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Mac viruses becoming such a major problem that human rights groups are warning of attacks

Oct 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Mac viruses becoming such a major problem that human rights groups are warning of attacks

An interesting article appeared on the Forbes.com website today. The article discussed the increasing problem of Mac viruses. Over the past few years, as Macs have become more popular, more and more Mac users have been targeted by hackers, viruses, and other malware attacks. But the problem is becoming so serious that a human rights group is warning Mac users to protect themselves with security

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New virus called 2.4.exe poses as Panda Cloud Antivirus

Oct 7th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

New virus called 2.4.exe poses as Panda Cloud Antivirus

If you’ve tried to download Panda Cloud Antivirus from the internet lately, then you may have inadvertently infected your computer with a virus. A new Trojan virus is calling itself 2.4.exe while disguising itself as the latest version of the popular Panda Security app. If users download and run 2.4.exe, it appears that Panda Security has been legitimately installed. There is even a Panda Sec

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What will Apple’s next big thing be?

Oct 6th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

What will Apple’s next big thing be?

I know this is supposed to be a PC blog, but on the anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, many people are wondering what Apple’s next big thing could be. After years of innovation under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple’s product innovation has plateaued in recent years. Yes, new iPhones, iPads, and iPods continue to be released, but they’re all following a similar trend: they’re be

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Apple starts producing iPad Mini components

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

Apple starts producing iPad Mini components

The iPad Mini has been in the tech industry’s rumor mill for several months now. Even before the first inklings of info started tricking to the press, most people realized that creating a miniature version of the iPad would be the logical next step. Today, the rumor mill is heating up even further as it appears more and more Asian manufacturers are mass producing the components required to cr

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

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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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Microsoft co-founder calls Windows 8 “Bold…innovative…puzzling.”

Oct 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft co-founder calls Windows 8 “Bold…innovative…puzzling.”

In what is perhaps the most accurate summary of Windows 8 so far, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has labelled Windows 8 “particular bold and innovative” while calling some aspects “puzzling.” Windows 8 will be released later this month, and it’s the first version of Windows since 95 to feature a brand new interface. While the classic Windows Start screen will still be there, Windows

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Want to fix your PC free? Microsoft Answers gets rebranded as Microsoft Community

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Want to fix your PC free? Microsoft Answers gets rebranded as Microsoft Community

Microsoft Answers has existed for years. It has provided countless solutions to Windows users who are struggling to fix problems on their PCs. But today, Microsoft Answers is no more. Rising from the ashes of Microsoft Answers like a phoenix is a service called Microsoft Community. Okay, there isn’t really a difference between Microsoft Answers and Microsoft Community. Microsoft Answers was j

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Steam now features more than just PC games

Oct 3rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Steam now features more than just PC games

Many PC users are familiar with Steam, the popular free gaming platform created by Valve. Steam has been out for several years, but until today, it only gave users the ability to buy games from its online store. That is no longer the case. If you log onto Steam (or visit the store here) you’ll find all sorts of new software programs available. Steam promises that the software will help you:

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Ready to upgrade your laptop and speed up its performance?

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Ready to upgrade your laptop and speed up its performance?

Every laptop slows down as it gets older. But just because you have an old laptop doesn’t mean you should resign yourself to slow performance, crashes, and other computer problems. In fact, there are plenty of affordable laptop upgrades you can make. Many powerful upgrades are available for under $50, and by spending a little bit of money today, you can ensure your laptop lasts for years into

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6 out of 10 PC users reuse passwords across accounts

Oct 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

If your password to your email account and Facebook are the same, then you could be in trouble. A recent study found that 6 of 10 computer users reuse passwords across accounts, leaving their systems critically vulnerable to attack. The study was performed by US fraud-detection agency CSID. It involved 1200 participants. According to the study, 54% of respondents had five different passwords or

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