3 online threats to watch out for in 2019

Check out the big online security threats coming our way in 2019 and learn how to beat them to the punch with this easy expert guide -- all in plain English.

Who’s tracking you online?

Your guide to online tracking, in plain English: find out what online trackers and tracking cookies know about you and how your personal info gets collected - and sold - online.

Facebook leak: check if your data is part of the breach

The quickest way to check if your Facebook account is part of the latest data leak. It affects nearly 30 million Facebook users -- make sure you're not one of them!

What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

Man-in-the-middle attacks: what they are and how to prevent them

Safest Encrypted Messaging Apps for Android & iOS

A secure messaging app can protect your chats from the prying eyes of hackers and governments. But how can you be sure? Discover your best options here.

How to Scan and Remove a Virus From Your Phone

Learn how to scan & remove viruses from your Android phone or iPhone in a few short steps. Clean your mobile of malware, malicious apps and annoying adware pop-ups.

The Most Dangerous Hackers Today

No matter the color of their hat, hackers are a dangerous force to reckon with. AVG takes a look at some of the most prolific of our time. From state actors to skilled individuals, these people have rocked the digital world in some form or another. What can we learn from their exploits?

How to Check if an Android App is Safe to Install

With scams and viruses lurking on the Play Store, how can you ensure an app is safe to use? Whether gaming or mobile banking, try these quick checks.

How to Prevent Your Car from Being Hacked

Follow these 6 tips to stop criminals from hacking your car’s locks and computer system. Here are the essential steps that you can start doing right now to protect your car or truck.

What is a Keylogger? | How to Protect Your Passwords

Your complete guide to keylogging: what it is, how to protect your passwords and credit card info, and how to detect and remove a keylogger.

What is a DDoS Attack? | The Ultimate Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about Denial of Service attacks, including how they work, their history, and how to stay safe from one. This easy-to-read expose will help you better understand one of the most common attacks out there.

How to Password Protect Excel Files, Word Docs, PowerPoints

Easily add a password to your Microsoft Excel, Word, or PowerPoint files to prevent anyone from opening them. Works with Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016, Office 2013, and Office 2010 for Windows.

The Ultimate Guide to Mac Security 2018

Think you've got Mac security covered? Learn how to protect your Mac from common threats like viruses, thieves and snoops with our essential safety tips.

How to protect your private documents with Sensitive Data Shield

Protect your private Word docs, PDFs, and other documents with AVG's newest privacy feature.

How to Hide Your IP Address

Governments and businesses are snooping more than ever -- so you might want to hide your IP address. Learn how to do it by using a proxy server, VPN or Tor.

What is a Botnet? | How to Detect & Prevent

Zombies are real, and your computer might be one! Learn everything you’d ever want to know about botnets, including how to keep out of one. This comprehensive guide will also teach you about historical botnets, how they’re put together, and the sort of damage they can do to the unprepared.

[UPDATED] Why is the FBI asking you to restart your router? (hint: hackers)

It's the latest router malware, and it can potentially cause quite a mess. Find out about the VPNFilter malware, see if it affects your router, and learn how to get rid of it with one quick and easy trick.

How to Set Up & Use a VPN on Your Mobile Phone

This step-by-step guide helps you set up and connect to a VPN client on your iPhone or Android phone. Start using a mobile VPN today and keep your online activity private and anonymous.

How to quickly seal your Facebook data from third-party apps

Here’s a quick way to prevent third-party apps from accessing your Facebook data. We show you how to keep your Facebook safer from data-hungry companies with a couple of clicks, and save you potential headaches of the Cambridge Analytica kind in the future.

The Large-Scale Cyberattack Survival Guide

Everything you need to know to survive the Big One. Here are 7 tips on how to stay protected and make sure you don't get roped into a cyberwar when large nation states start slinging digital arrows at each other.

Smart DNS Proxy Server vs VPN

What's the difference between a Smart DNS and a VPN? Find out when to use a Smart DNS and when to use a VPN to unblock websites, browse anonymously, or just stay safe online. Know what to look for when choosing a Smart DNS or VPN service.

What is malvertising? Attack of the ads

Ads can do more than deliver a nice deal or an annoying popup. They can deliver payloads of malware too. Find out how.

