FixMyPC. Is it a reliable registry cleaner?
FixMyPC is a registry cleaner that has been developed in 2013 by Auslogics Pty Ltd. Like any other optimization tool, it can clean, fix, and defrag the system. Probably all people, who want their computers run smooth, use such and similar optimization tools because system defragmentation and registry cleaning are vital. However, this optimization tool is distributed in the same domain as PCSpeedUp, PCCleaner, PCBooster, DriverUpdater and PCRepairKit. All these apps belong to the ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP) category, which is why the fact that FixMyPC is spreading along with them is alarming.
In fact, FixMyPC is just the same as the programs listed above. It is classified as a PUP because it spread in a suspicious manner and tricks users into buying its full version. However, security vendors recommend trusting a more reputable registry cleaner. It seems that FixMyPC virus can detect only the basic registry errors. Besides, its defrag system is very questionable. Therefore, even if you decide to buy it, it’s not likely that you will notice improvement of system’s performance. Did you notice that FixMyPC is scanning your PC’s system without your request? Then you should launchReimage or another reliable anti-malware and get rid of this unwanted registry cleaner right away.
How can FixMyPC be working on my computer if its paid and I did not pay for it?
FixMyPC is a tool that is primarily spread on its official website. To get permission to use it, you will have to pay $59.40. However, there is one but. This tool is also distributed in a bundle with other freewares and sharewares. Bundled FixMyPC version is a trial that is set to perform a system scan only. Thus, if it enters the system without being noticed, it creates a Windows startup key and initiates full system scans on a certain schedule. It may inform about tens of errors existing in your PC’s system, you should not trust that blindly. The majority of the issues that are indicated as critical may be bogus, i.e. random files from your PC’s system can be reported as corrupted. However, if you would decide to fix the named issues, you will be redirected to the official website of FixMyPC and will be asked to buy a license key. Also, FixMyPC can try to involve you into online scam affairs. It may display random pop-ups that warn about system errors and urge to use a remote technical support. FixMyPC pop-up alert looks like:
Our expert technicians are standing by ready to help you clean up virus or malware infections and set up protection, resolve stubborn computer problems, install printer or set up email program, and a lot more.
Call for immediate assistance
If you have already noticed signs of FixMyPC malware, check your computer with a trustworthy anti-spyware and remove it without a delay. Buying its license is almost equal to supporting cyber criminals. Besides, you will empty your pockets for nothing.
Do I have to use anti-spyware to remove FixMyPC virus?
You don’t necessarily have to use anti-malware to delete FixMyPC optimizer from the system. You can do that by performing the following steps:
Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel.
Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
Choose ‘FixMyPC’ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.
However, don’t forget that it’s a PUP. If you have installed it unconsciously, you might have installed other PUPs this way too. Thus, to fix FixMyPC thoroughly and ensure that all its counterparts are gone as well, you are strongly advised to use SpyHunter, Malwarebytes or STOPzilla.