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How to Avoid Being Infected by CryptoLocker

How to Avoid Being Infected by CryptoLocker

CryptoLocker is the most frightening, advanced, and effective virus affecting PC users today. CryptoLocker locks down important files on your system and holds those files for ransom under encrypted lock and key. Unlike other types of ransomware, there doesn’t appear to be any way to remove CryptoLocker and unlock your files. The only way is to pay the ransom, which tends to be between $100

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Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware is possibly the most annoying type of virus out there today. Instead of stealing your information, slowing down your computer, or redirecting Google search results, ransomware takes your computer hostage. How exactly does a virus take your computer hostage? Well, the program locks down your system and prevents you from performing any functions. Instead of opening your favorite sof

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5 Secret Browser Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know

Your internet browser is probably the most-used program on your computer. If not, then I don’t know what you do all day. But most people only use a small part of their browser. Today, most browsers have plenty of tools and features hidden beneath the surface. Only a privileged few know about these features. And today, I’m inviting you to this secret order of extraordinary browsers. All d

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How to Use Fun New Benchmarking Program ‘Catzilla’ To Test PC Speed

How to Use Fun New Benchmarking Program ‘Catzilla’ To Test PC Speed

Benchmarking programs are an excellent way to test your PC’s performance. Benchmarking programs push your PC’s graphics and processing power to the limits. You can use that data to compare your system to other users or to your own system after tweaking it. For example, many PC Cleaner Pro users choose to run a benchmark before and after a PC Cleaner Pro scan. This can result in performance

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Like Total Internet Privacy? Check Out the ‘Epic Privacy’ Browser

Like Total Internet Privacy? Check Out the ‘Epic Privacy’ Browser

Internet privacy is a greater concern today than it has been at any point in the past. I don’t have to remind you how much important information you keep online, but we both know it’s a lot. That’s why I like the new Epic Privacy Browser, which, true to its name, provides an epic level of privacy for today’s internet users. You can download the Epic Privacy Browser here for free. It

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How to Monitor your PC’s Internet Usage

How to Monitor your PC’s Internet Usage

Unlimited data plans are becoming less and less common. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge a ridiculously high rate for unlimited plans, while others don’t offer unlimited plans at all. That’s why it’s more important than ever to monitor your PC’s data usage. This can help you avoid thousands of dollars (okay, that’s a little much) in excess data charges. Today, I’m going

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SkyDrive Will Be No More As Microsoft Loses Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

SkyDrive Will Be No More As Microsoft Loses Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

It seems like Microsoft just can’t catch a break. In an effort to catch up with today’s computer users, Microsoft has invested hundreds of millions into marketing its cloud service called SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s homegrown cloud storage service designed to compete with DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud, and other major cloud services. It’s particularly popular among Windows 8 users

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The Top 4 Best Free Firewalls for 2013

The Top 4 Best Free Firewalls for 2013

If you have a Windows computer, then you already have a firewall. However, that firewall is disappointingly easy to hack, which is why many users simply don’t trust it to block out unwanted internet traffic. Well, this list of free firewalls isn’t significantly better than the Windows Firewall, but these firewalls do use a different protection system than Windows, which could mean that hack

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Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

When you buy antivirus software from a major brand, you expect that software to protect your computer better than free software you could download online. Unfortunately for PC users, it looks like we’ve all been duped. Recent antivirus software testing performed by a German security company called AV-Test resulted in fail grades for a number of so-called ‘top’ antivirus programs. Who fai

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What Is Crapware and Why Should You Avoid It At All Costs?

What Is Crapware and Why Should You Avoid It At All Costs?

If you spend some time on PC blogs – like the one you’re currently reading – then you have probably encountered the term ‘crapware’ at some point. Crapware refers to any software that is downright crappy. It doesn’t provide any real value to your computer and it almost always installs itself in a sleazy fashion. Crapware on brand new PCs For years, brand new PCs have been plagued

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