Top Tips for MSPs to Help Your Business Thrive

We are always on the lookout for tools and tips that will help you grow your business. This month, our friends – the sales experts at Managed Sales Pros share dynamite insight on how to boost your profitability through security sales.  Let us know what you think. Selling Security The hottest of hot initialisms right now […]

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Best Practices for PC Matic MSPs and VARs

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You asked, and we answered. Below our MSPs and VARs will find version 1.0 of the requested Best Practices documentation for PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP. This documentation covers our official recommendations for scan settings, scan frequency, Super Shield configurations, implementation and rollout procedures, and more! Best Practices Documentation PC Matic Pro PC […]

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Why There’s Not a PC Matic Phone Number

How to Get PC Matic Support Recently it has been brought to our attention there are several different companies and support organizations that are claiming to provide technical support for PC Matic.  These individuals are posting a fake PC Matic phone number, claiming to offer support.  Please know, PC Matic is in no way affiliated […]

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PC Matic Phone Number — It Doesn’t Exist

How to Get PC Matic Support Recently it has been brought to our attention there are several different companies and support organizations that are claiming to provide technical support for PC Matic.  These individuals are posting a fake PC Matic phone number, claiming to offer support.  Please know, PC Matic is in no way affiliated […]

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Advertising Methods of America’s Antivirus – PC Matic

PC Matic – A Direct Response Advertiser Lately, we have been receiving a significant amount of feedback regarding ad placements, specifically when they air.  This feedback has included praise for what shows we air on, to indifference, to threats of boycotts.  We wanted to address these concerns immediately, however, there are a few things people […]

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One of the Largest Independent Antivirus Testing Organizations, AV-Test, Certifies PC Matic

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PC Matic Earns Second Consecutive AV-Test Certification PC Matic first tested with AV-Test in the fall of 2017, and earned its first AV-Test certification at that time.  In January and February of 2018, AV-Test conducted another round of testing in their Home Windows test category.  The testing resulted in AV-Test awarding PC Matic 3.0 with […]

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Official PC Matic Support – Get it Now

How to Get PC Matic Support Recently it has been brought to our attention there are several different companies and support organizations that are claiming to provide technical support for PC Matic.  Please know, PC Matic is in no way affiliated with these companies, nor can we confirm their legitimacy.  Legitimate PC Matic support is […]

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Top Antivirus Lists: Why Isn’t PC Matic Listed?

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Top Antivirus Software Websites Recently we’ve received a plethora of questions regarding PC Matic’s lack of presence on top antivirus lists.  We’d like to take the opportunity to share with you why PC Matic is not “featured” on these “top” lists. These sites are often “pay to play”.  Meaning, the company pays to be listed.  […]

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PC Matic MSP and Pro User Interface Gets Facelift

Changes Made to PC Matic Pro and MSP User Interface PC Matic MSP and PC Matic Pro have proven to listen to their customers.  As reported during the third quarter of 2017, customer feedback led to increased functionality to the program including conflict removal and software management tools, as well as device management.  Now, the […]

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PC Matic Pro Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year – SMB

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PC Matic Pro Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017 PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic Pro, are thrilled to announce receiving the gold level Best in Biz Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year – SMB Sioux City, Iowa – November 29, 2017 – PC Matic Pro has been named a gold winner […]

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Legitimate PC Matic Support – Where and How to Access It

How to Get PC Matic Support Recently it has been brought to our attention there are several different companies and support organizations that are claiming to provide technical support for PC Matic.  Please know, PC Matic is in no way affiliated with these companies, nor can we confirm their legitimacy.  Legitimate PC Matic support is […]

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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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Additional Details on PC Matic’s Pending Patent

More Information on PC Matic’s Pending Patent We recently wrote a post about our patent pending technologies with PC Matic, and many of you wrote in wanting to know more about it. PC Matic is an endpoint security solution that meets the anti-virus needs of home and enterprise PC users, and was developed in 2009. […]

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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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How To: Update Personal Data Within the PC Matic User Interface

PC Matic Customers — Have You Updated Your Personal Information Recently? The answer is, probably not.  Often times we don’t think much about it, if we even think about it at all.  The personal data within your PC Matic profile likely won’t change too much; however, at times people need to update their email address […]

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PC Matic Sponsors Top Cyber Security Event in the World

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PC Matic – A Gold Level Sponsor at VB2017 PC Matic is a proud sponsor of the world’s top cyber security event, Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2017).  The conference is taking place in Madrid, Spain from October 4th through the 6th.  This is the second consecutive year PC Matic has sponsored this event. This year, more […]

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How To: Enable PC Matic Scan Results Emails

Enabling PC Matic Scan Emails Security solutions tend to run in the background of PCs, meaning users rarely aware that they are working.  Consumers have to trust that their solutions are keep their data safe.  However, sometimes it is nice to get affirmation.  For those who are PC Matic customers, the software offers the ability […]

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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 Collaborates With NEC – Boosting Global Sales

PC Matic is thrilled to announce reaching an OEM deal with NEC… In Japan, select models of PCs purchased with NEC Direct, will have PC Matic pre-installed on their device.  The partnership is enhancing not only global sales, but cyber security across the world. So far, thousands of PCs have been sold with PC Matic […]

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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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BEWARE: Scammers Illegally Portraying PC Matic

Scammers Portray PC Matic A previous PC Matic customer recently posted a review on Facebook expressing frustrations that the PC Matic sales team was contacting her after her annual subscription had expired.  The calls were occurring multiple times a day, as late as 10 p.m.  First, PC Matic wants to assure all of its customers, […]

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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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Join a Live Webinar by PC Matic Top Execs Explaining PC Matic 3.0 Engine

PC Matic 3.0 Webinar – Open to the Public Often times these questions are asked — Why should I use PC Matic?  What makes your solution any different than other programs available?  Do you really detect everything like your commercial says? Fortunately, all prospective and current PC Matic users have the opportunity to join a […]

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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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PC Matic MSP – Program and Partner Updates

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Current PC Matic MSP Solution PC Matic MSP has made several updates over the last few months, and enhancements will continue to be made throughout the second quarter of 2017.  The recent changes made to the software includes the ability to detect file-less ransomware.  Traditional malware, including ransomware, required an executable to infect PCs.  PC […]

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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 Pitstop Named One of CRN’s Top Security Vendors

 PC Pitstop Included In Top 20 Endpoint Security Vendors As part of CRN’s annual Security 100 list, they also released the top 20 companies making a mark in the endpoint security market.  PC Pitstop was featured on this list, with CRN stating, “PC Pitstop, well-known for its consumer PC Matic offering, has been seeing increased traction […]

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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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What Does PC Matic Do?

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PC Matic is the collection of all of PC Pitstop’s technologies under one hood and one integrated architecture. PC Matic comes with SuperShield, our real-time protection component that uses a global whitelist to stop all known bad and unknown malware from running. It also removes “junk” files to free up disk space, adjusts Internet settings […]

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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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RansomFree Vs. PC Matic – How They Stack Up

PC World recently published an article on a new software that is claiming to block ransomware, RansomFree.  RansomFree is a behavioral analysis software that runs in the background of your PC by collecting data on what is considered normal behavior and what is considered not.  If any red flags arise, the software will stop the […]

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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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