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!

Here some last minute gift ideas to keep your computer running fast and secure!

1. Try System Mechanic to keep your system in pristine condition

Nothing is more frustrating that dealing with a slow computer, especially when you’re rushing to do some last minute online shopping (we’ve all been there). That’s why we recommend System Mechanic, a one-click software that keeps your Windows PC clutter-free and running as smoothly as it should be.

System Mechanic aims to fix the issues that cause standard problems like slowdown and freezing, but even helps in cases like crashes and system failure!

Give your computer the maintenance check it needs (like your car!) and check out System Mechanic here (with 50% off of course). You can also check out our crash course on how you can speed up your computer here!

2. Use NordVPN to make sure your internet activity is as private as it can be

No matter what you do on the internet, online databases are constantly compiling your browsing habits into online records. Online privacy isn’t something to be taken lightly, and that’s why using a virtual private network (VPN) is a cybersecurity essential.

With NordVPN, all your online traffic flows through a hack-proof, encrypted tunnel, effectively hiding your internet activity and keeping your data safe from prying eyes. 

Privacy is only one click away, and as a FixMeStick customer you’ll get a discounted price to use it on up to 6 devices for 3 years!

Click here to claim your discount for NordVPN, and make sure to check out our guide on what you need to know about VPNs!

3. Need an extra layer of virus protection? Try McAfee Total Protection

Viruses are at their most dastardly during the holiday season, and this year is no exemption. This Christmas, make sure you’re doing the most to protect yourself and your computer, and invest in a dependable and secure antivirus program.

At FixMeStick we always recommend McAfee Total Protection for the best virus defense your computer can get. Not only are you getting active virus protection, but you’re also getting multi-device protection, home network protection, web protection, identity-theft protection, and so much more.

Don’t wait for malware to catch up to you! Click here to get over 50% off your McAfee purchase and guarantee your computer is safe from any preying threats.

4. Instead of spending money on a new computer, use the StartMeStick to bring your old computer back to life

Rather than breaking the bank on a new computer this holiday season, consider using the StartMeStick to breathe new life into your old computer!

In many cases, your old computer still has a little bit of life left in it, but is otherwise a total pain to use (or maybe you can’t even get it to boot). Bringing it into a technician is pretty pricey, and getting a new computer altogether should be your last resort. If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive way to get some use out of your computer, the StartMeStick is the way to go.

The StartMeStick is designed to be a fast, secure, and portable operating system that temporarily replaces your current system. It’s simple, easy to use, and most importantly, saves you a lot of money in the long run.

Don’t break the bank this Christmas and look into getting yourself a StartMeStick today! You can also use our express shipping to make sure your package is delivered right on time.

5. Viruses bringing you down? Try the FixMeStick, your best bet at keeping malware on the naughty list

If you’re tired of being bogged down by viruses, then the FixMeStick should be on the top of your Christmas list this year.

The FixMeStick is a plug-in USB tool that scans your computer for hidden threats and malware. Although antivirus protection programs (like McAfee) are always recommended for your security, they aren’t always 100% effective.

The FixMeStick runs before the infected operating system boots, allowing you to remove difficult infections, rootkits, and bootkits that your antivirus program might not be able to detect properly while your operating system is running.

Don’t let viruses bring down the holiday cheer, get your FixMeStick here today – and make sure you use our express shipping so that your package is delivered right on time.


While your cybersecurity should always be a priority, it matters most during the holidays when scams and malware are at their peak. If you’re curious on what you can do to protect yourself over the holidays, check out our other holiday articles on how to keep your email secure and how to stay safe while online shopping!

10 comments

    • Jonathan - Reply

      Hi Sandra,

      Each of these items have different functions than the FixMeStick, and they all help to maximize the security of your computer. While the FixMeStick is a virus removal device, many of these items will help secure your computer in different ways, ensuring that your system is as safe as it should be.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

  1. Anonymous - Reply

    After I use fix me stick, which took about 4 hours. 1 months latter I used it again and it took another 4 hours. Every time I use it, it takes 4 hours. Shouldn’t it just check all that I’ve done since the last time I used it?

    • Jonathan - Reply

      Hi there,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Unfortunately, the scan will take the same amount of time for each scan simply because it goes through the same files and programs each time. Although it is scanning the same files from your previous scan, it doesn’t increase the speed at all since each scan requires the same amount of attention and precision.

      If you have any further questions, you can always reach as at support@fixmestick.com !

  2. John A. Huntley - Reply

    Hello again!

    Well, my FixMeStick has still not arrived, . . . initially ordered in November and here we are near the end of December, . . . 🙁

    What seems to be the ongoing holdup??

    John Huntley

    • Jonathan - Reply

      Hi John,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      We’re dealing with a bit of delays with some of our recent shipments! If you have any questions regarding the status of your delivery, you can always reach out to us at support@fixmestick.com

  3. Joanna - Reply

    I own fix me stick it never worked for me. It’s supposed to be a lifetime warranty. My computer still slow.

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