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The Price of SSDs and RAM Will Plummet in 2019, According to Industry Analysts

Apr 17th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

The Price of SSDs and RAM Will Plummet in 2019, According to Industry Analysts

Building a new PC? You might want to wait a few years. According to industry analysts Gartner, the price of memory will crash by 2019. Today, the price of PCs, smartphones, and tablets continues to rise. The industry blames shortages in components: DRAM, flash, batteries, and displays are all more expensive at the moment. Gartner predicts that the price of memory and NAND flash (used in SSDs

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Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Mar 13th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Last week, WikiLeaks published an enormous amount of data about the CIA’s ability to monitor electronic devices. One of the underreported parts of the 8,000 page leak, however, was the CIA’s thoughts on popular antivirus software. What do America’s top cybersecurity experts have to say about Kaspersky? What do they really think about Avira? Here are some of the highlights according to

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Former Mozilla Engineer Warns PC Users to Disable Antivirus Software

Jan 30th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Former Mozilla Engineer Warns PC Users to Disable Antivirus Software

Modern antivirus software is no longer effective, according to one former Mozilla software engineer. In fact, it’s so ineffective that you should uninstall your antivirus software immediately – unless you’re using one specific antivirus software program. Mozilla software engineer Robert O’Callahan, self-described “Christian, repatriate Kiwi, hacker” uploaded a blog post called

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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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