WannaCrypt Ransomware: Protecting your computers against the latest ransomware

Over the past few days, many businesses have reported infections from the latest round of ransomware called WannaCrypt. This massive cyberattack is likely to have stemmed from stolen tools used by the National Security Agency (NSA). Due to the rate of infection, and the number of machines being infected by WannaCrypt, Microsoft has released an […]

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PC Matic Boosts Protection With File-Less Ransomware Detection

Enhancements Set PC Matic Further Apart from Competition PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, PC Matic MSP and PC Matic Pro have made several updates over the last few months to their security solution.  The recent changes made to the software include the ability to detect file-less ransomware.  Traditional malware, including ransomware, required an executable […]

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Malware Detection Rates Revealed for 28 AV Programs

The Drive for Awareness In November of 2016, PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, commissioned a test with AV Comparatives focusing on ransomware and virus detection.  This test was commissioned in an effort to stress the importance of detection rates.  PC Matic chose to commission the test because several anti-virus (AV) companies choose not to […]

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PC Matic or PC Matic Pro — Which Solution is Best for You?

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PC Matic Compared to PC Matic Pro Often times, we get questions from potential consumers asking which security solution would best meet their needs, PC Matic or PC Matic Pro.  To address this, we created the table below which provides the different features in each solution.  Additional information regarding each feature is included below.   Automated Global Application […]

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PC Matic Removes Registry Cleaning Tool From Default Programming

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Registry Cleaning Tool Removed From PC Matic Default Effective immediately, PC Matic will be removing the registry cleaning from the default version of its security software.  The option will remain within PC Matic; however, in order to use it, subscribers will need to enable the feature.  Step-by-step instructions on how to do so, are provided at […]

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Malwarebytes Removes PC Matic PUA Categorization

PC Pitstop is pleased to announce that Malwarebytes is no longer flagging PC Matic as a potentially unwanted program. Both applications can once again co-exist on systems. The Malwarebytes detection began on December 5th, and we initiated efforts to resolve the issue. On December 23rd, we made contact with the proper people at Malwarebytes. After […]

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PC Matic Dominates with Perfect Virus Detections on the Venerable VB100

In April 2016, we released PC Matic’s Super Shield 2.0 engine at no additional cost. There were numerous improvements in the new engine. Super Shield 2.0 Improvements enhanced signature based detections enhanced hash based detections enhanced DLL detections 100% internally developed and implemented eliminating our reliance on Vipre’s black list engine new script based detections […]

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Accredited Organizations Deem PC Matic as Legitimate Security Solution

Is PC Matic malware? Malware, or malicious software, is a categorization of software that is intended to cause damage or disable computers and computer systems.  Taking into consideration the definition of malware, it can determined PC Matic is not malware.  PC Matic is not malware.  Here is why: 1.       PC Matic is a certified anti-virus product by the ICSA Labs.  ICSA […]

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Are You Compromising Security for User Experience?

Security Vs. Experience According to a recent survey conducted by SecureAuth, 87% of IT professionals reported commonly feel like increased PC security interferes with the user’s experience.  Which begs the question, how often are security measures decreased to ensure user experience is not hindered?  With today’s cyber security threats, decreasing your protection platform is not […]

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PC Matic CEO Delivers Strong Message at Synnex Inspire Event

PC Matic CEO, Rob Cheng, presented at the Synnex Inspire Conference. This is the premier Synnex partner event which occurs on an annual basis.  This event has a total of over 1,300 attendees, with 475 of which being resellers. Rob’s session focused on the growing threat of ransomware and the endpoint security solutions for these […]

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PC Matic Vice President of Cyber Security Featured in SpiceWorks Expert Roundtable

Vice President of Cyber Security for PC Matic, Dodi Glenn, took part in an expert roundtable focusing on antivirus protection.  The roundtable was sponsored by SpiceWorks, one of the largest information technology platforms used by IT professionals.  The other participants included representatives from Kaspersky, SOPHOS and iBoss. The experts weighed in on modern cyber security […]

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PC Matic MSP Presence at ChannelCon

PC Matic Vice President of Cyber Security, Dodi Glenn, was a featured speaker at CompTIA’s ChannelCon event, presenting on password protection and security vulnerabilities. Hosted annually by CompTIA, ChannelCon is attended by technology vendors, distributors and solution providers, as well as industry influencers, press and analysts from across the IT channel. PC Matic MSP is […]

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“I Know I am Protected With PC Matic.” – Karla W., PC Matic Subscriber Since 2012

Karla W. first came to PC Pitstop to meet her PC optimization needs in 2008, and has been a loyal PC Matic subscriber since 2012.  Today I had the opportunity to speak with Karla one-on-one about her experience with our security software.  Prior to using PC Matic, Karla said she experienced various malware attacks.  Which […]

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80% IT Pros Believe Internet Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

In the wake of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack last week on the Internet performance management company, Dyn, we’ve learned of some unsettling security vulnerabilities for millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It was discovered the DDoS attack utilized the Mirai botnet to hack thousands of IoT devices and to take down […]

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PC Matic Makes Nothing Happen! Wait, What?

There is something to be said about nothing happening… The idea of nothing happening sounds bad, right?  We want stuff to happen!  Unless we’re talking about your PC’s security.  If something happens, referencing your PC’s security, that isn’t a good thing.  That means that today’s cyber security threats have infiltrated your system.  When something happens, […]

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PC Matic Optimizes PC Performance

You computer doesn’t slow down with age.  The decrease in efficiency when it is not properly maintained.  Included in a PC Matic subscription are PC optimization tools that occur each time your PC is scanned.  These tools include: Defragments Disks Updates Drivers Cleans Registry Optimizes SSDs Removes Junk Files Optimizes Broadband Fixes Software Vulnerabilities Accelerates Downloads in FF […]

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