Best Free Antivirus Software 2018 for Windows 7, 8 and 10

The top 10 best free antivirus programs for Windows 7, 8, and 10, and Linux OS. Choose the right antivirus software from our top 10 list for 2018 and protect yourself from malware and other threats.

Why isn’t My Android Phone Getting Updates?

There’s a serious problem with Android system updates. Why do they take so long to arrive and what can be done to improve this?

Mac Ransomware is Real | How to Prevent it & Remove it

Your complete guide to Mac ransomware, how to remove it and what you can do to protect yourself against attack. (Plus a quick story about hot dogs with human faces.)

How to Stay Safe on Twitter | Ultimate Guide

Thirty-three tweetable Twitter tips to protect your safety and privacy, clocking at 280 characters or less. #tweetsafely

Mythbusters: VPN for Gaming – Do You Really Need One?

The real truth about how gamers use VPNs. Whether you're a pro gamer or casual, here are all the reasons you might need a VPN — and all the reasons why you probably don't.

What all Android Users Need to Know About Ransomware

Your complete guide to Android ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself against attacks.

What is phishing? Avoid phishing emails, scams & attacks

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about phishing emails (and then some) and how to avoid becoming a victim. Learn to secure yourself in minutes.

What is Ransomware: Guide to Protection and Removal

Worried about the next big ransomware attack? Read our guide to learn how to protect yourself against ransomware, or how to remove it if you’ve been infected.

Guide to Android App Permissions & How to Use Them Smartly

Guide to Android App Permissions & How to Use Them Smartly

Meltdown and Spectre megabugs: a quick ‘n easy guide

The latest on the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs -- where they come from, who they affect, how they work and how to fix them -- explained simply.

Santa: The greatest malware of all time

Think Santa's all about presents, cookies and milk? Think again. This jolly jelly-belly is ruthlessly spying on everyone. He's the greatest malware of all time.

What Is a Computer Virus? | The Ultimate Guide to PC Viruses

Find out what a computer virus is, what it does, how it spreads and how you can protect yourself, with examples of the most common types of virus.

How to check if a website is safe

Website safety checks are a critical part of keeping your information safe online, but how can you tell if a website is safe? Just follow these tips.

What is a VPN? | Everything You Need to Know

The ultimate guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), how they work and how they protect you. Learn why you shouldn't surf without one, and how to choose one.

End webcam spying for good

Keep Peeping Toms and other would be webcam hackers from spying on you with with AVG Internet Security's newest feature: Webcam Protection. See how it works.

Equifax hack: How to protect your identity, credit cards, and more

Are you part of the 143 million people whose social security info could have leaked in the Equifax hack? Here’s everything you need to know to protect yourself.

What’s new with AVG AntiVirus for Android?

Your mobile device contains sensitive data. Learn how to stop intruders from accessing it with new security features from the latest version of AVG AntiVirus.

7 Essential iPhone Security Tips

The iPhone isn't invulnerable. Here are 7 easy ways you may not know to lock down your iPhone and ensure your security against hackers and thieves.

Is your partner spying on your with a keylogger?

Keyloggers secretly record everything you type — your emails, passwords, credit card details... Learn how to avoid, detect, and remove them from your PC.

The dangers of webcam spying and how to avoid them

Webcam hacking is dangerous, but your phone camera and surveillance system can also be used to spy on you. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Windows 10 Privacy | Is Windows 10 Spying on You?

Windows 10 Privacy: Everything you need to know to keep Windows 10 from spying on you

2017 Petya Ransomware Outbreak — Your Quick Safety Guide

Petya ransomware is back with a vengeance - and we know how to keep you safe from it

Our best ransomware protection is here

AVG now offers advanced ransomware protection for Internet Security users. Ransomware Protection stops any malware from harming your personal photos and files.

Check out these real-life airline scams

These real-life airline online scams leave people with empty pockets. From fake websites to credit card theft, spot the warning signs before it’s too late

Avoid these mistakes when using free Wi-Fi

Checking your balance on that free airport Wi-Fi could end up costing you everything you have. Here’s how to avoid getting hacked while using public Wi-Fi.

WannaCry ransomware: what you need to know

It's been called the worst ransomware attack in history. Here's what you need to know about WannaCry to stay protected, or to recover your files...

5 reasons to get an ad blocker

Ad blockers are more than just convenient ways of cleaning up the web. They also carry security, usability, and ethical challenges. Should you use one?

