PC Pitstop Newsletter March 2009 #2


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This Month



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Long Live the PC


Is an iPhone dominated world inevitable? Rob’s crystal ball says not so fast.


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Windows 7 Tips & Tweaks


From Drivers to User Control, Steve runs through the easiest tweaks for
Windows 7 that makes it better than it already was.


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Ask the Pros: Security & Speed


The PC Pitstop Pros share the steps for reclaiming a hijacked PC and improving your boot times.


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USA Today Touts WinPatrol


USA Today has singled out WinPatrol as a “terrfic tool” in the fight against “malicious programs.”


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Introducing Chris Pirillo


PC Pitstop is proud to announce a new partnership. Chris is the founder
of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome.


MARCH 2009 NEWSLETTER


PC Pitstop


Guest Columnists



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Conflicker April Fool’s Doom

by Bill Pytlovany


Bill has warned us about conflicker. Now he urges you to be prepared.




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6 Handy Web Tools

by Steve Bass


Steve shows us a few handy and useful Web tools.




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IE8 Web Slices

by Harry McCracken


What are they and are they cool? Harry breaks down IE 8’s newest feature.




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How to Open Mysterious Files

by Chris Pirillo


Sometimes, people send you files. What if you don’t know how to open it?


Free Scans



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Driver Alert



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Free Malware Scan



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Disk Health



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Personal Data Profiler



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PC
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OverDrive


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PC Trends



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Your Life Online


If you gave up your online life today – what would you miss the most?


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March Madness Standings


Check the current standings in our March Madness Contest to find out who is leading the dash for cash.



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You could win $100 for participating in our current surveys!
See all past
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Top 5 Drivers

Through our millions of scans we have unconvered the 10 Most Recent Driver changes.

Click here for the full library .

Vendor Product DriverDate
Samsung SyncMaster 2233BW/ 2233GW/ 2233BWPlus/ 2233GWPlus ((Digital) 3/5/2009
Realtek Realtek RTL8168B/ 8111B Family PCI-E GBE NIC 2/26/2009
Realtek Realtek RTL8168C(P)/ 8111C(P) Family PCI-E GBE NIC 2/26/2009
Realtek Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E FE NIC 2/26/2009
Realtek Realtek RTL8169/ 8110 Family PCI GBE NIC 2/26/2009
Linksys Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter #2 2/26/2009
Linksys Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter #2 2/26/2009
Linksys Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter 2/26/2009
JMicron JMicron JMB36X Controller 2/19/2009
Realtek Realtek High Definition Audio 2/18/2009


Tech Tips




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Share Tabs


Need to share more than one link with a friend? Have Share Tabs open
them all at once for faster sharing. Thanks bob3160.



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Shortcuts to online services


Lazy about typing URLs you visit all the time? Use this tip from Wigan
to save yourself some time.


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$100 goes to the best tips
each month.


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Other Newsletters



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New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter



Technologizer’s T-Week is Harry McCracken’s weekly e-mail newsletter
(delivered on Friday) with
highlights from Technologizer and original items. It’s timely, fun, and
free–and you can
sign up to receive it right here.


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Tiplet.com



Tiplet.com offers expert computer tips & tech support.
Computer performance,security, and social networking are among the topics
tackled by Tiplet’s team of expert technology writers.
(Subscribe to the free newsletter, too!)


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Techbite Newsletter



TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass and PC World Contributing Editor
publishes a free weekly newsletter with commentary on the
technology products he loves, the strategies for getting the most out of
them,and the gotchas that can cause computing misery. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Special Offers



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“Very Powerful Protection”


“And here’s a tip: WinPatrol offers very powerful protection …
popular with techies since it was created 10 years ago by Bill Pytlovany, one of the original
designers of AOL and a longtime open-source practitioner. The premier version, called WinPatrol Plus,
costs just $30 for a lifetime subscription, which includes all updates, and is designed for the average consumer.
WinPatrol takes a snapshot of your Windows run registry, and from then on blocks and
alerts you to any new executable program, such as a malicious backdoor, that tries to install itself on your hard drive.”
USA Today, March 2009

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15% Off Compatible Inkjet Cartridges


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They carry a full line of printer inkjet cartridges, inkjet refill kits, laser toner,
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Try Goto Meeting Free for 30 Days!


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Synch Your Files Automatically – Try Free!


From the makers of Roboform, GoodSync synchronizes files between desktops, laptops, and external drives, and works over a network or the Internet.

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Crucial Technology – Best Memory Prices & Selection


Nothing improves system performance more than more memory. Crucial makes the right memory upgrade easy to find, easy to buy, and easy to install.
Check out their memory now.

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Save Money, Ink & Trees!


GreenPrint has designed software to save paper and ink which not only helps you with your printing costs but saves trees and resources to boot.


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Morpheus – Free Download


Morpheus Photo Morpher – Morph 2+ photos into one another. Transform pets, politicians, celebs, friends, etc. It’s hilarious!

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Reimage.com


Have a PC Problem that Nothing Else Will Fix?
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Think Geek – Stuff for the Smart Masses


T-Shirts, Gadgets, Gifts and more for those who are passionate about technology.



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