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Do hackers control your computer?

Jul 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Do hackers control your computer?

It’s no secret that viruses have become more and more dangerous in recent years. However, recent PC security assessments have become increasingly frightening. The annual Black Hat conference took place this past week in Las Vegas. The conference focuses on topics related to the hacking industry as a whole. One presentation by Toucan Systems CEO Jonathan Brossard frightened PC users around the

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Is antivirus software actually worth it? Recent study says no

Jul 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Is antivirus software actually worth it? Recent study says no

When most users install antivirus software, they just assume their computer will be safe from that point forward. After all, many of these users have just paid $50 or $60 towards a year’s subscription for antivirus services, and they deserve to feel protected after spending that much money. Unfortunately, a recent study claims that most antivirus programs provide a false sense of security. In

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Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

Jul 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

If you’ve ever shopped for an HDMI cord, then you might have been shocked by the number of options in front of you. You might have walked into Best Buy just looking for your run-of-the-mill HDMI cord to hook up to your Xbox 360, but suddenly you start seeing ‘high-quality’ HDMI cords, LX edition HDMI cords, and other distractions. What’s the difference between all of these HDMI cords? F

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Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

Jul 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

We all like getting things done for free. From free food to free computer software, it’s hard to pass up a free deal. In Windows 8, Microsoft has put an extra emphasis on free PC error support options. This will make it easier for customers to recover their computers from any PC problems that come their way. From Blue Screen of Death lockdowns to general performance errors, Windows 8 looks to

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Android botnet could be controlling smartphones around the world

Jul 6th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Android botnet could be controlling smartphones around the world

We’ve talked about botnets several times on this blog. Unfortunately, botnets seem to get more and more dangerous every year. What is a botnet? Basically, a botnet is a web of computers that is controlled by one central server. Botnets are often created by hackers and spammers. Botnets spread through a standard malware infection. A certain type of malware might spread to 1,000 different compu

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Fixing computer PDF problems just got easier: Word 2013 supports PDF editing

Jul 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Fixing computer PDF problems just got easier: Word 2013 supports PDF editing

Most of us need to edit a PDF say, once per year. Others need to do it on a daily basis. Whether you need to edit PDFs every day or you do it once per year, you’ll appreciate a new feature from Microsoft Word 2013: the ability to view, edit, and save PDF files. That’s right – no longer will Microsoft Office users have to embarrassingly search for ‘PDF editor’ on Google after realizing

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Online identity theft market heating up

Jun 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Online identity theft market heating up

The PC security industry is having a bad year. After several major virus scares, millions of stolen passwords, and countless other security issues, the world of computer security took another hit today. A recent study revealed that personal data companies are willing to pay more money for your personal information than ever before. It’s normal for some organizations to know a little bit about

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This is weird: ‘Gibberish’ virus wreaking havoc on world’s printers

Jun 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

This is weird: ‘Gibberish’ virus wreaking havoc on world’s printers

Of all the parts of your computer to be affected by a virus, you might not think about your printer. However, a new gibberish-producing virus is doing just that. The virus, called “Trojan.Millicenso”, has infected thousands of office printers from all over the world. After infecting a computer, the Millicenso virus opens up a horrendous number of ad-infected webpages before forcing your pri

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No website is safe: MLB.com ensnares visitors with fake antivirus software

Jun 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

No website is safe: MLB.com ensnares visitors with fake antivirus software

In case you needed yet another reminder that the internet is a dangerous place, MLB.com is in hot water this week after advertisements on its website were found linking to bogus antivirus software. The ads in question were for luxury watches. After clicking on the advertisement, users were suddenly prompted with a virus warning. They were told that they only way to cure the infection was to dow

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Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Jun 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Bad news today for anybody who encrypts their files. A team of researchers in Japan has been able to crack 923-bit encryption – a feat previously thought to be impossible. The Japanese team, based out of Fujitsu Laboratories and Kyushu University, took just over 148 days to crack the 278 digit, 932-bit code. Sure, that may seem like a long-time, but it’s a new world record. The past record

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