About Kirsten Dunlaevy

Kirsten Dunlaevy is a blogger for BullGuard. With a background in advertising and branding she is extremely familiar with the ups and downs of social media and the world of communication. Kirsten is here to educate you on how to navigate all things digital, in a safe and responsible manner. Her other passions are decidedly un-digital, she loves being out on the water and cooking.


Digital Detox, anyone?

Digital detox, anyone?A digital detox is the latest trend in retreats. Communities are actually depriving themselves of decent broadband connections in order to brand themselves as ‘digital-free destinations’ to attract visitors. The Grenadines in the Caribbean have resorts offering digital detox holiday packages. What does this include you ask?

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5 Best Android Paid Apps

5 Best Android Paid AppsThere are so many apps out there it’s hard to know which ones are worth spending money on. To help you we’ve compiled a list of our favorite paid apps for Android.

While committing to paying for an app may seem like an over investment at times, you’re actually paying for a more secure and reliable piece of software, over your unpaid apps.

Paid apps are of a higher quality, have more features, can mean no advertisements, and usually mean no in-app purchases. Typically they are inexpensive, and can make really great gifts! The apps we’re about to share with you, are loved by the Android community.
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5 Must Have Free Android Apps

5 Must Have Free Android AppsHere’s a list of fun, free apps for your Android to keep your children entertained, to keep you organized, and to make your life easier. Some may be obvious, and some are a little newer and cooler.

BUT, before you download anything, make sure you have BullGuard Internet Security on your computer, and BullGuard Mobile Security on your phone. And of course, only download apps and programs from reputable sites that you know. If anything seems amiss, or too good to be true, it probably is.
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Join the March with BeatBullying

Big March BeatbullyingBullGuard is extremely proud to announce a partnership with the anti-bullying charity, BeatBullying. Both real-world and cyber-bullying are real threats that need to be stopped. BeatBullying works hard internationally to do just that, believing that no one should have to endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied.

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What is phishing and how to avoid phishing scams

PhishingPhishing is a word we hear a lot of these days, but how many of you actually know what it is?

Phishing is a type of internet fraud, stealing passwords, credit card numbers, and other private and personal information. Typically Phishing attacks come in the form of false notification emails from your bank, and other official organisations that might house your valuable information.

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How to remove toolbars from Internet Explorer (with pictures)

6a0154366bdf49970c01a73d962057970d-800wiSo, you installed some new programs and all of a sudden you see in Internet Explorer new annoying toolbars.

If you’ve got a toolbar that is driving you nuts and you can’t for the life of you figure out how to get rid of it, this article is for you. Many of the toolbars you might have come across, offer no real service except to deliver advertisements, and in some cases, can be malicious.

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Is my computer infected with a virus?

6a0154366bdf49970c01a3fcd7a13e970b-800wiComputer viruses may vary, but they all have one thing in common: they make your life absolutely miserable.

The specific symptoms and the impact to your computer system all depends on exactly what type of virus your computer is infected with; in fact in some cases your computer may not show any signs at all! In that case, how on earth are you supposed to be able to keep track of your computer’s health?

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US is the Capital of Malware

Computer VirusIn the fourth quarter of 2013, the United States of America hosted 44% of all malware.

That’s almost 5 times more than the second-leading malware-hosting nation: the United Kingdom, who only came in at 10%. That’s quite a lead for the U.S.

So which brands are hosting malware, unintentionally? Amazon is reportedly responsible for 16%, while Go Daddy comes in at a close second with 14%. This data is especially interesting, when you think about how many articles cite Eastern Europe as the culprit. Don’t be fooled – the US is now producing more volumes of malware code than anyone else in the world.

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