FixMeStick 33rd in PROFIT 500’s List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

FixMeStick 33rd in PROFIT 500’s List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

When Montreal entrepreneurs Marty Algire and Corey Velan pitched their FixMeStick on CBC’s Dragon’simageedit_46_4318517770 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

The Virus Hall of Fame: Code Red

The Virus Hall of Fame: Code Red

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

Getting Your Computer Ready for Back To School

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. Read more

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