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How To Fix a Computer That Doesn’t Turn On

Useful tips how to save your PC when it simply doesn’t start.

So it happened – you press a start button of your device and nothing happens. Do not panic — your files may be ok. Here is the list of troubleshooting things you need to do.

First of all, it is quite possible that all your music, documents are safe, still not accessible at the moment. The most common reason your PC didn’t start, because your hardware is causing a sort of a problem, but there may be other problems, like:

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Ransomware: What You Need to Know

In this article, we will tell what ransomware is, how to avoid it and get your computer back.

So here you are surfing the web, chatting with friends and suddenly watching a pop-up window appear on the screen. It stops all the processes on your computer asking to pay for its disappear.  Seems ridiculous, but don’t tell it thousands of people who have become victims of ransomware attacks. This type of malware forces its victims to pay to get access to their systems or their data back. It is a new and hot method the cyber thefts to pull cash from the pockets of innocent users.

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Devices with Old Android Vulnerable to New Stagefright Exploit

A group of Israeli researchers have a decision to an exploit for the Stagefright vulnerability that emerged in Android last year. Millions of Android devices were vulnerable by design. Stagefright is the name of a library used by Android OS to parse media and it can be exploited. Only one visit to a hacker’s website is enough to trigger the threat.

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Latest Android Malware that Can Wipe Your Phone

While Android malware is nothing new, the problem seems to get on a larger scale. The main reason is Google Play itself. Given the fact that most of its offerings are free and easy to upload, it opens doors for all malicious apps. Here, all you need to be is an approved developer and you can upload anything you want. Surely, there is some measure of control from Google, but it starts only after the claims.

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Fake System-Cleaning Programs for Windows

Keeping your computer clean and secure is extremely important, but there are a lot of people who will try to benefit from it. Like the proverbial bad apple, this bad system-cleaning app or software can hurt your system by pretending to do the job, but actually only simulate it leaving your computer vulnerable to viruses and malware.

Although it comes in many forms, these fake programs (called rogueware) are referred to antivirus or system cleaning software which pretends to be a real antivirus application. It runs a simulation and tells you that your system is heavily infected with Trojans, viruses, and worms and offers to buy its services to remove the problem. Sometimes they will tell you that your hard drive is going to die and a premium version of a product can recover your files.

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Why Fixico – Questions and Answers

There are many features we are proud to offer within Fixico packages and yet there are a bunch of questions we receive daily from the users. Unlike many other services, Fixico is an all-in-one solution at affordable price. And that‘s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out these Q&A for a more detailed stuff.

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Windows 10

Want speed up your PC? Here are a few tips to make your Windows 10 run fast and smooth. 

1. Check your startup programs

The most common reason why your computer may work slowly is that you’ve got too many programs running in the background. All these programs launch with a PC startup, so you need to check the list.

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Fixico Helps Manage Your Family’s Multiple Devices and Сomputers

Are you searching for a perfect solution to make all the family devices and PCs work fast and smooth? We’ve done it for you.

So you and your family use different devices and computers for just about everything. All of them need your support once in awhile: the spouse asks to scan her PC for viruses, your grandma can’t install Messenger app on her phone, and kids… Well, these guys are too smart and you want to make sure their online activity is safe. If there were one simple solution to save your time… And there is one!

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Simple Tips to Fix Most PC Problems

So something went wrong. Before you ran off to the nearest service shop, try these simple steps. They can easily save you hundreds of dollars.

  1. Reboot your PC

Yes, it’s an obvious step, but do not get hurry to skip it. Computers sometimes have very temporarily issues which can be solved with a simple restart.

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Important Security Updates From Adobe and Microsoft

Here’s a little snippet of the major patches and updates of this week you might be interested in.

Microsoft has ended the support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. Instead, users are encouraged to update it to the most recent version, Internet Explorer 11, which will continue to receive security updates, and compatibility fixes. The updates will be given this month.

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