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Fix your PC for free today with Internet Explorer update

Jul 10th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Fix your PC for free today with Internet Explorer update

On one Tuesday out of every month, Microsoft releases a series of patches for all of its software products. Today, Tuesday July 10, Microsoft released quite a few of those updates, including one critically important update for Internet Explorer. The update addresses a serious security vulnerability that allows remote code execution in Internet Explorer. In other words, hackers can insert a spec

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Windows 8 finally gets a release date…sort of

Jul 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 finally gets a release date…sort of

As readers of the Fix My PC Free blog probably know, Windows 8 is currently in development and is expected to be released later this year. However, up until today, Windows 8 had been labelled with a vague “second half of 2012” release date, which didn’t exactly narrow it down. The timing of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview led many to assume that the full operating system would be released

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Mozilla will no longer support Thunderbird development

Jul 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

Mozilla will no longer support Thunderbird development

Today, internet users have a number of different options when it comes to email clients. From Gmail to Hotmail to Microsoft Outlook, you don’t hear many people saying “I wish somebody would develop a better email client.” Many people use Thunderbird as their primary email client. Today, those users will have to adjust to a recent announcement by Mozilla, which stated that the web browsing

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How to fix and repair the DNSChanger virus

Jul 7th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Help | 0 Comment

How to fix and repair the DNSChanger virus

The DNS Changer virus is one of those weird malware infections that can cause serious problems for users. Unlike other types of malware, the DNS Changer virus redirects a PC’s entire internet connection to a rogue DNS server. After the malware infection was discovered last year, FBI agents shut down the rogue DNS server, leaving hundreds of thousands of infected users with no internet access.

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Android botnet could be controlling smartphones around the world

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

Android botnet could be controlling smartphones around the world

We’ve talked about botnets several times on this blog. Unfortunately, botnets seem to get more and more dangerous every year. What is a botnet? Basically, a botnet is a web of computers that is controlled by one central server. Botnets are often created by hackers and spammers. Botnets spread through a standard malware infection. A certain type of malware might spread to 1,000 different compu

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PCs infected with DNS changer virus will have internet access disabled on Monday

Jul 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

PCs infected with DNS changer virus will have internet access disabled on Monday

A strange type of virus called a DNS changer is being used to create a botnet out of hundreds of thousands of computers. The ‘DNS’ is the server that your computer uses to connect to the internet, and the DNS changer virus is changing that server for malicious reasons. The DNS changer virus is being operated by a group of hackers called Rove Digital. It redirects PCs to an altered version o

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Ultrabook sales surge amid struggling laptop PC market

Jul 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Ultrabook sales surge amid struggling laptop PC market

When you think of laptop PCs, the word ‘high-quality’ doesn’t always come to mind. That’s because most PC manufacturers focus on attracting lower-end consumers interested in sub-$500 laptops. This means most PC manufacturers cut corners, leading to lower-quality laptops and diminishing public perception of PCs. That’s why Intel’s new line of Ultrabooks is good for fans of the PC. By

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Fixing PC Problems Easier than ever with PC Cleaner Pro

Jul 3rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

Fixing PC Problems Easier than ever with PC Cleaner Pro

Fixing PC problems can be difficult, especially if you have no experience in computer repair. So what’s an average Joe supposed to do when his PC breaks down? Unfortunately, most people immediately decide to take their computer into the nearest PC repair shop when their computer breaks down. This can cost you hundreds of dollars. And, most PC repair shops simply search the internet for the ea

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Fixing computer PDF problems just got easier: Word 2013 supports PDF editing

Jul 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Fixing computer PDF problems just got easier: Word 2013 supports PDF editing

Most of us need to edit a PDF say, once per year. Others need to do it on a daily basis. Whether you need to edit PDFs every day or you do it once per year, you’ll appreciate a new feature from Microsoft Word 2013: the ability to view, edit, and save PDF files. That’s right – no longer will Microsoft Office users have to embarrassingly search for ‘PDF editor’ on Google after realizing

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Top 3 free antivirus apps for the Mac

Jun 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Top 3 free antivirus apps for the Mac

Not long ago, we reported that Apple had officially taken down the “MacBooks don’t get viruses” claim from its website. The tech company was facing pressure from its lawyers after Apple had experienced numerous security breaches over the last several months. Thus ended one of Apple’s biggest selling features. Apple computers have been getting viruses for a little while now. To help you

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