Tech Support scams are continuing to become a very popular attack method for cyber criminals all over the world. We’ve covered them pretty extensively on this blog in the past but when they come close to home with a little new style we always like to share. The scammers came after one of our employees […]
New Zealand CERT’s critical controls for 2018 are continuing the experts trend of preaching patch management and application whitelisting. This morning an article in Security Brief NZ broke down the 2018 critical controls for NZ in detail. Like previous CERT recommendations in the United States, the core of protection comes from upgrading legacy systems/patch management […]
Recently some scammers decided to turn their attention to finding PC Matic customers and attempting to trick them into allowing a remote session with the lure of a refund. In this blog we’ll go over how to dissect scam emails to help determine if they’re legitimate. There are a lot of flags that become apparent […]
We’re very excited to introduce the new and improved PC Matic management consoles. Our development and design teams have been hard at work perfecting the user experience and refreshing the graphics in the console. End User Console Most changes come in the form of a refreshed design with a more simplistic approach. We’re happy to […]
We assured you this year was going to be full of changes and improvements to PC Matic Pro and MSP and we’re going to keep them coming! Earlier this week our development team brought out an incredible new feature giving you access to the command prompt on each device from your management console, and a […]
We had no doubt coming into 2018 that it was going to take a lot of work to top an amazing 2017, but our team is up to the task. In the early hours of the new year we introduced new functionality into the way we communicate with our servers and clients across PC Matic […]
The security vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have impacted billions of devices and left the public with a variety of questions. It is our hope, by addressing the questions below, some of the uncertainty end-users are facing will be diminished. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. […]
The vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have created a significant security concern around the globe. Listed below are common questions managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) may be facing due to these security gaps. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. Meltdown, allows for programs […]
2017 wrapped up the year with business booming, and 2018 is ready to take the baton and continue on that path. Before you set your sights on the top, ask yourself these questions… 1. Have you made the jump to providing Managed Services? According to ResearchandMarkets, the MSP market is expected to grow from $152 […]
We’re ready to kick off 2018 with a bang and top our incredible 2017; but we can’t do it alone! We’re going to be expanding and refreshing all of the tools that are available to you as a PC Matic Partner and continue to introduce new and interesting collateral and material for you to use. […]
PC Matic is excited to announce that we have received AV-Test certification after our first test with the organization this fall.
Servers are a mission critical part of the business world and often contain some of the most valuable information. In order to better protect your business information and server performance, we’ve introduced PC Matic Pro Server Security. Server Security comes with several new features and abilities that we believe are critical in the quest to […]
This week our team has introduced a new feature in PC Matic Pro and MSP that improves your control over our existing patch management ability.
The PC Matic team is excited to announce a new feature we have begun to rollout to our customers to block Infinite Alerts. It is integrated into the PC Matic ad blocker which runs inside your web browser and will protect you from infinite alert loops. These are most commonly seen as a tech support […]
At PC Matic we continue to look to our customers for feedback and feature suggestions that would make their work life a little bit easier or more efficient. In doing so we hope to not only bring improvements to our products, but establish a relationship with our customers that provides them a direct line to […]
Monday Morning To begin this week, two of our PC Matic team members were targeted by a malicious email attachment from a contact they recently met. Both employees recognized right away something fishy with the email and believed it to be something malicious. All members of our team have taken part in the KnowBe4 cyber […]
The PC Matic team will be in Austin, Texas next week for the 2017 CompTia ChannelCon and we want to visit with you! This event is an excellent place for IT Pros to come network, learn, and meet with hundreds of vendors. We’ll be in booth #717 and want to talk with you more about […]
Whether you’re a brand new customer, someone just looking into PC Matic, or coming to the blog right after your purchase we have a resource that will benefit you. Learning new software can be tricky and may take some time to get the hang of it completely. But to try and minimize any difficulties you […]
In a new review with Neil Rubenking of PC Magazine, PC Matic 3.0 blocked 100% of the malware samples in testing.
In a recent article on CSO Online, author Maria Korolov outlines the future of computer security and a current front runner, Dynamic Whitelisting.
Starting on Friday a brand new type of ransomware called WannaCry or WannaCrypt began spreading across the globe at a never before seen rate, while PC Matic’s customers remained secure.
