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Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Aug 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Today, most computers and laptops have a disc drive of some sort. You might even have a Blu-Ray player on your PC. At the very least, you likely have a CD/DVD drive. This drive can be used to install programs, read data from a disc, and play movies, music, or games over your computer. However, PCs with optical disc drives could soon be a thing of the past. A few years ago, basically every new P

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Does your antivirus software pass the six day test?

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Does your antivirus software pass the six day test?

One PC security research firm is in trouble today after it suggested that antivirus software that doesn’t find new virus threats within 6 days will never find that virus. The report was issued by a host-based intrusion prevention firm (i.e. hacking defense company) called Carbon Black. The report claimed that today’s top antivirus software only has a small window for detecting and removing

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What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

Aug 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

We couldn’t call ourselves a technology blog if we didn’t comment on one of the biggest tech stories of the year – the fact that Apple beat Samsung in a multibillion dollar copyright infringement settlement in South Korea this past week. The South Korean jury ruled in favor of Apple in overwhelming fashion, awarding the creator of the iPhone and iPad a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. S

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Security researcher questions Windows 8’s security, Microsoft fixes error in 14 hours

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Security researcher questions Windows 8’s security, Microsoft fixes error in 14 hours

It’s easy to poke fun at an operating system during its pre-release phase. At this stage of the development cycle, many reviewers and tech industry insiders have already started using Windows 8 on a regular basis, and that means the reviews and criticisms are already pouring in. Fortunately, Microsoft has been reviewing criticisms of its operating system and, in at least one case, has instant

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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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McAfee update messes up home and business customers

Aug 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

McAfee update messes up home and business customers

In most cases, software updates fix a program or repair a security hole. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. A recent McAfee update left many users struggling to fix broken computers. The McAfee updates were called DAT 6807 and DAT 6808. The updates affected both home and business users, which means that thousands of McAfee users around the world were affected by the update. The upd

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How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

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How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

It’s the back to school season, and many students are just unwrapping their new computers eager to fire them up and start messing around. But you don’t have to look very far on most new computers to find ‘bloatware’, which are programs that hardware manufacturers install on your PC that don’t really serve a useful purpose. Certain manufacturers do this more than others. HP is notoriou

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Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Aug 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Microsoft has been quiet about pricing for its upcoming Windows 8 tablet – the Surface. But we know even less about the Windows 8 operating system itself. Sure, upgrading to Windows 8 from an existing Windows system will cost $40 – but how much will it cost for the full ‘Pro’ version of Windows 8? According to recent rumors, Windows 8 Pro will cost $199. But here’s the catch: it will

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Why is PC Cleaner Pro free?

Aug 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

Why is PC Cleaner Pro free?

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to fix your PC for free, then you might have stumbled upon reviews for PC Cleaner Pro. But why is PC Cleaner Pro free? And what can it actually do to help your computer? Today, we’re going to answer those questions for you. PC Cleaner Pro is free to try There is a big difference between software that is free and software that is free to try. PC Clean

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Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

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Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

Windows 8 will be released on October 26, and many of today’s Windows users are wondering if they should pay to upgrade. Since many PC users just recently upgraded to Windows 7, they might not feel like switching to an entirely new operating system just yet. This is especially true for businesses that have to pay thousands of dollars (in addition to retraining fees) every time they upgrade to a

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