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BullGuard Security Centre

Here we explain technical terms and how different security solutions protect your computer, phone or mobile devices.

Computer threats

From virus infections to identity theft, the threats targeting your computer are various and sophisticated.

Computer threats are generally defined as any type of illegal activity that makes use of the internet, a private or public network, or an in-house computer system. While many forms of cybercrime revolve around obtaining sensitive information for unauthorized use, other examples are focused more on invading users’ privacy.

Here’s a wide selection of articles explaining the most common types of malware and cybercriminal attacks, scams and schemes trending today.



Computer threats articles

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April

2012

Have you ever felt like a mouse in a trap? Caught in a situation with no way out? The experience can be rather frustrating in real life, but online, it can turn really da... Read more


5

March

2012

Cybercriminals have their own social networks. But they only use them to talk about existing malware and how it can be improved to perform more evil tasks.... Read more


27

January

2012

Rogue software or applications are forms of Internet fraud using computer malware to trick users into revealing financial and social account details or paying for bogus p... Read more


20

January

2012

Right now, in some corner of the world, there’s a cybercriminal thinking of some new scheme to outsmart people’s... Read more


22

October

2010

Having duplicate copies of your most important information saved in a remote location keeps it safe in case anything goes badly wrong with your computer.... Read more


31

May

2010

What is malware?

“Malware” is short for “malicious software” - computer programs designed to infiltrate and damage computers without the users consent. “Malware” is the general term cover... Read more


28

May

2010

Online Backup

By now you know that backing up your files to an external hard drive is essential, if you don’t want to lose precious files, photos and music. But what if you lose your e... Read more


27

May

2010

Virus scan

With BullGuard Internet Security you can always do a virus scan of your computer. The virus scan will detect any threats to your computers safety and then offer you to re... Read more


27

May

2010

Free Virus Scan

Suspect your computer harbors unwanted visitors? With our free online virus scan you can find out right now – and then start to throw them out.... Read more


27

May

2010

Windows antivirus

Microsoft launches a new and updated version of the Windows operating system, roughly every third year. At BullGuard we closely follow the Windows product launches to mak... Read more


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