Ian Paul



University of British Columbia

Indiana University Bloomington




Virus Protection

Virtual Private Networks


  • Expertise in Windows, VPNs, and virus protection
  • Widely published in tech and mainstream media


Ian Paul is a former writer for Lifewire, where he wrote extensively on Microsoft Windows for more than a year. He is a freelance technology writer with more than a decade of experience as an anti-virus and VPN reviewer. He frequently writes for "PCWorld" and various IDG-owned outlets including "Macworld," Greenbot, and TechHive. Paul's work has also appeared in other places around the web including The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Reuters, Yahoo Tech, "The Washington Post," and ABC News. Paul's articles cut through the nonsense and help you figure out how to put your Windows machine to best use.


Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and has a master's degree in music from Indiana University Bloomington.

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