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Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

Sep 23rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

Begun, the cloud wars have The cloud storage wars have been underway for the past few years, but in 2014, they’ve heated up to supernova-like levels. Dropbox – the industry veteran with years of experience and millions of happy customers  - is facing stiff competition from companies like Microsoft and Apple with billions of dollars to throw around. Today, Microsoft waved those billions

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Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Sep 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Six months ago, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft effectively pulled the plug on Windows XP. Microsoft announced they would no longer create security updates for their decade-plus old operating system. April 8, 2014, was the date of the last Windows XP security update. Since that date, Windows XP has been floating through the dangers of the internet unprotected. New threats have arisen and Windows

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ESPN Faces Backlash After Saying eSports Aren’t Real Sports

Sep 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

ESPN Faces Backlash After Saying eSports Aren’t Real Sports

eSports have faced an uphill battle to claw their way into the public’s eye. Since the early 2000s, eSports has constantly been growing. But since the release of Dota 2 and League of Legends, eSports has exploded with growth. The International Dota 2 Championships took place in July 2014. $10 million in prize money was up for grabs. Valve partnered with ESPN to air the tournament across it

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Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Sep 1st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Almost everyone has Facebook these days. While Facebook’s popularity among young people is plummeting, it remains a popular platform for people of all ages – and all intelligence levels. That’s why Facebook is one of the biggest targets for online scams. Today, I’m going to show you the most popular Facebook scams out there today and explain exactly how you can avoid those scams: 5)

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Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Aug 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Last week, Chinese hackers stole an astonishing 4.5 million health care records from American patients. Those records were stolen from patients of Community Health Systems and it’s one of many health industry hacking thefts that have occurred in recent months. Why do Chinese hackers want your health care records? What are they going to do with those records? More importantly, should you ac

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Good News! Cryptolocker Victims Can Now Retrieve their Encrypted Files for Free

Aug 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Between 2013 and 2014, Cryptolocker infected millions of computers across the world. Cryptolocker encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom to regain access to those files. That ransom started at $400 and rose to $600 within hours of the initial infection. You could remove Cryptolocker from your system without paying the ransom, but you could not retrieve your files without enterin

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Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Jul 27th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Phishing is one of the deadliest PC threats out there today. Phishing involves tricking someone into divulging personal information – like account usernames or passwords. Today’s best phishers are trained professionals with decades of experience luring people online. They know exactly how to trick people, misdirect them, and extract the information they need. That’s what makes them so

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Lecpetex” Virus Infects Over 250,000 Facebook Users to Mine Litecoins

Jul 9th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Lecpetex” Virus Infects Over 250,000 Facebook Users to Mine Litecoins

Virtual currency mining has led to a surge in viruses over the past few years. Today’s viruses infect computers and then use the processing power of those computers to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and other virtual currencies. Facebook’s security team recently discovered a virus called Lecpetex which infected over 250,000 computers around the world. Approximately 50,000 Facebook accoun

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Get Ready for a Surge of Rootkits Targeting 64-bit PCs

Jun 29th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Get Ready for a Surge of Rootkits Targeting 64-bit PCs

Between the year 2000 and 2011, the world experienced a massive surge in the number of rootkits. After 2011, however, something changed. 64-bit systems were becoming more popular. All the major rootkits were built to target 32-bit systems, which meant fewer and fewer attacks were taking place. Rootkits, of course, are designed specifically to target the root of your PC. You can sometimes

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Security Risk Warning! Google Glass Users Can Steal Your Passwords With a Single Brief Glance

Jun 28th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

A device that constantly monitors its surroundings is clearly a security hazard. But now, researchers at UMass have proved that Google Glass poses a real danger to your personal security. Specifically, UMass researchers studied how easy it was for Google Glass users to spy on another user as that individual entered a PIN into a smartphone or tablet. Let’s say you were sitting at Starbuc

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