running programs – all the time. It catches zero-day threats that aren’t yet included in the signature database and as soon as a program does something suspicious, it’s stopped and alerted. It provides the ultimate protection that others can’t catch.

Beware of less credible virus removing software that makes you pay before you can remove harmful viruses from your computer. Also, do not install any software from a source you are not sure about. The ironic thing is, you may be downloading malware contained in the very software program promising you malware removal. This is not the case with Emsisoft.

To see if you are infected by Malware including viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots, adware and worms – Scan Your Computer for Free!

Additional Internet Security Solutions

While we have mentioned that Anti-Virus Software is not an effective tool against Malware, please don’t misunderstand. Anti-Virus is still important to protect your computer against infections through your incoming email. For complete internet security, check out these resources below:

These programs are not to be confused with Parental Control Software, which allows you to block access to websites that do not have appropriate content for kids and teens… Learn More!

Malware is malicious software that infects your computer in the form of a virus, spyware, Trojan horse, bot, adware or a worm. These nasty infections have different purposes, from getting your computer to preform certain tasks in the background, to sending out spam from your email account, to as bad as stealing your personal information.

Malware may infect your computer when you click on a suspicious email attachment, but it is not restricted to that. Malware also comes via software installations from unsafe sources, as well as when visiting infected websites.

Safe Search Kids endorses Emsisoft Anti-Malware for reasons that separate it from other virus removal tools. Mainly – you do not need to purchase the software to clean your computer of viruses. Full scanning and removal of all types of viruses are permitted within the free trial offered.

If you desire to continue protection of your computer, which includes blocking malicious software (malware) from infecting your computer in the first place, then purchasing Emsisoft after the free trial is recommended. This also allows you to preform regular scheduled scans as often as you like.

A personal story about Emsisoft Anti-Malware in action: One morning I logged on to my credit card account and saw a Western Union charge for $940. It was made in a city half way across the country. I quickly called my credit card company to report it.

Upon further investigation I was informed that thieves obtained my complete credit card information through one of my computers in the house. This is done when your computer becomes infected by a Trojan Horse (malware) and when you log into an account – in my case it was iTunes – the software is able to obtain your personal information for later use. I downloaded the anti-malware program on to all of our computers and did a scan. I found the virus on one of our laptops.

Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware!

The bottom line is that no one wants malware on their computer for any reason. Many anti-virus programs do not remove the problem because when a scan is done of the infected computer, the anti-virus software does not detect the malware or it’s possible that the virus database is not up to date. This is why it’s important to dig deeper in your computer scan with a top rated malware detector and removal tool such as Emsisoft.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware – Free Scan and Prevention

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a premium anti-malware program to clean and protect your PC from all internet threats: viruses, spyware, trojans, bots, adware and worms. It uses a triple-layer prevention engine: Surf Protection, Real-time File Guard and Behavior Blocker.

Surf Protection blocks access to fraudulent and dangerous websites, while the Real-time File Guard scans for more than 10 million types of malware in real-time. It recognizes dangers immediately when they try to run or are being downloaded from the Web.

New malware definitions (signatures) updates are available at least 24 times per day. The third layer, the Behavior Blocker with Live Cloud-Verification, scans and monitors all running programs – all the time. It catches zero-day threats that aren’t yet included in the signature database and as soon as a program does something suspicious, it’s stopped and alerted. It provides the ultimate protection that others can’t catch.

Beware of less credible virus removing software that makes you pay before you can remove harmful viruses from your computer. Also, do not install any software from a source you are not sure about. The ironic thing is, you may be downloading malware contained in the very software program promising you malware removal. This is not the case with Emsisoft.

To see if you are infected by Malware including viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots, adware and worms – Scan Your Computer for Free!

Additional Internet Security Solutions

While we have mentioned that Anti-Virus Software is not an effective tool against Malware, please don’t misunderstand. Anti-Virus is still important to protect your computer against infections through your incoming email. For complete internet security, check out these resources below:

These programs are not to be confused with Parental Control Software, which allows you to block access to websites that do not have appropriate content for kids and teens… Learn More!

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