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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fixico Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have recently had a number of computer issues with my old laptop. I got a nasty trojan virus that allowed my computer to be taken over by someone else. It was maddening- mainly because I had, and used 3 separate anti-virus programs, and they NEVER even picked up that there was an issue. They locked me out of email accounts, tried to buy a bunch of stuff on ebay, and who knows all what else...

When I saw the chance to try Fixico, I thought this might be the answer to my issues.

Here is the information I was provided by the company:

"Fixico is like having a mini IT guy in your computer that works 24/7, never eats, never sleeps, and is always making sure that your computers are running smoothly, efficiently and safely - without bothering you.

Fixico is an expert IT management solution enabling consumers and small and medium-sized businesses to enjoy the same computer performance and security large companies enjoy. Based on IBM®’s end point management technology (IEM), Fixico provides highly targeted, automatic, real-time identification, investigation and resolution of hardware and software issues. By combining the best IT practices and technology of IBM®’s enterprise-grade solution, streamlined for consumers and small businesses with an easy to use interface, Fixico enables anyone to enjoy secure, cost effective, efficient and worry-free computer operations.

See how it works here: http://goo.gl/OJYBUr

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Our expertise and state of the art technology make your computers safer and faster."

I signed up and started running this on my computer. 

The download is pretty quick, and my computer was being analyzed in minutes. You can go to an online site and see the progress as it happens.

This is great to see- fixes are downloaded and applied, and you never have to wonder if your computer is protected. Clearly, even my new laptop with its multiple anti virus programs still had security issues that could be resolved with the Fixico system. the software is not stored on my PC, so it seems to me there is less of a chance for it to become violated like mine clearly did.

Fixico also tells me how much time I have saved by allowing my computer to be serviced in this way. It just runs in the background. If I want to see more, I can, but if I don't it just does its job.

My membership came with the ability to add more than one computer, so some day, when I feel brave, I can try to log back into the internet with my old laptop and have my computer repaired by Fixico. I don't feel brave enough yet. (I trust Fixico, but until the software is installed, I am still vulnerable.)

Computers are confusing sometimes, and it seems you can really get yourself into trouble! I could really see this being a great tool for someone who knew they needed protection, but didn't have the time or knowledge to manage such software themselves. 

I have been very pleased with the service so far! Thanks so much to Fixico for letting me try their service.

Fixico would like to give you a chance to try their service as well- enter my giveaway for a chance!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.