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How to Remove CryptoLocker and Other Ransomware Viruses

Mar 13th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Uncategorized | 0 Comment

How to Remove CryptoLocker and Other Ransomware Viruses

Ransomware is incredibly evil. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly common. Ransomware locks down your computer and prevents you from accessing important files or functions. Popular ransomware viruses like CryptoLocker even encrypt your valuable files and then try to charge you $300 to remove that encryption. Unfortunately, these are the most effective viruses around when it comes to steali

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Security Researchers Create PC Virus that Travels Through Wi-Fi

Mar 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Security Researchers Create PC Virus that Travels Through Wi-Fi

The concept of Wi-Fi is something most of us don’t think about on a daily basis. However, when you think about it, wireless information transmission is a crazy concept. After all, there are currently megabytes upon megabytes of data travelling through the air to get to your computer screen, phone screen, and whatever other electronic devices you’re using. Like I said, you probably don’

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How to Protect Your Computer By Uninstalling These Dangerous Browser Add-Ons

Jan 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix | 0 Comment

How to Protect Your Computer By Uninstalling These Dangerous Browser Add-Ons

Browser add-ons are like apps for your internet browser. They can help you save money on shopping websites or block advertisements. Unfortunately, according to recent computer security reports, not all browser add-ons have good intentions. A recent report found that many add-ons are performing malicious activities on your PCs, including: -Tracking every single page you visit -Sending your

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Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

Dec 20th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

Lots of media outlets use ‘cybercrime’ when talking about crimes that occur on the internet. Personally, I hate that word and just about any other word that starts with ‘cyber’. It sounds like something a person from the 80s would say when talking about the early days of the internet. Semantics outside, I’m here to tell you about the most important online crime trends and predictions

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Scary New Type of PC Malware Can Spread Through Speaker and Microphone Transmission

Dec 10th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Scary New Type of PC Malware Can Spread Through Speaker and Microphone Transmission

In science fiction movies, computers are often seen communicating with one another (or with humans) using robotic voices. Today, most computers don’t communicate with one another using real audio and instead choose to silently send bits and bytes of data to one another. Unfortunately, it seems like times have changed. One recently discovered malware replicates itself using speakers and mic

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How to Instantly Prevent 80% of Malware Attacks on your PC

Jul 27th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Instantly Prevent 80% of Malware Attacks on your PC

Malware attacks are becoming worryingly common for PC users. Every day, there’s a new story about how a PC user lost everything when a virus attacked his or her PC. Unfortunately, the reason why these viruses are so successful is because most people think “this could never happen to me.” Nothing could be further from the truth, and I’m here to teach you how to be a smarter PC user in th

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Want to Make Your PC Safer and More Secure? Use 64-Bit Windows

Jun 25th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Today, most PC users use 64 bit operating systems. 64 bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are bundled with almost all new PCs sold today. 32 bit operating systems are a thing of the past – at least on new PCs. But on older PCs, 32 bit operating systems are still very common. If your computer is more than a few years old, then you could have a 32 bit operating system installed. This is a b

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How to Protect your Windows PC From Browser-based Hijacks

Apr 25th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

How to Protect your Windows PC From Browser-based Hijacks

Browser-based hijacks are today’s most common way in which a hacker gains control of your system. Browser-based hijacks involve a website using malicious code to force your computer to download dangerous files or install a bad script. Today, Windows PCs are particularly susceptible to browser-based hijacks because, well, the majority of browser-based hijacks are designed to catch Windows PC u

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New Adobe patch fixes dangerous PC security vulnerabilities in ShockWave player

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

New Adobe patch fixes dangerous PC security vulnerabilities in ShockWave player

It’s no secret that Windows media applications are the primary source of malware and viruses on most operating systems. Media player companies are constantly battling to stay one step ahead of virus creators, and that means they have to release regular patches to clients. Most media player patches fix one or two minor vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities might never have been discovered by

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How to fix your PC to improve your gaming experience

Sep 15th 2011 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

How to fix your PC to improve your gaming experience

If you’re a PC gamer, then you probably want to squeeze every ounce of power out of your PC. While you can invest in as much high-end, expensive hardware as you want, all of this means nothing if your PC is infested with viruses and malware. As a gamer, viruses can significantly impede the performance of your programs. Many kinds of malware will hog up vital system resources – like RAM and

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