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How to Solve the Curse of the Slow Computer

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. It takes twenty minutes to turn on, and every time you open your email, it takes ten minutes to load. It would make anyone want to throw their computer out the window. Viruses could be the culprit, and in that case running a FixMeStick scan will solve it, but after using the FixMeStick, you might find it unchanged. So what’s next?

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.…

Why You Need More Than Just Antivirus Programs

Ever wonder how you got viruses on your computer, even when you have a respected antivirus program on it? Once upon a time, an antivirus software was enough protection from even the nastiest viruses out there. Unfortunately, technology, malware, and hackers are getting smarter. Consequently, it’s getting harder to stop them.

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.

The FixMeTip - Social Engineering Scams

FixMeTip – Social Engineering Scams

What is social engineering?

Instead of sneaking into your system, hackers will use human psychology to trick you into essentially handing over your personal data. In addition to getting users to divulge information they shouldn’t, social engineering guides users to visit malicious websites, download malware onto their computers, and willingly send money. This method of hacking is particularly upsetting as the user is left feeling manipulated and vulnerable, in addition to having their personal information stolen.