A Recap on Q1 2018 Twice a year, we hold company meetings. These meetings are mandatory and each employee must give a 12-minute presentation on their work and personal status during the prior six months. The primary purpose of the meeting is to improve teamwork and communication, which can be a challenge in a work-at-home […]
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 […]
The History of PC Pitstop’s Decision On a frigid and snowy day in North Sioux City, South Dakota, I began my career at Gateway 2000 as its first director of marketing. I brushed off the snow, removed my jacket and entered the office of Ted Waitt, Gateway’s pony-tailed founder, CEO, and my new boss. “Robby, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
A Message From the CEO Perhaps it was the first time in the history of American business, we ran a national campaign for job applicants. Before we hit the throttle on our ad buy, our dev team created a special application review tool that automated the process of reviewing job applications. Thousands of applicants submitted […]
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 […]
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 […]
PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, have been present in the computer technology industry since 1999. But how much do you know about the company? Here are the top eleven things the average Joe, likely doesn’t know about PC Pitstop. 11 Things You Likely Didn’t Know About PC Pitstop Since its inception in 1999, PC […]
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 […]
As we continue to grow, we are filling open positions with the finest American talent we can find. Our most recent job postings have yielded hundreds of resumes. We have always believed, as a company with 100% remote employees, that we are able to attract the highest-quality applicants that thrive in a non traditional work […]
Rob Cheng – A View From the Top Another quarter is in the books, and it was a great one. Sales were up 21% from the prior year. Last year was difficult because vast sums of presidential election money were thrown at TV advertising, which hurt our ability to purchase TV spots at affordable prices. […]
New Business Venture? Take These Tips Starting a business requires not only courage, but a plethora of knowledge, and calculated risk. Rob Cheng, CEO and founder of PC Pitstop, makers of PC Matic, PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP, shared with CNET the top tips new business owners should know. First, spend money on […]
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 […]
PC Pitstop Avoids CEO Fraud Jodi Pierce, an accountant for PC Pitstop, received an email on February 8, 2017 with the following request: Jodi was initially suspicious of the email, stating, “When I received an email from Rob Cheng, our company CEO, asking me to transfer money to a beneficiary, I was immediately suspicious. While I do […]
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 […]
As of January 31, 2017 Doug Bender, a dedicated PC Pitstop employee, will be entering retirement. He is PC Pitstop’s first retiree. To say he is a valued employee is an understatement. Doug has worked for PC Pitstop since 2005. Throughout the 12 years of his employment he has worn several hats. Doug worked diligently […]
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 […]
PC Pitstop earned major spot in Siouxland Business Journal after landing on the Inc. 5000 list…
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 earned major spot in Sioux City Journal after landing on the Inc. 5000 list…
The second quarter of 2016 posed some major changes for PC Pitstop. Find out more now…
Our employees are our number one asset. Find out who joined the PC Pitstop team in the second quarter of 2016 now…
There is big news when it comes to financial reporting for PC Pitstop in the second quarter of 2016…
Inc. Magazine Unveils Their Annual List of Fastest Growing Private Companies and PC Pitstop made the cut…
PC Pitstop has met the accreditation standards for membership to the Better Business Bureau…
Details of one of the most exciting quarters in company history.
Security company Heimdal recently cited PC Pitstop in a list of the top 32 Go-To Security Forums for Free Malware Removal Help.
PC Pitstop is looking for entry level, full-time, work-at- home technical support technicians to help us keep up with our explosive growth.
We are looking for an Entry Level Developer.
The Evolution of an Executive who has Successfully Weathered the IT Storm. PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was featured in this profile by Regina Ciardiello at smbnation.com
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- 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
- SuperShield Video Contest
- PC Pitstop Customer Service
- Mobile Tech Disappoints
- Largest Privacy Failure Ever
- Simple Boost for Win 7 Networks
- How & When to Run as Admin
- But, I’m Already the Admin…
- Stream Video to TV
- Bargain Shopping
- Tip 1 – Windows 7 Tutorials
- Tip 2 – Missing Restore Points
- Tip 3 – Disk Investigator
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.
- 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
According to the latest PC Pitstop figures, 15% of us have some sort of file sharing or torrent client on our computers. That’s down 5% from a high of 19% two years ago.
What stops you from using peer to peer file sharing? Is it the law or is it virus and malware infections? The bad guys surely nab more people than the law.
Chris does a head-to-head iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 comparison, find out which Apple tablet is better?
- PC Matic Chat
- 10 Tips for Keeping Data Safe
- Facebook Apps Spaming Walls
- Windows 7 Upgrade Mystery
- Discount Toner Bargains?
- Great Wastes of Time
- Podcast Heaven
- iTunes Hairball
- Will IPv6 break my internet?
- Tip 1 – Windows 7 Tweak Guide
- Tip 2 – Easy Display Switcher
- Tip 3 – Save Emails As Html
What’s the difference between a Windows 7 upgrade and an Anytime Upgrade?
Here are some basic steps to enhance your personal security.
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One of the best ways to increase your computing productivity doesn’t cost a cent: learn the keyboard shortcuts for your most-used commands.
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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