PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2011






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free software
World’s Most Popular Freeware
by The Pit Crew

Our list of the world’s most popular freeware titles has been updated.

windows secrets
Microsoft Tech Support Scam
by Woody Leonhard/Windows Secrets

I’m from Microsoft, I’m here to help. That’s what M.P. thought he heard.

GFI Software
8 New Rogue Security Threats
Malware Minute by GFI Software

The GFI experts identify new rogue threats & a new frequent flyer scam.

pirillo
Microsoft Hates You
by Chris Pirillo

Why does Microsoft release so many different versions of Windows?

bob rankin
Being Watched on Facebook?
by Bob Rankin

You can have too many “friends”…when you don’t know who they really are…

techbite
Falling for International Scam
by Bill Pytlovany

The story of Bill’s family member who was the target of Int’l wire fraud scheme.

shogan
Recycle Your Electronics for Cash
by Steve Bass

Have a cell phone, iPod, or some other electronic gadget you don’t need?

mcafee problems
Verizon iPhone Neurosis
by John Dodge

I have been hesitating to take my new iPhone out of the box.

leo
Making Money Online
by Leo Notenboom

Making money online sounds great. It is. It’s also a lot of work,
    
Tech Tips



submit your tips
Submit Your Favorite Tip

Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by the PC Pitstop community. Submit yours today for a chance to win.

tip 1
Top 11 Free Email Programs

Comprehensive comparison of 11 free email clients you can use with Windows. Thanks, Amir.

tip 2
Double Click To Single Click

Simple step-by-step to make your PC usage a little bit easier when opening files or folders. Thanks,lizardo_manson .

tip 3
Microsoft Fix It Troubleshooters

Handy automated solutions for many Microsoft related issues. Thanks, Paultx.



PC Pitstop Research







File Extensions Library
File Extensions Library

Our All New! File Extension Library is the internet’s most complete source for file extension information.

PC Reviews
Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.

Driver Library
Top Drivers Library

The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.

Process Library
Process Library

Check your PC against our running processes library to identify potential malicious processes and shut them down.

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