PC Pitstop and PC Matic Pro win in the 13th Annual 2018 IT World Award® for IT Vendor Achievement and Endpoint Security

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The Information Technology Industry’s Coveted Hot Companies and Best Products Award Winners will be honored at the 2018 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018. Sioux City, Iowa – June 27, 2018 – PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic Pro announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading […]

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PC Pitstop Earns Major Awards in Leadership, Professional Development and Management

PC Pitstop, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa has outperformed other well-known small and medium-sized companies on recent business rankings conducted by Comparably.  Comparably uses employee feedback to gather information comprehensive compensation and culture data within the organization.  They then rank the companies based on this employee feedback. PC Pitstop Earns Recognition by Comparably for Three Major Categories […]

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PC Pitstop Wins 2018 InfoSec Award as Market Leader for Anti-Malware Solutions

Cyber Defense Magazine Names PC Pitstop, Makers of PC Matic Pro, Market Leader in Malware Detection Sioux City, Iowa, April 16, 2018 – PC Pitstop, the leader in preventative malware detection, today announced that Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine, has honored PC Pitstop, the makers of PC Matic Pro, in its […]

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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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PC Pitstop Earns Top Honors on Comparably

PC Pitstop Named One of the Best Place to Work in 2017 PC Pitstop, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa and it’s management team has outperformed other well-known small and medium sized companies on a recent business ranking by Comparably. The company ranked No. 36 on Comparably’s Best Places to Work of 2017 ranking list released on November 30, […]

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PC Pitstop Boosts Capabilities Across the Board

PC Pitstop Enhances Software Capabilities Significant enhancements were made to PC Matic, PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP 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, as well as which platform the change was […]

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PC Pitstop Renews Membership with National Minority Supplier Development Council 

PC Pitstop Remains NMSDC Member The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations. This is the second consecutive year PC Pitstop is was recognized as an minority group member (MBE) of […]

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PC Pitstop Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies — Again!

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 2nd Time, PC Pitstop Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 4511 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 54.9% NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 — Inc. magazine today ranked PC Pitstop NO. 4511 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious […]

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PC Pitstop Welcomes Relationship-Building Calls from Investors

By: Deborah Balshem Published to: Mergermarket,  the leading provider of forward-looking M&A intelligence and data to M&A professionals and corporates around the world. PC Pitstop, a privately held anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community now in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. The 57-year-old executive […]

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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 Pitstop – Perfect Score in AV Comparatives Detection Test

4000 VIRUSES, 1000 RANSOMWARE SAMPLES, 100% DETECTION As you may recall from the Q3 2016 PC Pitstop Newsletter our CEO, Rob Cheng, mentioned the need for consumers and IT Pros alike to focus on detection rates when choosing their anti-virus solution.  Therefore, PC Pitstop partnered with AV Comparatives to create a comprehensive and superior detection […]

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Strong Ties to Silicon Prairie

PC Pitstop was featured in the Sioux City Journal for the company’s strong ties to the community.  Many of the company’s high level executives were previous employees of Gateway Computers, headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota.  This includes CEO and founder – Rob Cheng, COO – Keith Linden, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing […]

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Gartner Named PC Pitstop, Makers of PC Matic, as an Innovative Vendor in Application Control

PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, are pleased to announced they were cited as an Innovative Vendor in Application Control in the Gartner Event Summary: Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2016 — London, report published 27 October 2016  by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology company. PC Pitstop provides expert advice to its clients on […]

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PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2011 #2

  • Your Webcam is Watching You
  • Build a Complete Win 7 Safety Net
  • Cleaning Up a Brand New PC
  • Tablets Crimp PC Sales
  • Chromebooks Will Kill the PC
  • Facebook Wants Pre Teens
  • Free Windows Troubleshooting
  • Gas Saving Tips
  • Baby Penguins & Snow Rollers
  • Facebook a Haven for Threats
  • Tip 1 – Windows 7 Power Users Guide
  • Tip 2 – Tips for Better Holiday Photos
  • Tip 3 – Honest Feedback on Books
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    PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2011

  • SuperShield Video Contest Winner
  • How Malware Infects PCs – Blow by Blow
  • Fix PC Annoyances
  • 64 Bit, Like it or Not
  • Using a WiFi Hotspot Safely
  • Are Tablet PCs a Fad?
  • Ask the Pros
  • I Googled Myself & Feel Fine
  • Verizon 4G Underwhelms
  • Bin Laden Scams, Malware & Junk
  • Tip 1 – 32/64 Bit Windows FAQs
  • Tip 2 – 16 ONline Virus Scanners
  • Tip 3 – Create Holiday Cards with Word
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    PC Pitstop Newsletter – April 2011 #2

      SuperShield Video Contest
      Infected PCs Steal Millions
      A Nifty Spam Tracking Trick
      Password Security ?s Suck
      Why Outlook Express Must Die
      Get Wired Performance from WiFi
      How to Pick a New PC
      What is Spear Phishing?
      Cable Clutter in a Tethered World
      Tip 1 – How To Fix Firefox 4 Annoyances
      Tip 2 – Fast Firefox Startup
      Tip 3 – Firefox Add On For Speed Issues

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    This past year I decided I needed to get out and get some fresh air. I had already tried golf and that was a disaster. I also decided there was no way I was going to stuff 222 lbs into a pair of flimsy nylon sport shorts, so running was out of the question. I thought about kayaking but since I live in S.W. Florida that seemed kinda like sticking a 200+ lb. meat pie in front of America’s deadliest predator, the alligator.

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    PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2011 #2

      Will PCs Ever Be Bug Free?
      Internet Thugs Enforce Copyright
      Malware with your Easter Cards
      Fixing a Windows 7 Blue Screen
      Make the Most of Win 7 Libraries
      Great Wastes of Time
      iPad vs iPad2
      No Need to Teach Cursive
      A Better Way to Make Free Calls
      Tip 1 – Install Win 7 from a Flash Drive
      Tip 2 – Add Your Fav Software At Once
      Tip 3 – Open Source Presentation Option

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    Chris Pirillo: Why Should You Use a Virtual Machine?

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    What are the benefits of virtualization? This is a question asked over on Lockergnome Q&A recently, and I thought the answers may just benefit several of you out there. Now, we know that many of you already use virtual machines. Why not leave a GOOD comment on the video, explaining to those who don’t why it is they might want to look into doing so? See how that works? We all help each other! Remember – YOU were a n00b at one time, too!

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