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Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware? What’s the Difference?

Malware, Virus, Tomato, Tomahto? Recently, I’ve received a few different questions on the concepts of anti-malware and anti-virus programs.  Are they the same thing?  Which is better?  Is PC Matic an anti-malware program? There’s a lot to be said on the matter.  But here is the most basic explanation.  Malware is a blanket term used …

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Are Ubuntu, iOS and Linux Users Immune From Malware?

Ubuntu, iOS and Linux Users Don’t Need Security Software? PC Matic recently received feedback that if users transition to different operating systems (OS), there is no need for security software.  This couldn’t be more false.  Now, is the perfect time to clear up this misconception. Neither Linux, Ubuntu or iOS users are immune from cyber …

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Free Malware Fighters


Bob suggests you arm yourself with these malware removal tools in your fight against malware mafia.

Windows Observer: Protect Your PC for Free

There is a saying that nothing in life is free however, I do believe that there are some very good free software programs that you should use on your system to help maintain it, keep it free of malware and viruses and even provide technical support to family and friends.

Bob Rankin: Will Microsoft Security Essentials Conquer the World?

Microsoft Security Essentials review

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.0, their free antivirus software. And according to a recent market analysis, MSE is on the verge of becoming the number one antivirus product. Find out what’s new in the most recent MSE 4.0 release, and if it’s the right internet security solution for you…