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FreeFixer 1.13

Find and remove all kinds of unwanted software with this expert-level security tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 22 August 2015
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Downloads To Date: 3933
Developer: Roger Karlsson
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Find and remove all kinds of unwanted software with this expert-level security tool

FreeFixer is an interesting tool which can help you find and remove adware, spyware, viruses and more. Although while we say "help", you're going to have to do a great deal of the work.

The program works by scanning areas where it knows there may be signs of unwanted software: transport and namespace service providers, AppInit_DLLs, browser helper objects, IE toolbars, Google Chrome extensions, services, Explorer extensions, drivers, recently created or modified files and more.

FreeFixer will then ignore or highlight files within those sections which it knows are trusted, so for instance it didn't list 43 common or system services on our test PC. You will see whatever's left, and it becomes your job to choose anything that you'd like to remove.

This plainly isn't for beginners. At all. FreeFixer's reports are unashamedly technical (section headers include items such as "Csrss.exe's virtual memory files") can contain a great deal of information. You need to know your way around a PC to follow them.

If you're used to manually hunting malware, though, FreeFixer could be very helpful. It checks a lot of locations; its whitelisting does a good job of removing known safe files so that you can concentrate on what's left; and there are plenty of useful bonus features. The program detects many system policies commonly set by malware to, say, prevent you launching Regedit or Task Manager, and allows you to fix them with a click.

And while the program doesn't come in a portable form, you can run it from a USB stick with just a little work. The FreeFixer manual explains all (search the page for "portable").

Version 1.13 (Release Notes):
    •Support for Windows 10.
    •FreeFixer now scans the LAN proxy settings.
    •Fixed bug where some drivers appeared with an incorrect path on 64-bit systems and thus listed as "File is missing" in the scan result.
    •Added additional items to FreeFixer's whitelist: ◦Microsoft Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer Publisher


FreeFixer is a useful on-demand scanner which can help you uncover spyware, viruses, adware and more. You have to decide yourself what's to be removed, though, so this is really for experienced malware hunters only.

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