In today’s day and age, we can bank, shop, connect with friends and family, and so much more– all from the comfort of our home. However, with an increase in information sharing, comes an increase in nefarious activity. Online fraud is rapidly becoming one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime. Criminals can get ahold of personal information through fake emails that redirect to malicious websites. Cybercriminals are getting smarter and it is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher the differences between a scam and a reputable company. Here are 5 tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim!
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. There are a variety of other reasons why your computer could be sluggish. As you fill your hard drive by downloading music and movies, installing new programs, and creating new files, it’s likely that your computer will slow down.
Thankfully, we have a few tips and tricks that will help your computer run like new again. Read more →
Online scammers are getting smarter – the latest? Targeting individuals who have recently upgraded to Windows 10 with a fake – but highly sophisticated – Windows support site. Our blog tells you how to spot these and what you can do to stay safe.Read more →
When Montreal entrepreneurs Marty Algire and Corey Velan pitched their FixMeStick on CBC’s Dragon’s Den in 2013, the dragons were eager to back the company. A bootable USB device that allows computer users to remove viruses on their own, the FixMeStick fills a distinct market niche between conventional virus-prevention security software and calling in a tech team. Read more →
FixMeStick is pleased to announce that we ranked 33rd on the 28th annual PROFIT 500 list, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. We’d like to thank all our customers for their continued support by offering 33% off a new FixMeStick or your renewal. Today only! Here’s how:
Targeted hacking on the US government and even the White House from an unknown source that we still don’t know to this day? Sounds like something out of a summer blockbuster. In the summer of 2001, however, a worm called “Code Red” tried to do just that. In fact, the FBI once said it was so dangerous, it had the potential to bring down the entire Internet. Even the name, Code Red, sounds like something out of an adventure movie!Read more →
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. Read more →
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 →
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 →
Get ready! The FixMeStick is going to be on The Shopping Channel as their Showstopper! To show how excited we are for this event, we’ll be sharing with you one fun fact about the FixMeStick a day, leading up to the event. Read more →