Do you use Firefox? You may have been prompted to upgrade your browser today. Or, more likely, the popular browser silently updated in the background of your PC. After a quick restart, you gain access to the following changes: The first thing you’ll notice after restarting Firefox is the new and improved default homepage. Although you probably changed Firefox’s homepage ages ago, its defaul
LinkedIn announced today that thousands of user passwords were leaked in a recent security breach. Fortunately, LinkedIn immediately disabled access to all of these accounts and emailed the users to notify them of the problem. Since the emails that LinkedIn sent out do not contain links, the company hopes that its users don’t view them as phishing emails. Normally, emails from a social media
If you’ve been shopping around for fast computers lately, then you may have stumbled across something called Gorilla Glass. It’s a special material used on many Ultrabook screens, which are high-end laptops “inspired by Intel”. If you look at any Ultrabook advertisement, you’ll see Gorilla Glass is being prominently advertised. But what is Gorilla Glass? And how does it help your lapt
Well, PC security experts are one step closer to understanding how Flame – the most dangerous and complex virus ever created – evaded detection for the past five years. Today, it was revealed that Flame used fake Microsoft Security Certificates to trick computers into thinking the virus was innocuous. As you may or may not know, every time you download a file, Windows will scan it to see wh
On the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’ve talked a lot about what you can do to improve your computer’s performance. From cleaning your registry to disabling unnecessary Windows processes, we’ve helped thousands of people speed up their computers for the astonishingly low price of free. However, a recent study from Lifehacker has debunked some common myths about speeding up your PC, particul
We all like free stuff. When that free stuff provides a boost to your computer’s speed, we like it even more. Today, we’re going to teach you about some of the best Windows programs that are already installed on your computer! Yes, that’s right. All of the programs we’ve listed here today are native to Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and can provide a significant boost to your
At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’re all about finding new ways to speed up your computer. If you want to make your computer faster without spending any money, then you’re going to love our 4 new free ways to speed up a computer. Use sleep instead of ‘Shut Down’ This tip is very simple to implement, but it could save you quite a bit of time when you start up your PC every morning.