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Study Shows Using Expired Antivirus Software is Just as Unsafe as Using No Antivirus Software

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

If you’re like many PC users, then you received free antivirus software when you first purchased your PC. Over the months, that antivirus repeatedly bothered you, begging you to upgrade to a premium subscription. You repeatedly denied that request, and now you’re left with outdated antivirus software. You may think, “Hey, using some antivirus software is better than using no software a

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New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

Nov 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

A new malware called Dridex is making its way around the world this week. Dridex uses a decade-old technique to infiltrate your PC and steal your online banking credentials. As with all online banking malware, Dridex has the potential to do a lot of damage. The malware installs itself through a macro buried inside a Microsoft Word document. That Word document features a spam email message. Wha

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Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

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

Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

If you’re reading this blog, then I already know you’re a smart PC user. Most PC users don’t bother looking up PC tips online, or learning how to speed up and optimize their computers. But you do. Unfortunately, even smart PC users like you are falling for this latest phishing attack. This sophisticated attack uses Dropbox and a legitimate-looking domain to trick internet users into di

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Windows 10 Promises to “Raise the Security Bar” for Cybercriminals

Oct 29th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 10 Promises to “Raise the Security Bar” for Cybercriminals

Microsoft is making a lot of promises with Windows 10. So far, a lot of those promises center around the idea that “It’s not Windows 8.” Earlier this week, Microsoft released a blog post explaining how Windows 10 will raise the security bar in an effort to combat cybercrime. That blog post was titled “Windows 10: Continuing to Raise the Security Bar for Cybercriminals.” In that

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Microsoft Now Offers Unlimited OneDrive Storage Space with Office 365 Subscription

Oct 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Now Offers Unlimited OneDrive Storage Space with Office 365 Subscription

One of the major benefits of Office 365 has been the 1TB of additional cloud storage space you get when you sign up. That’s why I now have a grand total of 1.03TB of OneDrive storage space. Well, I have some good news for any Office 365 subscribers just like me: Microsoft recently increased the amount of storage space from 1TB to…unlimited. That’s right: if you’re an Office 365 su

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Do You Actually Need a Strong Password?

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

Do You Actually Need a Strong Password?

Read any security blog on the internet today and they’ll tell you two things: 1) You need a really strong password with lots of upper/lower case letters, numbers, and special characters 2) You need a different one of these super-passwords for each and every website you use That seems a bit harsh: that’s a lot of crazy passwords to remember just to stay safe online. So do you really

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Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Oct 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Malware is one of the only real dangers of using a computer. Normally, sitting in an office chair staring at an LCD display isn’t hazardous to your health. But when it comes to malware, that’s not the case. Malware can take pictures of you at your computer. It can drain your bank account. It can steal your data and ruin your life. Malware is evil. But have you ever stopped to wonder wher

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New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Oct 8th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Some malware slows down your PC. Other malware steals all the money from your local bank. Today, we’re talking about the latter kind of malware. A group of European criminals recently rooted dozens of ATMs, giving themselves free access to the cash within. Kaspersky and Interpol released a joint statement earlier this week describing the new ATM-targeting malware. That malware is called Ty

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Shellshock Exploit

Oct 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

5 Things You Need to Know About the Shellshock Exploit

A few weeks ago, “Shellshock” was simply a psychological reaction to intense combat activity. But since September, Shellshock has been known as something totally different. Shellshock is a software exploit that is terrorizing the world and causing companies across the globe to panic about security. What is Shellshock and should you be worried? Here are 5 things you need to know about fal

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Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

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

Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

Begun, the cloud wars have The cloud storage wars have been underway for the past few years, but in 2014, they’ve heated up to supernova-like levels. Dropbox – the industry veteran with years of experience and millions of happy customers  - is facing stiff competition from companies like Microsoft and Apple with billions of dollars to throw around. Today, Microsoft waved those billions

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