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Top must-have security software you must install on your new PC or laptop

Your PC is constantly vulnerable to unknown threats. Here are the best tools to protect it.

Data is considered as the modern currency. It’s not only about information but your identity as a whole. When your information gets compromised, your social and financial base gets eroded. Thus, protecting your data is of the utmost importance. Your PC stores several files and documents related to your projects, business, and lifestyle. You must protect them against leakage and accidental deletion. Your PC is also one of the most obvious targets of cyber-attacks and malware. The following list contains security software that you must have to keep your data safe.

1) VeraCrypt

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Based on TrueCrypt, one of the most trusted encryption programs, VeraCrypt offers top-grade encryption for your data. It typically works by generating password-protected encrypted data. The software is capable of encrypting a disk partition, the system partition, and even the entire hard drive. The latest release allows you to encrypt files and directories by attaching the encrypted data to a disk volume. You just need to specify the details related to the encrypted volume to be built including volume size, target location, and encryption algorithms to be used. For further security, you may also define a password or a key file. VeraCrypt ensures that the data you copy or move to an encrypted volume automatically gets encrypted. VeraCrypt maintains industry-standard encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, Twofish, and SHA-2.

VeraCrypt (Image Courtesy: Wikipedia)

2) Dashlane

Dashlane is one of the most preferred and versatile password managers. While using Dashlane, you have to establish a master password that is not transferred across the web by Dashlane. According to the company, it neither peak the data you store nor sells it to anyone. the software supports two-factor authentication and provides easy methods to manage and change multiple passwords. Apart from carrying your passwords, Dashlane enables you to save notes securely in a digital wallet. The service also comes with a feature by which you can share encrypted passwords with emergency contacts. This is essentially useful in cases when someone forgets their complex passwords. Dashlane comes in both free and paid versions. The free version allows you to store up to 50 passwords with autofill functionality on the web. However, with the free version, you can only work on one device. The paid version offers no restriction in terms of the number of passwords and devices.


3) Norton 360 With LifeLock

Norton launched its first antivirus software back in 1991 under the Symantec umbrella. Norton 360 with LifeLock won the best antivirus award for its robust performance in protecting PCs. The anti-virus comes with a multi-layered and advanced security feature to provide real-time threat protection to your Device. It gets automatically updated to protect your PC, private and financial information against existing and emerging malware threats. the LifeLock Identity Alert System alerts you if your Social Security Number, name, address, or date of birth are used in applications for credit or services. The secure VPN enables you to browse anonymously and securely with a no-log VPN. You can also add bank-grade encryption to help keep your information like passwords and bank details secure and private. Moreover, it gives effective parental control to manage your kids’ activities online.

Norton 360 With LifeLock
Norton 360 With LifeLock

4) Acronis True Image

Acronis True Image is a full-featured backup software that simultaneously sends your data to both a local drive and cloud storage. It is also capable of cloning and mirror imaging duties for the system drive in a few clicks. Acronis protect the data on your Windows PCs from emerging threats including hardware and software failures, accidental deletions, and cyber-attacks. The software also has an anti-ransomware functionality that detects and reverses the illegal encryption of storage to keep your data safe from this prevalent cyber attack. It offers full support for smartphone backup. With a one-year subscription, you get in-built ransomware protection. However, for cloud-backups, you’ll require to upgrade to the Advanced plan offering 5TB of storage with electronic signatures.

Acronis True Image
Acronis True Image

5) Restoro

Restoro is software that assists you to clean your registry without any hassle. This software prevents your PC from freezing and crashing. It cannot only repair your computer to an optimized state but also removes the malware itself. Restoro works by effectively scanning your PC for any inconsistencies by matching it to a database, and instantly fixes the issues. You can also set the program to observe your system constantly, thereby ensuring real-time security against potential threats and fixing faulty registries and records as soon as they appear. Besides being a registry fixer, Restoro works as an effective PC optimization tool. As a result, it prevents your PC from freezing suddenly or facing errors like Blue Screens of Death.


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