Category: Online Safety

I Have Windows 7, am I in Trouble?

In the past, a reader asked, “…once Microsoft is not doing Windows updates how safe is my computer going to be? Yes, I still have Windows 7.” Since many of our customers are in the same situation, we want to address the question – Is Windows 7 still a safe choice?

US Cyberattack – What’s Been Happening and What You Need to Know

Recently, multiple US government agencies and thousands of individual federal and private companies have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack, resulting in one of the most serious data breaches in recent history. While sources allege that Russian state hackers were behind the attack, government officials are still wrapping their heads around the scope of the data breach as details continue to come forth daily.

How to Secure Yourself This Holiday Season, Part 3: Last Minute Gift Ideas for a Fast and Secure Computer

Uh-oh! The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re like us then you might be scrambling to find something nice, or even struggling to come up with gift ideas for yourself.

Instead of panicking to brainstorm some last minute gift ideas, FixMeStick has you covered this holiday season with the gift that keeps on giving – cybersecurity!

Ask FixMeStick: Answers to Five Common Tech Questions

Technology moves at a rapid pace – trust us when we say it can be a bit difficult to keep up with all the comings and goings of the tech world. Whether it’s a new security update, or trying to figure out what tech product is best, navigating through the endless websites and forums to find an answer can seem like a nearly impossible task.

That’s why the FixMeStick team is here to lend a hand!

Windows Won’t Start? Here Are Some Fixes

There’s nothing worse than your Windows computer randomly shutting down, or worse, not turning on at all. If you don’t have your data backed up or you simply can’t afford to lose the computer, having to deal with a malfunctioning PC is definitely one of the most stressful situations.

However, if there’s a will there’s always a way. While some Windows computers may have reached their limit and simply won’t boot no matter what, many computers simply need to be tweaked a little bit in order to get them back to their former glory.

How To Tell If Your Computer Has a Virus

Many of us have had to deal with a computer virus at some point in our lives. They’re definitely not the most fun thing to deal with, and depending on how serious it is, you could potentially lose access to your computer!

If your computer’s been acting up you may be infected by malware. There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate whether the problem is caused by malware, or if it’s just a general computer problem. Here are 6 common signs that your computer might be infected.

Anna Kendrick is Considered 2020’s Most “Dangerous” Celebrity – Here’s Why

While at first glance Anna Kendrick may not seem all too dangerous, McAfee’s “most dangerous celebrities” list begs to differ, placing the star at the top of their ranking. Although Kendrick, known for her roles in movies such as Pitch Perfect and 2020’s Trolls World Tour, definitely doesn’t fit the bill for a stereotypical dangerous celebrity, according to McAfee it’s her presence on the internet that really seals the deal.

Multi-Factor Authentication and Why It’s a Cybersecurity Essential

When it comes to your passwords, everyone knows the do’s and don’ts of maintaining basic online security: keep your password at least 8 characters long, include some numbers and symbols – it’s pretty straightforward, but it’s not the only thing you can do for your cybersecurity.

There are several ways in which cybercriminals are able to get your passwords. Whether it be through malware, stealing, or simply guessing, cybercriminals are getting better and better at cracking your codes. This is where multi-factor authentication comes in!