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Apple and PC virus threat at its highest level in four years

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

Apple and PC virus threat at its highest level in four years

PC security company McAfee is reporting that the threat of viruses is the largest it has ever been in the last four years. Although PC viruses have risen at an alarming rate, the report also notes alarming growth in the rate of Mac viruses. Specifically, the report urges that “All Mac fanboys and –girls are hereby on notice: Mac malware is showing steady, continued growth.” In other words

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What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous for my PC?

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What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous for my PC?

You may have heard of the term ransomware in recent months. Ransomware attacks have been rising at an alarming pace, and many computer users have been infected with frustrating ransomware problems. But what is ransomware? And what can the average PC user do to fix their PC after being attacked by ransomware? Keep reading to find out! What is ransomware? Ransomware is a new type of computer virus

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Hackers have already developed Windows 8 antivirus scam

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

Hackers have already developed Windows 8 antivirus scam

Many of us are familiar with fake Windows antivirus software. These annoying programs flood a computer with false error messages and fake virus alerts to trick them into purchasing antivirus software. Today, fake antivirus software is one of the most common – and most effective – types of viruses. Even the most computer-savvy users can be tricked by fake antivirus software, especially since

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Antivirus software becoming less and less effective at detecting antivirus threats

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Antivirus software becoming less and less effective at detecting antivirus threats

According to a recent report by a team of computer security researchers, antivirus software is becoming less and less effective at identifying malware threats. The report suggests that consumers and businesses should start to look for other ways to defend their networks from viruses since even today’s most popular antivirus programs have trouble removing dangerous threats. The report was disc

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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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12 million Apple IDs stolen from FBI computer

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12 million Apple IDs stolen from FBI computer

Data leaks have become increasingly common in recent years. From Nvidia to LinkedIn, many major companies have struggled to lock down the private data stored on their databases. The main culprits are hacking groups – many of which make it their goal to target the data inside vulnerable databases. Apple is one company that has struggled to maintain the security of its users. Just a few months

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Valve entering hardware market

Sep 3rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Valve entering hardware market

Every PC gamer has heard of Valve, the well-known (and well-loved) creator of classic games like Team Fortress 2 and Half Life. Valve also operates Steam, the world’s most popular online PC gaming distribution platform. However, it will soon be time to add another title to Valve’s record: “hardware manufacturer.” That’s right, Valve is preparing to enter the hardware market. Early rep

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Recent security problems suggest age of Java might be over

Sep 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Recent security problems suggest age of Java might be over

Java has been facing an increasing number of security problems in recent years. One security hole discovered last week allowed hackers to install dangerous rootkits onto a user’s computer. Although that problem has since been patched by Oracle, some are calling it ‘the finger in the dam’ when it comes to Java problems. In other words, Java might be such a fundamentally unsecure platform t

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The top 3 ways to optimize your brand new PC

Aug 31st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

The top 3 ways to optimize your brand new PC

So you just bought a new PC. You’re probably pretty excited. Getting a new computer is like opening a whole new chapter in life – that is, if you’re a nerd like me. Whether you’re a geek who just bought a $2,000 gaming PC or you just purchased a netbook for college, there are some things you should do to optimize your brand new PC. These tips will help keep your laptop PC running for as

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Replacing a laptop hard drive

- by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

Replacing a laptop hard drive

Many computer users have experienced the frustration of a broken hard drive at some point in their lives. Broken hard drives are devastating. You lose all your data, and recovering that information can be expensive. To make matters worse, you might have to spend hundreds of dollars on a new hard drive or thousands of dollars on a new computer. Fortunately, replacing a laptop hard drive might no

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