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Microsoft Tells Users to Avoid Windows XP Registry Hack that Lets You Continue to Receive Security Updates

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

Microsoft Tells Users to Avoid Windows XP Registry Hack that Lets You Continue to Receive Security Updates

A few days ago, we told you about a simple registry hack for Windows XP that would let you continue to receive security updates. Windows XP, of course, was killed in April 2014 by Microsoft and will no longer receive security updates. However, the registry hack we mentioned tricks Microsoft into thinking that your PC uses the same Windows XP software as ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) machines,

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97 Arrested After Blackshades Malware Caught Illegally Spying on Women’s Webcams

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

97 Arrested After Blackshades Malware Caught Illegally Spying on Women’s Webcams

Webcam malware is probably the scariest type of malware available today. Webcam malware lodges itself in your computer and quietly activates your webcam when you least expect it. It’s particularly devastating on laptops, where the built-in webcam typically points directly at you whenever you’re using the computer. 97 people were recently arrested for spreading precisely that type of malw

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China Officially Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

May 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

China Officially Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

National governments are some of the biggest Windows customers in the world. From the U.S. government to the U.K. government, Windows is easily the OS of choice for government organizations around the world. The Chinese government is no longer one of those organizations. China recently banned Windows 8 from all government computers. The ban comes from the Central Government Procurement Ce

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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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