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Reduce your PC virus risk by patching these media players immediately

Reduce your PC virus risk by patching these media players immediately

If your computer always seems to be suffering from virus and malware problems, then that could be due to hundreds of different reasons. Sometimes, even the most secure computer users find viruses on their computer. However, in most cases, computer users who routinely get infected with viruses are doing something wrong. What does ‘doing something wrong’ involve? One of the most overlooked as

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Top 7 crazy (and awesome) PC setups

Top 7 crazy (and awesome) PC setups

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we talk a lot about optimizing system performance and speeding up computers. However, we don’t talk a lot about optimizing your workspace. Where should you position your monitors? What kind of desk chair should you get? Can you ever have too many monitors? Well, the answer to those questions depends on personal preference. To find out where your personal prefe

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Our 8 Favorite (And Free)Ways to Speed Up a PC

Our 8 Favorite (And Free)Ways to Speed Up a PC

In honor of the upcoming release of Windows 8, we’ve decided to release a list of some of the best free strategies when it comes to improving PC speed and performance. If you want to optimize your computer and squeeze as much speed as possible out of your existing hardware (without spending a dime!), then these tips will help. 8) Uninstall old programs You’ve probably installed dozens of pro

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Apple event on October 23 could overshadow Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 on October 26

Apple event on October 23 could overshadow Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 on October 26

Microsoft and Apple once competed directly against one another over the home computer market. Today, Apple has diversified its product line to encompass music players, tablets, phones, and so much more. Microsoft is trying to do the same with the launch of Windows 8, although its efforts might be derailed by an event that Apple has booked for October 23. What will Apple announce on October 23? O

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Rooting Android helps Android users speed up tablets and smartphones

Rooting Android helps Android users speed up tablets and smartphones

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’re focused on finding the best ways to optimize computer performance without spending a lot of money. However, some users aren’t satisfied with just speeding up their laptop or desktop computer. They demand the fastest possible performance out of every device they own – from smartphones to tablets. Today, Android users have one easy way to improve the s

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New fake antivirus software blends in with Windows 7, Vista, and XP

New fake antivirus software blends in with Windows 7, Vista, and XP

Fake antivirus software is the bane of computer users around the world. Even the most experienced PC users seem to have had unfortunate run-ins with fake antivirus software. Why does fake antivirus software continue to bother PC users? Well, part of the problem is that these viruses are so sneaky. They silently infect the computer and often lie dormant for days before popping up and stealing in

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Making the switch to Bing? Beware of malicious search results

Making the switch to Bing? Beware of malicious search results

Today, almost all PC viruses are spread over the internet. And many internet-borne viruses attract users through search engines. Some viruses prey on certain search terms. If you’re searching for “naked celebrity pics” online, for example, then you might encounter a few malicious images in the search results that pop up. Hackers know that millions of people will be searching for these key

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Unfortunately, Windows 8 is not immune to crapware and bloatware

Unfortunately, Windows 8 is not immune to crapware and bloatware

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we wage war against useless software. As many new computer owners know, new PCs often come packed with dozens of useless programs. From free game trials to 30-day antivirus software tryouts, these programs are rarely ever used. Unfortunately, they still take up crucial processing power and memory on your PC. That means they slow down your computer’s performanc

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Mass murder in World of Warcraft caused by hacker

Mass murder in World of Warcraft caused by hacker

Usually, mass murder is nothing to laugh about, but in this case, it’s kind of funny. A hacker recently took control of a number of World of Warcraft servers using an exploit. Instead of stealing credit card information or performing other dangerous deeds, the hacker decided to do a bit of trolling. That hacker (or possibly a team of hackers) marched through the server killing every character

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Major corporations pay an average of $8.9 million defending cyber attacks

Major corporations pay an average of $8.9 million defending cyber attacks

This year has been rough for the PC security industry. It appears that hackers are becoming smarter – or at least more determined – than ever before, and that means more corporations are experiencing data leaks and other problems. But many people are surprised to learn the true cost of cyber security. Over the past year, companies around the world paid an average of $8.9 million to defend c

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