Definitive Best Free AntiVirus Software 2020
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NOD32 Antivirus / ESET Internet Security / Eset Smart Security Premium 18.104.22.168
by Razvan Serea
NOD32 for Windows is the best choice for protection of your personal computer. Almost 20 years of technological development enabled ESET to create state-of-the-art antivirus system able to protect you from all sorts of Internet threats. ESET Internet Security boasts a large array of security features, usability enhancements and scanning technology improvements in defense of your your online life.
ESET Internet Security
ESET Internet Security keeps your computer or laptop safe with intelligent multi-layered protection combining proven antivirus, antispyware, firewall, anti-rootkit and antispam capabilities. Based on ESET NOD32 Antivirus, it protects you from viruses, worms, spyware, and all Internet threats. It conserves resources and improves computer speed. You are protected at the highest level while you work, social network, play online games or plug in removable media.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Your best defense against viruses, trojans and other forms of malware—and the top choice for IT professionals. Powered by the ThreatSense® engine with advanced heuristics, which blocks far more unknown threats than the competition. The latest generation of the legendary ESET NOD32 Antivirus takes your security to a whole new level. Built for a low footprint, fast scanning, it packs security features and customization options for consistent and personalized security online or off.
ESET Smart Security
Ultimate protection for everyday web users, thanks to ESET’s trademark best balance of detection, speed and usability. Stay safe from viruses and spyware. Stay protected from ransomware - Blocks malware that tries to lock you out of your own data. Receive free support by email or telephone in your local language, wherever you are. Bank and shop online more safely - automatically secures transactions on internet banking sites, and helps to protect you on online payment gateways. Stop hackers from accessing your PC - Personal Firewall prevents hackers from gaining access to your computer and keeps you invisible when you use public Wi-Fi. Keep your kids safe online - block unwanted internet content by categories or individual websites and keep your kids safe online with Parental Control. Safer webcam and home router - Get an alert when anyone tries to access your webcam, and check your home router for vulnerabilities. Safely store passwords, and encrypt your data. Safely store, generate and prefill your passwords, and encrypt your files and removable media (USB keys). Includes protection for smartphones and tablets. Protect all of your devices - mix and match security protection for up to 3 or 5 devices.
New: support for device association with myESET New: activation flows + new icons New: association / disassociation flows for anti-theft New: reworked application statuses (now they are send into myESET account once device is associated) New: communicate device disassociation and deactivation from myESET in product New: Banking and payment protection: Secure all browsers setting in GUI (setup > Security tools) New: Banking and payment protection: “Setting” in badge of secure browser (Secure all browsers) – opens GUI > Setup > Security tools Improved: changed “license leaked” communication to “license overused” Improved: Banking and payment protection: user experience to enable Secure All browsers from browser Improved: Banking and payment protection: Badge smaller frame size Improved communication if port 53535 is not allowed Improved: Usability: Read out notifications by screen readers, fixed and added lot of elements to be read out by screen readers Other improvements and bugfixing Product updates changes:
- Program component update > setting changed to “Application feature updates” (Feature updates numbering: 14.2, 15, 15.1 ,…) - Hotfixes are applied also for disabled “Application feature updates” (Hotfixes numbering: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199,..) Download: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 188.8.131.52 (32-bit) | NOD32 Antivirus 64-bit | ~180.0 MB (Free Trial)
Download: ESET Internet Security 184.108.40.206 (32-bit) | ESET Internet Security 64-bit
Download: Eset Smart Security Premium 220.127.116.11 (32-bit) | Eset Smart Security Premium 64-bit
Link: ESET Home Page
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PC monitors saw their highest growth ever in 2020, says IDC
by Paul Hill
The analyst firm IDC has found that the PC monitor market saw its best year ever in 2020 when looking at growth compared to the year before. It found that for the full year of 2020, shipments grew by 8.3% compared to 2019. In addition, the fourth quarter (4Q20) saw a growth of 16.9% compared to the same period the year before with shipments passing 39.2 million – the PC monitor market has not sold that many units since 4Q11.
As you’ll probably have guessed, the record growth was driven due to the shift to working and learning from home. IDC also said that component shortages led manufacturers to amass stocks of monitors before any price hikes set in, meaning there were more units available for sale to consumers.
Discussing the findings, Jay Chou, research manager for IDC’s Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, said:
The top five manufacturers of PC monitors in 2020 were Dell (19.3% market share), TPV (14.1%), HP (13.5%), Lenovo (10.5%), and Samsung (8.6%). Compared to 2019, Dell and HP saw a decline in sales of less than 1%. Meanwhile, TPV, Lenovo, and Samsung all saw growth compared to 2019 with Samsung recording the highest at 30.6%.
IDC says that manufacturers will face component shortages through the first half of this year, despite this, it believes that hybrid working and gaming will help to support the recovery of commercial spending on displays as people begin to return to their offices. Finally, IDC pointed out that the United States overtook China as the biggest market for displays and is expected to remain the biggest market in the coming years.
Malwarebytes 18.104.22.168 (offline installer)
by Razvan Serea
Malwarebytes is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. Malwarebytes version 4.xx brings comprehensive protection against today’s threat landscape so that you can finally replace your traditional antivirus.
You can finally replace your traditional antivirus, thanks to a innovative and layered approach to prevent malware infections using a healthy combination of proactive and signature-less technologies. While signatures are still effective against threats like potentially unwanted programs, the majority of malware detection events already come from signature-less technologies like Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware; that trend will only continue to grow. For many of you, this is something you already know, since over 50% of the users already run Malwarebytes as their sole security software, without any third-party antivirus.
What is new in this version:
Onboarding wizard: Something went wrong page
Onboarding wizard: Forgot password
30 day security summary pop-up
Improved detection and remediation
Some Issues now addressed:
Fixed: MB4 shows wrong OS on scan reports under certain circumstances
Fixed: Exploit options under the security Tab don't stay Off
Fixed: Several UI issues
Download: Malwarebytes 22.214.171.124 | 196.0 MB (Free, paid upgrade available)
Links: Malwarebytes Website | Screenshot
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This is the 2021 poll for best free anti-virus (aka anti-malware aka internet security aka endpoint security) security software.
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By Usman Khan Lodhi
Tesla manufactured more than half a million cars in 2020
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Tesla revealed today that it manufactured 509,737 cars this year, meeting its goal of producing half a million cars in 2020. The automaker made a total of 499,550 deliveries (99.91 percent) throughout the year, and there's a chance that this number could be higher, as Tesla mentioned the possibility of the number varying by up to 0.5 percent or more due to its "slightly conservative" method of counting deliveries. A car is only counted as delivered after it has been delivered to the owner and all paperwork is correct.
A Twitter user uploaded a snippet of an interview that Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, gave in 2014 in which he was asked how the Nevada Gigafactory will help the automaker ramp up production.
Tesla's Shanghai plant has begun production of Model Y cars and its deliveries are expected to begin shortly.
2020 was an eventful year for Tesla. The automaker manufactured its 1,000,000th electric car in March, and its factories in California and Shanghai had to be closed for several weeks to curb the spread of COVID-19. Musk threatened to pull the factory out of California and defied lockdown orders. Tesla also overtook Toyota to become the world's most valuable automaker in 2020.