PC Pitstop Newsletter – April 2011 #2

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Guest Columnists

SuperShield Video Contest
by Pit Crew

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Infected PCs Steal Millions
by Steve Hogan

A massive international network of infected PCs has emptied bank accounts.

A Nifty Spam Tracking Trick
by Steve Bass

Find out if a company you’ve given an e-mail address to is using it to spam you.

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Password Security ?s Suck
by Bill Pytlovany

Why do companies still use these predictable and lame questions?

Why Outlook Express Must Die
by Leo Notenboom

It’s unsupported & often loses email. Leo explains what you should do instead.

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Wired Performance from WiFi
by Becky Waring/Windows Secrets

Learn the secret to reliable wireless Netflix streaming for your home.

How to Pick a New PC

by Chris Pirillo

How to evaluate all of the brands & choices.

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What is Spear Phishing?
by Bob Rankin

Beware of these email wolves in sheep’s clothing…

GFI Software
Cable Clutter in Tethered World
by John Dodge

In this `not as wireless a world as we like to think,’ I am being strangled by cables.
Tech Tips

GFI Software
Windows Emergency System
Malware Minute by GFI Vipre

This is not a Microsoft application, but a fake designed to infect PC after PC.

tip 1
Fixing Firefox 4 Annoyances

Do you love Firefox 4 but, hate the new user interface? Fix the most annoying parts. Thanks, flyfishingrules2.

tip 2
Fast Firefox Startup

Cut the time it takes to open Firefox – in half. Thanks,lizardo_manson .

tip 3
Firefox Add On For Speed Issues

Another nice Firefox boost – this extension cleans & vacuums your Firefox places database. Thanks, Sandy.

PC Pitstop Research

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File Extensions Library

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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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