Year: 2016

PC Matic Dominates with Perfect Virus Detections on the Venerable VB100

In April 2016, we released PC Matic’s Super Shield 2.0 engine at no additional cost. There were numerous improvements in the new engine. Super Shield 2.0 Improvements enhanced signature based detections enhanced hash based detections enhanced DLL detections 100% internally developed and implemented eliminating our reliance on Vipre’s black list engine new script based detections …

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Cyber Security Trends of 2017

2017 Cyber Security Trends I’ve been reading quite a few articles on trends to expect for cyber security in 2017.  These articles range from more ransomware, to less ransomware, to a major Internet of Things (IoT) focus.  After being pulled in every direction possible, I decided to discuss potential trends with our Vice President of …

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Bitcoin Value Increases Almost 25% In Less Than 30 Days

Bitcoin Value Skyrockets Bitcoin, the non-traceable currency used in many cybercrimes, has been inflated.  As of December 27, 2016 the currency reached an all time high of $936.  This means one bitcoin is almost $1,000!  After reviewing the graph below, provided by Spiceworks, you will see the hike in value, and just how much it …

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PC Matic

What Does PC Matic Do?

PC Matic is the collection of all of PC Pitstop’s technologies under one hood and one integrated architecture. PC Matic comes with SuperShield, our real-time protection component that uses a global whitelist to stop all known bad and unknown malware from running. It also removes “junk” files to free up disk space, adjusts Internet settings …

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Accredited Organizations Deem PC Matic as Legitimate Security Solution

Is PC Matic malware? Malware, or malicious software, is a categorization of software that is intended to cause damage or disable computers and computer systems.  Taking into consideration the definition of malware, it can determined PC Matic is not malware.  PC Matic is not malware.  Here is why: 1.       PC Matic is a certified anti-virus product by the ICSA Labs.  ICSA …

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The Top 10 Tech Articles of 2016 – Find Out What Ranked #1

It has been a been a busy year, with breaking news every day.  News ranging from various ransomware attacks to PC tips, and several topics in between.  We have analyzed our Tech Talk posts and found the top 10 posts of 2016. 10.  Top 5 Safety Tips for Online Shoppers 9.  Top 5 Holiday Scams To Be On …

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Windows Operating Systems Life Cycle – End of Extended Support Coming for Another Windows Product

End of Support for Microsoft Windows Products – What does it mean? Windows Operating Systems life cycle report, which Microsoft maintains, provides end-of-support dates for each of Microsoft’s Windows products. Based on the report, support for Windows Vista happens in April of 2017. Source: Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet  – Dec 2016 The life cycle report …

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UNL Breach Leaves Thousands of Files Exposed

University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Hacked News broke today of a security breach that occurred at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), leaving thousands of student records exposed.  According to KETV of Omaha, the breach was isolated to one server which was tied to a mathematical placement test.  For 30,000 current and former students, their …

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Bulgarian Man Accused of GozNym Malware Distribution is Extradited to US

And Justice For All? Typically when it comes to cyber criminals, we get the feeling there isn’t much the government can or will do to find them.  This is because a majority of the time the attacks are coming from overseas and are incredibly difficult to track.  This is also what the hackers rely on …

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