Why You Need More Than Just Anti-Virus Programs

Why You Need More Than Just Anti-Virus Programs

Ever wonder how you got viruses on your computer, even when you have a respected anti-virus program on it? A little while ago, having an anti-virus program would be more than enough protection from even the nastier viruses out there. Unfortunately, viruses are getting more and more clever and it is increasingly difficult to stop them all! Read more

Resetting Your Internet Browser

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. Read more

Tips For Downloading Programs Online

Tips For Downloading Programs Online

More and more often, programs are installed not through CDs purchased at recognized stores but instead online through websites. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Much like other online shopping, downloading programs online can be convenient and fast. Also like online shopping, however, it can come with some risks. This doesn’t mean you should stop doing it! Instead, you should be doing it in a tech savvy way.

Below are a list of tips to help you download programs while avoiding any of the fallbacks, getting both convenience and safety! Read more

Online shopping safety

Online shopping safety


The internet can be a great place, especially for something like online shopping. Looking at hundreds of stores from the comfort of your own home at any hour, comparing costs with a single click, having it delivered to you without hassle. Yes please!

Of course, because online shopping is so popular, it has caught the attention of cybercriminals and scammers. These people use scams and sites that might seem legitimate to get your personal information or your money.

Even though there are scammers out there, this doesn’t mean you have to stop shopping online and give up the convenience. Instead, you have to make sure that you’re shopping online in a smart and safe way. Follow our tips below to be a smarter online shopper! Read more

FixMeTip – Social Engineering Scams

FixMeTip – Social Engineering Scams

Even with the best anti-virus measures in place, hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to sneak into your system and the easiest vulnerability to exploit is you! Instead of trying to crack your passwords, social engineering scammers try to trick you into just telling them.

Hackers use social engineering techniques to make potential victims give up information they shouldn’t, visit malicious websites, download malware onto their computers, or even send the scammers cash via services like Western Union.

Here are some of the most common scams you should keep an eye out for! Read more

FixMeStick stands with the people of Fort McMurray

FixMeStick stands with the people of Fort McMurray

FixMeStick is a Canadian company, and Albertans have been strong supporters of us since our first product launched in 2012. The fire in Fort McMurray is horrific and we would like to help. FixMeStick will be making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. We also encourage any others who can, to donate.

We encourage any FixMeStick customers impacted by the fire to get in touch with us and we will gladly send out a replacement! Give us a call at 1-888-530-6125 or send an email to support@fixmestick.com for your free replacement.

Thank you so much for supporting Canadian businesses!