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Still using Windows XP? You’re not alone on XP’s 11th Anniversary

Oct 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Still using Windows XP? You’re not alone on XP’s 11th Anniversary

11 years ago, on October 25, 2001, Windows XP was released. Although the release of Windows XP was a subdued event when compared to the release of Windows 95 and the release of Windows 8, Windows XP would go on to become the software company’s most successful operating system. Windows XP was so successful because it combined the functionality of previous Windows operating systems with the usa

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New Adobe patch fixes dangerous PC security vulnerabilities in ShockWave player

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New Adobe patch fixes dangerous PC security vulnerabilities in ShockWave player

It’s no secret that Windows media applications are the primary source of malware and viruses on most operating systems. Media player companies are constantly battling to stay one step ahead of virus creators, and that means they have to release regular patches to clients. Most media player patches fix one or two minor vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities might never have been discovered by

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You know not to use ‘password’ as your password, but what about ‘ninja’?

Oct 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

You know not to use ‘password’ as your password, but what about ‘ninja’?

Every time a new data leak is discovered, it’s interesting to see which passwords are the most common. Time and time again, the following passwords tend to be the most common: -12456 -12345678 -Password -1234 -Qwerty -Asdf -Abc123 -Password1 -And other common terms People who sign up for accounts and use these terms as a password are being wilfully stupid about comp

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The top 5 biggest improvements between Windows 7 and Windows 8

Oct 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Windows 8 | 0 Comment

The top 5 biggest improvements between Windows 7 and Windows 8

Many people are already using Windows 8, and that means even more consumers are making the age-old decision about whether or not they should upgrade. We don’t care whether you upgrade or not, although there are some important changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 that deserve to be mentioned. All of the changes listed below will help optimize your PC in some way or another. Some of these ch

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Samsung will no longer make displays for Apple after 2013

Oct 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Samsung will no longer make displays for Apple after 2013

With all of the hoopla surrounding Apple’s recent patent victory over Samsung, many people forgot that Apple was one of Samsung’s biggest customers. For years, Samsung has been supplying displays and processors to Apple’s factories in China. These components are used to make all sorts of different Apple products. But according to the Korea Times and Forbes, Samsung “will terminate its c

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Sick of fixing computer problems in Windows 7? Windows 8 is so easy a three-year old can use it

Oct 21st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Sick of fixing computer problems in Windows 7? Windows 8 is so easy a three-year old can use it

Those who constantly struggle with fixing computer problems might have salvation nearby. On October 26, Microsoft will release Windows 8. Despite many complaints about the operating system’s awkward user interface, a recent video shows us that Windows 8 is so easy a three-year old can figure it out. The video was shot by a YouTube user named AdamDesrosiers, who appears to have no affiliation

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Apple beefs up computer security by automatically disabling Java on all OS X systems

Oct 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Apple beefs up computer security by automatically disabling Java on all OS X systems

Apple has always been wary of third-party plugins. The tech giant made headlines when it refused to allow flash on iOS, which means iPad and iPhone users have never been able to access any Flash-related media. And now, it looks like OS X users will receive a similar restriction that prevents them from using Java. Today, Apple announced that all Lion and Mountain Lion versions of Mac OS X (60% o

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How to reinstall Windows after replacing a hard drive

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One of the best ways to speed up your computer’s performance is to replace an aging hard drive. Today, hard drive space has never been cheaper. Internal hard drives with multiple terabytes of storage space can be purchased for under $100, and even portable hard drives offer an affordable and convenient way to store important files. But one problem that some users encounter after replacing the

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Is your health at risk? Computer viruses are running rampant in hospitals due to unpatched operating systems

Oct 19th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog | 0 Comment

Is your health at risk? Computer viruses are running rampant in hospitals due to unpatched operating systems

During a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., PC security experts claimed that the medical technology industry was experiencing a severe onslaught of viruses and malware – and this onslaught could be putting the health of patients at risk. The statements about medical malware were made during a panel discussion called the Technology Review by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Android rooting easier than expected thanks to new program called One Click Root

Oct 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Android rooting easier than expected thanks to new program called One Click Root

Today, Android is the most popular mobile operating system on the planet. Millions of users around the world are activating new Android smartphones and tablets every day, and Google’s popular mobile operating system has garnered a devoted following of users. As powerful as Androids can be, some users want to tweak their devices to unlock higher levels of performance and greater battery life,

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