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Don’t blame Windows when your PC stops working – blame “soft errors”

Aug 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Don’t blame Windows when your PC stops working – blame “soft errors”

PC errors are an inevitable part of owning a computer. However, many people fail to distinguish between PC errors and Windows errors. Windows errors are problems within the operating system – Windows – on your computer, while PC errors are general problems that can occur to any hardware or software program. A recent article by Wired.com suggests that Windows errors might soon be a thing of

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Which computer will be perfect for university?

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Which computer will be perfect for university?

It’s the back-to-school season, and many students have already had their first day of classes. Many more students will have their first day of class on the Tuesday after Memorial Day (Labour Day in Canada). In order to get a degree, you need a computer. Professors publish course material on online portals like Blackboard at many colleges, and no teacher is going to accept a handwritten essay

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How to use multiple monitors in Windows 8

Aug 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to use multiple monitors in Windows 8

Dual monitors are starting to become popular in offices and workstations around the world. Today, even the most basic computer hardware has no problems running multiple monitors at the same time, and a multi-monitor setup is a great way to improve productivity by displaying twice as much information on the screen at any one time. Thankfully, Microsoft knows how popular multiple monitors are, an

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Serious Java flaw discovered

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Serious Java flaw discovered

A serious security vulnerability could start to affect Java users very soon. A team of security researchers at Rapid7 recently discovered a massive hole in Java’s security that allows hackers to “easily” gain access to user’s computers. The hackers can exploit a vulnerability in Java’s software, and to make matters worse, there is apparently no way to defend your computer against them

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New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

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New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

Facebook scams come in all shapes and sizes, but usually they’re pretty easy to detect before they infect your computer. However, a recent scam is working on an above average number of Facebook users. So how does it work? Well, Facebook users are sent a message that appears to be from Facebook. This message claims that “One of your friends added a new photo with you to the album.” The des

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Is cloud computing as secure as companies promise?

Aug 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Is cloud computing as secure as companies promise?

Cloud computing is winning fans all over the world. Businesses love it because it saves on IT headaches, and consumers love having access to their data no matter where they go. But it looks like cloud computing might have a dark side. Since adopting cloud computing, 39% of businesses report that their security has suffered. In other words, cloud storage has opened up weak links in the security

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Over one million personal accounts allegedly leaked online through Project Hellfire

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Over one million personal accounts allegedly leaked online through Project Hellfire

When a team of hackers calls something ‘Project Hellfire’, it’s rarely a good thing for internet users around the world. A hacking group called Team GhostShell recently leaked a huge amount of sensitive data onto the internet for anybody to see. The data includes private records from government agencies, advertisers, consulting firms, and many other types of companies. The data was report

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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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