How to Remove FixIt

What Is FixIt?

How to uninstall FixIt

While FixIt seems like a real program designed to solve computer problems, and not malware, many users get it inadvertently and would like to uninstall FixIt from their PCs. Also, this program must be bought before you can solve the issues, and you can argue that the functions offered are not worth the deal. There is also the issue of unwanted advertisements that FixIt might force you to see. FixIt’s EULA says:

We may provide third party content or links to third party websites. We do not necessarily endorse or evaluate third party content and websites, and we do not assume responsibility for third parties’ actions or omissions.

How Did FixIt End up on My PC?

FixIt can be downloaded from the official web-site, however most often the users install it without meaning to when they install freeware from download sites. So called “bundling” is the common way most adware and other potentially unwanted programs (like FixIt) are distributed: when the user installs, for example, a free computer game, he gets offered a few extra programs to install. If the user don’t pay attention or can’t figure out how to opt out, extra software gets installed on the computer.

How to Remove FixIt:

The simplest method to stop FixIt ads is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and FixIt in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes all files, folders and registry entries left by FixIt.

Download Norton

Other software that may be able to get rid of FixIt:

Spyhunter (Windows & macOS)

You can also try to remove FixIt by hand using the following instructions.

Boot Into Safe Mode

Win XP Windows XP, Win Vista Windows Vista, Win 7 Windows 7:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once you see a boot screen tap F8 key continuously until a list of options appears.
  3. Using arrow keys, select Safe Mode.
  4. Press Enter.

Win 8 Windows 8, Win 8.1 Windows 8.1, Win 10 Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows key Windows key + X key.
  2. Select Shut down or sign out.
  3. Press Shift key and click on Restart.
  4. When asked to choose an option, click on Advanced options => Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart in the bottom right corner.
  6. When offered a list of options, press F4 to select Enable Safe Mode.

Remove FixIt From Programs and Features:

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for FixIt in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for FixIt in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for FixIt in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for FixIt in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for FixIt in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From FixIt and Other PUPs:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User Licence Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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