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How much money do I have to pay to speed up my PC?

How much money do I have to pay to speed up my PC?

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, one of the most common questions we receive is about the price of speeding up a PC. Specifically, people ask how much it costs to speed up a computer. There isn’t a specific dollar value answer to that question, but suffice to say that PC repair can cost anywhere from $1000 to free. Here is a basic guide to how much it will cost to speed up your PC: Upgradi

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Is your computer infected with the Gauss virus? Read this to protect your bank accounts!

Is your computer infected with the Gauss virus? Read this to protect your bank accounts!

A few months ago, a virus called ‘Flame’ was tearing apart security systems across the Middle East. Today, it looks like Flame has evolved into a new virus called Gauss. In fact, Gauss has been wreaking havoc across Middle Eastern computer systems for most of the last year, and it poses a serious threat to financial data. What is the Gauss virus? The Gauss virus is similar to Flame, although

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Gaming giant Blizzard hacked

Gaming giant Blizzard hacked

Blizzard is one of the world’s most popular gaming companies. The company is known most notably for its World of Warcraft MMORPG, but Blizzard has also created such venerable gaming franchises as Diablo and Starcraft. Unfortunately, Blizzard can’t protect accounts as well as it can make games. Earlier today, it was revealed that Blizzard experienced a serious data leak that could have compr

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No boot to desktop in Windows 8?

No boot to desktop in Windows 8?

Bad news for computer users who want to speed up their PCs as much as possible. Instead of simply powering on your PC and then watching it boot directly to the desktop, it looks like Windows 8 will force users to access the tiled Start screen before they proceed. The tiled Start screen was previously known as Metro until Microsoft suddenly dropped the term last week. Some suspect the company dr

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Windows 8 no longer features a ‘Metro’ interface

Windows 8 no longer features a ‘Metro’ interface

For over a year, we’ve been calling Windows 8’s unique interface ‘Metro’. Why has the tech industry been doing that? Well, because that’s what Microsoft called it! However, it looks like Microsoft has turned it back on the Metro name. They’re saying it was always intended to be a code name for the operating system’s unique interface. Reportedly, the Windows 8 programmers and desig

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Should you buy a Microsoft Surface RT or a Surface Pro?

Should you buy a Microsoft Surface RT or a Surface Pro?

Later this year, Microsoft will be releasing two important products: Windows 8 and the first Windows 8 tablet, the Microsoft Surface RT, will both be released on October 26, 2012. However, a second Surface will be released sometime later. Called the Microsoft Surface Pro, it will be significantly more powerful than the Surface RT. Although we’re still a few months away from release, consumers

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Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

A few weeks ago, we told you about a spam attack that was targeting Dropbox email addresses. Dropbox has never had security problems, and the attack was considered an unfortunate stain on an otherwise perfect company record. However, it was revealed today that the Dropbox data leak was not anywhere near as serious as originally thought. Although it first appeared that hackers were able to gain

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  • Free Up Disk and Memory Space
  • Speed up your System
  • Fix System Errors And Crashes
  • Improve Internet Access
  • Boost Start-up Speed