FixMe Stick! an excellent virus/malware removal tool!

 

 

Your system running slow? Do you have annoying pop ups coming out of no where? Do you have known malware, adware, or viruses on your system? Maybe you even have an older computer sitting around that is sluggish, and you would like to use again. Now, you have a few options on getting these fixed, and most of the time it can be expensive to have it professionally done. Not including the time needed to take it to the shop, especially in these new times where we are in lock-down or there are many restrictions preventing you from getting this type of work done.

Well, I have a solution for you! The FixMe Stick! I'm sure some of you have heard of this or even seen it on TV, as it was featured on Dragon's Den in 2014 and also in 2018. You maybe have even seen it in some stores near you, they were featured in Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Office Depot, and a few others. They even received a 4 star rating from PC Mag in 2017 and in 2019 for the third year in a row were ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award program. With such great success they went forward to launch a new product, the StartMeStick! in 2019.

 Using the Plug and Play feature, they have created products that are very easy to use, extremely effective, efficiently priced and with the size of it reduces e-waste. With being in the computer field for over 25 years now, I have dealt with various computer problems, including 1000's of different virus', tons of malware and adware programs, and all kinds of hardware issues as well. Trying to keep up-to-date with all the different forms of virus' and malware out there has become nearly impossible, with thousands being released weekly. Along with this a lot of people sometimes forget to keep their software up-to-date as well, which usually ends up causing more problems. Most small businesses and large companies employ their own tech teams or local IT people which look after these problems. But what about the average user? or the less knowledgeable users? 

That's where the FixMe Stick comes into play! With its very affordable price, and extreme ease of use, anyone can use these solutions! It's as simple as plug and play, simply follow the onscreen instructions and voila! your done.

FixMeStick also has a business option or the "FixMeStick Pro" which is great for IT departments or small business that need a large number of computers scanned.

How about this! For reading this article today, and if you are interested in trying this out, click the image below for a 20% discount! Courtesy of FixMeStick and Mycomputerguy!

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 Have an older system that is extremely slow? Have a system that you don't want to upgrade because you only use it for a few websites and emails?  Do you have to go have 3 cups of coffee and lunch before it even boots up? 

Well, Once again, here comes StartMeStick! The best solution for those that don't want to waste a ton of money upgrading a system they barely use. 

Just plug this into any USB slot, power it up, and boom! your up and running in a matter of seconds. With the awesomeness of plug'n'play, and it automatically connects to the internet* and is ready to go for all your browsing, email, and social media needs! It can be used anywhere and on as many computers as you want. With its perfect size, it just clips right onto your key-chain for perfect portability. They are also designed to never slow down, never break down, and never get infected. It's like having your computer in your pocket everywhere you go!

This little item is perfect for seniors and even those who don't like computers! Just plug it in, and your off!

 I will be doing a follow up article on this item, once I receive it and try it out for myself!

 

Here is my review:


I received my FixMe Stick, and couldn't wait to try it out! I got a FixMe Stick with a 30 day activation period, and good for 3 computers. This is the basic option you can order for simple cleanings of home systems. You plug it in, and it prompts you to create your account, in order to receive your findings etc. Pretty straightforward for any such device. Prices for 1 year and 2 year options are in the range of current anti-virus software on the market, although with FixMe, you get 3 scanners in one! Making it a great value!

Once you start it up, it runs on its on operating system based on linux, and executes quite quick and smooth. It auto updates its 3 virus/malware engines upon starting, which is nice. Only thing I would have liked would have been an autorun upon plugging it in to USB. But that is a small issue. You are also presented with a few folder options which give you the simple instructions via PDF in several languages. After you have run it, you will see the "reports" folder, in which it stores the results of your scan, showing you a quick summary, definition versions used, and finally the threat report, if it found any. For the reports, I like the feature that it offers it in PDF and Web based view. All in all, very easy to read and understand.

Before beginning the scans, I would suggest creating a back up of your data. Ideally a local backup (a portable drive or usb drive), and an online or cloud backup.  I recommend this only because if something does go wrong and somewhere along the line, data gets corrupted, and least your important stuff is still attainable! Also, if you have to load a backup, I would recommend doing a full scan on that immediately as well, so that no malware or anything is trying to hide in your backups!

The first computer I wanted to try it on, was a desktop with known virus & malware activity on it.

Well, we plugged it in, and it fired up just like it says, it did its thing looking for updates, which went very well. Then we simply followed the instructions on the back of the card it came with, and with a few simple clicks, we were off a running! After a short while of watching our animated superhero with the bright red X, the scanners on the stick came up with a few findings.  It then proceeded to lead us through what to do with a few more quick clicks, a reboot or two and viola! the system was clean.

We received our email reports on the findings the scanner found and what it did with them. Again, amazingly simple!

The second computer I set it on, was a laptop with no malware or virus' on it.

Plugged it in, a few clicks once again to get it started. It was a little slower this time, although that was due to the age of the laptop, but after about an hour it was done.  This time showing us a clean bill of health! A quick reboot, and again amazingly easy to use.

 Overall, I highly recommend this simple to use USB FixMe Stick!  It really is amazingly simple to use, with very straightforward instructions, which I feel anyone can use!  I also had an excellent experience with their customer service, and marketing people, very impressed! They took the time to communicate remarkably well! Excellent product, excellent staff, excellent experience!  

If you are wanting to try one out for yourself, please click on either of the images shown here to get a 20% discount, and see for yourself this amazing item!

 

Stay safe!

V.



 

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