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Between our smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, tablet, smart speakers, and even smart homes, we have so many devices these days. It’s more important than ever to make sure our devices and our data are fully protected. Although some laptops have their own built in protection, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

So, what can you do to protect your devices?

  1. Use a strong complex password
  2. Set up your face/fingerprint ID, if possible
  3. Set up two-factor authentication as much as possible
  4. Make sure you stay on top of software and security updates
  5. Have ‘Find my Phone’ set up and, if possible, do it for your smartwatch too
  6. Use a password manager online to keep your passwords secure

To add an additional layer of security, especially for your smartphone, laptop, and tablet, you should invest in antivirus software so you can have peace of mind as you browse. These are the antivirus software packs that our staff swear by…

McAfee LiveSafe Premium

With unlimited devices able to use this antivirus software, the McAfee LiveSafe Premium gives you next level protection across your devices. LiveSafe protects you from viruses, malware, spyware, and spam – no more risk of clicking a dodgy link by accident! It blocks any harmful software from hitting your device and has plenty of web safety tools to make sure your browsing is safe. It has a built in password manager so you can store all your passwords and it will generate unique passwords any time you sign up to a new website. If the software is for kids’ devices, you can block any inappropriate websites and set limits, so their screen time is secure. Its Identity Theft Protection will alert you if any of your personal information is at risk and will even help recover it if the worst does happen.

Norton 360 Platinum

With the Norton 360 Platinum, up to 20 devices will be fully protected for 1 year. With multiple levels of protection and regularly updated to battle any new cyber threats, this software will keep your data safe, no matter what device you use. If you’re unsure of your level of protection or need advice, you can get online support from Norton 24/7. To add an extra layer of protection, the Norton 360 comes with a VPN (virtual private network), so you have added security when browsing online. You’ll even get 100 GB of online storage included so all your most important documents and memories are safe if your laptop or devices get damaged.

Norton 360 Deluxe Safer Gaming

Ideal for PC and mobile gamers, Norton 360 Deluxe Safer Gaming protects your three main devices against any viruses, malware or any cyber threat. Its built-in secure VPN protects your data online and stops you being tracked by internet services, browsers, and websites. When you’re gaming, it’ll automatically go into silent mode, so you’re not interrupted by alerts or updates. It comes with 25 GB of online storage so, no matter what, your most important files are safe. You’ll also have 24/7 online support with Norton.

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