The End of Windows XP is Here!

Starting today, Windows XP users will no longer receive technical assistance, security updates, or hot-fixes to their PCs. This leaves Windows XP users vulnerable to hackers, viruses, and other malware until they upgrade or migrate quickly to a different version of Windows.

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While Windows has been an extremely successful and popular operating system since its release in 2001, it’s time for XP users to move to a newer, more reliable, and more secure operating system. Laplink offers several affordable tools to make that process easy, while allowing a high degree of customization.

Laplink’s PCmover is the only software that automatically moves all selected programs, files, and settings from an old PC to a new one, or from an old operating system to a new one. PCmover is easy to use, regardless of technical skill, thanks to a step-by-step wizard that helps users customize their migration experience by keeping everything or selecting exactly what they want to transfer. With PCmover, there is no need to transfer data to external storage and no need to reinstall applications. PCmover does it all automatically!

PCmover also comes with Free Transfer Assistance available 24/7. Simply call the toll-free number, and one of Laplink’s certified PC migration experts will guide the user through the entire migration process at no additional cost. Continue reading

Backup Your Data with Laplink’s Newest Version of DiskImage

Data loss can happen to anyone. Whether it’s an accidental coffee spill, a power surge, or a particularly nasty bit of malware, data loss usually strikes without warning.

That’s why Laplink is happy to announce that a new, improved version of Laplink DiskImage is readily available!

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Most PC users don’t think about data backup until it’s too late. They don’t think data loss will happen to them, and they think that backing up is too complicated and time-consuming. The good news for those of you who feel the same way is that Laplink DiskImage makes data backup super quick and super easy. It’s perfect for the novice PC user or business person with a cramped schedule.

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Cyber Security Month: The Dangers of Malware and How to Stay Protected

As if right on cue for Cyber Security Month, a new malware named “CryptoLocker” has been hitting people’s hard drives with force.

This malware installs itself into your “Documents and Settings” folder under a randomly generated name. It then adds itself to the list of programs that run every time you log on and eventually creates and uploads an ID for you online. After your ID is created, a public-private key pair is generated, with the public portion being sent back to your computer.

Soon after setting you up, CryptoLocker encrypts all of your files. From important work documents, to spreadsheets, to family photos, CryptoLocker scrambles and locks it all. A pop-up then greets you with a “pay us or lose all your data” message. Typically, CryptoLocker gives users about 100 hours to pay a fee of $300 for the private key to recover their data. If this fee isn’t paid, the key is destroyed and the files are lost.

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Laplink Laptop Giveaway – Do you think you won?

Have you been holding your breath wondering if you’ll be one of the lucky two to win a BODACIOUS Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop? Well, soon you’ll be able to breathe again because we will be selecting the TWO winners NEXT WEEK!!! And we are giving you not one but TWO gifts this lovely Friday morning.

  1. We are EXTENDING the contest ONE more day! It will now end at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, Nov. 15th. I know I know you want to win NOW, but this gives you one more day to get as many entries into the contest as you can, so don’t be lazy because it is your LAST chance.
  2. Check this out! We are offering you $10 off Laplink DiskImage™ ($39.95 regularly) with code: ContestDI2010 until Sunday night at 11:59 pm PT so you can use it and tell us what you think

So… Do you think you’ll win? Have you been obsessing over this for the past month, I know some of you have…

Removing the Haze

There has been much discussion about PCmover Image Assistant™ and what it is capable of doing and how it differs from other PCmover products such as PCmover Professional™. The fact of the matter is that PCmover Image Assistant solves a gap in the imaging technology currently available on the market today. To help clarify, we will explain the two scenarios that the software is best used for below.

SCENARIO #1

  • Your computer crashes, but the hard drive still functions.  Use PCmover Image Assistant to restore all or some of theprograms, files and settings from that hard drive to a new PC even if the new PC is running a different version of Windows®. For example, the old PC might have been running XP and the new PC has Windows 7. Nothing on the new PC will be overwritten and all your applications are transferred and installed ready-to-use. No need to reinstall and no need to find old serial numbers.  The only caveat here is that the old hard drive must be accessible on the new PC and PCmover Image Assistant will do the rest.

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