Category: FixMeTip

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.”

It’s Data Privacy Day – Celebrate With Us!

In 2020 we saw data breaches compromise the information of millions of people. We were writing about them, what seemed like, every other week. So in 2021, what can we do about it? Unfortunately, data breaches are inevitable and there’s nothing you as an individual can do to prevent them. But, there are ways to minimize the damage.

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?

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? The answer is no.

The FixMeStick works in partnership with antivirus. Think of antivirus as your everyday protection, like brushing your teeth, to make sure that most viruses stay out. However, inevitably threats get through and that’s why you need the FixMeStick! The FixMeStick is like going to the dentist once a year for a deep clean.

So we’ve determined that you need the FixMeStick and an antivirus program. But now the question is, should I pay for an antivirus software? In this article, we break down some of the differences between free and paid antivirus software so you can make a decision on which is best for you.

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!

How to Secure Yourself This Holiday Season, Part 2: Your Guide to Safe Online Holiday Shopping

More people are projected to purchase their gifts online this year than ever before! With online shopping, however, comes risks. In Part 1 of our Holiday Safety Series we showed how to secure your email to avoid phishing scams and hacking, but how do you protect yourself when you’re ready to tackle your shopping list online?

How to Secure Yourself this Holiday Season, Part 1: How to Keep Your Email Secure

Each year, thousands of email accounts are compromised due to poor security, and with the holidays just around the corner, scammers are gearing up to cheat you out of your personal and financial information using any methods at their disposal. Whether it’s through email scams or planting malware onto your computer, scammers are constantly finding ways to steal your information.

Instead of falling victim to scams this holiday season, here are 6 tips on how you can make sure your email account is as secure as it can be.

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.