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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your free replacement.
Thank you so much for supporting Canadian businesses!
When it comes to computer viruses, ransomware is one of the scariest! A relatively new type of online threat, ransomware poses a potentially devastating threat to both companies and individual users alike. Read more →
The FixMeStick can help get rid of viruses that slow down your computer. But not just viruses and online infections can slow down your PC. Various things, including settings you have on your computer, can affect its speed. Read more →
Over time your hard drive will experience errors and may potentially lose information. It is important to check your hard drive for errors and correct them by running a CHKDSK scan. Here’s how to do so: Read more →
As Black History Month celebrates its 20th anniversary in Canada and 40th in the USA, we here at FixMeStick would like to share with you some of the African-Americans who have made important contributions to the computer community. Read more →
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 →
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 →