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XP users at higher risk of getting viruses and malware

XP users at higher risk of getting viruses and malware

Windows XP is over ten years old, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t using it any more. In fact Windows XP continues to be one of the world’s most popular operating systems, and some polls even place XP ahead of Windows 7 in adoption numbers – even in September of 2012. However, those who are still using XP might want to consider upgrading soon. A recent study by AV-Test confirmed

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Could antivirus software soon be a thing of the past?

Could antivirus software soon be a thing of the past?

It’s been a rough year for antivirus software. More and more PC security experts are pointing out weaknesses of antivirus software every day, and even an average virus can avoid the filters established by antivirus programs. To make this issue even more frightening, viruses like Flame were able to infect computers for three years before they were even discovered by antivirus programs. Identif

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Blackhole exploit gets upgraded to avoid latest antivirus software upgrades

Blackhole exploit gets upgraded to avoid latest antivirus software upgrades

The infamous Blackhole exploit affected computers all over the world. It gave hackers access to sensitive data and allowed computers to be taken over by remote users. Fortunately, the Blackhole exploit was patched by most major antivirus companies in just a few days, and people soon forgot about the problem. Unfortunately, the creators of Blackhole aren’t willing to disappear that easily. The

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Most virus-prone celebrity of 2012? Emma Watson

Most virus-prone celebrity of 2012? Emma Watson

Hackers use the images of certain celebrities to spread viruses. However, some celebrities – for whatever reason – attract more hackers than others. PC security firm McAfee decided to create a list of the world’s “Most Dangerous Celebrities” to show users which celebrities they should be extra careful about searching for. Last year, Heidi Klum topped the list. This year, Klum has been

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Computer use before bed can disrupt sleep

Computer use before bed can disrupt sleep

Computers have been a ubiquitous part of our lives for the last couple decades. However, mobile computing has brought computers into more and more parts of our lives. Today, it’s not uncommon for someone to log off their work computer, use the computer on their phone as they walk home, then turn on their tablet computer in front of the living room TV. In short, computers are an inescapable pa

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Don’t like new Windows 8 interface? Get rid of it!

Don’t like new Windows 8 interface? Get rid of it!

Windows 8 comes out on October 26, which is fairly soon. Already, early adopters have used and reviewed Windows 8. Some people seem to be loving it, while other people don’t feel the same way. Most Windows 8 problems center around the new ‘Metro’ interface. But it’s not actually called Metro because Microsoft doesn’t want users to use that term any more. Instead, it’s simply called

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Speed up your PC by downloading drivers

Speed up your PC by downloading drivers

Speeding up your PC is a valuable way to maximize performance and make your PC last as long as possible. While sometimes, speeding up a PC costs a lot of money, this isn’t always the case. Today, we’re going to teach you about one of the best free ways to speed up a PC: downloading driver updates. What are drivers and why do they speed up my computer? Drivers are small applications that h

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Recent study suggests 52% of Americans have been unhappy with recent computer performance

Recent study suggests 52% of Americans have been unhappy with recent computer performance

Nobody likes working on a slow computer. Today, computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives. Whether you’re talking to friends on Facebook or trying to get work done in Microsoft Excel, it’s tough to go through life without a computer. However, going through life with a slow computer can be even more frustrating. We already knew that, but a recent study by Crucial, a PC memory manufacturer

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New quantum computer chip could create ultra-fast computers in near future

New quantum computer chip could create ultra-fast computers in near future

It’s no secret that quantum computing will change the world of technology as we know it. However, a few years ago, it was unclear exactly how that change would occur. Now, after a recent exhibition at the 2012 British Science Festival, it appears that super-fast quantum computer technology may not be as far off as we think. A new silicon quantum chip was debuted at the festival that promises

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