Category: FixMeTip

Your Guide to Online Marketplaces

With recent events forcing people to spend more time at home, online shopping sales have risen dramatically over the past few months – but did you know that online sales were even passing physical sales dating back to last February?

As online shopping becomes the new norm, many people are moving towards online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay to buy their products, which can definitely come in handy if you’re looking to choose between a wide variety of options.

Tips To Protect Your Pet’s Privacy

On June 26th, we’re celebrating National Take Your Dog to Work Day! While at FixMeStick we’re still in work-from-home mode, that’s not stopping us from taking the time to appreciate our pups.

If you consider your pet a member of the family – you’re not alone. In fact, six out of ten pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family! So we need to protect them too.

How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Over the past decade, the amount of activities we’re able to do on the internet has increased tenfold. In the United States alone, online sales are expected to surpass $740 billion by 2023!

In this current time of COVID-19, online shopping has provided many of us with an easy, hassle-free, and convenient experience. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t numerous risks that come along with it. Click here to check out some online scams to watch out for!

Have a Slow Mac? Try These 5 Tips

We have quite a number of Mac users using our products. While most of our guides are designed for the average Windows PC user, today we’ve compiled a “How to Speed Up Your Slow Apple Mac” guide for all our Mac users out there.

Whether you want ‘slow MacBook fixes’ or ‘slow iMac fixes’, we have you covered! Continue reading below to see 5 basic things you can do when your Mac computer is slow.

How to Solve a Slow Computer 303

Is your computer still not as fast as you’d like after trying the solutions in our previous articles? If you haven’t read them then you can read them in the links below:

Slow Computer 101 – Speed up a slow, virus-clogged computer
Slow Computer 202 – Remove clutter to speed up your PC

This week is the final part of our Slow Computer series that might just save you from a trip to the computer store or technician.

In this article, we have an easy to use solution, that can make any computer fast, secure and private. Simply plug in the StartMeStick – a secure and private operating system on a stick and do anything you want online. Pull it out and your computer goes back to the way it was. And the StartMeStick is like brand new every time you use it. Continue reading below to learn more.

How To Fix A Slow Computer 202

If you’ve followed the first part of our Slow Computer Guide you can be confident that your computer is virus free. So what if it is still slow? In the second part of our Slow Computer series, we will show you more slow computer fixes if the issue is a cluttered computer.

To read the other parts of our slow computer series, click the links below!

Slow Computer 101 – Speeding up a Virus-Clogged Computer
Slow Computer 303 – Operating System Slowing You Down?

Is your computer slow to startup or have a slower performance in general? It might be caused by an excessive number of computer files and programs! Here are some ways you can cut that digital clutter to spring-clean your computer.

How To Fix A Slow Computer 101

One of the most common questions people ask us over the years is how to speed up a slow computer. After all, having a computer that’s slow at startup or to open and run applications is frustrating no matter what you’re trying to do.

Today, we are introducing the first of our 3-part series on slow computer fixes. In this first part, we’ll focus on what to do if your computer is slow due to viruses. You can check out the rest of the blogs in this series below:

Slow Computer 202 – Speeding up a Cluttered Computer
Slow Computer 303 – Operating System Slowing You Down?

Backing Up Your Personal Files, Just In Case

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction.

Should you back up your computer? For individuals who rely on the computer for storing any sort of valuable files, a malfunctioning computer can feel like the end of the world. Keep reading to learn how to avoid this.

Speeding up a Slow PC

Does your computer take twenty minutes to turn on and even longer to open up your email? There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. We get you and we are here to help!

Like your car, your computer requires regular maintenance to prevent slowdowns, crashes, and potential system failures. If your computer is slow because of viruses, you can try running a FixMeStick scan to speed things up.

However, if your computer is still slow after running your FixMeStick, below are some other things you can try to speed up your computer.

Free vs. Paid Antivirus

How to Choose Between Free and Paid Antivirus Software

The FixMeStick is the world’s best-selling virus removal device. But does that mean you no longer need antivirus software? The answer is No.

The FixMeStick works in partnership with antivirus. Think of antivirus as your everyday protection, like brushing your teeth, to make sure that most viruses stay out. However, inevitably threats get through and that’s why you need the FixMeStick! The FixMeStick is like going to the dentist once a year for a deep clean.

So we’ve determined that you need the FixMeStick and an antivirus program. But now the question is, should I pay for an antivirus software? In this article, we break down some of the differences between free and paid antivirus software so you can make a decision on which is best for you.