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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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Are You Still Using Windows XP?

You are not alone. According to TechCrunch data, Windows XP remains the third most popular operating system with its 10.9% market share. It was released more than a decade ago, far-far away in 2001. That’s the year when Euro started its circulation, the first iPod presented and first movie on Harry Potter released. Yes, it was so long ago. That’s sad.

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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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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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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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Top Must-Have Fixico Features For Your Business

More and more companies are making a connection between strong IT investment and better business performance.

For small businesses and midsized companies alike, latest IT support and technologies can be challenging. Yet you do not have to be a big company to compete like one – with a right IT-solution, gains are easy to achieve. But not all the solutions are made equal – that’s why we decided to highlight killer Fixico features that will help you stay on the top of running your IT support and business in the result.

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4 Myths of Antivirus That May Harm Your Computer

We all want to make our computer faster, happier and more secure. Still, there are many myths about the existing threats and ways to overcome them and many common users pass up the opportunity to go deeper. Here are 4 most accepted misconceptions of antivirus protection to get rid of.

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