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What is IPv6 and why should I care?

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

What is IPv6 and why should I care?

If you haven’t heard of IPv6, I don’t blame you. However, the launch of IPv6 today was huge news for the telecommunications industry and the internet in general. But what exactly is IPv6? And how will this affect me, the average internet user? Today, the internet serves approximately 2.5 billion people and can be found on about 11 billion devices around the world. When the framework for the

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Flame virus gets scarier every day – new information bout how it spreads

Jun 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Flame virus gets scarier every day – new information bout how it spreads

A few days ago it was revealed that the infamous Flame virus used bogus Microsoft Security Certificates in order to gain access to user’s computers. Users would accidentally download the file from a website, thinking it was something else. Then, before the users could suspect something was wrong, Microsoft would erroneously tell them that the file was safe and had been approved through their sec

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Are viruses and malware the future of warfare?

Jun 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Are viruses and malware the future of warfare?

Dangerous viruses have been all over the news this past week. The Flame virus is wreaking havoc on computers across the Middle East. And, heating things up even further, a recent book alleges that Israel and the United States teamed up to create Flame’s predecessor, the Stuxnet virus, and that the Obama administration was largely responsible for the proliferation of that virus across Iran’s nu

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Is it possible to create an undetectable computer virus?

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

Is it possible to create an undetectable computer virus?

Ever since Flame was discovered earlier this week, PC security experts have been scratching their heads. Until recently the virus seemed to evade every single detection and removal effort launched its way. And, when the world’s best PC security companies work together to solve a problem and they still can’t figure out what to do, you know we’re in trouble. Ultimately, the whole situation

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Flame virus being called world’s most advanced malware

May 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Flame virus being called world’s most advanced malware

Just when you thought PC security was starting to become more advanced, another virus has to come along and destabilize that idea. Over the last week, more and more reports have surfaced about an incredibly powerful virus called Flame. As of now, Flame is mostly centered in the Middle East. However, several computers in North America and other parts of the world have also been exploited and it

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White House taking computer privacy seriously

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

White House taking computer privacy seriously

Everywhere you look, it seems like a new computer privacy story is being uncovered. Thousands of credit card data leaked one day, an entire company’s servers wiped out the next. But what can the average consumer do to protect themselves from such leaks? Well, fortunately, the White House has stepped up to protect PC users. Using a new consumer online privacy bill of rights, the U.S. Departmen

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New scareware discovered: Windows Foolproof Protector targeting PC users

May 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Scareware is incredibly annoying. If you aren’t familiar with the term, then scareware refers to malicious software that frightens you into buying something that you don’t need. In most cases, scareware convinces you that you have a virus (often by installing a real virus on your computer), before pushing expensive antivirus software towards you. With these programs costing upwards of $300 in

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There are some viruses that even antivirus software can’t stop

May 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

There are some viruses that even antivirus software can’t stop

A recent study has concluded that hackers can infect even the most secure computers in the world by monitoring their sounds and power usage. Using these methods, individuals with malicious intent have been able to hack into some of the world’s most well-protected software systems. So how does it work? Basically, hackers have been able to time a computer’s data backup storage times judging b

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Windows 8 blurs the line between tablets and desktop computers

Apr 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 blurs the line between tablets and desktop computers

If you haven’t tried out Windows 8 yet, then you’re missing out on one of the smoothest tablet computer/desktop interfaces that we have ever seen. The sleek display and colorful buttons are a breeze to use on both desktop computers and touch-screen devices. With Windows 8 beta testing underway right now, most people expect Windows 8 to be released later this fall. Windows 8 won’t be as ra

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Fixing your PC just got easier: Firefox 12 now has automatic silent updates

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

Fixing your PC just got easier: Firefox 12 now has automatic silent updates

Don’t you hate it when antivirus software interrupts you every day in order to update? Isn’t it annoying when Windows asks you to restart your computer in order to apply changes? While Firefox’s new update won’t fix either of those problems, it does allow the popular internet browser to automatically update itself silently in the background of your computer. This is more than just a con

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