Tag: tips

How to Secure Yourself This Holiday Season, Part 2: Your Guide to Safe Online Holiday Shopping

More people are projected to purchase their gifts online this year than ever before! With online shopping, however, comes risks. In Part 1 of our Holiday Safety Series we showed how to secure your email to avoid phishing scams and hacking, but how do you protect yourself when you’re ready to tackle your shopping list online?

2019’s Worst Passwords & Tips For Better Ones

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. A lot of specific requirements and random characters – it’s definitely a hassle we can all relate to.

While opting for a simple password might seem like the easy way around it, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. Quick and simple passwords are always easier to remember, but it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

If you’re concerned that your passwords aren’t strong enough, here’s a list of 2019’s worst passwords to give you an idea of what not to pick as your password, plus some pointers on maximizing your password’s strength

How to Solve the Curse of the Slow Computer

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. It takes twenty minutes to turn on, and every time you open your email, it takes ten minutes to load. It would make anyone want to throw their computer out the window. Viruses could be the culprit, and in that case running a FixMeStick scan will solve it, but after using the FixMeStick, you might find it unchanged. So what’s next?

Getting Your Computer Ready for Back To School

The time is nearly here! Summer is coming to an end and school is about to start. You’ve got your backpack, all your textbooks, and all the stationary ready for that first day. There’s only one last thing you’ll need to be completely school ready: your computer! Below are some tips to get your computer as ready for school as everything else.…

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: