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What's New at PC Pitstop, March 2005
Your Source for Free Online PC Tests & Diagnostics
IN THIS ISSUE
Happy Birthday PC Pitstop!
Five years ago this month, the PC Pitstop web site was born.
We've been through a lot, including the dot-com market crash,
9/11, and the rise of spyware; many of you have been through it
with us. No matter how long you've been using the site, we really
appreciate your support. Keep telling your friends about the site
and let us know how we're doing by posting a note on our forums.
PC Pitstop's Safe Surfing Video
The general media, especially television, is full of scary
stories about spyware, adware, and identity theft. Although
they do a great job of scaring, they don't help you to recognize
and avoid the online behavior that can get you into trouble.
To fill that gap, we created "PC Pitstop Safe Surfing," a DVD
video disc that shows you real web sites, spyware tactics, and
dangerous emails. Get a copy for yourself, but most of all get
a copy for those relatives and friends of yours that are always
asking for help in cleaning up their infected PCs.
Is Google Feeding Spyware Makers?
Google has a squeaky clean reputation for "being nice", staying
clear of the dirty doings of web hucksters that push adware,
spyware, and other worthless products. But does it deserve that
clean reputation? Google Adwords advertising has become a favorite
of scumballs looking for their next victims. Google must surely
be aware of the problem, yet it has done nothing to stop it.
PC Pitstop users have been bitten by Adwords and they let us know
about it in no uncertain terms. How long before Google Adwords
become synonymous with scams, ruining what Google pioneered?
Coming in April: Top Dawg 2
Get your PCs in tip top shape for the next PC Pitstop Top Dawg
Challenge, coming in April. We'll be offering several great prizes;
our next newsletter will have more details about the contest.
If you're looking to build a contender, head to the overclocker's
section of our forums for some expert advice.
Join PC Pitstop's Folding Team!
Folding@Home lets you use spare computer time for medical
research. Instead of having your computer sit idle while you
are not using it, why not donate that time to a good cause?
The PC Pitstop Folding@Home team has almost broken into the top
fifty teams, and we could use your help! Learn more and join
the team at the Distributed Computing section of our forums!
About PC Pitstop
PC Pitstop, LLC (https://www.pcpitstop.com) was formed in February 2000, and offers users a unique way to make sure their PCs are running fast, stable and secure--all through a free, Web-based interface.
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