Premium Internet Security Software – Avast Premier Review

In today’s cyber world, Security is a significant issue faced by internet users. This necessitates the need for a means to counter malicious cyber threats which come in the form of ransomware, spyware, adware etc. Antivirus programs have provided internet users with more protection and safety. Avast makes one of the best and most popular antivirus software. Avast has a reputation for being one of the pioneer cybersecurity company with a significant market share. Their premium security software is called the Avast premier. This premium antivirus program offers users protection through the integration of various security components like firewall, antivirus engine etc. Another vital product provided by the company is the Avast internet security software. Selecting the product that fits your need depends mostly on the scenario. Here is a review that provides you with valuable information that will help you identify that the Avast premier is a better option.

Functions of Avast premier

Some of the tasks of the Avast premier security software includes:

Ease of use and has a good user interface.

Identification and removal of malware from your computer system.

Protecting against network attacks when connected to the internet.

Differences and similarities between Avast premier and Avast internet security

The similarities between Avast premier and Avast internet security include the following

Both offer protection and Core components/modules.

They stop malware and hackers from accessing your system. It also prevents the execution of malicious code and processes on your computer system.

They update all third-party software applications installed in your computer so that you can obtain security patches.

Apparently to a large extent both have the same thing to offer. If you are looking for something better in spite of the cost, Avast premier is a better option. Just in case you intend to save some dollars then you can go for the cheaper Avast internet security.

Features

Some of the pros of Avast premier Includes:

The antivirus engine cleans virus from your computer system at a fast rate, and it is very active.

It offers a good user experience because of its ease of use and excellent user interface design.

It provides a high level of safety and protection when connected to unsecured wireless networks with the aid of the firewall.

The advanced settings option gives experts and professional users the ability to utilise the software.

Cons

Avast premier increases the time it takes for your computer to boot.

You may be charged an extra fee to get access to customer support over the phone.

The web shield component does not work well and as a result of this users are still susceptible to phishing and spoofing attacks.

Antivirus scans by the Avast premier are not automatic, and there is no feature in place to automatically scan removable media drives when inserted into your computer system.

Avast SafePrice, a web browser extension is a feature installed by the security suite. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with security. It is just another way of extorting money from users.

You will need to pay an additional fee to utilise the bundled application.

They did not include Parental controls as part of what they offer in their security suite.

You will not get detailed information about what happened on your computer system because there are no logs for it.

Multiple Streams of Internet Income by Robert G Allen – Book Review

Title and Author: Multiple Streams of Internet Income by Robert G. Allen

Synopsis of Content:

Allen’s thesis here is threefold: first, that you can make serious money on the internet, that it is the gold mine of the future; second, that in order to maximize internet opportunities you must exploit several of them, or what he calls multiple streams, and third, done right this is a fast way to make profits.

The strength in this book is the innumerable tips and tricks that a person new to internet commerce would not know but a veteran likely would. The important websites and internet resources alone are probably worth the price of the book if you are starting out on the web or even are fairly new to this. Another strength of the book is the myriad of ideas it suggests for you. You can and should return to this book time and again to mine from it the gems of information that can lead you to opportunities. This is not a detailed how-to manual. It is a great survey of the basic ways that people are making money on the internet.

The chief weaknesses of the book are that it makes assumptions that may not be valid for the inexperienced reader and it promises too much too easily. Typical of the Allen approach, he is short on the obstacles and limitations and long on the promise for wealth and ease of effort. For example he discusses how quickly you can generate rapid sales from a well written sales letter by email but fails to tell the reader that this only works when you have built up a very impressive email opt in list and that they take either a lot of money or a lot of time and effort to create.

If you can bear that caveat in mind and remind yourself that there are no get rich quick schemes (at least none that are legal) you can still benefit significantly from this book.

I have not seen an all around basic introduction into the many opportunities to make money on the internet that is better than this one or more comprehensive. If you want to see the opportunities out there and get excited about following one or more such “streams” this book is a great introduction and a good motivator. Just remember there is a whole lot of work and a lot more education needed to accomplish the kinds of income flows that Allen suggests are easy to do. This book may well be the start of your internet wealth library but only the start – it will take a lot more to get you there.

One principle that Allen teaches here however is worth a comment as it is very true and very important: it is critical to set up multiple sources or “streams” of income on the internet because you are not like to find any one source that is perfect or last forever. Many internet sales systems burn out over time and new “campaigns” need to be launched to capture more sales.

This book was written in 2001 and is therefore very dated. The internet and internet commerce is changing rapidly. When he wrote this there were no social media such as Facebook and very little use of video on the web. On a conceptual level Allen’s book remains relevant but on a technical level much has changed since he wrote it.

Readability/Writing Quality:

This book is easy to read. Allen writes clearly and makes it all interesting. He uses lots of sub titles and organizes the information well. He uses text boxes with supplemental information, many of which contain gems worth more than the regular text.

Notes on Author:

Robert Allen is an author who has written on wealth building for many years. He started out with a book called No Money Down about how to buy real estate for no money down. A great deal has been written over the years about the validity of Allen’s real estate theories. I will leave that to another time and place when we do an author feature on him. For now it is enough to remind the reader that Allen is long on motivation and promises of the possibilities and short on acknowledging what can go wrong, where the weaknesses are, etc. He is a great read if you want motivation and want to stimulate your wealth building imagination. He should never be the final word – to do your due diligence in building any kind of business you need more than a motivational introduction.

Three Great Ideas You Can Use:

1. Once you set up an internet money machine, that is an internet sales system, it operates almost on auto-pilot. It takes little daily attention and if it was done correctly and if you have built a sufficient opt in list your sales will flow in day and night without much effort on your part.

