Tag: online safety

Why You Need More Than Just Antivirus Programs

Ever wonder how you got viruses on your computer, even when you have a respected antivirus program on it? Once upon a time, an antivirus software was enough protection from even the nastiest viruses out there. Unfortunately, technology, malware, and hackers are getting smarter. Consequently, it’s getting harder to stop them.

Resetting Your Internet Browser

When browsing the internet do you ever notice strange popups? Your homepage different from what you had chosen? Or generally strange behavior? All your internet browsers have a potential fix for this that you can do easily! It’s called resetting the browser and essentially it’s returning your internet browser to the original settings. Sometimes viruses change the settings within a browser and, even after they’re removed, the settings stay changed. This can continue to mess up your internet browsing, long after you removed the root cause of the problem.

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!

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October may bring images of falling leaves, pumpkins and warm cider to mind, but here at FixMeStick the coming of October means that it is officially Cyber Security Awareness Month!

While it is important to always keep your computer and data safe Cyber Security Awareness Month can be a good time to brush up on online safety. Small business, large corporations and governments alike will all take part in the 12th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month. 

The Virus Lab – What is Spyware?

SPYWARE

Spyware is a type of Malware created to gain access to your personal information without your consent to send to third parties. Just as it sounds, Spyware essentially “spies” on the user for the hacker. Spyware programs can come in many various forms such as Trojan Horses, adware or tracking cookies.