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. Read more →
History has a way of remembering famous crimes and criminals: Bonnie and Clyde’s many heists, Al Capone’s St-Valentine’s Day Massacre or Guy Fawkes’ plan to blow up the English Parliament and King. We know their actions weren’t exactly morally upright but we can’t help but be fascinated! We’ve got a cure for that curiosity: a new FixMeStick mini series in which we will present come of the most famous and important online viruses, hacks and crimes! Read more →
Computers can be incredibly intimidating! While some of today’s young people are learning to use touch screens before they learn to write the alphabet, computers continue to confuse many of our customers. Here at FixMeStick we’re passionate about making computers easier and helping people understand the often confusing language used to speak about technology!Read more →
With the growth of smartphone use and the ever present threat of viruses and malware it is no wonder that our customers often contact us asking for a smartphone FixMeStick. Even with anti-virus programs computer viruses can lurk undetected on PCs for years slowly stealing private information and compromising online safety. Smartphones seem the perfect target for hackers: access to tons of private information and no anti-virus protection. Read more →
Having a virus on your computer can be pretty annoying as they can cause your computer to slow down or even malfunction. But they can also compromise your personal information on your computer! Read more →
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether or not your computer has been compromised. Hackers and people who create viruses want you to believe that your computer is clean, despite the hidden infections that are stealing your passwords and information. Rootkits are especially good at hiding: people are often shocked after FixMeStick scans that detect these viruses as they can go undetected for ages.
For our second instalment ofTheVirus Lab series, we will be looking at Trojans. You may be familiar with the story of ancient Troy but, if not, here it is in a nutshell. The Ancient Greeks had been sieging the ancient city of Troy for roughly 10 years and were no closer to gaining entrance to the city. Odysseus, a Greek king, thought of building a giant statue of a horse (the symbol of Troy) as a fake gift for the city. Inside the hollowed out wooden horse, many Greek soldiers would be hiding. The people of Troy, thinking the Greeks had given up, took the Greek “gift” into the city, only to then have the Greek soldiers pour out and take over Troy.
But what do ancient tales have to do with modern computer woes? Read more →
We are happy to announce that FixMeStick is now available in all of Best Buy‘s 1,048 locations across the USA! This is exciting for us because purchasing a FixMeStick should be just like removing viruses: convenient and affordable, values that both FixMeStick and Best Buy share.