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Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Mar 13th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Last week, WikiLeaks published an enormous amount of data about the CIA’s ability to monitor electronic devices. One of the underreported parts of the 8,000 page leak, however, was the CIA’s thoughts on popular antivirus software. What do America’s top cybersecurity experts have to say about Kaspersky? What do they really think about Avira? Here are some of the highlights according to

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Is It a Good Idea to Use Two Antivirus Products at the Same Time?

Dec 9th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Is It a Good Idea to Use Two Antivirus Products at the Same Time?

If using one antivirus software is good, is using two any better? That’s a question many computer users ask themselves every day. Today, we’re going to explain why you should – or should not – use two antivirus products at the same time and get to the bottom of this issue once and for all. Two Reasons Why Using Two Antivirus Products Is Better Than One When you search for this issue o

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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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AVTest Releases Best PC Anti-Malware Software Rankings for Windows 7

Mar 27th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

AVTest Releases Best PC Anti-Malware Software Rankings for Windows 7

Malware is bad, mmkay? But you already know that because you’re on https://www.fixmypcfree.com. If you’re like most PC users, then you always want to give your PC the best support possible. You want to make sure it has all the tools available. Basically, the PC is like your child. Okay, that might have been an exaggeration. But here’s what’s important: AV-Test, a notable independe

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The Difference Between Anti-Malware and Antivirus Programs

Aug 22nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

The Difference Between Anti-Malware and Antivirus Programs

Antivirus and anti-malware programs may seem exactly the same at first glance. However, there tend to be significant differences between these programs. If you want your PC to stay protected from dangerous threats, then you’ll need to learn these differences. Viruses versus malware First, let’s clarify what viruses and malware actually are. Malware is a general term for any type of malic

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Antivirus Protection Doesn’t Work In the Age of Cloud Computing – So What Does?

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

Antivirus Protection Doesn’t Work In the Age of Cloud Computing – So What Does?

More and more PC security experts have spoken out against antivirus software in recent months. Why? Well, antivirus software may be irrelevant in the age of cloud computing. Today, more and more hackers are targeting cloud networks through email and web-based attacks. Normally, server-wide antivirus software is good at detecting these attacks and eliminating viruses once they are discovered. Ho

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PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

Nov 10th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

We don’t usually cover stories about murder charges in Belize, but this case is unique. This past weekend, computer antivirus pioneer John McAfee allegedly murdered a man in Belize. That man was American Gregory Paul, who was shot and killed inside his home on the island of Ambergris Caye. According to Gizmodo, McAfee had recently become involved with the drug trade and Russian mafia in Beliz

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Antivirus software becoming less and less effective at detecting antivirus threats

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

Antivirus software becoming less and less effective at detecting antivirus threats

According to a recent report by a team of computer security researchers, antivirus software is becoming less and less effective at identifying malware threats. The report suggests that consumers and businesses should start to look for other ways to defend their networks from viruses since even today’s most popular antivirus programs have trouble removing dangerous threats. The report was disc

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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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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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