Why blocking advertisements matters

Once upon a time, when online advertisement was not even allowed, you would at least have been mildly laughed at when saying it was going to be a nine figure business.¹ Nowadays the use of web ads and ad blockers has become second nature. Besides visual relaxation, there are other good reasons to keep advertisements off your computer.

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How Virus Hunters catch the Bad Guys (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we explained how Avira’s virus hunters find out about malicious websites and collect examples of virus code using honeypots and other methods. In this segment, we’re going to look at how the Avira Protection uses Big Data to develop counter-measures that keep you and your devices safe.

The volume of viruses, Trojans and other malware running loose on the Internet has mushroomed in recent years. In one…
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Avira’s top-12 check list for greater internet security

Internet security software is a first and important step to protect yourself from online threats. An up-to-date virus scanner, enabled FireWall and the latest patches and updates ensure that a majority of the threats are ineffective. But software alone cannot provide 100 percent protection.

Your active participation in is necessary. But do not worry, you only need to observe a few basic internet security…
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