A worm is a malicious software that requires no human intervention to be triggered, is self-replicating, and spreads through devices using a network. Its main goal is to remain on the system for as long as possible, while spreading to as many devices as possible. Read more
Although tax season often means frustration and headaches, with online tax software it can be painless. But you need to be careful of tax scams. We asked our in-house tax experts for the best tips to help you sail through your returns safely, securely and efficiently.
Are you speaking to FixMeStick support or a tech support scam?
At FixMeStick we try to treat every customer like we would our own family. However not all customer support is this genuine and some may try to impersonate FixMeStick. Keep reading to learn the difference between FixMeStick support and a tech support scam.
Understanding the difference between real and fake pop-ups.
It’s often very difficult to know if a pop-up is a genuine warning or a scam. Many of our customers have seen pop-ups like the one below and don’t know what to do, they’re very alarming to say the least. Have you experienced a pop-up like this? We can help!
With Valentine’s Day this week we all have love on the brain. Online dating has become increasingly popular so meeting new people isn’t what it used to be. That being said, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your computer online. Read more
Your computer could be trying to tell you something – are you listening? Learn everything you need to know about “Bug Splat.exe”. First off, what is it?
Bug splat.exe was created initially by engineers to help track and identify issues when a program crashes. It is a .exe file developed by Macromedia, associated with flash 5.0 for Windows Operating Systems. Learn what to do if you are seeing error messages related to this below. Read more
Our customers now benefit from McAfee® Security Technology in the FixMeStick device’s parallel multi-scanner and additional cloud-based detection technology to remove the latest threats. Read more
It is a common misconception that antivirus is enough when it comes to the protection of your computer. It is important to know the limits of antivirus software so you can now where your weaknesses are. Read more
This year we celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. Recognizing SID started in 2004, and is now celebrated internationally in approximately 130 countries. This year we look to make conscious decisions while contributing to the online community, focusing on the theme “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. Read more
Most of us have experienced browsing the internet and being assaulted by pop-up advertisements at one point or another. Many companies have a window that appears when you visit their website, these are just standard ads created for promotion. The ones to be wary of appear out of nowhere, are difficult to close, and seem to multiply. These pop-ups can be gateways for malware to get onto your computer. We have everything you need to know about pop-ups! Read more