PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011

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Guest Columnists

PCs Are Not Dead Yet
by Rob Cheng

The world is in a frenzy about the ultimate demise of our good friend.

Radical Windows 8 Makeover
by The Pit Crew

This preview unveils major changes for the Windows user interface.

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Risks of Cloud Storage
by Woody Leonhard/Windows Secrets

Cloud storage heightens security risks; here’s what you need to know.

Switching from Win 7 to XP
by Leo Notenboom

How to remove Win 7 & switch back to Win XP.

GFI Software
Win 7 PC Junk Collection
by John Dodge

How much junk can a Windows 7 PC accumulate?

Controlling Someone’s PC

by Chris Pirillo

The best ways to control another computer remotely.

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The Most Unwanted File
by Bill Pytlovany

What file do users ask WinPatrol to remove most often?

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Remove XP Total Security 2011
by Bob Rankin

An especially nasty fake anti-malware program is making the rounds.

Fixing More PC Pains
by Steve Bass

A hodgepodge of my top PC annoyance work-arounds.
Tech Tips

GFI Software
What’s In the Box?
Malware Minute by GFI Vipre

A Brad Pitt Fanclub site is directing users to rogue AV installs & a mystery box.

tip 1
Outlook On The Desktop

Cool widget helps move Outlook to your desktop. Thanks, Tx Redneck.

tip 2
Mount A VHD Within Windows 7

Create & mount a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7. Thanks, pacoli.

tip 3
Disable Autoplay In Vista

The autoplay options can be confusing-learn how to disable. 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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