Anti Spyware Blues

If you’ve seen our previous coverage of spyware, you already know how untrustworthy the purveyors of this nefarious software can be — and how much of a danger malicious programs can pose to your PC. But waking up to the threats and resolving to protect yourself against them isn’t enough. You still have to keep your guard up, because even when it comes to anti-spyware software, there are companies that will try to take advantage of you. All over the Web you can find phony and ineffective anti-spyware products, suspect anti-spyware review sites, and misleading advertisements — including ads for suspect products that show up on sites you might otherwise trust.

July 2003 Newsletter

Security Alert: What’s Running When You Power Up?
Updated Disk Health Now Provides Detailed Analysis
Anti-Spam Tip: Eliminate Annoying Messenger Popups
Spyware and Adware Gets Court’s Blessing
Expert Tip: Make Windows Tell You Everything
PC Pitstop Cures Cancer and Finds Alien Life
Performance Tip: Max Out Your Disk Speed

May 2003 Newsletter

Is spyware crippling your system?
Performance Tweak: Eliminate XP eye candy
Performance Tweak: defrag early, defrag often
Troubleshooting: Fix PC problems remotely
Product recall: Flaming IBM monitors

No Vacation from Spyware

I‘m back after two great weeks on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. I love traveling internationally, but there is nothing like home. I honestly don’t think that I could travel for two weeks out of the country without the internet. Internet has definitely made the world a smaller and more easily accessible place.

Great 2002, More on the Horizon!

What? It’s been six months since I updated my note at Pitstop? That can’t be, it seems like only yesterday……

It’s the end of 2002, and it’s been a great year for Pitstop. We were profitable each and every month of the year. And we are not resting on our laurels, we’ve been re-investing these profits right back into the business, to make a stronger and more powerful PC Pitstop.

Pass it Along

Nice to have you at PC Pitstop. Whether you are new to Pitstop or a returning vet, and I am sure that you will find something new and interesting here at the Pitstop. I am pleased to say that Pitstop is thriving, which is good news for you as well as for us. This means that we can continue to offer our services for free. Pitstop has been profitable for 7 consecutive months, and I really believe that we are over the internet hump.

Our Sponsors

Hola Amigos!

Welcome to PC Pitstop. Or if you’re a returning veteran, which many of you are, welcome back. We sincerely appreciate your visit to our site, and I hope that we can help your computing experience in a positive way. Whether that’s autofixing a problem, or learning more about your PC, or finding a new online PC guru friend.

Keep On Trucking: Strong Partnerships

For some reason, the song “Trucking” by the Grateful Dead keeps popping into my head as I write this note for the Pitstop site. What a long, strange trip it’s been! The Internet revolution has gone from the new economy to a series of dot-bomb catastrophes. Many terrific Web sites have come and gone, and PC Pitstop is still thriving. Wall Street invested in many crazy Internet schemes and waggled about first-mover advantages. They were so wrong. It’s really the last man standing that wins this game. The same can be said for virtually any business.

February 2001 Newsletter

E-mail your test results, troubleshoot PC problems with TechExpress
Anti-virus update: PITSTOP topples K0URNIK0VA virus, 40 – Love
Improved test results: Get detailed info on running programs

The Future of PC Pitstop: TechExpress

WELCOME to the Future, everyone! And thank you for visiting PC Pitstop.

More and more people are learning about the power of a Pitstop. Our traffic levels are growing by leaps and bounds, and we are so happy to play a role in your computing experience. But we’re not resting on our laurels. You see, we have a vision.

Holiday Shopping

HAPPY Holidays, everyone! In our family, each person makes a list of the gifts they would like to receive, and then my mom decides who needs to buy what for each person. We used to do it the old-fashioned way, but this way is so much better. Everyone gets what they want, and we can spend the day after Christmas enjoying each other’s company instead of running to the store to return gifts.

Your Hard Drive In Peril

HELLO everyone, and happy Thanksgiving.
This month, I’d like to talk about your hard drive. Whether you realize it or not, it is the most important part of your computer. It reminds me of that MasterCard commercial: “Brand new computer: $1400. Internet access: $20/month. All of the data on your hard drive: priceless.”

November 2000 Newsletter

Brand-new Internet tools for download
Update your anti-virus file
Napster and free-ISP reports now available at no-charge
Privacy update: Better Business Bureau certifies PC Pitstop
New FAQs
Quick tips and advice: disk health and RAM

Thanks for your Support, and How You Can Keep Supporting!

LET me start off this month by saying “Thank you.” Thank you for all the tremendous feedback and supportive e-mails. Thank you for telling your friends about our site. Our tracking shows that ‘friend’ is the number one traffic driver to PC Pitstop. Thank you for purchasing things through our site. And thank you to all the writers who have chosen to write about us in PC World, Money Magazine, Access Magazine–and a special thank you to everyone at ZD-TV (now called TechTV).