We live in an era of personalization.  Whether it is customizing our cell phone cases or our t-shirts, we love to make our things unique.  So, why not Windows 10? Personalizing Your Windows 10 PC Windows 10 offers several personalization features to make your PC perfect for you.  Here is how you access these settings. First you […]

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2017 – Expected Cyber Security Trends A new year brings new cyber security trends, and a group of experts weighed in on this very topic to Techopedia.  Each expert had their own opinions on the latest trends and threats that our cyber security infrastructure may be facing in 2017.  PC Matic’s Vice President of Cyber Security, […]

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You will often see recent RAP scores in our commercials, below you can find out more information on the RAP score and why it is significant. The RAP score is a result from a test performed by Virus Bulletin called the VB100. Virus Bulletin is one of the most highly regarded testing houses by the IT industry. […]

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The first publicized ransomware attack of 2017 is a hefty one! After returning to school after the holiday break, Los Angeles Valley College found their computer files were inaccessible.  It didn’t take long for the college to determine it was a malicious cyber attack that took down their systems.  According to The Washington Times, the school notified […]

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2016 was deemed the year of ransomware.  However, experts do not see the attacks slowing down in 2017.  Throughout the year we will continue to update this list as ransomware attacks become public. January Los Angeles Community College District – California – Amount paid: $28,000

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“Never Disable A Competitor” In an opinion piece on Network World, Andy Patrizio broke down the current situation between our company PC Pitstop and Malwarebytes. Andy believes that an anti-malware product should never disable a competitor and he even dinged Microsoft for doing that in the past. He also states that, “The idea that one Microsoft security partner would […]

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Creating a system restore point on your computer can be a critical piece to recovery after a malware attack.  Many times it is an afterthought, not realizing how important it can be until it is too late.  Follow the steps below to create your custom restore point.  This can be done as frequently as you’d […]

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