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John McAfee Claims Antivirus is Dead in Recent Reddit AMA

Sep 25th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

John McAfee Claims Antivirus is Dead in Recent Reddit AMA

John McAfee is arguably the most eccentric CEO in the PC industry. In a recent Reddit AMA, the surprisingly subdued McAfee offered some interesting opinions on PC security and the future of computing. Some of the highlights of the interview included: John McAfee Doesn’t Use Antivirus One Redditor asked McAfee which type of antivirus he preferred. Instead of recommending a particular brand,

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Here Are the 100 Stupidest Passwords from the Ashley Madison Hack

Sep 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Here Are the 100 Stupidest Passwords from the Ashley Madison Hack

One of the best parts about a massive data leak is when researchers inevitably release a list of the most common passwords used across that database. Such is the case today with the Ashley Madison hack. The list of stupid Ashley Madison passwords continues to get longer and more depressing. After the infamous cheating website suffered a hack this summer, it was inevitable that passwords woul

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Website Dedicated to Online Privacy Protection Gets Hacked

Jun 18th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Website Dedicated to Online Privacy Protection Gets Hacked

In a rough twist of irony, a PC security website recently got hacked because it was running an outdated version of WordPress. That website is run by Microsoft and called Digital Constitution. It’s dedicated to promoting online privacy protection. After getting hacked, however, Digital Constitution was promoting online casinos. The hack was first spotted by ZDNet.com. Instead of wreck

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LastPass Data Leaked – Change your Master Passwords Now

Jun 16th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

LastPass Data Leaked – Change your Master Passwords Now

If you’re one of the millions of PC users who keep their data secured on LastPass, then it’s time to change your password. LastPass recently experienced an attack that may have leaked some data onto the internet. The news was announced on June 15, 2015 and the leak was experienced on Friday, June 12. Here’s what LastPass had to say about it in a blog post: “We want to notify our c

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One in Three PCs in the World Infected with Malware in Q1 2015

Jun 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

One in Three PCs in the World Infected with Malware in Q1 2015

At FixMyPCFree.com, the majority of our customers come from the United States. And now we know why: according to a new report, approximately 1 in 3 PCs in the US is infected with malware, making it one of the worst countries in the developed world. That report comes from antivirus maker PandaLabs, which recently published its Quarterly Report for Q1. That report analyzes security events and inc

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What You Need to Know About the New Logjam Attack

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

What You Need to Know About the New Logjam Attack

There’s a new vulnerability called Logjam making its way across the internet. The so-called Logjam attack is estimated to affect over 80,000 of the top 1 million most-visited websites in the world today and is primarily targeted towards home and corporate users. Details of the Logjam vulnerability were first released onto weakdh.org. You can visit that website to learn if your browser is vuln

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New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

May 1st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

The best criminals leave no evidence. And just like the best criminals, the best viruses wipe the slate clean after an infection. Such is the case with a new secretive malware that is taking “extraordinary measures” to avoid detection and analysis. That new malware deletes all hard drive data and renders computers inoperable after an infection. The malware has been called “Rombertik”

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New Macro Virus Infects Half a Million Computers Around the World

Apr 30th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Macro Virus Infects Half a Million Computers Around the World

In the early 2000s, macro viruses and macro malware were thought to be some of the world’s biggest security threats. Throughout the 2000s, Microsoft boosted security in its Office software to prevent files from executing malicious macro commands. But macro viruses appear to be making a minor comeback: a new macro virus has infected half a million computers around the world. Macro Refers to t

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Computer Security Conference Called “Scariest” Event of 2015

Apr 25th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Computer Security Conference Called “Scariest” Event of 2015

The RSA Conference takes place annually in San Francisco, California. At that conference, attendees discuss everything related to cryptography and information security. This year seemed to be a particularly frightening conference. People who attended the conference claim to be more scared about future security than ever before. One article published on the event was titled “Feeling Safe? T

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New Crypto-Ransomware Will Quarantine Your Files, Then Download Password Stealer

Apr 12th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Crypto-Ransomware Will Quarantine Your Files, Then Download Password Stealer

Today’s viruses are getting seriously scary. We’ve got a frightening new virus to tell you about today. This virus will quarantine your files like most ransomware, but then it will also download an info-stealer and hijack your personal information. The new virus is called CrypVault and it has some things in common with infamous ransomware software CryptoLocker. CrypVault will actually en

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