FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: July 27th – August 2nd

FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: July 27th – August 2nd

Hey there FixMeFans and StartMeStars! We’re back with another edition of our weekly cybersecurity roundup where we deliver the most recent comings and goings of the cybersecurity world.

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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, or even worse, ransomware locks your computer. 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?

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 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.

6 Signs You're Speaking with a Tech Support Scam

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. 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.

The Anatomy of Telemedicine

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic most industries moved entirely online, or to hybrid models (a combination of in-person and online). The healthcare sector was no exception, the use of telehealth has grown 38 times higher since the first lockdown. Even once it’s safe to return to the office, it looks like the increased numbers of people working from home and using telehealth are here to stay. Whether you’re like one of the 40% of Americans that plan on using virtual healthcare post-pandemic, or someone who can’t wait to see their doctor in person we want to help you understand a bit more about telemedicine, and what it can do for you!

Easy Steps for a More Secure Telemedicine Experience

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine visits increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2020. There are many advantages to telemedicine and virtual care – patients can see a doctor without the burden of travel, taking time off work, or the risk of being exposed to other illnesses. People who live in remote areas or have mobility issues can receive world-class care from experts without leaving their homes.

With the growth of telemedicine, there is growing concern around data privacy and security. Unfortunately, healthcare systems are already known targets of ransomware attacks. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to increase your online security, and data privacy.

QUIZ: Can you tell the difference between a slow computer and a computer virus?

There are so many reasons a computer can be slow. Whether it’s a lack of storage, outdated hardware, incompatible software, or in the worst case a computer virus, the signs can be confusing. Want to test your slow computer knowledge? Take our quiz to see if you can identify the causes of these slow computer…

The Laptop Shortage Continues… When will it end?

Last year, as the world adjusted to the realities of working from home, many received a wake-up call when they went to buy a new laptop. Electronics retailers were facing a shortage of laptops due to the high demand. Now, the mad dash for work-from-home essentials seems to be over. So, why does it look like we will be facing a scarcity of laptops for years to come?