This year will certainly be a year about security. With the likes of Sony enduring hacks, the likes of you and me are even more susceptible as we would not have the layers of protection you would expect Sony to have. That said, we are also not as big of a target as Sony and therefore some could argue safer. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, the point is that cybersecurity and protecting yourself online has never been more important. That is because as well as being hacked or your nudie selfies being stolen, there also seems to be an abundance of nasties lingering in your system and waiting to feed off of your data. These are typically downloaded along with apps, games or whatever you save to your hard drive and leech off of your information. You may never know they are there, but they are.
Well, many tech enthusiasts out there will already have heard of Malwarebytes. The desktop malware finder is one of the best out there. It is not necessarily the best overall, but the software is considered by those ‘in the know’ to be an essential piece of kit for your desktop. Malwarebytes seems to find the most hidden of malware and dispenses with them accordingly. Well, just for a heads up and for those that might be unaware, you can download and install Malwarebytes on your android device too. The app has been available on Google Play for a couple of months and really is a must-have tool. Straight off of the bat, it is worth pointing out that the app is free to download and compared to many others out there comes with a real lightweight and easy-to-use design.
Once installed, Malwarebytes is simple to use. The app comes with a big red button (ok, it is actually green) with “Scan” on the front. Hit the button and the app will scan through everything and it really will find most if not all malware on your device. As well as the main scan function, the free app also comes with an App Manager and Privacy Manager features which are just as simple to use. You can also set the app to continuously run in the background (you are asked when you open the app for the first time) and if you allow it then it will be able to scan and detect any nasties coming in from SMS and the likes. Not to mention it is quite good at detecting vulnerabilities and location tracking apps too. If privacy and security is an issue for you, then you should give Malwarebytes a go. Especially as it is free. Click the source link below to find out more and download the app.