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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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New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

Aug 1st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

The Rio Olympics 2016 are just around the corner. As we see with every major event, scammers are hitting the internet trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Want to enjoy the Olympics online without being attacked? Want to watch beach volleyball match streams without losing access to all your online banking data? Here are 5 tips to help you stay protected throughout the Rio Olympics.

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PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

May 26th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

PCs with Bloatware More Likely to Have Security Flaws

Bloatware is a problem faced by many PC owners. You just bought a brand new PC, but it’s already loaded with software you don’t need. This junk software – called bloatware – is more than just an annoyance. According to a new security report, it creates a major flaw in your computer’s security. This past week, Duo Security released a report stating that Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, and Len

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New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Apr 28th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Are hackers really as dangerous as they seem? According to a new report, hackers are so far ahead of current security defenses that “it’s not even a game”. Instead, these hackers can use strategies that have worked for years. They don’t have to try anything new. That report comes from Verizon, which performed a benchmark survey of security breaches. The study revealed that criminals

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US Department of Homeland Security Warns Windows Users to Uninstall QuickTime Immediately

Apr 16th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

US Department of Homeland Security Warns Windows Users to Uninstall QuickTime Immediately

Windows users are being told this week to immediately uninstall Apple’s QuickTime video player. That warning comes from the US Department of Homeland Security, which made the announcement in partnership with a top cybersecurity firm. The warning claims that two serious bugs have been found in the QuickTime video player that significantly compromise the security of your Windows computer.

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Amazon Accidently Ships Android Tablets with Pre-Installed Trojan

Nov 17th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Mobile | 0 Comment

Amazon Accidently Ships Android Tablets with Pre-Installed Trojan

Amazon is in trouble this week after a huge shipment of Android tablets was discovered to contain a pre-installed Trojan. That Trojan is known as Cloudsota and it was discovered on brand new Android tablets sold by Amazon and other major marketplaces. Credit for identifying this malware goes to researchers from the Cheetah Mobile Security Lab, who claim that the Cloudsota Trojan “can insta

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All Versions of Windows Affected By Recently-Discovered Security Flaw

Oct 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

All Versions of Windows Affected By Recently-Discovered Security Flaw

A recently-discovered security flaw is thought to affect every version of Windows. In a monthly release as part of its Patch Tuesday, Microsoft announced that all versions of Windows Vista and later required a significant patch to repair a remote code execution flaw discovered in Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s newest browser, Edge, is unaffected by the flaw. The patch is called MS15-106 an

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How to Avoid Clicking on Malicious Shortened Links

Aug 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

How to Avoid Clicking on Malicious Shortened Links

We’ve all got a message from Twitter or Facebook spammers with a suspicious shortened link. But shortened links don’t always lead to viruses. So how can you spot the difference? First, there are two people who use shortened links: -Good people who want to show you something funny without using a big link or taking up lots of text -Bad people who want to trick you into visiting a malic

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One in Three PCs in the World Infected with Malware in Q1 2015

Jun 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

One in Three PCs in the World Infected with Malware in Q1 2015

At FixMyPCFree.com, the majority of our customers come from the United States. And now we know why: according to a new report, approximately 1 in 3 PCs in the US is infected with malware, making it one of the worst countries in the developed world. That report comes from antivirus maker PandaLabs, which recently published its Quarterly Report for Q1. That report analyzes security events and inc

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What You Need to Know About the New Logjam Attack

May 22nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

What You Need to Know About the New Logjam Attack

There’s a new vulnerability called Logjam making its way across the internet. The so-called Logjam attack is estimated to affect over 80,000 of the top 1 million most-visited websites in the world today and is primarily targeted towards home and corporate users. Details of the Logjam vulnerability were first released onto weakdh.org. You can visit that website to learn if your browser is vuln

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