Does BlackFog collect any information about me?

The short answer is NO. BlackFog is very conscious about Privacy and we do not collect information about you. In fact, BlackFog makes you aware of what information other applications are collecting and where all your information is going (whether you have consented or not). The only information that is sent to our servers is [...]

2020-07-21T18:21:55-07:00June 23rd, 2016||

How is BlackFog updated?

BlackFog utilizes different rule sets to protect your device. These rules are managed and updated within the application automatically. BlackFog periodically checks BlackFog servers for updated rules and downloads new ones as necessary. In addition, BlackFog periodically provides application updates to providing additional features and bug fixes. The application checks for updates every few days [...]

2016-06-22T20:38:01-07:00June 22nd, 2016||

How big is the Ransomware problem?

Ransomware is growing exponentially over the Internet right now. By holding your device and more importantly your data to ransom you have little choice but to pay the cyber criminals to get it back. Let's face it, no one wants to lose all their photos, music or customer records (along with massive fines). Even if you have diligently [...]

2016-06-22T16:24:14-07:00June 22nd, 2016||

Will BlackFog slow down my machine?

BlackFog has been specifically designed to have little to no impact on your machine in terms of performance. If anything you should notice your machine is noticeably faster because it is preventing the transfer of vast amounts of information from your machine over the network. From a CPU perspective BlackFog uses around 1-5% (depending on [...]

2016-06-30T13:51:35-07:00June 22nd, 2016||

How many resources does BlackFog consume

From a system resource perspective BlackFog Privacy was designed to be very lightweight. In fact, the BlackFog Privacy executable occupies approximately 2MB of drive space and the whole package around 20MB. It has been developed in the same language as the underlying operating system and has no dependency on other runtime frameworks, so it is very fast. BlackFog Privacy has a [...]

2016-10-13T13:17:41-07:00June 22nd, 2016||

Why do I need BlackFog if I have an Anti-Virus product already?

Anti-Virus products focus on what to do AFTER you have been infected. BlackFog focuses specifically on real-time network threat detection and preventing spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine in the first place. BlackFog works in conjunction with your existing AV solution. Just like you would go to the Dr. when you are sick to [...]

2020-05-18T20:01:01-07:00February 23rd, 2015||