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Hackers could kill people by targeting computers in cars

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

Hackers could kill people by targeting computers in cars

You might think that viruses could only cause damage to your computer, but you’d be wrong for a number of different reasons. Today, viruses can wreak havoc on one’s personal and financial lives – all while turning your computer into a frozen, useless brick. But it looks like hackers are targeting a new frontier when it comes to computer viruses: cars. Today, many cars are outfitted wit

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Microsoft continues to refuse nude photo uploads on SkyDrive

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

Microsoft continues to refuse nude photo uploads on SkyDrive

It’s no secret that cloud storage systems have exploded with growth over the last few years. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s entry into the cloud storage market. Although it’s been around for a few years, SkyDrive recently underwent a facelift that made it more usable than ever before. Unfortunately, SkyDrive has one perplexing requirement that few other cloud storage websites have: users are not

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Microsoft will manufacture 3 million Surface tablets

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Microsoft will manufacture 3 million Surface tablets

Rumors about the Microsoft Surface have been flying around in recent weeks. A few days ago, CNet claimed that the Microsoft Surface would be sold at just $199 – which would be a massive loss for Microsoft but would put a Windows 8 tablets in the hands of consumers around the world. Tech analysts shot back saying that this price point would be very unlikely. Well, it appears that Microsoft is

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PC security world starts to learn more about strange Shamoon virus

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

PC security world starts to learn more about strange Shamoon virus

You might have heard about the Shamoon virus over the last few days. It’s a dangerous virus that has been affecting computers across the Middle East and other parts of the world. Although it’s largely concentrated in Middle Eastern computer networks (particularly corporate networks), Shamoon has been spotted on computers in western countries as well. “Shamoon” is the Arabic word for Sim

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New Shamoon malware stealing computer data around the world

Aug 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Shamoon malware stealing computer data around the world

Unfortunately, we have another new virus to tell you about. Today, PC security experts around the world are trying to figure out a new type of malware called Shamoon. The malware was discovered by PC security firms on Thursday, August 16, and since then, we’ve been learning more and more about how the virus works. Basically, Shamoon steals user information from some of the deepest folders on

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Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

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Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

A few days ago, the tech world was abuzz with news that Microsoft would be pricing its Surface tablet at a below-cost price of $199. While that rumor has not yet been confirmed or denied, Lenovo released another tidbit of information about the Surface’s pricing scheme today. Lenovo claims that the Windows RT tablets will cost $300 less than the Windows 8 tablets. That’s a massive difference

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Only 4 of 13 antivirus suites are able to defend PCs against exploit-based attacks

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Only 4 of 13 antivirus suites are able to defend PCs against exploit-based attacks

If you have antivirus software installed on your system, then it might not be doing its job as well as you think. A recent study performed by NSS Labs found that most of today’s antivirus software was virtually useless against exploit-based attacks. The study concluded that just four out of thirteen tested antivirus programs were able to defend systems against these types of attacks. An explo

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Early Windows 8 reviews are positive

Aug 16th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Early Windows 8 reviews are positive

Windows 8’s official release date is October 26, but just a few days ago, early copies of Windows 8 were released to a large number of industry insiders, including developers and several journalists. That means that Windows 8 reviews are starting to appear online, and so far, they seem to be fairly positive. This copy of Windows 8 is called Windows 8 RTM (Released to Manufacturing), which is

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“How to Fix Windows 8” campaign launched by ex-Microsoft employee

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“How to Fix Windows 8” campaign launched by ex-Microsoft employee

Windows 8 reviews are starting to appear online, and so far, the operating system has been doing fairly well. Most reviewers aren’t calling Windows 8 revolutionary, but they are being impressed by its new usability features and commitment to seamless integration across all devices. However, one person isn’t too impressed by Windows 8. That person is an ex-employee who launched a website cal

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Do you want a Windows RT Toshiba tablet? Don’t get your hopes up

Aug 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Do you want a Windows RT Toshiba tablet? Don’t get your hopes up

Microsoft and its manufacturing partners have had a testy relationship over the last few months. Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface, OEMs like Acer, Asus, and Toshiba have been in an uproar about Microsoft taking away their business. As a result, some OEMs have not signed up to create launch-day Windows 8 tablets. These OEMs include big names like Acer and HP. But Microsoft has known ab

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