What is Fix My PC?
Fix My PC is a questionable system optimization tool, which is owned by A1 Pccleaner Technical Services Pvt. Ltd and can be downloaded from its official website. However, be aware that free download that is accessible on the official website and other download sources is only a trial version that may initiate system scans and deliver alerts without being asked for that. Besides, it may continuously urge you to buy a full version of the program in order to fix your computer. Developers of this tool claim that it’s capable of cleaning useless files, system junk and application leftovers. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be reliable. We have investigated it and it seems that it may find only a small amount of outdated registries; therefore, it can hardly improve your computer’s performance. Security experts categorize this tool as potentially unwanted program (PUP) and also claim that it seems to be a scareware, which means that the main purpose of this program is to trick people into thinking that their computers have serious system errors and that they are overfilled with bad registries, junk, and similar things. Be aware that it may be promoted via other freewares and commonly infiltrate computers without being noticed. After that, in order to reach its goal it may start initiating fake system scans, alerts and continuously redirect you to a purchase website. However, do not fall for buying the licensed version of Fix My PC virus because it can hardly help to speed up your computer. Despite the fact that this tool is not considered to be a virus or malware, we do not recommend using it because it may annoy you to death with its scans, alerts, and may even trick you into spending your money for a useless program. In case it has already infiltrated your computer, we recommend you to use Reimage and remove it right away.
How can Fix My PC hijack my computer?
Of course, you may install this optimization tool manually from its official website or from another download source. However, Fix My PC alerts and scans may show up on your desktop out of nowhere. Many users have already reported us about unexpected installation of this questionable too, so it means that it’s actively spreading on the Internet. Are you wondering how it manage to enter computers without being noticed. Then probably you haven’t heard about ‘bundling’ distribution method. This method allows third party apps, such as Fix My PC virus, spread alongside freewares and sharewares. Thus, when people install free programs recklessly, it’s not surprising that they end up with unwanted programs unconsciously. To prevent this from happening, we highly recommend selecting Advanced or Custom installation option all the time and carefully monitor the entire process in order to detect the list of ‘optional downloads’. Make sure that you opt out of all browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions that may be offered to you as ‘optional components’.
How to remove Fix My PC virus?
If you do not want to loose your money, you should stay away from buying the ‘full version’ of those questionable application. Besides, if you want to stop Fix My PC alerts and scans from appearing, you should remove this tool as soon as possible. For this, you can use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. If you want to remove this program manually, follow the instructions below:
- Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- Look for Fix My PC.
- Uninstall it and other questionable programs.
- Click OK to save these changes.