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!

The FixMeTip: Startup programs

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: Read more

Reduce, reuse, recycle your electronics!

Reduce, reuse, recycle your electronics!

FixMeStick is designed to help people save computers they once thought lost and while we regularly resurrect computers some are beyond repair. Hardware problems and Windows wear and tear can prevent even the world’s best virus remover from resolving the issue. Thank goodness for the holidays! The gift giving season and all the year end deals are the perfect opportunity to replace these aging dinosaurs with some new technology. But what to do with those Windows 98 PCs taking up prime real estate in the basement? Here’s some ideas to look into as we look forward to spring cleaning. We’re taking the classic “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” approach. Read more