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How to Fix High Memory Usage in Windows

Okay, you may have already noticed it – your Windows 8.1 consumes high CPU usage. The problem and resolution are mentioned in recent Microsoft bulletin KB3053711.

A lot of users have reported about the problem when running taskhost.exe. The good news is that it is not a virus or an exploit that can harm your PC. Here what Microsoft support says in the report:

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Beware: New Phishing Techniques Are Here!

Have you already heard about vishing and smishing? It’s not a joke, but a tricky and smart scam scheme. New frauds are increasingly sophisticated and you are much more likely to get one from someone you trust. It’s not a “Nigerian prince” letter anymore. Let’s have a close look.

As we know, phishing attempts come via email or instant messages in a form of attachments or links to the fraud websites. There you will be asked to enter your personal or even banking information and then scammers will use this info for their own (not very good) purposes, but it’s not all.

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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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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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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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Essential Tips To Clean up Your PC for Free

A New Year sets a fresh start to improve your life, health and relationships. With a fast, clean and secured PC, it will keep your performance in a top shape.

Did you know that uncleaned for a year computers have about 10 GB of data files? With regular effort, however, it’s possible to keep a Windows system perform fast and smoothly. So let’s get started with simple steps that will let you turn over a new leaf in 2016.

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Incredible Things That We Are Proud of in 2015

Ok, we are calling it early, but here are some things we are proud of making this year.

As we look back on 2015 performance, quite a lot was done. Still, even more we are planning to do in making your PCs and devices faster, more secure and happier overall in 2016. Hopefully, these things will be an inspiration to get better results out of the serving you, our clients.

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How to Stay Safe Online on Holiday Season

The US unofficial kickoff of the holiday season starts this week. Thanksgiving along with Black Friday sale, Christmas, New Year – yes, the best time of the year is on its way. It has never been easier to get the things you want.

According to statistics, an average American family spends over USD 700 over Christmas time only. The biggest portion of total spendings goes over gifts – that’s 550 USD for a family. Among the latest trends — over 50% of all purchases are made online.

With all that deals online, cyber criminals are chasing their prime opportunity to cut a melon. Here’s an ultimate guideline to stay safe online and not let the best part of the year get suckered.

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How to Protect Yourself from Adobe Flash Player

Flash is badly known for the vulnerabilities. It’s a regular in-road for criminals and malware. That’s why here are simple guidelines and a short background to shield your PC.

Everybody knows that Steve Jobs hated Adobe Flash products, both for technical and business reasons. Back to 2010, in his open letter Steve gave up on Flash on the Apple products explaining the decision with energy consumption, poor performance on mobile devices, abysmal security, lack of touch support, and desire to avoid “a third party layer of software coming between the platform and the developer” .

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