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Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

Jul 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

If you’ve ever shopped for an HDMI cord, then you might have been shocked by the number of options in front of you. You might have walked into Best Buy just looking for your run-of-the-mill HDMI cord to hook up to your Xbox 360, but suddenly you start seeing ‘high-quality’ HDMI cords, LX edition HDMI cords, and other distractions. What’s the difference between all of these HDMI cords? F

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OS X Mountain Lion versus Windows 8: What can Microsoft learn?

Jul 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

OS X Mountain Lion versus Windows 8: What can Microsoft learn?

OS X Mountain Lion was launched earlier this week. For those who don’t know, OS X is Apple’s flagship operating system. Each new update comes with its own code name. On Wednesday, July 25, Apple released the ‘Mountain Lion’ update. While Mountain Lion, unlike previous updates, was not a huge leap forward for Apple, it did add some notable refinements to OS X. PC World recently publis

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Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

Jul 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

We all like getting things done for free. From free food to free computer software, it’s hard to pass up a free deal. In Windows 8, Microsoft has put an extra emphasis on free PC error support options. This will make it easier for customers to recover their computers from any PC problems that come their way. From Blue Screen of Death lockdowns to general performance errors, Windows 8 looks to

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How to completely clean out your work PC

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

How to completely clean out your work PC

Did you just get fired? Do you have to give your laptop back to tech support? If so, then you might want to make sure your computer is completely cleaned out. Here are 5 things to do before you give back your work PC in order to avoid any embarrassing situations. 5) Backup all documents to a remote location It never hurts to hold onto your work documents. You might never use these files agai

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It’s happened again! Another PC virus targets computers in the Middle East

Jul 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

It’s happened again! Another PC virus targets computers in the Middle East

It’s been a rough year for Middle Eastern PC security experts. Not long ago, we had Stuxnet and Flame. Stuxnet was a cyber-attack that was likely launched by Israel and the United States in a joint operation. The virus specifically targeted the computers used by Iran’s nuclear system. Then, Flame targeted hundreds of thousands of PCs across the entire Middle East. Now, it looks like we’ve

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Yahoo doesn’t have a cure for SQL injection problem

Jul 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Yahoo doesn’t have a cure for SQL injection problem

Yahoo’s recent password leak might not have been a one-time event. PC security experts say that Yahoo does not have an effective mechanism in place to prevent another SQL injection attack, meaning it’s only a matter of time before hackers try to take a shot at Yahoo’s notoriously weak database protection again. The attack that occurred last week exposed close to half a million user accoun

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Will Microsoft Office 2013 be touch friendly? Find out Monday

Jul 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Will Microsoft Office 2013 be touch friendly? Find out Monday

We already know just about everything there is to know about Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. Set to be released in October of 2012, Windows 8 will feature plenty of features that will cater to touch-screen users of tablets and smartphones. However, Microsoft hasn’t told us much about the next version of Office. Currently, the next version of Office is code-named Office 15

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Symantec antivirus update creating headaches for PC users

Jul 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Symantec antivirus update creating headaches for PC users

Computer upgrades are supposed to fix your PC, not destroy them. Unfortunately, a bug in a recent release of Symantec Corp’s antivirus software appears to be locking down the systems of computer users around the world, causing untold amounts of frustration. Specifically, users of Symantec’s Endpoint Protection 12.1 have said that a recent patch causes systems to immediately encounter the in

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Yahoo Voice hacked, nearly half a million passwords stolen

Jul 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Yahoo Voice hacked, nearly half a million passwords stolen

I hope you don’t use Yahoo Voice. If you do, then your password could very well have been stolen today. A hacking group known as D33Ds Company used SQL injection to gain access to Yahoo Voice’s server files. The result? 453,000 user accounts were posted onto the internet in a plain text file this morning, along with their password information. Although the original website where the passwor

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Dropbox doubles storage space for paying users and adds new 500GB plan

Jul 11th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Dropbox doubles storage space for paying users and adds new 500GB plan

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I need 500GB of online storage space”? If so, then an announcement made by Dropbox today will make you happy. The online cloud storage website released a 500GB storage plan that costs approximately $49.99 per month. The 500GB storage plan eclipses previous plans which ran at 100GB and 50GB. The 100GB plan cost $19.99 per month and the 50GB plan cost $9.99

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