FreeFixer

FreeFixer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.03
  • Total Downloads:
    34,845
  • Date Added:
    February 13, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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FreeFixer is a capable tool that scans your computer for potential threats such as viruses and malware. It identifies a wide range of system processes and functions and gives you the power to delete any you choose. But the developers take great pains to remind users that this freeware can't tell good files from bad ones and will delete critical system files if you tell it to. They recommend using it with great care, and so do we. Don't use it if you don't know what it's going to do. Most users won't need it unless their systems are already infected. In that case, FreeFixer can definitely find and remove most unwanted files, drivers, services, and processes.

FreeFixer's plain interface opens with a welcome message on the Scanner tab, which includes a link to the Web-based user's manual. A Settings tab includes the option to show MD5 and SHA256 keys for files. The Tools tab only offers two tools, but they're good ones: a secure file-deletion utility named File Nuker and a Start System File Checker control, which might require your Windows installation disk. The File Checker is an especially useful native Windows utility that can reset or reinstall corrupted or changed settings from the source files.

We started the scan, which reported a wide range of items: processes, services, application modules, recently created or modified files, drivers, browser helper objects, toolbars, and much more. We could click More Info on any item we needed to, though FreeFixer's scan report does a good job of explaining what it finds. Once again, the program recommended extreme care about deleting anything. We carefully reviewed each item but saw no threats, which was exactly what we'd expected. And that's important to note: If you have decent antivirus and malware protection, even the basic Windows-provided tools, you probably won't find anything amiss. If you know your system is infected, FreeFixer can help you track down and delete the culprits. It's highly recommended for skilled users, when used with care.

 
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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 1.03
Version 1.03 has fixed bug where FreeFixer closed itself when a background scan had completed and the user clicked the Donate, Tools or Settings tab.
General
Publisher Kephyr
Publisher web site http://www.kephyr.com/
Release Date February 12, 2013
Date Added February 13, 2013
Version 1.03
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.48MB
File Name freefixersetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,845
Downloads Last Week 73
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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