Tag: computer safety

Tips For Downloading Programs Online

Most software programs can now be downloaded online through reputable websites. Much like other online shopping, downloading programs online can be convenient, however also combined with some risks that require tech savvy awareness.

Below are a list of tips to help you download programs both safely and conveniently!

The FixMeTip - Social Engineering Scams

FixMeTip – Social Engineering Scams

What is social engineering?

Instead of sneaking into your system, hackers will use human psychology to trick you into essentially handing over your personal data. In addition to getting users to divulge information they shouldn’t, social engineering guides users to visit malicious websites, download malware onto their computers, and willingly send money. This method of hacking is particularly upsetting as the user is left feeling manipulated and vulnerable, in addition to having their personal information stolen.

The FixMeTip: Startup programs

Have you wondered why your computer starts at a crawl? You might have programs set to begin whenever you start your computer, programs that drastically slow down how quickly your computer starts. You can turn off programs from starting automatically by searching in the start menu for “msconfig,” selecting “Startup,” and then deselecting unwanted programs. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do this:

Reduce, reuse, recycle your electronics!

FixMeStick is designed to help people save computers they once thought lost and while we regularly resurrect computers some are beyond repair. Hardware problems and Windows wear and tear can prevent even the world’s best virus remover from resolving the issue. Thank goodness for the holidays! The gift giving season and all the year end deals are the perfect opportunity to replace these aging dinosaurs with some new technology. But what to do with those Windows 98 PCs taking up prime real estate in the basement? Here’s some ideas to look into as we look forward to spring cleaning. We’re taking the classic “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” approach.