PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2009

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This Month


Introducing Driver Alert 2.0

Now featuring all new DriverMatic technology – finds & installs drivers in just ONE CLICK.


Guide to Better Passwords

10 rules everyone should follow when creating new passwords or updating old ones.


Fake AntiVirus Alert!

Getting popups that your computer is infected? You’ve been scammed! How to recognize and remove the crapware.


Ask the Pros – PC Upgrades

It’s National Catfish Month. Grab a snack to check out this month’s Ask the Pros made possible by supporters like you.


Most Popular Freeware Updated

Our free software report has been updated with the latest best free software, some with 64 bit compatability.


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


When Your Motherboard Dies

by Chris Pirillo

Did your motherboard die? Before you replace it – check this first.


The 500 Worst Passwords

by John Dodge

Many passwords are easily guessed. Here are the worst.


Firefox Ready to Be #1

by Bill Pytlovany

Bill says Firefox is poised to takeover Internet Explorer.


10 Super Firefox Extensions

by Steve Bass

These handy Firefox add ons will increase your love for the little red fox tenfold.


Tech’s Most Magnificent Failures

by Harry McCracken

Harry documents the biggest technology flops of all time.

The all new Optimize 3.0 is an incredibly powerful tool that will now do even more to instantly boost the speed,
stability, and overall security of your computer.


Tech Tips


Clean up messy uninstalls

Revo Uninstaller cleans up messy uninstalls and avoids orphan file buildup. Thanks to EclipseWebJS2.


Office Compatability

You can edit the new formats from Office 2007 in older Microsfot Office versions. Thanks rosangela_1957.


Spotify Music Player

If you are not in the US and like music, you should check out this free music service. Thanks to Wigan.


Free Fax Service

If you are a casual fax user and don’t have a fax machine, this tip from Rusher is for you.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.

Top 5 Drivers


Process Library

Check your PC against our running processes library to identify potential malicious processes and shut them down.


Most Loved Desktops Library

Back to school time! Before you buy your kid’s first college desktop, check out the best of the best in our top desktop list.


Most Loved Notebooks Library

Our community ranks the worlds best Notebooks, including many super hot Netbooks.


Top Drivers Library

The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.





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Best Memory Prices & Selection

Nothing improves system performance more than more memory. Crucial
makes the right memory upgrade easy to find, easy to buy, and easy to
install. Check out their memory now.

Other Newsletters


New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter

Technologizer’s T-Week is Harry McCracken’s weekly e-mail newsletter (delivered on Friday) with
highlights from Technologizer and original items. It’s timely, fun, and free–and you can
sign up to receive it right here.



Lockergnome community newsletter, Pirillo’s Picks, features links to the best
discussions and blogs found around our various sites. Signing up is
free, and simple. Just send an email to: picks@lockergnome.com


Techbite Newsletter

TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass
and PC World Contributing Editor publishes a free weekly newsletter
with commentary on the technology products he loves, the strategies for
getting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing
misery. Sign up for the newsletter here.

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