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Protecting Yourself Online

In today’s age, staying safe online is extremely important. With increased security threats and concerns surrounding personal data being leaked, stolen and misused, ensuring you are best placed to be safe online should be a priority.

When surfing online, sites typically have their own security to ensure you are safe when accessing them and this can be seen via a small lock symbol within your URL bar. This identifies that the connection is secure and that the site is safe to use and can be trusted. Information such as passwords and credit card numbers are private when accessing a specific site.

But you are still vulnerable, and to help protect yourself it’s recommended to have some form of antivirus installed to help prevent malicious software, known as malware. This can cause sudden crashes of your computer, monitor all your online activity and enable hackers to send and spam your private information which in some worst case scenarios can lead to identity theft.

What Does Anti-Virus Software Do?

Antivirus software is designed to protect against the threats which malware can cause, by performing specific tasks to keep you safe.

  • Pinpoints specific files for the detection of malicious software
  • Scheduling automatic scans
  • Scanning either one file or your entire computer at your discretion
  • Deleting malicious codes and software
  • Confirming the safety of your computer and other devices

You can download free antivirus software which covers you for a limited time, usually a 14 day trial, or it only covers the bare essentials, which can leave you vulnerable still when online. Purchasing full antivirus software grants you full cover and safety online, not just for the one device, but for all your devices you may be using.

McAfee gives you total protection for up to 10 devices, leaving you safe to surf the web and ensure your personal information is secure with total protection.

Alternatively try Avast and save with an exclusive 30% discount on antivirus software and internet security. Stay safe with essential protection that’s easy on the wallet.

Find out more information on how you can stay safe online and remember to sign up for free to save on antivirus software and much more with your health service discount.

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