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Is Your Chrome Browser Acting Funny? There’s a New Chrome Impersonator Trojan Infecting Thousands

Sep 10th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Is Your Chrome Browser Acting Funny? There’s a New Chrome Impersonator Trojan Infecting Thousands

Has your Google Chrome browser been taking you to weird websites lately? You may have been infected by something called the Mutabaha Trojan. That Trojan, according to Dr. Web researchers, looks and performs very similarly to Google Chrome. There are some small differences with the menu design, but aside from that, it’s virtually indistinguishable. The most noticeable difference between the

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New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

Aug 1st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

The Rio Olympics 2016 are just around the corner. As we see with every major event, scammers are hitting the internet trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Want to enjoy the Olympics online without being attacked? Want to watch beach volleyball match streams without losing access to all your online banking data? Here are 5 tips to help you stay protected throughout the Rio Olympics.

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Deadly New Satana Ransomware Encrypts User Files and your Master Boot Record

Jul 4th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Deadly New Satana Ransomware Encrypts User Files and your Master Boot Record

When a ransomware calls itself “Satana”, you just know it’s going to be dangerous. True to its devilish name, Satana encrypts your user files and your master boot record to effectively lock down your PC and prevent you from booting into the OS. Satana, by the way, means Satan in Italian (and Romanian, for what it’s worth). Surprisingly, the malware appears to only be in the “in develo

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Best Buy Rolls Out Pilot Project Offering Free, In-Home Tech Consultation Services

Jun 22nd 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Best Buy Rolls Out Pilot Project Offering Free, In-Home Tech Consultation Services

The next time you need tech support at home, you may be able to call Best Buy and have them visit your home for free. That’s the deal with a new Best Buy in-home tech consultation service rolling out as a pilot project this week. Best Buy, as you probably know, already has in-home tech services courtesy of Geek squad and Magnolia. However, these services are only available when an electron

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New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Apr 28th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Are hackers really as dangerous as they seem? According to a new report, hackers are so far ahead of current security defenses that “it’s not even a game”. Instead, these hackers can use strategies that have worked for years. They don’t have to try anything new. That report comes from Verizon, which performed a benchmark survey of security breaches. The study revealed that criminals

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Ransomware Threats Reach Critical Mass, More Prevalent Today Than Ever Before

Mar 25th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Ransomware Threats Reach Critical Mass, More Prevalent Today Than Ever Before

There has been a surge in ransomware extortion attacks over the past year. Now, security researchers are saying that we’ve reached a critical mass for ransomware. In other words, you’re more at risk for a ransomware attack today than you have ever been in the past. In years gone by, ransomware targeted individual users. Today, we’ve seen a surge of attacks against organizations, includ

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Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Mar 17th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Google is a pretty important company. So this week, when it came out and said that certain antivirus awards were misleading and meaningless, it created a stir in the industry. That announcement didn’t actually come from Google itself: it came from one of the company’s best security researchers, Tavis Ormandy, who published a blog post criticizing antivirus certification programs for providi

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Apple is Getting Sued Over Error 53

Feb 14th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Apple is Getting Sued Over Error 53

Apple recently admitted that it will remotely shut down your iPhone if you use a third party repair service. And now, Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over that issue. The lawsuit involves the infamous Error 53 controversy. Users have been complaining about a mysterious Error 53 problem since mid-2015. Apple refused to explain the issue until earlier this year, when they explained that th

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Windows Defender Now Better than Half the Competition in New Antivirus Test

Feb 9th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows Defender Now Better than Half the Competition in New Antivirus Test

It’s one of the greatest comeback stories in PC antivirus software history. Windows Defender – which was once at the bottom of the pile in terms of antivirus software rankings – is now officially better than half its competition according to a new antivirus test. That antivirus test was released this past week. AV-Test.org published its latest findings and gave a surprisingly good rati

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Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

Jan 10th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

You install antivirus software because you expect it to protect your computer. As one Google researcher discovered, antivirus software doesn’t always work that way. A Google researcher named Tavis Ormandy found a horrific security hole in Trend Micro’s antivirus software. That hole consists of a set of bugs involving Trend Micro’s password manager. This password manager is reportedly e

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