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System Mechanic Offers Simplified User Interface, Network Device Scanning to Optimize Speed

The team at iolo delivered new System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ version 20.7 in September, with more ways to protect your private data than ever before.

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Protect Yourself from Invasive Digital Fingerprinting

Online advertisers have in recent years pivoted from tracking cookies to a much more sophisticated—and largely invisible—method of data mining that acquires highly detailed information about your computer and the ways you use it to determine how best to sell to you. This significantly more invasive form of digital profiling is known as fingerprinting. Far from just the innocuous placement of targeted ads in your web browser, fingerprinting can be used to determine facts about you ranging from how many children you have in college, to which make and model of vehicles you and your family drive, to where and when you are likely to be away on vacation.

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Tips on Telework

If you’re fortunate enough to work from home during the crucial curve-flattening phase of the coronavirus, you’ll undoubtedly notice some rules changes—some subtle, some not so subtle. To get the most out of your new status as a member of a distributed workforce, you may want to keep the following tips in mind.

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How to Safely Disinfect Phones and PCs

Good device hygiene is more important than ever right now. Yet it may be less than obvious which cleaners, cloths and procedures are effective without doing damage to our phones, computers and other devices. Here is a catalog of best practices to help you safely clean these crucial pieces of technology we use every day and seek to protect.

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Lockdown Living: Avoid Scams and Protect Tech

As we all continue to do our best to shelter in place, our coronavirus article series continues with these tips to keep you, your bank account, and your PC as safe as possible.

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A Better Internet for These At-Home Times

As we’re called upon to limit social contact, keep time at home more productive, fun and fulfilling with these tips for better broadband.

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What Are PUPs

Is your computer doubling as a foreign agent? Well, it might not literally be working for a hostile foreign power, but it could be unknowingly harboring deceptive programs masquerading as helpful antivirus or cleanup tools that, in reality, only slow down or harm your computer.

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Windows 7 is now vulnerable—System Mechanic Ultimate Defense can help

Microsoft® has ceased support for Windows® 7. This means that their regular provision of security updates (aka “patches”) has been discontinued for Windows 7 users. The operating system will continue to function, but if you’re hooked up to the internet there is increased risk of a malware infection.

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System Mechanic Quick Start Guide

Since 1998, iolo has been devoted to one mission: Keeping your PC running like new. It is our honor to take this opportunity to welcome new customers to our family, and to express our gratitude to the tens of millions who have been with us for years now. All of us at iolo thank you for choosing our products. We know you have a choice, and we appreciate your business.

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New Trojan Targets Chrome Password Manager

Sometimes what makes something popular can also make it problematic. Google Chrome, by far the most commonly used web browser in the world, has been targeted by a new trojan that steals passwords and stores them to a remote database.

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How Hack-Friendly Are Your Passwords?

Find out today by downloading the trial version of System Mechanic® (includes a free version of password management tool, ByePass™).

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Secure Your Digital Life

Get ultimate protection with System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™—secure password management, anonymous browsing, malware blocking, and so much more—all in one easy-to-use software suite.

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