What are the best ways to deal with hackers?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    [TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    Online Tech Tips is a blog that provides readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips. This article contains the necessary steps to avoid hackers, viruses & malware from your computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Micaela Marín
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses is a helpful article for anyone that is concerned about internet security. Everyone should read this article, especially business owners and at home workers. "
  2. 104

    #2Bitdefender Security & Antivirus

    Bitdefender Security & Antivirus
    Bitdefender is a security app that offers a flawless malware protection BUT you can't schedule malware scans. Apart from that, it is well worth it.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

    Sandra Hunt
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This would be a great app to keep your phone safe from a virus. The overall rating for this app is high. I would recommend that you use this app."
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    #3AVG Antivirus

    AVG Antivirus
    Complete, quick and efficient, AVG is a security tool with plenty of features and a friendly interface.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Christine Sullivan
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I used this software on my computer to clean things up and keep it safe. It is very helpful."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    This article brings to you the best anti-hacking software that one can use in Windows 10. These tips help you protect your PC better and make it difficult if not impossible for hackers to access your computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Terry Morris
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "I fortunately was never hacked and I don't plan on becoming so. For a tool to deal with hackers though, I looked at this TechWorm article and implemented four of the ten reasons. For prevention, this list was a natural fit for me."
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    #5AMC Security - Antivirus and Boost

    AMC Security - Antivirus and Boost
    AMC security is a android antivirus and security app that will make your android device safer, faster and cleaner thanks to its complete features.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Larry Hansen
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "As an Android antivirus and security app, AMC Security - Antivirus and Boost will help to make your portable device faster and more safe. Overall good reviews and I found it quite responsive. Definitely worth the look"
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    #6VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It gives you an extra layer of security to protect yourself from hackers, malware, spyware, and other dangers you might encounter online.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Reyna Velasco
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "VeraCrypt is great software that only uses the donation method for the developer's pay. I'm sure that's tough but judging by the excellence of this encryption source, they'll get paid. It's a tough Interwebs out there, its nice to have this extra layer of protection. Highly recommend!"
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    #7[TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    HACKREAD is a News Platform that centers on InfoSec, Cyber Crime, Privacy, Surveillance and Hacking News with full-scale reviews on Social Media Platforms & Technology trends. This article provides some tips to make your Mac a bit more secure.

    Articles

    Free

    Barbara Edwards
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Wait a minute here...Macs are supposed to be unhackable. Surely this article is actually talking about Windows OS? Nope. There are, indeed, reports of malware found on Mac systems, especially the iPhone. The list of steps to take to block hackers and malware on Apple products will look very familiar to any non-Mac user, so this article actually does nothing more than bring Mac users up to date on the Real World. Welcome! Now, duck and roll."
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    #8AVL Pro Antivirus & Security

    AVL Pro Antivirus & Security
    AVL Pro is a heavily armed security framework based on the AVL engine. It acts like a radar with microscope which gives you an insight of the security details and tries to help you become an expert of your own. You can use it to identify the security threats among your looks-good apps, and also you can act like a mobile malware analyst to catch the bad guys.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Johnny Alvarez
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "AVL is a great tool to prevent people hacking your account or getting malware or viruses on your device. I like that I'm alway one step ahead of the bad guys."
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    #9Baidu Antivirus

    Baidu Antivirus
    Baidu is a free antivirus for Windows including an offline installer and a security suite.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Philip Coleman
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "There are many new kinds of new antivirus software. Baidu is very good and may well fit your specific needs. Give it a look."
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    #10Avira Free Antivirus

    Avira Free Antivirus
    Avira is an anti-virus software for Windows and Mac computers which features real-time protection against various malware, spyware, and adware, as well as blocking known threats and repairing damaged files.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Abel Aranda
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This is a decent AV suite that I have used from time to time and it stacks up well against my usual AVG suite. I recommend this to those that arent tech savy that need general protections."
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    #11Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Microsoft Security Essential is a basic standalone free antivirus for Windows.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jason Newman
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Microsoft Security Essentials used to be a really, really bad antivirus. It was a formality at best, and any script kiddie with a neat trick could slip past it easily. From what I hear, it's now pretty good! I've been staying with it barebones for the past few years now and have only had to use alternative programs a couple times for some real troublesome stuff. Could be better, I'm sure, but I've got few complaints."
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    #12Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    Kaspersky Total Security is a malware detection and removal tool developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is specifically designed for detecting and protecting a PC against harmful viruses, ransomware, anti-spyware programs, trojans, and other security threats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.99

    Judy Weber
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "The best way to deal with hackers is with Kaspersky Anti-Virus. It provides the perfect level of security from viruses and ransomware for a very decent price. I’ve tried many other anti-virus software programs but they just can’t compete with the simplicity and security as Kaspersky. "
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    #13Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium provides real-time protection against existing and emerging malware, ransomware and viruses. It also helps protect your finances, privacy and personal information across all your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

    Software

    Website

    $109.99- 1 year

    Aaryan Trivedi
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Norton Security Premium is a well known antivirus and antimalwareprogram. It is consistent and reliable against common and unknown attacks from viruses and malware."
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    #14Sophos

    Sophos

    Sophos is an antivirus and web filter software available both on Windows and Mac. It exposes and blocks suspicious threats and potentially harmful risks.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $60- Free trial available

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    #15Webroot Secure Anywhere

    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    The good news is that Webroot Antivirus has the quickest scanner on the market. The bad news is that it is one of the most expensive malware removers!
    Software

    Windows

    $59.99- Annual fee

    Aarav Jindal
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I personally prefer this anti virus over all the other ones because it's extremely fast and made my computer 2x faster! I use this for my business computer too and recommend it to all my friends and families."
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    #16Antivirus & Mobile Security

    Antivirus & Mobile Security
    Antivirus & Mobile Security scans both the system and pre-installed and user-installed apps to keep the device safe. It also helps the user to get rid of the aggressive ads on the sites he visits.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Raymond Mendoza
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "It seems like a generic antivirus mobile app, so it would be useless when faced with hackers. It boasts a boost function, which wipes the cache and ram, to improve performance, even though that's more harmful than good."
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    Free Trial

    #17McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection safeguards your identity and helps make sure your private life stays that way. It provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets—all in one subscription.  

