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

In This Issue

  • The Need for Speed
  • Introducing Exterminate & Erase 1.1
  • Windows Tip: The 10 Commandments of the Internet
  • Visa Readiness Test Update
  • Research: Windows Live OneCare
  • Research: Digital Music Survey
  • Forum Wars
The Need for Speed
Internet Speedaholics Unite! Rob offers tips for those with an addiction to bandwidth. 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 Introduces Exterminate & Erase 1.1
At PC Pitstop, we hate spyware or any other software that installs without our permission or knowledge. That's why we developed, Exterminate, our best-of-class anti-spyware cleaner. We are also proud to announce the launch of Erase 1.1, featuring new more powerful features designed to help you protect your privacy.

Windows Tip: The 10 Commandments of the Internet
Joe C passes along 10 Commandments of the Internet from Mike Healan of Learn More

Free Spware 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.

Vista Readiness Test Update
PC Pitstop's newest PC scan continues to evolve to meet your needs. Check out this fast, easy and free way to find out how your PC stacks up to Microsoft Vista's specs. Learn More

Research: Windows Live OneCare
In late May 2006, Microsoft launched it's all-in-one PC care service called Windows Live OneCare. Our exclusive research shows business PC users appear slow in accepting this new annual subscription based product. 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
Where are people finding out about new music? How often are people downloading music? The results of our July 2006 Digital Music Survey are in. The respondents provided some interesting facts about how people are acquiring and listening to music. Survey Results

Forum Wars
Ever wonder what geeks do for fun? Would you believe, race their computers? We take a closer look at the bragging rights that are on the line when teams from around the Internet compete. Learn More

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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