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Promise of Free Software Delivers Malware

April 16, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Key generators are pulling in unsuspecting consumers with the promise of free software – and leaving them with a computer full of malware.

How to Make a System Repair Disk

March 18, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Step by step instructions on how to create a repair, recovery or rescue disk.

Google Secrets Revealed

March 04, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Put the world’s largest search engine to work for you with these secret tips.

Downloading – Danger Signs

February 25, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Bob Rankin points out more danger signs for those looking for software on popular download sites.

Free Text & HTML Editor

February 11, 2014 by in Bob Rankin, free software

Note from PC Pitstop: We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is the Bob Rankin response to our request.

Five Free Remote Access Tools

February 05, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

5 of the most popular free applications for remote PC access.

Free Security Tools from Microsoft

January 28, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Free tools from Microsoft provide an extra layer of protection against malware.

The $50 PC

January 21, 2014 by in Bob Rankin


$50 now gets you a real computer capable of most home computing needs.

Seven Deadly Internet Security Sins

January 14, 2014 by in Bob Rankin


Protect yourself from malware infection or identity theft by avoiding these seven internet security mistakes.

Detecting and Defeating Keyloggers

January 06, 2014 by in Bob Rankin


Millions of passwords are stolen by keyloggers. What are they, how do they work and how to protect against them.

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