PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2011

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Guest Columnists

Biggest Cyber Threat of 2011
by Steve Hogan

Threats that have ravaged home PCs are now coming to your pocket.

steve bass
Fake YouTube Ads & More
Malware Minute by GFI Software

The lowdown on the new security threats spotted by our friends at GFI.

bob rankin
Don’t Pay Retail
by Bob Rankin

Some forethought & research can save you money on software purchases

Where Are Passwords Stored?
by Leo Notenboom

Cookies are often used to keep you logged in…but, they come with risks.

What Everyone Missed at CES
by Bill Pytlovany

Off in the corner at CES…I found the next big thing.

mcafee problems
What Happened to Netbooks?
by John Dodge

The bloom came off the netbook rose early last year.

Stopping Zombine Computers
by Chris Pirillo

Damn these compromised systems. They’re ruining it for the rest of us.

malware minute
Verizon Launches iPhone
by John Dodge

Why does this feel so anti-climactic and grossly overdue?

The Best of Best of 2010 Lists
The Pit Crew

A compilation of our favorite best tech of 2010 lists.
Tech Tips

submit your tips
Submit Your Favorite Tip

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

tip 1
A New Green File Format

WWF is a file format similar to PDF, except it saves trees. Thanks, Paultx.

tip 2
Win Live Messenger Small Icon

Put a small icon for Windows Live Messenger in your taskbar instead of the large one. Thanks,morbidbutterfly.

tip 3
5 Safety Tips For Using Public PCs

Consider these precautions when using public computers at libraries, internet cafes… Thanks, patrick-kan.

PC Pitstop Research

File Extensions Library
File Extensions Library

Our All New! File Extension Library is the internet’s most complete source for file extension information.

PC Reviews
Top 25 Best Loved PCs

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

Driver 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
Process Library

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

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