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Microsoft Security Essentials “Designed to Be Bottom of the Antivirus Rankings”

Sep 30th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Security Essentials “Designed to Be Bottom of the Antivirus Rankings”

Microsoft Security Essentials is the basic line of defense between Windows users and the dangers of the internet. Unfortunately, Microsoft Security Essentials, or MSE, routinely fails in independent tests and leaves its users exposed to phishing scams, malware, and other serious threats. For all of these reasons, Microsoft Security Essentials has steadily developed a bad reputation since its re

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Tablet Sales Will Pass PC and Laptop Sales Before the End of 2013

Sep 18th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Tablet Sales Will Pass PC and Laptop Sales Before the End of 2013

We’ve all seen this coming, but nobody thought it would happen this soon. New reports have stated that tablet sales will outnumber traditional PC and laptop sales before the end of this year. That’s way sooner than any other analyst predictions (others generally state the tablet will surpass the PC within two years), which is why I would recommend taking this news with a big grain of salt.

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German Government Announces that Windows 8 is a Trojan Horse for the NSA and Chinese Spies

Aug 24th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

German Government Announces that Windows 8 is a Trojan Horse for the NSA and Chinese Spies

Germany’s government seems to have something against Microsoft - or maybe they’re just seeing the company’s intentions for what they really are. Germany was seriously considering banning the Xbox One for being a “next-gen monitoring device” and now it looks like Germany believes Windows 8 is doing the same thing. German officials have reportedly become uneasy about an element of Windo

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The Difference Between Anti-Malware and Antivirus Programs

Aug 22nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

The Difference Between Anti-Malware and Antivirus Programs

Antivirus and anti-malware programs may seem exactly the same at first glance. However, there tend to be significant differences between these programs. If you want your PC to stay protected from dangerous threats, then you’ll need to learn these differences. Viruses versus malware First, let’s clarify what viruses and malware actually are. Malware is a general term for any type of malic

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Credit Card Theft on Your PC

Aug 19th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

4 Easy Ways to Prevent Credit Card Theft on Your PC

Smart PC users keep constantly vigilant against online credit card theft. Today, the credit card remains the most stolen piece of personal information online. Sure, your credit card company will likely cancel most of the charges placed on your stolen credit card, but you’re going to have to go through a ridiculous amount of paperwork in order to successfully cancel those charges. Why not a

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On April 8, 2014, Windows XP Will Become a Hacker’s Heaven

Aug 16th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

On April 8, 2014, Windows XP Will Become a Hacker’s Heaven

Windows XP is well over ten years old. In spite of its age, there are still millions of Windows XP users out there. Microsoft no longer sells new Windows XP licenses, but the operating system holds up remarkably well against newer OSes like Windows 7 and Windows 8. That’s going to change very soon. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, which means that the company wil

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Global Cybercrime Could Be Costing Global Economy Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars Per Year

Aug 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Global Cybercrime Could Be Costing Global Economy Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars Per Year

If you spend a lot of time reading the Fix My PC Free blog, then you’ve probably stumbled upon quite a few different articles about viruses, malware, and antivirus software. We all know that cybercrime costs the industry a lot of money per year, but we didn’t know approximately how much money cybercrime cost until the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) performed some detaile

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Google’s Project Loon Spreads Internet Around the World With Balloons – Seriously

Jun 22nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google’s Project Loon Spreads Internet Around the World With Balloons – Seriously

As any resident of Easter Island or Nauru already knows, getting good internet in the middle of the Pacific Ocean can be difficult. That’s why Google – which is a pretty big part of the internet, in case you didn’t know – wants to help these remote islands get better connections. Google’s new idea called Project Loon is so crazy that it might actually work. With Project Loon, Google p

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Sorry, America, But China Has the World’s Fastest Computer Once Again

Jun 20th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Sorry, America, But China Has the World’s Fastest Computer Once Again

For decades, the world’s fastest supercomputers were consistently owned and operated by America. However, over the past few years, the world’s fastest supercomputer title has swapped between China and America multiple times. Well, as of June 18, 2013, the honor of owning the world’s fastest supercomputer has been returned to China. China’s Tianhe-2 computer, also known as the Milky Way-

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Did You Know that Skype Constantly Exposes Your Location to the Entire World? Here’s What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Mar 29th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Did You Know that Skype Constantly Exposes Your Location to the Entire World? Here’s What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Skype is a popular program used by people all over the world. Skype connects businesses with one another and lets foreign exchange students talk to their parents back home for free. But there’s one thing that you probably didn’t know about Skype: it leaks sensitive information about you to the outside world. In fact, Skype constantly exposes your internet address to the entire world. And un

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