Earlier this afternoon a Google Docs phishing scam spread like wildfire across the internet, reports piled in on Twitter and Reddit of the phishing scam and it’s details.
This week Google mistakenly served up a fake Amazon ad that directed users to a support scam page.
Cyber criminals are constantly using new methods to scam us. See what stopped my family from falling victim to a Facebook scam.
Google Chrome users may have noticed that after the latest Adobe Reader update there was a new extension in their browser, this was not a coincidence.
PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, are proud to share that PC Matic received a top score in the recent Malware Blocking Test. This test was conducted by Neil Rubenking, lead security analyst for PC Magazine. Rubenking shared in his recent review of G Data Antivirus 2017, his methodology of collecting the malicious URLs. Rubenking stated, “For […]
We combined the most frequently asked questions about PC Matic, as well as individual links to more in-depth blogs about each below. We understand you all had questions, and we have answers! We hope this list helps with any inquiries you may have. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to ask. You may […]
PC Pitstop was founded in November 1999 by Rob Cheng and Dave Methvin with the sole purpose of creating a better way to diagnose common computer problems. We’ve released several products since then including Optimize, Disk MD, PC Magnum, Erase, Exterminate and most recently, PC Matic! PC Matic was released in 2009 with our whitelist […]
PC Matic includes a scheduler that allows you to set up a scan and clean for any time period you would like! Pairing this with SuperShield means you can sit back and not worry about your computers protection. We even include email reports so you can get a summary from your computer after it has […]
If you’re having an issue trying to make sure PC Matic is working, you’ve come to the right place! There are a few simple ways to ensure that PC Matic is working on your systems. To start, PC Matic has two functions that you may want to ensure are working, real-time protection and scanning. Both […]
You will often see recent RAP scores in our commercials, below you can find out more information on the RAP score and why it is significant.
In a report detailing the Russian malicious cyber activity, the Department of Homeland Security has listed Application Whitelisting as a top mitigation strategy.
Our VP of Cyber Security, Dodi Glenn, sat down to have a conversation with Thomas Lawrence of Lawrence Systems about his video review of PC Matic, Malwarebytes, and the current state of the antivirus industry. Last week, Tom Lawrence put together a video review of our product in response to the current situation between our […]
New reports from Yahoo confirm the largest data breach in history. This is the second data breach the company has announced this year.
In a new study, IBM has found that businesses are more likely than consumers to pay up after a ransomware attack.
The Samas Ransomware Group reportedly raked in an incredible amount of money this year using a different method than most malware authors.
A browser vulnerability researcher has discovered that with some tweaking Microsoft Edge can be forced to display fake scam alerts that contain a phone number to real tech support scammers.
A new ransomware strain being developed has been discovered that encourages those infected to spread it to their family and friends to avoid paying the ransom.
Dailymotion has asked users to reset passwords after it was reported that the website may have been breached leading to the release of millions of encrypted passwords.
PC Pitstop is thrilled to announce that we’ve done it again! PC Matic blew away the entire field of products in the latest Virus Bulletin test with a record setting 99.9% RAP score!
Three more hospitals in the UK were infected with ransomware and this time it had a direct effect on customers. 2800 appointments were cancelled while cyber criminals attempted to hold their systems for bitcoin.
In an unprecedented event the FBI has taken down the seemingly impenetrable Avalanche Network, leading to arrests and the seizing of servers and domains.
Reports have emerged of compromised or scam websites hosting fake Flash Player updaters that include the notorious Locky ransomware. See how you can stay safe and spot a fake updater.
Having backups is always important, but in some cases even having perfect backups won’t mediate all the consequences of a ransomware attack.
Every year when the Holiday’s roll around things tend to get busier, everyone is more giving, and the shopping season ramps up to its peak. Unfortunately these aren’t the only things that increase during the holidays, criminals are out to take advantage of your holiday spirit. Check out our top five holiday scams to avoid this […]
Credit card and online accounts are frequently being compromised, see what steps you can take to protect yourself from a data breach.
Tuesday evening I was targeted by a text message phishing attack. Here’s what tipped me off that it was fake, and how you can avoid being tricked in the future.
After a data breach exposing several athlete medical records, can the World Anti-Doping Agency manage their IT spending to better protect athletes in the future?
The Locky ransomware is becoming more complex and far reaching…
TeslaCrypt 3.0 stopped by SuperShield