    Software

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    William Hughes
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I've been using McAfee for years now and I have had nothing but good service from them. This product does what it says. I have never been the victim of identity theft or a computer hacker and I know it's because of them."
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    #18Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes

    MalwareBytes is an anti-malware and virus cleaner software that detects and blocks malicious scams and suspicious sites that threaten to destabilize a user's security. The app blocks scams like phishing as well as ransomware.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Gregory Snyder
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Malware Bytes is an awesome software to deal with hackers. I feel like it's a staple of computer security setups. It's always been easy to use and kind of set it and forget it for me."
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    #19AVG AntiVirus

    AVG AntiVirus
    AVG Antivirus is a free solution that helps in removing malware and to avoid being infected by trojans, viruses and other malicious software that can harm PCs or mobile phones. Also, it's useful for finding lost phones.
    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Howard Parker
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I think this product is just simply okay. I used it when I needed a free antivirus in my twenties. It had been a rough few months for me. I had broken up with my girlfriend and had been really lonely. I was looking at a lot of questionable websites while spending "me time", if you catch my drift. It worked alright but I did pick up a few viruses but nothing too serious. Okay for regular web browsing but you may want something a little better if you're going to go to seedier websites."
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    #20Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus is a malware and virus protection software with on-the-cloud scanning processes. It alerts users when spyware or adware-infected apps pose a threat to their devices.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Laura Hopkins
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I work in computer security and when people ask me which antivirus program they should be using I always recommend Avast. This program keeps your computer and devices safe from viruses and hackers. It also learns your online behavior and can tell when someone is attempting to access your computer and devices."
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    #21Panda Free Antivirus

    Panda Free Antivirus

    Panda Antivirus is a light, easy and trusted security tool with real-time threatens updates. This free antivirus software is compatible with Windows OS. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Debra Sanders
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I am not sure if this is the best way to deal with hackers since a lot of times they will crack your password but I do like this antivirus program. I like the free one that provides real time updates on top of antivirus and would love to try the paid one since it has parental controls."
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    #22Norton Security and Antivirus

    Norton Security and Antivirus

    Norton Security & Antivirus is a security app for Android devices. This tracking app offers you security in order to avoid malware. Also, it offers services if you have lost your phone.    

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Linda Chen
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Norton is HIGHLY trusted! I've used Norton to protect all my computers at home. Norton mobile does the same impeccable service for mobile devices!"
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    #23360 Security

    360 Security
    This security and antivirus app will make sure your phone stays free of malware, adware and anything you don't want in your phone. It also features applocks, private browsing and many other features to keep you safe while surfing the internet. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roy Williamson
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "From what I've seen it seems to do what is promised but it has been dominated by ads. I've never had an issue with viruses or hackers on my phone, i'm sure they're out there but I doubt you need an app to protect you from them. Most viruses can be avoided but just being careful and not trusting every program you see."
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    #24CM Security AppLock

    CM Security AppLock

    Security Master is an Antivirus, AppLock, and Booster all-in-one app for Android, developed by Cheetah Mobile. The app offers 24/7 real-time protection as well as improve performance for mobile phones. It can also secure VPN connection.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- Includes micropayments

    Amy Burton
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I like this because it has security beyond antivirus. Other programs make me choose between different types of security but this one has everything I want."
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    #25ESET Mobile Secuirty and Antivirus

    ESET Mobile Secuirty and Antivirus

    With ESET's security app you'll get solid malware protection. The interface feels outdated but if you don't mind this, the app is very useful

    Apps

    Android

    Free- Includes micropayments

    Arthur Guerrero
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I tried this security app as I have been hacked a few times and this works pretty good. The interface is older, but that doesn't bother me at all as long as it is easy to use, and most importantly, gives good protection."
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    #26Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Gabriel Salgado
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Lookout Security & Antivirus is a fantastic app that has helped me feeler safer and more secure online. I recommend it to everyone looking for security or anti virus software for their phone."
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    #27Kaspersky Antivirus and Security

    Kaspersky Antivirus and Security

    A basic but worthwhile app. If you don't have time to configure complex features, the Kaspersky app it's all you need to protect your phone. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I think most virus have a certain amount of protection with hackers, I do not see anything especially wonderful with this product compared to any other, just an average anti-virus."
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    #28Adaware

    Adaware

    Adaware offers security and privacy solutions like antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, and ad-blocking tools. They were formerly known as Lavasoft.  

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $48

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    #29myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker

    myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker

    myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker is a freeware to blocks thieves from using your WIFI network. Contains intruder notifications and is compatible with WEP and WPA security tools.



    Software

    Web

    Free

    Frances Cox
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "myWIFIzone gives helpful tips in making sure your connection is safe from hackers. I recommend this for anyone who is worried about their internet access being breached. "

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Best What are the best ways to deal with hackers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and VirusesArticles 150 Free
2Bitdefender Security & AntivirusSoftware 104 Free
3AVG AntivirusSoftware 104 Free
4[TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackersArticles 69 Free
5AMC Security - Antivirus and BoostApps 65 Free
6VeraCryptSoftware 62 Free
7[TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackersArticles 61 Free
8AVL Pro Antivirus & SecurityApps 58 Free
9Baidu AntivirusSoftware 50 Free
10Avira Free AntivirusSoftware 47 Free
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