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Craplets & Bloatware
What is causing your PC to feel bloated?
What's New at PC Pitstop, April 2006
Your Source for Free Online PC Tests & Diagnostics
IN THIS ISSUE
Microsoft's Gaping Security Hole
Have you wanted to try PC Pitstop Optimize before buying it?
Well, now you can. Our new version of Optimize lets you run a
complete scan and see what changes we'd recommend for your PC.
Plus, Optimize has some additional checks that are not currently
available in our online tests. If you want us to make the
recommended changes, you can purchase Optimize for just $29.99
and help support our site.
A Peek Inside the Spyware Greed Machine
An aggressive New York State attorney general has filed suit against
spyware maker Direct Revenue, and in the process revealed incredible
documents showing the company's greedy and consumer-hostile actions.
Australians Lead the World in Antispyware
Did you know that PC Pitstop's valuable research is updated monthly,
and that you can read it for free? Our latest report shows that
Australia leads the world in the use of antispyware programs.
Your Opinion--Worth $100?
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our quick survey; it takes just a minute, and you be entered in our
drawing to win a $100 gift certificate.
Windows Tip: Don't be a Slave to Email
Does your email program play a sound whenever you get new mail? Do you drop everything or interrupt what you're doing--even a phone call--to check that mail? Turn off the sound and you may find that you're more focused and productive. If you're busy, can't go for half an hour without checking mail? In Outlook 2003, click Tools, Options, Email Options, Advanced Email Options and uncheck the "Play a Sound" checkbox. In Outlook Express, click Tools, Options, General, and uncheck "Play Sound When Message Arrives" checkbox.
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