Category: FixMeStick Blog

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.

Your Ultimate Guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

Did you know that in 2020, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) were being used by at least 26% of ALL internet users?

The current global VPN market has an estimated worth of almost $20.1 billion. Have you heard of a VPN, but not really sure what it is? With the information and tips below, decide whether a VPN is essential to your cybersecurity!

Internet Safety 101

This is part I in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. You can check out the other articles in the series below.

Part II: You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

Part III: Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

Online privacy and security is always in the news these days. As the world becomes more connected and everyone has a Facebook profile, your private information can be a single click away from falling into the wrong hands.

In this blog, we’ve compiled five internet safety tips for you. If you use Facebook a lot, shop online, read online news, or pretty much do anything online, we have you covered!

You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

This is part II in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Internet Safety 101

Part III: Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

In our previous internet safety article, we gave you some tips to polish up your Internet safety skills. We also asked what you do to stay safe online and received a host of helpful comments. We’ve summarized your best tips below in what we’re calling “Internet Safety 202.”

Internet Safety 303: More Internet Safety Tips

This is part III in a series of blog posts we have written about Internet Safety. Let us know in the comments if you like these articles. Plus if you haven’t read the other articles, you can check them out below.

Part I: Internet Safety 101

Part II: You Graduated to Internet Safety 202

If you’ve successfully gone through Internet Safety 101 and 202, here’s Internet Safety 303 – covering everything else you need to know about staying secure online.

FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 1st – June 7th

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.

This week we’re coming to you with news on a recent surge of fake mobile apps infecting Android users, and the U.S. cracking down on hackers in reaction to the recent Colonial Pipeline and JBS ransomware attacks.

What You Should Know About the JBS Ransomware Attack

Meat eaters be wary! This past Tuesday, JBS, considered the world’s largest meat processing company, disclosed that it had suffered a ransomware attack, effectively halting meat production across the US, Canada, and Australia. While we don’t have a clear indication as to who is behind the cyberattack, White House Officials are currently pointing the finger towards Russian-based hackers.

But what exactly happened to JBS? Who is responsible? And does this mean for the prices of your daily produce? Keep reading to find out more.

Can You Spot These Antivirus Myths?

With the constant release of new malware, it’s important to equip yourself with great antivirus software. You can protect your computer from millions of threats, and get peace-of-mind. There is however some misinformation about the importance of antivirus, and just what it can do for you. Can you spot these antivirus myths? Take our quiz…

Why Your Antivirus Is Not Enough

Did you know that FixMeStick finds malware on more than 80% of the computers it scans, even though 99% of our customers run antivirus software? Cybercrime has become so advanced that malware is now designed to hide from antivirus software. Think you’ve got your bases covered because you already have an antivirus program? Think again.

Keep reading for our top 5 reasons why you should adopt what we like to call a layered approach to cybersecurity.