2. The key to building solid and sustained sales on line is to build a good opt in list and to continue to grow it.

3. Good copy – that is, well written sales pages, are the key to turning those potential customers on your opt in list into actual buyers. Practice and refine the art of good copy writing to maximize your sales opportunities.

It is difficult to narrow the list to three. Allen does have a lot of gems here that you need to know from some source if you want to make money off the internet. If that is your interest this book is an excellent introduction.

Publication Information: Multiple Streams of Internet Income by Robert Allen, Copyright: 2001 Robert G. Allen. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

General Rating:Good

The ADD Guide to Internet Moneymaking – Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky Book Review

Stuffed like Granny’s Thanksgiving Turkey

Making Money Online. Mmmm, doesn’t that sound awesome! Easy money, right? Well, maybe it could be according to millionaire internet pioneer, Marc Ostrofsky. In his book, Get Rich Click, Ostrofsky provides multiple moneymaking ideas and examples of people who used them to made money online, big money. Additionally to several pages of accolades on the book (mostly from other successful online marketers), the book contains 17 full chapters of methods to potentially break into the internet monetary market. Mr. Ostrofsky also gives the reader input on developing a mindset to get into this business, plus loads of references to resources for tools or additional information.

What I liked about this book is the fact that is does indeed deliver the goods. The methods presented are proven methods for making money on the internet and Ostrofsky gives you enough information about the method to at least get your started, should you wish to pursue further. So in regards to quantity, this book is a hands down winner. If I sat down and wrote out a list of every single way you might be able to make money on the internet, from selling personal items on eBay to selling domain names for millions of dollars (Ok maybe the domain name for millions of dollars isn’t up for grabs anymore – unless you are keeping your eye on the future of the dotMobi domains), I don’t think I could have covered the field any better than this book does.

The other thing I liked about this book is the resources provided. Within every method described in the book, Ostrofsky does a good job of providing links to resources for tools or providers that are valuable to the newbie entrepreneur. Additionally, at the end of the book, there is a whole chapter dedicated to resource and supplier information.

Because Get Rich Click is packed with information that serious lookers for internet opportunities could benefit from, I highly recommend it. I applaud the authors style to present important key processes in easy to follow numbered sequences or with bullet points. As someone who reads a high volume of technical information on the web or in books, it is refreshing to see the steps broken down into little chunks that are easy to read and digest. The book is also broken down into small sub chapters so it goes pretty quick and for those of us that may only be interested in one specific method or two, the book is laid out to easily accommodate them. I don’t recommend this of course, because you will not get your money’s worth from the book by just cherry picking a method or two.

Now my Grain of Salt

Despite my recommendation of the book, to give fair warning for anyone with their hand hovered over the “buy now” button on Amazon; I would like to point out a few things I did not like about the book.

First – although the book appears to be organized in a nice standard Microsoft Word Outline with titles, and sub-titles with text attached to it, sometimes the organization of the author’s thoughts get a little off course. For example, in the chapter titled “Collecting Your Payments – Fast and Easy”, the author gets into collecting payment with credit cards and using drop shipping and so on. So far, so good. But then right in the midst of that, he presents a flow chart and a concept about Database Marketing and talks about the qualifying and selling leads. What? What does this have to do with getting paid? I found examples of this ADD writing style throughout the book, which could be more attributed to bad editing than bad authoring, but either way it does take away from the flow quite a bit.

Second – you cannot get through the book without feeling a little bit snookered either. Clearly many of the references provided by the author must be obtained by a link back to his website. No doubt this is for a monetary affiliation with that referenced product or service. While the book IS about making money online and I cannot fault the author for trying to make money as he proposes to you, the reader, it would be so refreshing to read a book about online marketing or monetizing that is truly altruistic from the author (like they claim they are.) “I made money so I want to give back, blah, blah, blah…..” Make no mistake about it; besides the profits Ostrofsky is making from book sales, his intention is connecting to you, the reader, as a potential income source. So, keep that in mind. I personally don’t have an issue with it and frankly, given the chance, I would probably do the same thing myself. Still, it’s nice to dream of truly giving individuals whose only motive is to give back to the community.

Finally, the last thing I didn’t like about the book is the author self-aggrandizement that is splashed throughout the book. Again, this is super typical for this type of book where the author uses his/her own success as the most shining example of how to do whatever they are promoting in their books. Maybe I’m not being fair here, because of course we wouldn’t want to hear from the author unless they hadn’t done something to establish themselves as an expert on the topic. Still, I keep hoping to find one that is not like this. I think it is entirely possible to present your success without coming across as an ego maniac name dropper. Get Rich Click is not as bad as that but there was enough self aggrandizement in the book to irritate me once in a while.

Summary

OK so maybe I’m jealous or maybe I just have never been good a fit for over the top salesy stereotypes that tend to write these money making books. Hint, hint…does this mean this type of personality is a requirement in mindset to be successful? No, I don’t really believe that is true. In fact, when you think about the concepts promoted in this book for “online” success, which implies individual non-corporate achievement, self entrepreneurship, and an independent spirit, then the opposite logically might be true. I’ve given Mr. Ostrofsky a little bit a grief for his salesman like style in the book but nevertheless I still applaud him for creating a story and an example of individual spirit and ingenuity. These are the stories that interest us and make us buy books to see if there is anything we can do to emulate these stories.

This book is just too filled with good information not to read it. You may have to investigate a little further any specific method that appeals to you, but the book does provide a comprehensive overview of each method presented. I rate a book of this genre, which is intended to inform and educate, by how much I actually learned. And I did learn from this book, plus I also got several good ideas and resources I intent to look into further. I feel you will too.