Debunking Common Myths About FixMeStick

The FixMeStick is one of the most effective and uniquely designed external virus removal devices on the market. We consistently receive excellent reviews from our customers and computer experts (like the ones at PC Magazine). As an external device, the FixMeStick can easily and safely remove infections from your computer. Since the stick is so unique customers are sometimes a little confused about exactly how and why it works.


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Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about virus protection and the FixMeStick:

Myth 1: My computer’s antivirus keeps my computer squeaky clean.

Truth: An antivirus program can protect you, but not always and you should have a back-up plan. To explain why, your operating system, your programs, and all your content are stored as files on your hard drive. When your computer is on, these files work together in a complex system that allow you to access your email, look at photos, type documents, and surf the web. If one of these files becomes infected, the virus compromises and disrupts your system so that you cannot clean the infection while your computer and files are running.

When your computer is off, all your files, including the infection, are also off. They are dormant, inactive, and unable to take any action. The FixMeStick runs as an external system while your files are in this off-state. When it scans your computer, the FixMeStick can safely remove malicious files without those files interfering with the process of their removal.

Myth 2: If I have a FixMeStick, my computer is protected from incoming infections.

Truth: A few customers contact us to ask whether they can get rid of their antivirus software now that they have a FixMeStick subscription. Though FixMeStick is a great way of removing any infections on your computer, we recommend using it alongside antivirus software! It is estimated by some that antivirus software catch only 45% of today’s online threats. This is where the FixMeStick comes in!

Myth 3: I don’t go on those websites, there is no way I have a virus on my computer.

Truth: We know! You’re safe on the internet. You steer clear of those pop up ads advertising “Big Money Fast!” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.” You use Facebook, email, a few games, not much more. Unfortunately even the safest internet user can contract viruses and malware! Viruses can come from all sorts of different places: opening email attachments from unknown senders, downloading plugins and applications, and even skipping software updates. Smart online behavior is necessary in today’s world, so we wrote a few tips and tricks for you.