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Win a FixMeStick virus removal gadget

- February 4th, 2014

 

FixMeStick is a cool self-propelled hardware-based virus removal gadget that runs directly from a USB stick, created by a Montreal based company of the same name. There’s no software to install. All you have to do is insert it in the USB port of your PC, launch the FixMeStick software and you’re off to the races. It’s that simple.

Your machine will reboot and Lubuntu, a lightweight version of Ubuntu as its operating system will then execute anti-virus engines from Kaspersky LabsSophos, and GFI VIPRE.   It runs before Windows boots, so the nasties can be attacked while they are sleeping. Read more about FixMeStick in our previous post.

FixMeStick was also recently featured on Dragons’ Den and walked away with an awesome deal – check out our coverage on that.

Speaking of deals, here’s your chance to get FixMeStick for FREE! The giveaway is for the PC version. The Mac version is not here yet, in fact, the company is currently running a Kickstarter project to fund the development.

 

Win a FixMeStick Virus Removal gadget.

As a valued Canoe Tech Blog reader, you can win a FixMeStick of your own by simply sharing this post and leaving a comment below.

To get your chance to win,

1)  please leave a comment, like telling us what Virus Protection Software you use, if any and why and

2)  leave your vote below and

3) please share this article on your favourite Social Media networks using the buttons above

Fine Print:

Contest is open to any resident of Canada, 18 years or older, except residents of Quebec.

The contest begins at 00:01 AM ET, Tuesday February 4, 2014 and closes at 11:59PM ET Sunday February 9, 2014.  No purchase necessary, but reader must log in to post a comment.

Only one entry per person. We cannot be responsible for lost entries.

Winner will be drawn from eligible entries received and must answer a skill-testing question. Winner will be notified by email to the address supplied, within 24 hours and has 24 hours to respond. If no response, another winner may be selected.

Winner will receive a FixMeStick for PC (value: $59.99) courtesy of FixMeStick and will also allow his or her name and city to be published. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.

ACT NOW

It’s that easy. But remember, to be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM ET Sunday February 9, 2014.

 

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33 comments

  1. Carole Roper | February 4, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Sounds like a great gadget, I would love to win one!

  2. Mary Walton | February 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Avg user quite happy with although have had some viruses slip through.

  3. Steven Bobiash | February 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Sounds like a great tool.

  4. Bob Hooey | February 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

    BRavo for sharing Greg

  5. Teresa Chambers | February 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I love new gadgets would love to win one!

  6. Sharon | February 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I use Norton because for 10 dollars extra I can have the company enter my computer and fix any virus issue. I have used them 2 times now and it is a great savings to me. They spent about 8 hours whereas I would spend weeks. I am sure this thumb drive would be as effective. I couldn’t get into windows so if it works before it enters windows that is good.

  7. Jimmy F. | February 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Sounds too good to be true, but if it does what is says it can do this will take off.

  8. Rob | February 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I still use Immunet, it’s cloud based and unobtrusive.

  9. Gerri | February 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    have had a few viruses. took me a while to get rid of them. if this claims what it says it do…that would be awesome.

  10. PJ Dalrymp[le | February 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Saw this device on Dragon’s Den and its features made immediate sense to me. Would love to own it and if I did would not hesitate to persuade my circle of friends to buy the same, based on mydetailed personal experience, which I expect to be great.

  11. Terry (The REAL PCB guy) | February 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Saw this on Dragons Den – and if Kevin O’Leary, with other noteable Dragons, was interested in it, I definitely am game to try it out.

  12. Greg Laskey | February 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I use Microsoft Antivirus. Free is the right price for me. I follow it up with Malwarebytes.

  13. Kath | February 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I’ve used AVG Free for years on my 3 devices, never had a problem with it. Yes, a few minor things slipped thru but remember, folks, you had to do maintenance on these devices often. I too, use Malwarebytes and also AVG’s pc tuneup program.

  14. Henry Westbrook | February 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Outpost – lifetime license and minimal footprint

  15. Brian Wall | February 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I use Avira free anivirus because it has proven itself to be an awesome killer of attacks on my pc and, well, it’s FREE !

  16. Buddy Williams | February 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I use Kaspersky. I read a lot of positive reviews on this software so I figured I’ll give it a try. I haven’t run into any problems with it, does protect me, and no virus gets through. I’d recommend this AV to everyone out in Cyber-Space

  17. laura burke | February 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I’d love to try this out. Great idea!!!

  18. Byron King | February 5, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This sounds like a great device. I currently use Mircosoft Essentials and if something goes wrong, the prescription for fixing my computer involves the use of 4 different programs to check and clean everything – it would be nice to have one thing that does it all.

  19. Mike Noguera | February 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

    It would be great to have an anti virus that would work before I started up my computer!!!

  20. Jason Schmidt | February 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials with a side of Malewarebytes.

  21. Arjun Rudra | February 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Use Avast, which is free but works amazingly well.

  22. Serge | February 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    free software stick sounds much better

  23. Colleen C | February 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I use Trend Micro, but it came installed on my Dell computer. I always use an antivirus program – although I do not have one on my iphone or ipad…I never thought of it until my brother asked me what I was using…I still am not using anything, but he has a point. I use Avast on our desktop systems.

  24. lori shannon | February 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I use mcafee and have had no trouble

  25. IB | February 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    malwarebytes

  26. Glenn Walker | February 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I use Norton Internet Security. I have always liked it for some reason. I found others to be a pain or unstable. Norton has generally given me good protection. While others disagree, I can attest to the fact that I have been virus free. Of course, the fact that I am suspicious of every thing helps as well. I don’t typically fall for the simple exploits that get others. If you don’t believe me, Click Here. (Got ya!)

  27. Faye Hanson | February 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    We use Advanced system virus removal system which was recommended by a computer Tech.
    It seems to work well- but takes time as we do not have it set to automatic scan. Always interested in something that sounds more simple and user friendly.

  28. Shannon | February 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I have used Norton in the past and now use AVG. Both have worked for me. Like Glenn, I’m suspicious of every link and attachment that comes my way. Will definitely use FixMeStick when I win it!!

  29. Glen | February 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I have always used Norton and never had one problem. The fix me stick is a great idea.

  30. Nel | February 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t use a virus checker because I find they slow my computer too much. So I stay on well known news ans sports sites.

  31. Greg Gazin | February 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    The contest is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. Thank You for participating.

  32. Greg Gazin | February 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    We have two confirmed winners:

    Congratulations to:

    Iain Bourne Oakville ON

    Steven Bobiash, Saskatoon, SK

    Thanks to everyone who participated and thank you for reading Canoe Tech Blog

  33. ERIC | March 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Purchased one of these at a discount store online for about $20us cheaper. I use Symantec Endpoint Protection at work as well as Malwarebytes Pro in my corporate environment. This little thing found 200 infections on MY PC, that neither of the aforementioned did not. I am a believer now! I am also purchasing the FixMeStick Professional so I can scan my entire corporate network.

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