2018 is slowly ending. The cyber security industry will remember it for a long time. It was during this period that interest in cryptocurrencies increased significantly. The trend of cryptojacking, or “digging” virtual coins without the knowledge and consent of the user is now a scourge and represents the largest percentage of threats on the Internet. And while phishing is still at the top, similar to botnets and DDoS attacks, unfortunately the cyber threat landscape for 2019 does not provide for easing cybercriminals’ actions. On the contrary. Fortunately, small businesses and private users are not left alone. Kaspersky Total Security 2019 is an effective remedy for the entire threat landscape reviewed in this article.
Bitdefender is one of the leaders in the security industry. This is an undeniable fact that has been confirmed by rankings, ratings, comments, tests and the popularity of the SDK programming interface. The software of this company is difficult to assess only from the perspective of the previous series 2018. The expansion of corporations to European markets was initiated 10 years ago. It is around this year that Bitdefender anti-viruses have systematically taken high places in security rankings. And to this day, engineers do not slow down – they keep pace with the best, and sometimes set new trends. End customers who use supplier products from Romania cannot complain.
Before the anti-virus program, which we know today Ad-Aware Antivirus Free, was created in 1999, the Canadian company Lavasoft released a tool (under the same name as the current AV) to inform users about tracking their online activities. Later, this tool was transformed into a typical anti-spyware program, which over time was transformed into an antivirus program capable of fighting all kinds of malware. The latest release of Ad-Aware Free Antivirus 11.3, just like the previous ones, has good real-time protection.
As a malware protection and firewall built into Windows, Windows Defender may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for top-notch protection against threats such as spyware and Trojans. Does this built-in tool have enough functionality to protect yourself from them, or should you look elsewhere? Here’s what I discovered during the review.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile is a mobile version of a very popular security program for Windows systems known from PCs. The application allows you to protect the Android system against viruses, malware, as well as checking information on how installed and used applications interfere with the privacy of the user.
dfndr security is a very antivirus program (over 130 million downloads), thanks to which we will increase the protection of our phone during everyday use.
The tool has a performance optimization function, which aims to protect your smartphone from hackers. During the scan, which is available in two modes (fast and accurate), dfndr security will locate the viruses and check if any applications have been infected by removing spyware and other suspicious files. The anti-phishing system is also interesting, which informs the user about attempts to cheat on popular applications, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Chrome, as well as in regular text messages.
Comodo Antivirus is a free protection package prepared by the producer of the popular Comodo Internet Security application. Despite the name, it is not just an anti-virus that automatically scans installed applications, but the whole package with quite extensive capabilities.
Antivirus is divided into four main modules: virus scanning, traffic monitor, privacy advisor, as well as anti-theft system. In addition, Comodo provides a whole range of additional features. One of them is a firewall that allows for blocking Wi-Fi network traffic or cellular transmission for each application. Comodo also allows you to view and edit application permissions, eg to address book, messages, locations, and view active processes and their optimization, deletion of temporary data.
Antivirus & Mobile Security by WhiteArmor Security is one of the most effective and light antivirus programs on Android. His engine in independent tests detected 99.4% of android viruses delivered in real time (industry average is 99%), and 100% of malware discovered in the previous four weeks (the industry average is 99%).
F-Secure Online Scanner is a free antivirus scanner. Thanks to it, we will be able to remove viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and other types of malware from the operating system. The F-Secure Online Scanner’s free virus scanner is based on cloud technology, which means that the signature database is stored on the manufacturer’s server, which means that the antivirus scanner is small. Antivirus not only scans the file stored on the hard disk, but also scans the operating memory. Memory scanning is designed to check the running processes.
Amiti Antivirus is a free and intuitive antivirus. The application provides real-time protection against viruses, Trojans and other malicious software. Amiti Free Antivirus is characterized by high speed, and it is based on the ClamAV engine. Antivirus also allows you to manually scan the operating system. Amiti Free Antivirus also has the option of scheduling tasks for individual days. An important advantage of the anti-virus is automatic updating of signature databases. Users looking for a free and intuitive antivirus program will appreciate the possibilities of the free Amiti Antivirus application. An additional advantage of the software ensuring security is the low demand of the system resources of the device, so that users will not feel the operation of the program during everyday work on the computer.