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Why Is Geek Squad PC Repair So Expensive?

Jun 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog | 0 Comment

Why Is Geek Squad PC Repair So Expensive?

If you’ve had computer problems in the past, then you may have been tempted to take your computer into Geek Squad for repairs. If you did take your PC to Geek Squad for repairs, then you may have been shocked at how much their services cost. Why is Geek Squad so darned expensive? Geek Squad is expensive because it represents one of the biggest electronics retailers in the country – Best Buy.

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Top 4 things to try before calling tech support

Jun 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Uh oh. Your computer’s broken. For some people, their immediate reaction is to call tech support. Unfortunately, tech support services like Geek Squad can be expensive and irritating to work with. Every computer repair service seems to cost $50 or $100 more dollars than you would expect, and the ultimate result is that you are paying far more for PC repairs that they should actually cost. Tod

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Fixing a faulty hard drive? Here’s how to transfer your OS and files to a new disk

Jun 21st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog | 0 Comment

Fixing a faulty hard drive? Here’s how to transfer your OS and files to a new disk

Unfortunately, most hard drives will eventually die. Sometimes, they die because they are packed with information and you haven’t run a disk defragmenter in a while. Other times, they die through no fault of your own. When your hard drive is dying, it starts to make clicking noises and go through other strange errors. If you hear these noises, consider yourself lucky: most people don’t get

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Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

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

Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Bad news today for anybody who encrypts their files. A team of researchers in Japan has been able to crack 923-bit encryption – a feat previously thought to be impossible. The Japanese team, based out of Fujitsu Laboratories and Kyushu University, took just over 148 days to crack the 278 digit, 932-bit code. Sure, that may seem like a long-time, but it’s a new world record. The past record

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Looking for a different browser experience? Try Opera 12

Jun 19th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

Looking for a different browser experience? Try Opera 12

When you hear the word ‘internet browser’, most people think of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. However, trailing in at a distant 4th (possibly 5th if you count Apple iOS’s Safari) is Opera. Made by a Norwegian design team, Opera has always had a small but dedicated following of users. Wikipedia claims that Opera’s usage numbers hover around 5%, which is actually

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How to Remove Viruses from Your Computer

Jun 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

How to Remove Viruses from Your Computer

If you have a computer that is connected to the internet then it is almost guaranteed that you have had to deal with viruses and virus removal. Viruses come in all different sizes, shapes, and levels of severity. From basic keyloggers to advanced PC hijacking malware, today’s viruses are more dangerous than they have ever been in the past. Today, we’re going to teach your PC how to fight ba

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How to Recognize PC Virus Threats

Jun 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

How to Recognize PC Virus Threats

If you want to protect yourself and your PC, then you need to recognize virus threats before they infect your computer. Today, we're going to show you how to spot and prevent some of the most common sources of viruses on the internet. Email viruses Emails are one of the most common sources of PC virus infections. Most modern email services have a junk email filter which sorts out most potent

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Basic, Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

Jun 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Basic, Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

Over time you may have noticed that your computer no longer responds or operates at the same speed as it did when you first purchased it. This effect can be attributed to a number of different sources, several of which can be easily fixed. Today, we’re going to show you how to fix those problems and quickly speed up your computer. Basic House Cleaning Cleaning up your computer can help increas

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How to troubleshoot Windows Vista

Jun 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog | 0 Comment

How to troubleshoot Windows Vista

According to Wikipedia, nearly 9% of computer users around the world are still using Windows Vista as of April 2012. For that reason, we’re going to teach you a few of the best ways to fix your Windows Vista computer for free. Disable UAC The User Account Control is ridiculously restrictive. Any time you want to change one of Vista’s most basic settings – like the time on the clock – the

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Cyber-criminals behind Flame also worked on Stuxnet and Duqu

Jun 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Cyber-criminals behind Flame also worked on Stuxnet and Duqu

The Flame virus is old news by now. But if you haven’t already heard of it, then all you need to know is that it’s the most complex virus ever created. It has the ability to take full control of infected computers – including the use of webcams and the recording of audio conversations through microphones. It’s been labelled as one of the world’s most dangerous cyber-warfare weapons. B

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