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What’s the World’s Most Secure Operating System in 2015?

Mar 3rd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: PC Protection News | 0 Comment

What’s the World’s Most Secure Operating System in 2015?

Many of us will naturally say “Apple” when people ask us about the world’s most secure operating system. Yes, even us longtime PC fans have long known Apple makes technically-secure operating systems. But it’s 2015, not 2005. Apple no longer offers world’s most secure operating system. In fact, a recent study showed that Apple operating systems like Max OS X have more vulnerabilities

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What is Malvertising and Why is it 2015’s Biggest Security Threat?

Feb 22nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

What is Malvertising and Why is it 2015’s Biggest Security Threat?

“Malvertising” might seem like one of those stupid buzzwords coined by some PC security researcher with nothing better to do (actually, that’s probably exactly where the term came from). But malvertising is also one of 2015’s biggest security threats – and more users are falling victim than ever before. What is malvertising and why is it so dangerous to computer users like you and

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Lenovo Gets Caught Pre-Installing Dangerous Adware on PCs

Feb 15th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Lenovo Gets Caught Pre-Installing Dangerous Adware on PCs

Lenovo is the world’s largest PC maker. Today, Lenovo is also the world’s most controversial PC maker after it was caught pre-installing adware on desktop and laptop PCs. Most PC makers install some form of adware: adware comes in the form of a free 30 day antivirus trial, or a backup software manager. But Lenovo’s adware is a lot more dangerous than that. Lenovo’s adware is called S

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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Another AV-Test Certification

Jan 28th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Another AV-Test Certification

AV-Test has once again tested a range of popular antivirus products and Microsoft Security Essentials has once again failed the test. The German-based antivirus testing company released the results of its antivirus test pitting 28 popular programs against one another. Some of the software was free, while other software was paid. The software was tested using 153 pieces of zero-day malware (i

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Lizard Squad Hacks Malaysia Airlines Website, Posts 404 – Plane Not Found Error Message

Jan 26th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Lizard Squad Hacks Malaysia Airlines Website, Posts 404 – Plane Not Found Error Message

The Lizard Squad hacking crew seems to enjoy attention-grabbing attacks. After hacking PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day, Lizard Squad has attacked the Malaysian Airlines website and posted a disturbing message. For a few hours on Monday morning, the Malaysia Airlines website displayed the words “404 – Plane Not Found.” It also featured the words “ISIS Will Prevail” i

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Learn How This 7-Year Old Girl Hacked a Stranger’s Laptop Over Public Wi-Fi

Jan 20th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Learn How This 7-Year Old Girl Hacked a Stranger’s Laptop Over Public Wi-Fi

When we hear about the dangers of public Wi-Fi networks, most of us quickly become dismissive. “I’m smarter about PC security than the average person,” they say. “I’m very careful about which networks I connect to.” Well, a recent study from Virtual Private Network (VPN) HideMyAss.com may have you thinking differently. That “study “involved a seven-year old girl hacking in

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New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

Jan 9th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

A new type of Apple malware is being called “undetectable” and “unstoppable” by security researchers, putting further doubt in the belief that Apple is the safer, more secure operating system. The new malware is in the proof-of-concept stage at this point. Researchers have proved that this type of virus could exist, and it might already exist in the world, but nobody knows for sure. Wh

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New “Super Cookies” Can Track You in Incognito Mode

Jan 6th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New “Super Cookies” Can Track You in Incognito Mode

If you’re like most people, then you use Chrome’s Incognito Mode whenever you’re engaging in activities you don’t want other people to know about – like planning surprise parties. If you like surprise parties as much as I do, then I have some bad news for you: new “Super Cookies” have been developed that can track you even when you’re using Incognito Mode and other private brows

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Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

Jan 5th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

Steam is the world’s most popular PC gaming platform. Over the past few weeks, Steam users have been bombarded by a weird malware dubbed “WTF”. The malware is appropriately named: during the attack, one of your infected friends will send you a message saying “WTF?” followed by a link to a file which appears to be a JPEG. The convincing message looks like something one of your frien

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CryptoWall Isn’t Disappearing: It’s becoming Stronger

Jan 2nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

In 2014, CryptoLocker terrorized our computers with horrific ransomware. Then, after CryptoLocker was shut down, CryptoWall was released, which terrorized our computers even more. At first, CryptoWall looked like it would be a shoddy knockoff version of CryptoLocker. It had serious vulnerabilities which made it easy to defeat: even if you didn’t pay the $200 ransom. But instead of dying of

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