PC Pitstop, Makers of PC Matic, Offers a View from the Top

In May, I gave a presentation to security professionals at Yankee Stadium.  Part of my presentation referenced the recent ransomware infection in the City of Atlanta. As I proceeded, I viewed blank faces and not one head nodding.  “Who knows what happened in Atlanta?”, I inquired. No one raised their hand. I paused the presentation […]

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A View from the Top – Rob Cheng

The Prevention Message We entered the channel with Synnex in March 2016.  Shortly after, we inked a consulting arrangement with Gartner Corporation, the largest IT consulting group in the world.  Included in that agreement was a pass to Gartner’s Risk and Security Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.  Thousands upon thousands of IT security professionals from […]

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Fileless infections – Ransomware’s latest trick

If one thought May 2017’s WannaCry ransomware scare was bad, it’s just the beginning. Each year, as more ransoms are paid, the cybercriminals have more capital to invest in new technologies and techniques. One of their most promising techniques is fileless infections or scripting attacks. Historically, malware and now ransomware sneaked a program onto a […]

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Views From The Top – Letter From PC Pitstop CEO

The last three months have been powerful and eventful.  Since the last newsletter, we made public the results of a ground breaking security test in cooperation with AV Comparatives. Many security products avoid public testing, and this test was the first to include all security products in one comprehensive test.  The test broke out ransomware […]

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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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The Most Important Security Test in a Decade

In the 1970’s, the United States suffered an oil shortage. There were long lines at the gas pump, and people began stealing gas from one car to another. One outcome of the crisis was the federal government created a metric (MPG) to measure vehicle fuel efficiency. Today, all cars have an MPG ratings, and more […]

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The Computer Revolution is Not Over

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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?

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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.

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