Tag: online safety

The Malware Hall of Fame: The ‘ILOVEYOU’ Virus

If you’re hoping to receive a comforting Valentines Day email this year, just make sure you’re not opening the wrong one. The ILOVEYOU virus, while seemingly innocent, is by far one of the worst viruses to date. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for “most virulent virus of all time”, causing nearly $15 billion in damages!

How to Get the Best Tech Support

At FixMeStick, we pride ourselves on offering amazing Canadian based customer support. We are happy to help all of our customers 6 days a week!

We know talking to a tech agent can be a little daunting if you feel like you don’t understand technology. So here are some helpful tips you can use to make any interactions with our support team easier, faster and more effective.

Are You Taking the Necessary Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy Online?

Each year data breaches continue to spread and pop up in places we’d never expect, effectively exposing information to anyone who wants to look. Whether it be government records, grocery store chains, or simply an individual’s consumer habits, all of us are affected by having our data exposed.

No one wants to unintentionally put their personal data at risk, so we have tips you can use to maximize your privacy – making sure you keep your personal data safe, secure, and for your eyes only.

What We Really Think About NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the leading VPN service providers today. It allows you to keep your data private so no one can see what you’re doing while you surf the web. But how does a VPN work, and do you need one if you already have FixMeStick? We are here to answer all of your VPN questions, and give you our official review of NordVPN below.

Did you know that as a FixMeStick customer you have access to an exclusive offer for 3 years of NordVPN for 70% off? You can take advantage of this offer HERE!

5 Tips To Teach Your Kids Before Sending Them Into The Digital World

Raising children in the digital age can definitely be an interesting experience. With the internet at their fingertips,  new and enriching opportunities are sprouting up each day – but these changes often come with their own set of problems as well.

As scams and malware become increasingly prevalent, one of the most vital lessons you can provide your kids is the importance of cybersecurity. What may seem like no-brainers might actually save you and your children a world of trouble down the line.

Make sure your child is informed and protected by teaching them these top cyber-safety tips.

Online Shopping Safety

The convenience of online shopping in undeniable – looking at hundreds of stores from the comfort of your own home at any hour, comparing costs with a single click, and delivery to your doorstep. Just recently, Sears Holdings, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor experienced data breaches where thousands of customers credit card information was exposed. It’s important to make sure that you’re shopping online in a smart and safe way. 

Follow our tips below to be a smarter online shopper!

FixMeStick

FixMeStick 33rd in PROFIT 500’s List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

When Montreal entrepreneurs Marty Algire and Corey Velan pitched their FixMeStick on CBC’s Dragon’simageedit_46_4318517770 Den in 2013, the dragons were eager to back the company. A bootable USB device that allows computer users to remove viruses on their own, the FixMeStick fills a distinct market niche between conventional virus-prevention security software and calling in a tech team.…