Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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Windows Defender review: Basic protection at the right price

While Windows 10's native security suite can handle threats, many third-party solutions offer more comprehensive protection.

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AVG Internet Security Review: A premium antivirus suite that you can put on all your household PCs

AVG Internet Security could do better with its interface, but the protection is good and the pricing includes unlimited device installs.

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Avast Premier review: An attractive antivirus suite with limited install options

Avast looks great, performs well, and has all kinds of extra features. It's also expensive.

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Norton Security Premium review: You'll pay a pretty penny for this excellent security suite

Norton Security Premium has a great interface and is highly-rated for antivirus and malware protection. However, you'll shell out quite a bit more for it than other premium security suites.

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Amazon's selling the 256GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick for $100 today

At $65 off and with wireless streaming capability built in, SanDisk's Connect Wireless Stick is a handy little device to have around.

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How to build the best free PC security software suite

By combining the best free PC security software available, you can fortify your PC against all manner of attacks.

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Save 40 percent on Overwatch GOTY Edition

Newegg is offering a big discount on this and several other popular games, such as Far Cry Primal, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and The Division—in disc form, via a coupon code.

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What is two-factor authentication, and which 2FA apps are best?

A guide to two-factor authentication and the five best 2FA apps for keeping your data safe.

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EVGA's 1080 Ti FTW3 graphics card is $700 today

On the hunt for a 4K graphics card? Not only is this lower-tier EVGA 1080 Ti is on sale at Newegg, but it also comes with a free copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

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Meijer is selling the Chromecast Ultra today for $35

If you live in one of the six states that has Meijer stores, you can pick up the Chromecast Ultra for nearly half price right now.

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SurfEasy review: A zippy VPN from north of the border

SurfEasy works with Netflix, doesn't log your activity, and it's fast, but it's not the best VPN for anonymity.

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Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is $90 for Prime members right now

This price matches that of Amazon's Prime Day sale in July.

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Best Buy is selling a 4TB external hard drive for $70

Best Buy's discount makes this Seagate model one of the cheapest 4TB external drives we've seen.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X is $200 today

Both Newegg and Amazon are offering discounts on this great mid-range, all-purpose processor.

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Super Mario Run is available for $5 on the App Store and Google Play

Right now, Nintendo's popular mobile sidescroller is 50 percent off.