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PC Matic Breaks Virus Detection Record on VB100′s RAP Test

PC Pitstop is proud to announce that PC Matic has achieved the best proactive score ever on Virus Bulletin’s RAP test.

The State of Security – Part 3

An overview of the state of PC Security and how it affects our every day lives.

PC Matic Continues Support for XP

March 10, 2014 by in PC Matic Blog, Press

We have decided to continue support for Windows XP for as long as there is demand.

Windows 8′s Biggest Bug

January 16, 2014 by in The Pit Blog

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A move to Windows 8 reveals an incredibly frustrating bug.

2014 – The Year of CryptoLocker

November 15, 2013 by in Press, The Pit Blog

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In the last two weeks, there were two new revelations about CryptoLocker.

The History of Adware

November 01, 2013 by in Press, The Pit Blog

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Over 10 years ago, a new strain of malware was born and christened…

Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America

October 18, 2013 by in Press, The Pit Blog

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The virus mafia has created a new version of ransomware more treacherous than the DOJ and FBI viruses.

The Computer Revolution is Not Over

September 17, 2013 by in Press, The Pit Blog

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The concept of making computer power affordable and easy to use has changed the human race as we know it. To be able to compute, create and learn where ever and when ever, creates a certain freedom that we humans have never experienced. The computer together with the internet has forced us to reconsider many of the important paradigms in our society such as the role that media plays in our lives, the role of television, as well as constructs such as the copy machine, the audio CD and so on. But if you look at the behaviors of Dell, Microsoft and HP, one would think that the revolution is over. No way. It has only just begun.

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Do Smart Phones Improve our Lives?

September 09, 2013 by in The Pit Blog

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Last week, I purchased my first smart phone. It is a Samsung Galaxy 4, and it costs $200 and I had to sign up for a 2 year AT&T plan at roughly $100 / month. I know that I am late to the party and an expensive party at that, but I am hardly excited. If you want to find me at the smart phone party, you can probably find me off in the corner somewhere. There is something that bothers me about the entire post-PC, smart phone revolution, so here is one PC guy’s thoughts on why smart phones aren’t all they are cracked up to be.

Microsoft – The Greatest Software Company on Earth

September 05, 2013 by in Press, The Pit Blog

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Microsoft announced this week that it would purchase Nokia as part of its new thrust into devices. Rather than trying to pivot into an area which it has little experience nor expertise, it should get back to its core competency of writing great software.,

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