FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 15th - June 21st

FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 15th - June 21st

Hello FixMeFans and StartMeStars! It’s time for this week’s edition of the Cybersecurity Roundup. We've got lots to cover!

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Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips

If you use the internet to do everything from online shopping to keeping in touch with friends, check out these everyday tips for staying safe online.

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How to Breathe a New Life into Your Old Computer

How to Breathe a New Life into Your Old Computer

Do you have an old computer that you no longer use? Does it have the blue screen or it's just frustratingly slow and you’re tired of seeing the spinner?

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What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction. In this article, we will outline the importance of backing up your computer, and the most secure methods to do so!

Should You Pay for Antivirus Software?

How to Choose Between Free and Paid Antivirus Software

The FixMeStick is the world’s best-selling virus removal device. But does that mean you no longer need antivirus software? No. The FixMeStick works in partnership with antivirus. So what antivirus should you use? Will a free software do the job or should you invest more? We answer all your questions below!

Is the StartMeStick Right for You?

Whether you’re looking to replace your old, slow computer, or save money by breathing a new life into your computer, the StartMeStick, a fast, private, and secure operating system on a stick, is a great solution. You can keep your computer, save money, and reduce waste with the StartMeStick! We’re here to answer all of your questions so you understand what the StartMeStick does, and whether it’s right for you.

Behind The Scenes At FixMeStick HQ

Welcome to the FixMeStick HQ! Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into making the FixMeStick or the StartMeStick? These tiny USBs are jam packed with technology and have a great team supporting them – all out of our office here in Montreal, Canada (with the proper sanitary guidelines in place, of course).

Here’s a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes process that bring you our award-winning devices!

6 Signs You May Be Speaking With a Tech Support Scam

Recently, the cybersecurity world was shocked by the exposure of a tech support scam that allegedly conned elderly folks out of over $1.3 million dollars.

The 3 hackers, who were charged with running the scam, targeted older populations by using threatening pop-ups and pretending to be the technical support staff at large computer companies. Believe it or not, these types of scams have cheated senior citizens out of approximately $2.9 billion annually!

Keep reading to learn how to tell if you’re speaking with FixMeStick or a tech support scam.

Amazon Prime Day 2021: What You Need to Know

Amazon’s Prime Day starts on June 21st this year – unlike last year, we don’t have to wait until October to get some of the best deals on your favourite products. With millions of products being sold during this brief period, Prime Day is easily one of the biggest sales of the year! However, with the growing popularity of Prime Day and online shopping, online hackers and scammers are still ready to take advantage of this increase in web traffic. Keep reading to keep yourself protected!

5 Best Tools to Solve Dad’s Computer Issues this Father’s Day

If there’s one thing dads love, it’s gadgets! There is always a variety of tech gifts you can get for your dad on Father’s Day, but we know it can be tough deciding on the best one.

Keep reading for our top techy gift ideas for Father’s Day!

How to Remove Viruses and Malware From Your Computer

Unfortunately, regardless of how computer savvy you are, computer viruses are something everyone needs to be aware of. While there are ways to protect your computer, no single solution protects against all the viruses that exist. Often viruses and malware can go undetected by antivirus and security programs. So what steps should you take? We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for how to remove viruses from your computer.

Not sure if you’re computer has a virus? Click here to learn how to tell if your computer has a virus.