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Windows Defender Now Better than Half the Competition in New Antivirus Test

Feb 9th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows Defender Now Better than Half the Competition in New Antivirus Test

It’s one of the greatest comeback stories in PC antivirus software history. Windows Defender – which was once at the bottom of the pile in terms of antivirus software rankings – is now officially better than half its competition according to a new antivirus test. That antivirus test was released this past week. AV-Test.org published its latest findings and gave a surprisingly good rati

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Here’s How to Run Windows 95 in Any Web Browser

Jan 31st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Here’s How to Run Windows 95 in Any Web Browser

Life was simpler back in 1995. We didn’t have the world judging us via social media. The tech boom was in full swing. And we had the world’s best operating system, Windows 95. Microsoft’s Windows 95 was the big coming out party for Windows. It brought Windows to a whole new generation of users. And now you can experience the exciting world of Windows 95 once again without leaving the c

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Microsoft Just Ended Support for Windows 8 – So Upgrade ASAP

Jan 17th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Just Ended Support for Windows 8 – So Upgrade ASAP

Microsoft originally launched Windows 8 in October 2012, fully expecting it to be the core OS of the future for desktop users. Instead, less than four years after the OS launched, Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 8, also known as “The Second Vista”. That end of support date was quietly reached on Tuesday, January 12 with little fanfare. On January 12, 2016, Microsoft

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AV Test Ranks Top 20 Antivirus Security Programs for Windows 10

Dec 16th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

AV Test Ranks Top 20 Antivirus Security Programs for Windows 10

Windows 10 may be less than a year old, but all major antivirus makers have already upgraded their software to the new OS. Today, there are 19 official antivirus products for Windows 10. Which product offers the best choice for you? AV-Test recently helped to answer that question when they ranked 20 different security software programs for Windows 10 (19 third-party programs as well as the b

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Our Top 10 Favorite Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Dec 15th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Our Top 10 Favorite Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 has been out for a few months. But I guarantee you’re not using all the keyboard shortcuts you could be using. I mean, have you even started using the virtual desktop feature yet? Today, we’re listing our top 10 favorite keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10. These shortcuts will make you more productive and they’ll also help you impress your friends. Windows Key + I This shor

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Windows 10 Now Used by 9% of Global Computers, Which is Still Less Than Windows XP

Dec 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Windows 10 Now Used by 9% of Global Computers, Which is Still Less Than Windows XP

Microsoft gave away Windows 10 for free to Windows 7 and 8 users. They told you to upgrade Windows XP years ago after officially dropping support for the OS in 2014. But in spite of all this hard work, there are still more Windows XP users in the world today than there are Windows 10 users. That’s right: the latest market share figures have come out, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 adoption c

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How to Fix Your Windows Update If It Gets Stuck Trying to Update Windows 10

Dec 10th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

How to Fix Your Windows Update If It Gets Stuck Trying to Update Windows 10

I’ve had a frustrating problem the last few weeks: Windows Update continuously tries to upgrade Windows 10, only to vaguely say that the update “failed” once the computer restarts. Then, Windows Update repeats the cycle and tries to install the update again. What happens when something goes wrong with Windows Update in Windows 10? Today, we’re solving these issues for you. Check Out

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New Password Stealing Trojan Targeting Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge

Nov 30th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

New Password Stealing Trojan Targeting Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge

A new Trojan has been discovered targeting Windows 10 users. That Trojan, called Dyreza or Dyre, has been known to steal passwords entered through all popular internet browsers – including Microsoft Edge. Here are some fast facts you need to know about Dyre: -It targets computers running Windows 10 and has already infected 80,000 Windows 10 machines -The Trojan is delivered via a downlo

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Microsoft Reveals Ridiculous 10 Cent Sale on Movies, Games, and Apps Until November 29

Nov 23rd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog | 0 Comment

Microsoft Reveals Ridiculous 10 Cent Sale on Movies, Games, and Apps Until November 29

From November 20 to November 29, 2015, Microsoft is heavily discounting apps, games, music, and movies in the Windows Store. Microsoft announced the news on its blog here. The 10 day sale (get it – because of Windows 10?) will discount many popular items to just 10 cents (once again, to celebrate Windows 10). In the initial announcement, Microsoft claimed that, “For the next 10 day

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Five Reasons Why Windows 10 Privacy Settings Aren’t as Scary as You Think

Nov 16th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Five Reasons Why Windows 10 Privacy Settings Aren’t as Scary as You Think

If you ask the average user what they think of Windows 10, they might answer something like “It’s pretty good, but I’ve heard there are some serious privacy issues.” Well, according to a new report by TechRepublic.com, the Windows 10 privacy settings are enormously overblown. So while headlines say things like “Windows 10: Privacy Nightmare” and “Windows 10 Violates Your Privac

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