FreeFixer

FreeFixer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.11
  • Total Downloads:
    35,363
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    97
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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FreeFixer can fix problems other tools can't touch, but it can "fix" your system good and proper, if you don't know what you're doing. This powerful tool removes stuff. It can, and will, remove things your PC needs if you tell it to, so knowledge is key. Unless you're sure something needs to go, don't delete it. Instead, use the link to get more information online. FreeFixer automatically whitelists many safe items on its servers, but it can't tell a good program from a bad one, if it's not in the online database: That's your job. FreeFixer is freeware suitable for Windows 2000 to 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. We ran it in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

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Installing FreeFixer involves configuring an optional daily background scan. FreeFixer's small, text-heavy user interface actually looks more like a pop-up than a program when you first run it. But it's actually a sensible setup, and the scan results page is impressive. What FreeFixer does is scan your system and list every program, process, service, module, toolbar, browser helper object, and just about anything else on your PC that can be identified and listed by category. Check boxes let you select items for FreeFixer to Repair or Delete, or you can click "More Info." FreeFixer's initial scan found (and logged) a lot of stuff on our computer, but no serious threats. But we selected an IE toolbar to toss, just to see FreeFixer in action. We clicked "Fix," and FreeFixer removed the item and rebooted our system. A subsequent scan showed that FreeFixer had showed the toolbar the door. FreeFixer has a few extras, too, such as its File Nuker, which zaps unwanted files at reboot, and Windows System File Checker, which scans protected files and restores any corrupted files with clean versions.

Used with care, FreeFixer is a great addition to your regular malware, spyware, and system maintenance toolkit. Used carelessly, it can ruin your day as you scramble to troubleshoot the problems you caused in deleting the wrong thing.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "This worked for me."

    February 24, 2014   |   By snlcol

    Version: FreeFixer 1.09

    Pros

    It found the files I was looking for.

    Cons

    It found a lot of files I needed to operate the computer.

    Summary

    I doubled checked (online) all the files I had this program delete to be sure they were malware. I did not delete anything I did not understand. I am not an expert in this, but I knew a little about the virus I had(passshow) and what the names of the files would be. Like I said, I double checked everything before I scheduled to delete. I did not lose anything and my virus is gone. I'm happy.

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  • 1 stars

    "Full of ****"

    July 25, 2012   |   By diddy98

    Version: FreeFixer 0.63

    Pros

    .............................

    Cons

    so simplee

    Summary

    .......................................

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  • 5 stars

    "bprotect removed"

    May 15, 2012   |   By spittybays

    Version: FreeFixer 0.61

    Pros

    Worked when Revo uninstall would not.

    Cons

    None yet...

    Summary

    Removed with Revo. Will see if anything returns, if not will re-install.

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  • 1 stars

    "It does absolutely nothing to my computer."

    May 02, 2012   |   By Gabriel43

    Version: FreeFixer 0.61

    Pros

    I don't see any!

    Cons

    It can never be activated!

    Summary

    What's this all about? A monumental joke?

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  • 2 stars

    "You have to decide what to keep and what to delete."

    February 02, 2010   |   By xmasfrk

    Version: FreeFixer 0.48

    Pros

    Freefixer tells you everything that is running on your computer.It is very informative and has a website that gives you more info about the program.It als keeps track of other users decisions of what they did with the programs that freefixer found.

    Cons

    The amount of programs/files it finds is overwhelming for you to look up and decide what to do with.Then most of the time everyone just keeps it.

    Summary

    You only have one option with what freefixer finds running on your computer.which is to keep or delete.It also take time to look up everything it finds to decide what you want to do with it.This ones not for me.

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  • 3 stars

    "It was real good until I got a 64-bit PC."

    November 10, 2009   |   By txcounselor62

    Version: FreeFixer 0.48

    Pros

    I liked it for the way it kept my PC running and controlled the start-up programs.

    Cons

    Now, with a 64-bit PC I am unable to use it due to it not being compatible with the 64-bit.

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  • 1 stars

    "-B E-W-A-R-E-"

    October 19, 2009   |   By Hugocorrie

    Version: FreeFixer 0.46

    Pros

    AFTER I DOWNLOADED THIS VICIOUS PROGRAM, IT WIPED OUT MY HARD DRIVE

    Cons

    AFTER I DOWNLOADED THIS VICIOUS PROGRAM, IT WIPED OUT MY HARD DRIVE

    Summary

    AFTER I DOWNLOADED THIS VICIOUS PROGRAM, IT WIPED OUT MY HARD DRIVE

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good program."

    October 05, 2009   |   By najslaniji

    Version: FreeFixer 0.46

    Pros

    Works as promised.

    Cons

    It is somewhat complicated for an average computer user.

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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing software."

    May 13, 2008   |   By Tozzano

    Version: FreeFixer 0.25

    Pros

    A great tool. Blazingly fast. Clean install/uninstall. Much like hijack-this but much nicer reporting and interface.

    Cons

    Make sure you check for the latest version as it's still under development.

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  • 5 stars

    "works very well"

    November 09, 2007   |   By Mmebleu1

    Version: FreeFixer 0.19

    Pros

    Program did exactly what it was supposed to do. I read the directions, which were easy to understand, then point, click and it was done.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.11
    Version 1.11 includes unspecified updates.
    General
    Publisher Kephyr
    Publisher web site http://www.kephyr.com/
    Release Date September 17, 2014
    Date Added September 17, 2014
    Version 1.11
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.48MB
    File Name freefixersetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 35,363
    Downloads Last Week 97
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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