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The internet is truly the happiest place on earth. It lets you communicate with friends and family, get your game on, rock out, binge The Office, and order a year’s supply of toilet paper. But with power comes a rogue’s gallery of risks. Let me introduce you to a few of the net’s nastiest villains you can encounter while surfing.
There’s malware, which is any software, file, or program that can cause harm to your computer. This includes spyware, which potentially allows hackers to gain access to your personal information, including your bank accounts and social security number. Ransomware is another category of malware that allows attackers to hold important files for ransom until you’ve paid them off. Even scarier is Rootkit, which enables unauthorized users to gain control of your computer.
How do these nasty files get onto your computer? There are many different ways, including browsing infected websites, clicking malicious links, or even accidentally opening up a suspicious email. Think you’re safe? Think again. There’s a chance you’ve got malware on your computer right now.
Luckily for you, there’s Malwarebytes. This software, which works on both Windows and Mac PCs, detects harmful files on your computer and annihilates them with extreme prejudice. Here’s how it works.
First, you install Malwarebytes and try it risk-free for 14 days. In that time it will do a full inventory and clean up your infected computer. During your trial membership you’ll be able to take full advantage of what Malwarebytes has to offer, which includes:
- Protecting your identity from hackers
- Protecting your documents and files from ransomware
- Stopping malware that hinders computer speed and performance
- Stopping malware that attack programs
- Cleans up your infected computer
After committing to Malwarebytes premium, the program will work behind the scenes online and off to catch any potential threats to your privacy or computer health before they strike. Its lightning-fast Hyper Scan mode works in the background, so it won’t interrupt your day to day activity. Plus, it even keeps you safe from fake and infected websites, aka “the bad neighborhood” of the internet.
The best part of it all is that all these safety features can be had for literal pennies a day. A single premium membership is only $39.99 for an entire year. If you want to protect every device in your home, the Premium Home service is only $59.99 a year, and works on up to three devices. There’s even a 60-day money back guarantee.
Looking to surf securely? Download Malwarebytes now, sweep away any and all malicious programs and hop online with peace of mind knowing risks will be caught dead in their tracks.
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.