Tag: online safety

How to get the best tech support

At FixMeStick, we pride ourselves at offering amazing North American based support and are happy to help you!

But sometimes talking to a tech agent can be a little daunting if you feel like you don’t understand technology. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make any interactions with a technical agent easier, faster and more effective.…

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 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.

The Virus Lab – What is a Rootkit?

Rootkits are malicious programs that are designed to allow continued access to your computer, while actively hiding themselves and other harmful programs or processes. Often loaded through Trojan Horses, rootkits start on your PC with “user” level access. Once in, they can spy on passwords and gain administrator level access. From this highest level of access to your PC, different executable files can be placed onto your PC thereby commanding it to run differently.