Guardio offers browser protection directly within your Chrome browser, where most threats like identity theft, virus downloaders, scams, and more attempt to gain entry to your devices. This means that when browser protection is enabled, it can stop threats BEFORE they reach your computer instead of afterward, as would be the case with traditional anti-virus.
What are these threats?
- Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity. This can come in the form of an email or a website disguised to appear as another. Most people think that they will be able to spot a phishing scam when nearing one, but in reality, that's not always the case.
- Malicious code is the term used to describe any code that is intended to cause undesired effects, security breaches or damage to a system. Malicious code cannot be efficiently controlled by conventional antivirus software alone.
- Identity theft occurs when a person's private identifying information is stolen and used without permission, usually for financial gain. A 2018 study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research found that 1 in 15 people have been victim of identity theft. Of those, 1 in 5 experienced it more than once.
Guardio uses machine learning, bid data, cloud infrastructure, and security research to stay ahead of scams and malicious code while having minimal impact on your device's system resources. Using a cloud-centric approach, the moment a threat is identified, Guardio's real-time coverage has you covered. You can learn more about how Guardio works to keep you safe here: https://guard.io/tech