Why cleaning your browser makes it safer

Your browser collects more information than you, and that can be used for or against you. Ever wondered what the catch in your browser's cache was?

What is DNS hijacking?

You type in an address, and get redirected to a fake websites that steals your passwords. Here's how it happens, and what you can do to stay protected.

A router for digital parenting

Parenting is harder than ever with the internet. That's why we've helped build a new kind of router to help out.

AVG Evolved: The Future of Antivirus

AVG AntiVirus is getting its biggest update yet: new U.I.s, new features, new detection engine — better protection all around.

7 tips for safer online shopping

Here are basic tips everyone should know to shop safely online.

How to create a strong password — that you won’t forget

Make a password that's nearly impossible to crack and fun -- that's right, fun -- to remember.

Why You Need A Password Manager

You need a unique and random password for every one of your online accounts - an near impossible feat for mere mortals without a manager

The Internet of Things Can Be Used Against You

We can all be lazy -- but we should fight the urge when it comes to creating and using passwords. Here's what NOT to do.

Top Safest and Most Dangerous US States for PCs

Some states are more dangerous than others for PCs -- we tell you which ones have the highest and lowest levels of malware.

How reckless are you?

We all know life is risky - but how risky? Take our quiz and see whether you'll live to be a 100 or win a Darwin Award.

Why You Should Cover the Camera on Your Laptop or Tablet

Your camera isn't just a window out into the world — it's also a window in. And if you're not using it, you really should be covering it up with tape.

Is It Safe to Log in with Facebook or Google?

It's fast. It's easy. But is it safe? Logging into websites with Facebook and Google has its risks - but also its advantages.

Top Safest and Most Dangerous Countries for PCs

Some countries are more dangerous than others for PCs -- we tell you which countries have the highest and lowest volumes of malware attacks.

Your Password Sucks

We can all be lazy -- but we should fight the urge when it comes to creating and using passwords. Here's what NOT to do.

Spot the Scam!

Phishing is one of the primary ways online thugs move malware on to PCs. Learn to spot the signs to avoid getting hooked.

Digital Security Basics

How to be safe online? Getting an antivirus is a great first step in staying protected, but there is more to it than that. Read some digital security basics everyone should know.

6 ways your email account can be hacked

Hopefully it will never happen to you. But if you are unfortunate enough to have your email hacked, it is probably for one of these reasons.

3 Reasons to Never Use Fingerprint Locks on Phones

Fingerprint locks may be easy to use but they have some serious flaws and may be more dangerous than they are worth.

The Cost of Ransomware

Ransomware generates millions of dollars in revenue for the criminals that use it. It costs the victims money, time and emotional and psychological damage.

Email Security Checklist

Read our guideline - 9+1 tips how to stay safe online. What to be careful about with your email account.

How to spot phishing attacks

Phishing is one the primary ways malware gets spread around the Internet -- know the signs so you can avoid the hooks.

Your money or your data — the ransomware choice

Ransomware encrypts your files and demands payment for the key. Most ransomware arrives via email (though not all) as part of phishing attacks. Don't fall for it!

Top Facebook Scams You Need to Know About

Social media is now part of life - and so fertile ground for bad guys. Watch out for these scams and nasty tricks when hanging out on Facebook.

World’s 25 Worst Passwords Revealed! Is Yours One of Them?

Passwords are a ubiquitous part of life online - and too often we take them for granted. We take shortcuts and create and reuse passwords that are imminently crackable.

How to Get Rid of a Virus & Delete Viruses From Your Computer

Finding a virus, trojan, or worm on your PC can be alarming, but hope is not lost! Take a deep breath & follow these steps to get rid of a computer virus.

What is Adware and How to Get Rid of It

Adware is aggressive or malicious advertising software that causes irritating things like popups or online tracking. Find out more about adware and how to remove it.

What is Spyware and Why You Should Care

Spyware is the sneakiest kind of malware: it is software made for spying on people. Find out more about how spyware works and how to remove it.

What is a Trojan Horse? Is it Malware or a Virus?

Trojans are a type of malicious software that can hide in your computer and steal bank details, credit card info and passwords. Learn how to prevent this.

What is Malware? How Malware Works & How to Remove it

Everything you should know about malware, how it works, what it does and how to remove it. Find the best anti-malware and malware removal tools here!

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