It's not often I encounter a new antivirus product for the very first time. Reason Core Security made it to version 2.0 without appearing on my radar. Now that I've had a look at it, though, it seems that I didn't miss much. You definitely shouldn't rely on it for your primary antivirus protection, and I'm not convinced its "a required addition to your existing antivirus," as the company website states.
Some of the antivirus companies have been around for twenty years or more, dating back to not long after the first PC-based malware. Not TotalAV—it sprang into existence just last year. Depite its youth TotalAV already offers quite a few bonus features in addition to its antivirus protection, including, most impressively, a full-scale VPN. However, its core antivirus protection needs work. I had to consider whether to treat this product as an antivirus with bonuses or as a security suite.
Just how many computers, mobile devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets connect to your home network? You need to answer that question before you can consider what sort of protection you might need across the network. Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner aims to help you with that initial inventory, and it can even identify devices that are vulnerable to specific attacks. It's a nice first effort, and it's free, but it could be even more useful with a few changes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".