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What's New at PC Pitstop - September 2006
Your Free Source for PC Diagnostics and Tests

In This Issue

  • Vista Not an XP Replacement
  • Article: Dell Battery Recall Notification
  • PC Pitstop Soups Up Full Tests Again
  • Windows Tip: Help Reduce Security Risks in Windows XP
  • Research: RSS reader application trends
  • Research: Music Survey Results II 'The Deep Dive'
  • Survey: Weigh In On Our Wireless Survey
Vista: Not an XP Replacement
Dave provides an update on Vista hardware requirements and discusses the XP to Vista upgrade situation. Learn More

PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5
Speed up your PC. Run our new free Optimize 1.5 scan and identify ways to get a faster and more reliable computer. Get better performance without the expense or difficulty of adding new hardware. Run a free scan

PC Pitstop On Top of The Dell Battery Recall
In August, PC Pitstop notified over 9,000 Pitstop visitors via email about a battery recall that may impact their Dell PCs. Another 11,000 PC Pitstop visitors who used our Full Tests to scan their systems anonymously may also have been affected. If you believe the battery in your Dell system may be subject to this recall, we encourage you to visit dellbatteryprogram.com for more information. Do you have a friend, family member or co-worker that might benefit from notifications like this in the future? Encourage them to register for a Free PC Pitstop account today.

Full Tests Souped Up Again
Once again, we have made significant changes to our full test diagnostics. PC Pitstop Full Tests now provide you with even more insight into the health, configuration and performance of your PC. Put your PC through our new and improved tests now!

Free Spyware Scan
If your PC is acting strangely, or acting sluggish, quite often spyware is the root cause. Check out our new spyware scan, Exterminate. It's free and features a step by step analysis of any unwanted pests installed on your computer. Scan for free.

Windows Tip: Help Reduce Security Risks in Windows XP
RayG shares a valuable tip that can greatly increase the security of your PC. Learn More

Research: RSS reader application trends
The buzz surrunding RSS (Really Simple Syndication) continues to reverberate throughout the industry. Our research shows that an increasing number of PCs have the software capability to read and receive RSS information. Learn More

Free Driver Scan
Hardware manufacturers frequently update their Windows drivers to improve the performance and stability of their products. If you have a peculiar problem with your PC, quite often it can be resolved by an updated driver. Check out your PC's driver status, with a free driver scan.
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Research: Digital Music Survey Results II 'The Deep Dive'
Our research team takes a 'deep dive' into the results of our July 2006 Digital Music Survey. Survey Results II

New Survey - Wireless Networking
This month we put together a short survey about wireless networking technology. One lucky participant will receive $100, and results will be published in next month's newsletter. Take the Survey

Free Privacy Scan
Your PC is storing a mountain of personal information about you and your surfing habits. The new Erase 1.1 offers a free and even more powerful privacy scan that lets you see the personal information that is at risk. Give it a try, it's easy & free!

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