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How To Tell If Your Computer Has a Virus

Many of us have had to deal with a computer virus at some point in our lives. They’re definitely not the most fun thing to deal with, and depending on how serious it is, you could potentially lose access to your computer!

If your computer’s been acting up you may be infected by malware. There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate whether the problem is caused by malware, or if it’s just a general computer problem. Here are 6 common signs that your computer might be infected.

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!

FixMeStick

FixMeStick 33rd in PROFIT 500’s List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

When Montreal entrepreneurs Marty Algire and Corey Velan pitched their FixMeStick on CBC’s Dragon’simageedit_46_4318517770 Den in 2013, the dragons were eager to back the company. A bootable USB device that allows computer users to remove viruses on their own, the FixMeStick fills a distinct market niche between conventional virus-prevention security software and calling in a tech team.…

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.

Tips For Downloading Programs Online

Most software programs can now be downloaded online through reputable websites. Much like other online shopping, downloading programs online can be convenient, however also combined with some risks that require tech savvy awareness.

Below are a list of tips to help you download programs both safely and conveniently!

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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.