PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2010 #2

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Guest Columnists


The State of PC Security

by Rob Cheng

Our exclusive research reveals the best and worst in PC protection.


PC Security and Human Nature

by Bill Pytlovany

Security software can’t prevent infections caused by our direct actions.


One Is Not Enough

by John Dodge

Why are most security solutions largely useless?


Computers Too Unsafe to Use

by Leo Notenboom

It has become impossible to stay safe online – time to get defensive.


Detect Facebook Security Holes

by Rob Cheng

Lookout for these signs of fake Facebook messages that install spam on your PC.


Control Your Facebook Privacy

by Harry McCracken

Reset your FB privacy settings-before you reconnect with more friends.


Should You Quit Facebook?

by Chris Pirillo

Before deciding, consider Chris’s 2 steps for dealing with online privacy.


Google’s Drive By Snooping

by Steve Hogan

Google has been recording wifi traffic in Germany, violating privacy by “accident”.


When is a Free iPad Not Free

by Steve Bass

Steer clear of this new scam and watch out for the office copy machine.

Tech Tips


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Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by the PC Pitstop community. Submit yours today for a chance to win.


Cookie Control

Two free programs that control cookies on your PC compatible with Internet Explorer. Thanks Jacee.


Scan for Viruses with Ubuntu

If you can’t boot into Windows you can still scan for viruses with Ubuntu. Thanks Adamsappleone.


AVG Rescue CD

Recovery options for CD or USB drive. Supports Windows and Linux. Thanks to morbidbutterfly.

PC Pitstop Research


Retrevo Gadget Survey

You’ve taken the U.S. Census now take the Gadget Census sponsored by our friends at Retrevo.


Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.


Top Drivers Library

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


Process Library

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


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Don’t All of Your PC Cables Look the Same

How often have you been frustrated trying to find the right cable for your laptop, router, printer,etc… from
a drawer full of cables? Stick’nGo takes the hassle out of identifying your valuable computer equipment.


All New WinPatrol Plus 2010

Super Optimized WinPatrol Plus 2010 takes a snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.


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Synch Your Files Automatically – Try Free!

From the makers of Roboform, GoodSync synchronizes files between
desktops, laptops, and external drives, and works over a network or the

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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 forgetting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing misery.
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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.

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