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Antivirus Maker Norton Says “Antivirus is Dead”

May 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Antivirus Maker Norton Says “Antivirus is Dead”

Antivirus software has been an important part of our lives for the last 20+ years. Ever since computers became affordable for average people to buy, we’ve needed antivirus software to protect those computers. Now, the age of the antivirus may be over. The senior vice president of Symantec, Brian Dye, recently said in an interview that antivirus software was “dead”. Symantec, as you

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Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

Apr 11th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

A week ago, nobody had ever heard the term “heartbleed” outside of the medical industry. This week, Heartbleed has appeared in major newspapers, websites, and publications all over the world. What is Heartbleed? And why are people freaking out about it? Heartbleed is a recently-discovered exploit in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a security encryption software used by millions of websites around th

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How to Easily Unlock your Files After CryptoDefense Infection

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

How to Easily Unlock your Files After CryptoDefense Infection

You’ve probably heard of CryptoLocker, the highly-successful ransomware which encrypts your PC’s files and demands a ransom of $300 in order to access those files. Like anything successful in this world, CryptoLocker spawned a wave of copycats – including a piece of ransomware called CryptoDefense. CryptoDefense uses the same basic strategy as CryptoLocker and encrypts users’ files b

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5 Reasons Why People Don’t Actually Care About Digital Privacy

Apr 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Actually Care About Digital Privacy

Digital privacy is one of the most controversial talking points from the past few years. There are some who argue that they’re not doing anything wrong online, so why should they care? Then there are others who freak out when they hear about any government program. From crazy conspiracy theorists to the average citizen who enjoys his or her privacy, there are lots of people on both sides of t

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Who Will Still Use Windows XP After April 2014? Unfortunately, 95% of ATMs

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

Who Will Still Use Windows XP After April 2014? Unfortunately, 95% of ATMs

April 8, 2014 is the death date for Windows XP. As you may already know, Microsoft is ending its support for Windows XP on that date, which opens the OS to a dangerous range of hackers, cybercriminals, malware attacks, and other problems. That means that nobody in their right minds should be using Windows XP after April 8, 2014. Unfortunately, Windows XP continues to be one of the world’s

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New Facebook Malware Claims MH370 Has Been Found – Don’t Fall For It

Mar 18th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Facebook Malware Claims MH370 Has Been Found – Don’t Fall For It

Facebook malware is the worst. For those who still use Facebook, you’ve probably come to realize that the world’s largest social network is filled with mostly two things: advertisements and malware. Every day I check Facebook, I see a scam link shared by a friend telling me to check out something awesome. Or, I see some random group post liked by a coworker from 8 years ago. It’s pointles

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Microsoft Forced to Drop SkyDrive Name and Rebrand as OneDrive

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

Microsoft Forced to Drop SkyDrive Name and Rebrand as OneDrive

Microsoft has faced some major trademark issues over the past few years. It can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to choosing a catchy name. Microsoft tried to call the Windows 8 interface “Metro UI” but was forced to back off that name after a threatened lawsuit from Metro PCS. Now, that interface is officially called the Modern UI but most users are too confused or don’t care enou

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Bad People Can Now Hack your Fridge and TV

Jan 24th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Bad People Can Now Hack your Fridge and TV

A couple decades ago, you only had to worry about PC viruses. A few years later, Macs started to get viruses. Now we have smartphone viruses and tablet viruses. Well today, some of the most dangerous viruses may be found in your kitchen. Computer security experts have discovered that nearly 1 million malicious emails were sent out over the last few weeks. These emails were sent using a botne

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Microsoft Enables Two-Step Verification and You Should Probably Use It

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

Microsoft Enables Two-Step Verification and You Should Probably Use It

Two step verification has grown more and more popular over the last few years. Some people use two step verification to protect their accounts, while others do not. Accounts with two step verification are virtually impenetrable to hackers because the hacker needs two things to get into your account: -Something you have -Something you know With online two step verification, that ‘some

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Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

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

Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

Lots of media outlets use ‘cybercrime’ when talking about crimes that occur on the internet. Personally, I hate that word and just about any other word that starts with ‘cyber’. It sounds like something a person from the 80s would say when talking about the early days of the internet. Semantics outside, I’m here to tell you about the most important online crime trends and predictions

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