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Avira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag India

Avira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaAvira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaPosted: 11 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDTEvery computer needs antivirus protection, and one way companies can support that aim is to provide free antivirus to the masses. But these companies can't survive unless some users shell out their hard-earned cash for paid antivirus utilities. Piling on pro-only tools and components is one way companies encourage upgrading to a paid antivirus. Avira Antivirus Pro adds several components not available to users of Avira Free Security, but they don't really add much value. The biggest reason to pay for it is if you want to use Avira in a commercial setting, which isn't allowed with the free version.Avira's pricing is undeniably on the high side, with a list price of $59.88 per year for one license, $71.88 for three, and $95.88 for five. Admittedly, it seems to be perpetually on sale; just now, the one-license price is discounted to $44.99. That…

Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread? Experts have mixed answers. - Livescience.com

Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread? Experts have mixed answers. - Livescience.com

Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread? Experts have mixed answers. - Livescience.com

Posted: 12 Apr 2020 05:43 AM PDT

For the first time, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that even seemingly healthy people wear masks over their mouths and noses when venturing out of their homes into places where it is difficult to maintain distance from other people. But there is still major debate over how much masks — particularly the homemade fabric masks that the CDC recommends for the public — can slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Researchers, writing in two new papers, attempt to tackle the efficacy of masks, one more rigorously than the other, and come to differing conclusions. One study examined the effect of masks on seasonal coronaviruses (which cause many cases of the common cold) and found that surgical masks are helpful at reducing how much virus a sick person spreads. The other looked particularly at SARS-CoV-2 and found no effect of either surgical or fabric masks on reducing virus spread, but only had four participants and used a crude measure of viral spread.

Get 2 years of Webroot internet security and antivirus for $50 at Amazon - BGR

Posted: 10 Apr 2020 12:39 PM PDT

  • Many people forget how important antivirus software is, but Amazon is running a terrific one-day deal that will hopefully give you incentive to be smarter about how you protect your Windows PC.
  • On Friday only, you can get a 2-year subscription to the popular Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus Protection Software solution for just $49.99.
  • The software includes everything you need to protect your computer against viruses, malware, hackers, and more cybersecurity threats, and you'll only be paying the equivalent of $25 per year.
  • Visit BGR's homepage for more stories.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, and it will be many months before things even begin to get back to normal. In hot zones in particular, most stores and other nonessential businesses will have to remain closed potentially through the end of the summer. The painful truth is that many of them will never reopen. In fact, even restaurants that have been allowed to remain open for takeout and delivery orders may end up closing down permanently because business for many of them has been so slow. We should all do our best to support local businesses whenever we're able to, of course.

As for personal impact, many of us are working from home or taking online classes from home for the first time. If that's the case, it's important to remember that when it comes to the COVID-19 outbreak, not everyone is in this together. Most people band together and look for ways to help each other, even if that just means having a video chat once in a while with someone who might be lonely. But some people are trying to use the pandemic as an opportunity to take advantage of others. That's especially true of nefarious hackers, which means you need to protect yourself.

Amazon is running a terrific deal for one day only on Friday that slashes the price of Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus Protection Software to just $49.99. That's a 2-year subscription, mind you, and it covers you for up to three devices. That means you can protect every computer in your home for the next two years, and it'll only cost you $50! It's a fantastic deal, but it's only available until the end of the day.

Here are the key details from Amazon's product description:

  • BLOCKS VIRUSES & MALWARE: Cloud-based antivirus software from Webroot provides comprehensive internet security protection for your PC or Mac without slowing you down.
  • IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION: Defends you against identity theft by protecting private information like usernames, passwords, account numbers, and more.
  • SAFER WEB BROWSING: Total security software proactively scans the internet to block phishing, ransomware, and other malicious attempts to steal your money and personal information.
  • NEVER SLOWS YOU DOWN: Scans your computer for viruses and malware in seconds, and uses almost no storage space thanks to a cloud-based architecture.
  • ADVANCED FEATURES: All the features of Webroot Antivirus software, plus a Password Manager that encrypts all your unique logins under one easy password.

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