FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Aug 12th-18th

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Aug 12th-18th

We’re back with our weekly round-up to make sure you stay caught up on all the latest cybersecurity news!

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Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips

If you use the internet to do everything from online shopping to keeping in touch with friends, check out these everyday tips for staying safe online.

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How to Speed up a Slow Computer

How to Speed up a Slow Computer

Does your computer take 20 minutes to turn on and even more time to open an email? Check out these tips on how to speed up a slow computer!

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The FixMeTip: Startup programs

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:

Reduce, reuse, recycle your electronics!

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.

How to get the best tech support

At FixMeStick, we pride ourselves at offering amazing North American based support and are happy to help you!

But sometimes talking to a tech agent can be a little daunting if you feel like you don’t understand technology. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make any interactions with a technical agent easier, faster and more effective.…