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Fixit Trojan. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Fixit Trojan – a dangerous malware that can steal your personal data

Fixit trojan
Fixit - a malicious trojan horse that can compromise your PC's safety

Fixit is a dangerous Trojan horse[1] that can appear on your computer out of nowhere. Typically, these sneaky cyber threats enter computers via phishing emails, cleverly engineered by cybercriminals. Systems that are not protected by security software are especially vulnerable and have a higher chance of infection. The malware is capable of modifying system parameters, reading and transferring personal information to hackers and may even engage in downloading and installing other viruses, such as ransomware.[2]

Summary
Name Fixit
Type Trojan
Also known as  Trojan:DOS/Fixit.B
Targeted operating systems All versions of Windows and Android
Main dangers Installation of additional malware, personal details exposure
Symptoms Rarely any symptoms are present, although the virus can cause increased CPU usage, system crashes, and similar
Distribution Spam emails, malicious websites, repacked installers, illegal or cracked software, etc.
Detection and elimination Use reputable security software – Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

Trojans are well known to replicate, replace or duplicate existing executable files. Therefore, a legitimate process FixIt.exe, ran by legitimate software TODO by Accer, may be a part of the malicious file. Therefore, if you have the software installed, security experts[3] recommend to scan your machine with Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes and remove Fixit virus if it is detected. You should be especially concerned if several processes are running in the Task Manager. If the 

The primary purpose of hackers is to obtain access to your device. For that, they employ spam bots which distribute malicious payload via the malicious email attachments or hyperlinks. Once installed, Fixit trojan modifies specific system settings, such as Windows registry. This allows the virus to ensure it is booted with every system launch.

As soon as modifications are complete, Fixit malware begins its malicious activity. Unfortunately, Trojans rarely show any signs or symptoms, resulting in a prolonged operation of the virus on the device. This can lead to severe consequences, such as sensitive data disclose to bad actors, as well as hardware wear and tear or even malfunction.

In some cases, Fixit Trojan might display the following signs:

  • Increased operation of CPU or GPU, or both;
  • Frequent BSoDs;
  • Software crashes or malfunctions;
  • Occasional advertisement displayed via redirects or pop-up windows;
  • Overall slow performance of the PC.

Additionally, malware could inject other threats, such as banking trojans, crypto-miners, keyloggers, and other dangerous viruses. Thus, we suggest you not delay Fixit Trojan removal. Don't forget that manual elimination will not be successful, and you need to use the security tool.

Avoid malware by being careful online

Malware is a sneaky piece of software, capable of making significant changes on your machine to serve a particular purpose to cybercriminals. Of course, the best practice would be never to get infected with viruses. However, in practice, it does happen to many people, especially those who least expect it. Although there are no 100% safe-proof methods, you can drastically decrease chances of infection by knowing how malware spreads.

The most prevalent trojan horses' distribution tactic is by using spam emails. These malicious messages contain attachments which carry the payload. In other cases, hackers might include links to malicious websites that automatically download and install malware. Therefore, you need to be wary when it comes to emails that come from questionable sources.

Make sure you never open emails that are suspicious, and always check the “From” address, as it is the easiest way to catch a phishing email. Additionally, email providers often flag suspicious messages as spam. Make sure you don't ignore those warnings.

In addition to avoiding questionable emails, you should also make sure that your system is secured with anti-virus software that uses real-time protection feature. Additionally, stay away from porn, gambling, file-sharing and other third-party websites.

Use security software to get rid of Fixit Trojan

Fixit removal should not be attempted without using Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes, or another reliable anti-malware program. Trojans are well known for their ability to avoid detection by disabling security software. Thus, you should enter Safe Mode with Networking (as explained below) and perform full system scan from there.

Beware that you should not struggle to remove Fixit virus manually. The code of such malicious program is hugely complicated, and manual elimination should only be left for professional IT experts.

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To remove Fixit Trojan, follow these steps:

Remove Fixit Trojan using Safe Mode with Networking

To eliminate Fixit Trojan from Windows, enter Safe Mode with Networking the following way (not that this step is not needed it security software works properly in normal mode):

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Fixit Trojan

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Fixit Trojan removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Fixit Trojan using System Restore

Delete the virus using System Restore

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Fixit Trojan. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that Fixit Trojan removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Fixit Trojan and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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