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2018 Trends That Will Shape The Future of PC Maintenance Industry

As personal computers continue to dominate our business and private lives, there is more of a need than ever for automatic maintenance that will keep your PC safe, fast and up-to-date.

Since technology is always evolving, we need to keep an eye on all the relevant technological and social changes that will often impact your everyday processes and routine. Continue reading

Security tips according to Edward Snowden

You might have heard of Edward Snowden. He leaked thousands of documents that revealed the extent of the National Security Agency’s spying programs. This article gathered his major points on staying secure and getting rid of spying online.

Voice calls and text messages encryption. Today, there are plenty of applications with the encryption functions. And some of them most of us use on a daily basis, like WhatsApp, Telegram, ICQ. Snowden’s choice is Signal messenger (available for both iOS and Android). The application was developed by Open Whisper Systems, and the company also offers calls encryption.

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Stop Windows 10 From Using Your PC

Did you know that Windows 10 can grab updates from other computers, including yours? Here is how to turn that off.

Windows 10 is all about updates, that’s why one of its features is update delivery optimization. When Microsoft servers are busy, this feature turns your computer into an update-sharing hub, both within a local network or over the web. It is actually peer-to-peer file sharing.

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Who is spying you online?

Most internet users are unaware how the websites trace their activity on the web. Let’s find out the ways of tracking and what they do with all that information.

Every second you spend online, you are giving away your data in voluntarily thanks to… cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer and allow connecting websites get identifying information about you and your activity on the web. Like Hansel and Gretel breadcrumbs these cookies even trail that sometimes helpful by saving your browsing preferences or showing you relevant information. So everybody knows your name, tastes and interests.

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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 Stay Secure on Facebook

While Facebook gives you a full access to your sharing settings, sometimes it is difficult to set them the best possible way. Plus, the changes of platform are made regularly and things that worked yesterday turn useless today.

In this article we won’t highlight general issues like passwords or two-factor authentication. Let’s stick to particular Facebook features.

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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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