PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2010

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Guest Columnists


Cellphone/Smartphone Survey

by The Pit Crew

Help us understand how you use your cellphones & smartphones.


Americans Have the Most Viruses

by Rob Cheng

Our research reveals the prevalence of security threats by regions of the world.


6 Steps to Remove Malware

by Steve Hogan

Malware can mutate within minutes. Clean it fast and clean it completely.


Keep Yourself Safe from Viruses

by Leo Notenboom

Even after all this time …complacency remains all too common.


Droid X vs Droid Incredible

by John Dodge

Psst?slight edge to the latter


They Call It the Streak

by Harry McCracken

Is It a Huge Smartphone or a Tiny Computer?


Facebook National ID System

by Bill Pytlovany

Facebook has proven that most people don?t care about privacy


SSD vs Traditional Hard Drives

by Chris Pirillo

Many people are starting to believe that SSDs are much better.


Google Voice is Cool & Free

by Steve Bass

Now open to everyone in the U.S. and I suggest you look at it.

Tech Tips


Organize Your MP3 Collection

by Tekzilla

Want to rid your mp3 collection of duplicate files? Give this a try.


Test Boot Speed With Free Utility

BootRacer allows you to check your Windows boot speed. Thanks, lizardo_manson.


Ever Had Blue Screen Of Death?

Find out what caused it and what to do. Thanks, Tx Redneck.


Using the Favorite Links List

Uncover the performance benefits of the Favorite Links list in Vista Thanks, morbidbutterfly.


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PC Pitstop Research


Top 25 Best Loved PCs

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Process Library

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  1. Margie Richeson

    I am subscribed to PC Pitstop Optomize2. It was originally for three or five computers. Some of those computers have been replaced. How can I get the program for new computers?

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