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Virus protection that respects your privacy

  • Free antivirus program protects inbox

  • Instant removal of detected threats
  • Works on all devices; no installation needed
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mail.com antivirus scan keeps your inbox safe

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Here at mail.com, we know that virus protection is essential to protecting your data and your devices. Our free antivirus software provides state-of-the-art security for your email account, keeping out viruses while respecting the privacy of your communications. This means that emails and attachments are not read, but only scanned for all types of malware.

You don’t have to lift a finger to enjoy this powerful protection, which is activated by default in the email settings of your free mail.com account. Plus you don’t have to worry about performing updates, because we always keep our systems at the cutting edge of threat response. We also provide a powerful spam filter to help you block not only junk mail, but potentially harmful emails as well.

How to stay safe online

With mail.com you can rest assured that your devices are protected and your data is in safe hands. Our antivirus program is your first line of defense against numerous external threats associated with online activity. There are a number of things you can do to further minimize online dangers:

  • Regularly update your computer’s antivirus software and other programs, including your operating system.
  • Do not open suspicious emails, which may have attachments or links that will infect your device with a virus or other malware.
  • Use strong passwords containing a mix of numbers, letters and special characters.
  • Shop safely online: only use trusted stores with the https extension in the URL.
  • Stay aware of the latest online scams and threats so you can avoid them.

FAQs: Virus protection

What is malware?

Malware, short for “malicious software” is an umbrella term for programs that are aimed at harming your computer – and profiting from doing so. This harm can take on many forms, from disabling your device to taking over its operations. Malware can steal or delete your private data, passwords, bank account information or contact lists. It can even spy on your computer activity without you even realizing it. There are many types of malware, including viruses, Trojan horses, worms, adware, bots, bugs, rootkits and spyware.

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