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New scam charges computer users hundreds of dollars for fake remote tech support

Oct 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

New scam charges computer users hundreds of dollars for fake remote tech support

Over the past few years, policing agencies have received a growing number of complaints about a sophisticated remote support software scam. The scam targets computer users who have been experiencing problems with their computers recently. However, these computer problems are not occurring through any fault of the user. Instead, they’re created by a new virus that has targeted thousands of com

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Is shutting down your computer every night bad?

Sep 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Is shutting down your computer every night bad?

Ever since computers have been invented, there has been a persistent myth that shutting down a computer every night is bad. Some people believe that it can cause significant wear-and-tear on computer systems over time, while other people believe that it will increase the number of errors you experience. In reality, shutting down your computer every night is rarely a bad thing. In fact, it can l

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Fixing your PC with regular updates

Aug 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Fixing your PC with regular updates

A PC is like a car – it needs regular maintenance in order to continue running smoothly. Fortunately, PC maintenance doesn’t require you to drag your computer down to the nearest garage and wait around for repairs to be completed. Instead, anybody can fix their PC quickly and easily through simple computer updates. Updating a Windows PC can help users avoid everything from viruses to PC slo

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PCs infected with DNS changer virus will have internet access disabled on Monday

Jul 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

PCs infected with DNS changer virus will have internet access disabled on Monday

A strange type of virus called a DNS changer is being used to create a botnet out of hundreds of thousands of computers. The ‘DNS’ is the server that your computer uses to connect to the internet, and the DNS changer virus is changing that server for malicious reasons. The DNS changer virus is being operated by a group of hackers called Rove Digital. It redirects PCs to an altered version o

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Top 3 free antivirus apps for the Mac

Jun 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Top 3 free antivirus apps for the Mac

Not long ago, we reported that Apple had officially taken down the “MacBooks don’t get viruses” claim from its website. The tech company was facing pressure from its lawyers after Apple had experienced numerous security breaches over the last several months. Thus ended one of Apple’s biggest selling features. Apple computers have been getting viruses for a little while now. To help you

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Top 4 things to try before calling tech support

Jun 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Uh oh. Your computer’s broken. For some people, their immediate reaction is to call tech support. Unfortunately, tech support services like Geek Squad can be expensive and irritating to work with. Every computer repair service seems to cost $50 or $100 more dollars than you would expect, and the ultimate result is that you are paying far more for PC repairs that they should actually cost. Tod

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Basic, Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

Jun 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Basic, Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

Over time you may have noticed that your computer no longer responds or operates at the same speed as it did when you first purchased it. This effect can be attributed to a number of different sources, several of which can be easily fixed. Today, we’re going to show you how to fix those problems and quickly speed up your computer. Basic House Cleaning Cleaning up your computer can help increas

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How to fix clutter problems on your PC

May 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

How to fix clutter problems on your PC

One of the biggest problems with today’s PCs is reducing the amount of clutter. You may not realize it, but even the world’s largest hard drives can develop problems due to clutter – even if they’re not close to being full. Clutter slows down your PC and can make it difficult for your programs to find that data it needs. This leads to crashes, freezes, and other problems. For all of the

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Firefox 13 will make fixing internet problems a breeze

May 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Firefox 13 will make fixing internet problems a breeze

Firefox users are expected to get a big boost to their PC repair efforts when Firefox 13 is released on June 5, 2012. Currently in its beta testing phase, Firefox 13 will feature a useful and unique computer repair feature: a simple reset button. Firefox 13’s reset button will allow users to wipe clean all of the annoying toolbars and add-ons they may have installed while keeping bookmarks, b

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How much does PC repair usually cost?

Apr 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

How much does PC repair usually cost?

If your computer is getting old, then you might be worried about defects. After all, hardware defects usually don’t surface until a few years after a computer has been purchased. If your computer has been noticeably slowing down lately, then you might be preparing for the worst. In most cases, a slow computer is just a sign that your PC will need repairs soon. In order to be financially prepa

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