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Former Mozilla Engineer Warns PC Users to Disable Antivirus Software

Jan 30th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Former Mozilla Engineer Warns PC Users to Disable Antivirus Software

Modern antivirus software is no longer effective, according to one former Mozilla software engineer. In fact, it’s so ineffective that you should uninstall your antivirus software immediately – unless you’re using one specific antivirus software program. Mozilla software engineer Robert O’Callahan, self-described “Christian, repatriate Kiwi, hacker” uploaded a blog post called

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Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Mar 17th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Google is a pretty important company. So this week, when it came out and said that certain antivirus awards were misleading and meaningless, it created a stir in the industry. That announcement didn’t actually come from Google itself: it came from one of the company’s best security researchers, Tavis Ormandy, who published a blog post criticizing antivirus certification programs for providi

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Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

Jan 10th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

You install antivirus software because you expect it to protect your computer. As one Google researcher discovered, antivirus software doesn’t always work that way. A Google researcher named Tavis Ormandy found a horrific security hole in Trend Micro’s antivirus software. That hole consists of a set of bugs involving Trend Micro’s password manager. This password manager is reportedly e

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One in Three Pirate Websites Infected with Malware

Dec 19th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

One in Three Pirate Websites Infected with Malware

If you want to avoid malware on the internet, the first thing you should do is avoid pirate websites. A new report from Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ states that users are 28 times more likely to get malware from a torrent website compared to a non-torrent website. The report also found that a whopping one in three torrent sites contains malware. And that 45% of the detected malware w

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AV Test Ranks Top 20 Antivirus Security Programs for Windows 10

Dec 16th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

AV Test Ranks Top 20 Antivirus Security Programs for Windows 10

Windows 10 may be less than a year old, but all major antivirus makers have already upgraded their software to the new OS. Today, there are 19 official antivirus products for Windows 10. Which product offers the best choice for you? AV-Test recently helped to answer that question when they ranked 20 different security software programs for Windows 10 (19 third-party programs as well as the b

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Why SentinelOne Might Be the Next Big Thing in PC Antivirus Software

Oct 12th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Why SentinelOne Might Be the Next Big Thing in PC Antivirus Software

A company called SentinelOne has been making headlines across the PC community this week because it received $25 million in funding. Here’s why you might be hearing about SentinelOne being the next big thing in PC antivirus software. Patented Dynamic Execution Inspection Technology The secret behind SentinelOne’s power lies in its unique technology called Dynamic Execution Inspection. That t

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Kaspersky and BitDefender Chosen as Best Windows 8.1 Antivirus Software

Mar 31st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Kaspersky and BitDefender Chosen as Best Windows 8.1 Antivirus Software

Need to protect Windows 8.1 from dangerous virus threats? According to a new report, Kaspersky and BitDefender are your best options. Kaspersky, BitDefender, and Qihoo 360 were recently chosen by AV-Test as Windows 8.1’s best antivirus software programs. AV-Test just recently released the results of its February antivirus tests. Here’s what those results look like: In case you’r

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Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Sep 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Six months ago, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft effectively pulled the plug on Windows XP. Microsoft announced they would no longer create security updates for their decade-plus old operating system. April 8, 2014, was the date of the last Windows XP security update. Since that date, Windows XP has been floating through the dangers of the internet unprotected. New threats have arisen and Windows

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New Indian Antivirus Software Will Protect PCs for Free

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

New Indian Antivirus Software Will Protect PCs for Free

If you’re visiting FixMyPCFree.com, I assume you like free PC software. Well, we have another piece of free PC software to tell you about today. That software is called NaMo. It’s free antivirus software from an Indian company. The strange name “NaMo” comes from the name of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. India is a huge center of antivirus activity. The vast majority of

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AV Comparatives Reveals Results of Annual Antivirus Test – Guess Who’s Number One!

Jan 14th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

AV Comparatives Reveals Results of Annual Antivirus Test – Guess Who’s Number One!

AV Comparatives is a well-respected independent antivirus software testing company. AV Comparatives tests software throughout the year. But once a year, they release something called the Anti-Virus Comparative which comprehensively ranks all major antivirus software on the market today. The 2013 antivirus comparison has just been released. Ready to hear who won and who lost? Here are the mos

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