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A big Thank you to all our customers.

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A big Thank you to all our customers.

Wishing you a bright, happy and healthy festive season. From all the team at Simply Antivirus.  

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Are you going to Zoom with the Grandkids for Christmas?

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Are you going to Zoom with the Grandkids for Christmas?

With the dreaded ‘C’ word curtailing our movements at Christmas (Covid-19!) More of us are turning to ‘virtual’ connections with our friends and family especially over the up & coming festive holidays. But what are your options? There are many apps and services out there to help you stay connected to your loved ones, and it can get very confusing. So, to help you through the maze of options, we have put together a small list of the most popular and user- friendly ones which are Free and more than likely, you already have them installed on your devices. Using...

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Black Friday & Christmas Gift Scammers Alerts.

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Black Friday & Christmas Gift Scammers Alerts.

The time of year has come when we all start to think of Christmas, especially looking for bargains and due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, online shopping is extra essential to help buying our gifts, but watch out, the scammers are also out there in force, waiting in the cyber-shadows to pounce! The average UK victim of purchase fraud in the first half of the year lost £720! Some banks are warning their customers to be on the look-out for Black Friday Fraud, where cyber-criminals are targeting lockdown purchases, especially large ones, like Patio heaters, bikes, sheds to name a few....

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

We come across them on just about every website we visit, and usually habitually click ‘accept all’ so we can carry on viewing the website, but are we making our privacy vulnerable? Cookies are essential to the modern internet, they are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience. They let websites remember you, your logins, your shopping basket and much more. It’s...

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Can smart home assistants be hacked?

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Can smart home assistants be hacked?

Smart home assistants, like Alexa and Google home, have soared in popularity across UK homes. A report showed that 22% of UK homes now own a digital home assistant, double the 11% figure reported in the same report for 2017. These devices have now become common place in our homes, we are now relying more and more on these smart assistants to aid us in our day to day routines, asking common questions like ‘is it going to rain today?’ or what’s the date today? Or linking it to our home systems like turning appliances, lights or the heating on. But are...

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