Today’s PC Security is Just Whac-a-Mole

whack-a-mole

John Naughton of The Observer posted a great article that outlined the true limitations of today’s PC security – that have been exposed by the recent Flame virus…

Related posts:

  1. Dodge Retort: No one PC security program best at doing it all By John Dodge PC Pitstop has published the results…
  2. The State of PC Security PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:…
  3. Tips4PC.com: 10 Tips To Improve Your Computer Security Computer security is no joke—the FBI recently arrested a…

PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2012 #2

Click here to learn how you can use PC Matic indefinitely with no need for annual renewal. Pays to Read License Agreements by The Pit Crew 7 years after our experiment – are folks still not reading the fine print. Fix Your PC Memory Leak by PC Tech Bytes Does your PC gradually slow over […]
Related posts:

  1. PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2012 #1 Click here to learn how you can use PC Matic…
  2. PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011 #2 Microsoft Support Scam Grows Netbook or a Chromebook? Is YouTube…
  3. PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011 PCs Are Not Dead Yet Radical Windows 8 Makeover Risks…

It Pays To Read License Agreements (7 Years Later)

eula

7 years after one lucky PC Pitstop customer won $1,000 by simply reading our End-User License Agreement (EULA) — our experiment continues to garner attention in articles detailing the dangers of unread EULAs.

Related posts:

  1. It Pays To Read License Agreements by Larry Magid I have a deal for you. In…
  2. 4 Years Later – PC Pitstop EULA Experiment Still the Buzz Hard to believe it has been 4 years since…
  3. Ten years later, look what’s changed! Microsoft screwed up, and they know it. The last…

Anti-Virus software is missing the worst

anti-virus software is missing the worst

Can ‘consumer grade’ anti-virus products protect us against computer viruses the likes of which we have recently seen with Flame & Stuxnet?

Related posts:

  1. Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Remove Your Anti-Virus Security Software By Bill Pytlovany What happens when you have four…
  2. Bob Rankin: How to Remove XP Total Security 2011 Virus “Somehow I got a virus called XP Total Security,…
  3. Anti Spyware Software Trends As the spyware companies invent new and innovative ways…

PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2012 #1

Click here to learn how you can use PC Matic indefinitely with no need for annual renewal. Truth About Win7 Defrag & SSDs by Rob Cheng Digging deep into Windows 7 defrag and how to best protect your SSD drives. Malware on the Rise by Bob Rankin If you haven’t yet been affected by malware, […]
Related posts:

  1. PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011 #2 Microsoft Support Scam Grows Netbook or a Chromebook? Is YouTube…
  2. PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011 PCs Are Not Dead Yet Radical Windows 8 Makeover Risks…
  3. PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2012 Hot Deal: $9.99 Wireless Router Windows 8 – Expert Review…

PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2012 #4

  • 3 Ways Malware Can Trap You
  • Where Are the Newsletters?
  • 5 Probable Causes of Data Loss
  • Email Should & WILL Go Away
  • 5 Common Laptop Mishaps
  • Free Back Up & Synch Solution
  • Windows Knows Where You Are
  • 8 Surefire Ways to Break Your PC
  • Confessions of a Tech Hoarder
  • 3 Cool & Unusual Photo Apps
  • Screen Capture with Windows 7
  • 3 Ways to Kill External HDs
  • Related posts:

    1. PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2012 #2 Hot Deal: $69.99 Wireless Printer New Scam Targets Online Sales…
    2. PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2012 #2 Google, Stop Following Me Fake Goods in Prime Ad Space…
    3. PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2012 #2 Rogue Infection Goes Live 5 Tools to Monitor Internet Use…

    PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2012 #3

  • Who to Blame for Crapware
  • Should You Pay Microsoft $99?
  • Fixing Firefox Freezes
  • Windows DVD Playback is Gone
  • Add Live Spreadsheet to PPT
  • The Magic of VLookup
  • Secret to Double Indent
  • How many Gigabytes is Enough?
  • Secret to Restoring Deleted Files
  • 500 Million Windows 8 Users
  • Securing Passwords in Firefox
  • Safe Mode with no F8
  • Resize Photos – Quick & Simple
  • Related posts:

    1. PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2012 Windows 8 Panic Attack FBI Looking Out for Your PC…
    2. PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2012 Hot Deal: $9.99 Wireless Router Windows 8 – Expert Review…
    3. PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2012 #2 Hot Deal: $69.99 Wireless Printer New Scam Targets Online Sales…

    Our Favorite Tips: Securing Passwords in Firefox

    securing passwords in firefox

    Help secure your passwords from anyone else using Firefox on your PC.

    Related posts:

    1. Ask Leo: Is it safe to let my browser remember passwords? By Leo Notenboom If I consider my computer to…
    2. Dave’s Computer Tips: Manage passwords across multiple platforms. One program. All passwords. Multiple operating systems. Is it…
    3. Dave’s Computer Tips: Everything you know about passwords is wrong! Everything you’ve ever learned about creating a secure password…