If you’re a new USB owner looking for FixMeStick support, or you’re just exploring your anti-virus options, you have come to the right place! Unfortunately, if you’re reading this it means you have likely contracted a virus. Thankfully, if you have purchased a FixMeStick or are looking for another good software, you are being proactive! In this article we will discuss the FixMeStick, FixMeStick Support, the pros & cons, and what is the best solution for you.
What is a FixMeStick?
A FixMeStick is a portable USB device that scans your computer to identify any viruses and/or malware and remove it. Canadian FixMeStick Technologies launched FixMeStick in 2012. It was the first portable USB virus-remover of its kind. The purpose of FixMeStick was to create a device friendly for the non-tech-savvy community to remove viruses safely. The main issue with this method is the infection and issues have already done their damage, perhaps stolen your information, and we can go through the whole list of issues that may happen by not having proper protection up front.
How do I use a FixMeStick?
The FixMeStick is easy to install and very user-friendly. A FixMeStick has about 4 steps:
- Plug the FixMeStick into any USB port on your computer.
- FixMeStick will reboot your computer and scan it for viruses using its internal software.
- The software will then automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network, download information about all the latest threats, report back anything it finds, and automatically remove them (the entire process might take anywhere between 30 minutes and a couple of hours-give yourself enough time!)
- After you are notified of a successful virus removal, you may unplug FixMeStick from the USB port- and that’s it!
A unique attribute of FixMeStick is that it can work while your computer is sleeping. Other anti-virus softwares only recognize the virus if it is actively running- with FixMeStick viruses can’t ‘hide’ by being dormant.
What is a computer virus?
Before we continue about the FixMeStick, I want to refresh readers about viruses- something we shared about last week. In the article Computer Virus Removal Services, I defined a computer virus by the following. “A computer virus is a malevolent software program that is capable of copying itself by inserting its code into the host computers programs. Humans create and release computer viruses. The Viruses can continue to self-diffuse without human direction. The intention of a virus is malicious and they can cause detrimental damage. Some viruses cause damage as soon as their code is executed, others can lie dormant in your system until a specific moment in time. Viruses spread from one host to another by way of email attachments, disks, networks, or file- sharing. Viruses can be stealth and remain undetected from anti-virus software. In the case of contracting a virus, you need a computer virus removal service.”
How does FixMeStick compare to other anti-virus softwares?
Anti-virus softwares typically run in the background and regularly scan your device while you use it. The obvious difference is that FixMeStick is a USB drive, as opposed to a program you download from the internet or a disk. You also insert the USB while your computer is shutdown, so FixMeStick starts working before your computer has booted itself up. The company advertises that is has the power of ten different programs at once. The program is built upon McAfee, Avira, and Sophos (all anti-virus softwares). FixMeStick also has access to seven online programs while in use.
The biggest issue with the FixMeStick is that you need to first let the virus and infection happen before you need it. The idea of proactive antivirus software is to stop the infections before they happen, which is why we do not recommend FixMeStick, but do want our customers to make informed decisions.
Think of an anti virus program like a gate around the house and locking your front door. FixMeStick acts more as a “We don’t have a fence around the house, nor do we lock our doors, but when we get robbed, we are very fast to call the police and try to get your things back.” We prefer the proactive approach that stops the criminals from getting on the computer in the first place.
While we do not have direct information or experience with their support team, if you run into issues with your FixMeStick feel free to call us 844-880-7874. At the end of the day, we are here to help, that’s all!
Which anti-virus software should I choose?
If you can remember to regularly plug in your FixMeStick, not lose the small USB drive, and have brand allegiance, FixMeStick is a good option for you. If you want to have an anti-virus software that runs in the background full-time, I recommend downloading one. Rush Tech Support has some fantastic options here. If you are the computer owner looking to do the least- the best option is to get remote computer tech support. At Rush Tech Support you can speak with an English speaking technician who will walk you through granting him/her access to your computer. Once granted, the technician will remotely manually fix your PC so you may continue with your day computer-worry free!
There are countless options for anti-virus software; the goal is to find the right service for you. If you have any questions, call Rush Tech Support +1 844-880-7874. Rush Tech provides fast answers and great guidance tailored to your needs. Don’t hesitate- Rush today!