PC Matic Named Best Anti-Malware Solution by American Security Today

PC Matic Awarded Platinum ASTORS Award Last week, PC Pitstop, the makers of PC Matic were awarded the Platinum ASTORS Award for the Best Anti-Malware Solution by American Security Today. American Security Today’s 2017 ASTORS Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success.  The ceremony brought over 100 professionals from across North America and the […]

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PC Matic Pro and MSP Enhancements

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PC Matic Pro and MSP Boost Program Capabilities PC Matic Pro and MSP made significant enhancements throughout the third quarter of 2017.  A majority of the additions to the programs were a direct result of consumer feedback.  Each of the enhancements are listed below: Device Control – With device control, users are able to easily […]

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Avoid the Kaspersky Scandal – Find a Better Solution

The Kaspersky Scandal Kaspersky Labs is a Russian-based security company that develops endpoint security solutions for businesses and home-users around the world.  But you might have already known that. However, what you may not know is, the growing scandal regarding the alleged ties between the Russian government and Kaspersky.  Although the company has adamantly denied […]

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PC Matic Pro and MSP Partners — Register For Your Free ChannelPro Seats Now!

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The ChannelPro SMB Forum 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey is taking place November 2, 2017 and YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US! We are a proud sponsor of their upcoming event. Spend one day with the ChannelPro event team and they’ll send you home with all the expert sales, marketing, product, and operations advice you need to grow […]

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$301M Paid in Ransoms by SMBs in One Year

SMBs Continue to be Hacker’s Target A recent study, State of the Channel Ransomware Report, collected data on over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the cyber threat, ransomware.  The information collected was based on data from the second quarter of 2016 through the second quarter of 2017.  It was found, fewer SMBs were […]

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ATTENTION: PC Matic Customers in the Kansas City Area

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PC Matic Sponsors Kansas City Tech Security Conference The tech security conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st, and will be located at the DoubleTree by Hilton, in Overland Park.  This all day event will feature industry experts  discussing current security and compliance issues.  Some of focus points include social media, email, internet and cloud security. […]

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PC Matic Pro & PC Matic MSP – Showing Amazing Sales Momentum

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PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP have gained major ground in the second quarter of 2017, showing sales spikes of 250% quarter over quarter, and 353% year over year. PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP are the business-to-business (B2B) versions of the well-known PC Matic antivirus protection for home users.  Beyond providing a […]

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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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