What is Winfix 10?
Winfix 10 (also known as Winfix 10 Pro) by Developerts LLC is a registry cleaner that can be downloaded from various sources, including official website and third-party download websites. We highly do not recommend installing this tool not only because it can hardly improve your PC’s performance, but may even trick you into buying a useless license key for a considerable amount of money (usual price $129).
Despite the fact that Winfix 10 is promoted on the official website, more frequently people end up with it right after installing another freeware. That’s because it tends to spread via software packages alongside popular free software, such as various download managers or media players. Once install, Winfix 10 virus may lock your desktop by displaying fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), disable Task Manager and the majority of .exe files on your computer in order to prevent you from disabling the tool. Fake Blue Screen of Death may contain such information:
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
Do not fully trust such and similar alerts because most probably that they are fake because whatever button on them you decide to click, you may be redirected to the official Winfix 10 website and prompted to buy a full version of this tool in order to restore your PC’s functions. Be aware that buying this license can neither fix the issues not improve PC’s performance what so ever. In contrast, you may disclose personal information (full name, credit card details, etc.) to suspicious third-parties. Thus, if Winfix 10 has already taken over your desktop, we recommend you to enable Reimage (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) and remove this program along with other questionable entries.
How can Winfix 10 hijack my computer?
As already mentioned, Winfix 10can be downloaded from the official website and various download sources (e.g. download.com, cnet.com, sot32.com, softonic.com, etc.). In addition to that, this PC optimization tool is commonly spread via other freewares and sharewares and an ‘additional component’. That’s why so many people have already installed it unwillingly. It has been noticed that Amonetize installers carry Winfix 10 tool attached. By the way, usually such and similar software packages consist of more that two constituens, so it means that Winfix 10 may be accompanied with other PUPs, such as Surf and Keep, SpeedUpMyComputer, Right Coupon, and so on. Therefore, whenever you decide to install a freeware, be sure that it does not contain attachments. For that, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and follow the entire process step-by-step.
How to remove Winfix 10 virus?
In order to remove Winfix 10 optimizer manually, follow these steps:
Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel.
Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
Choose ‘Winfix 10’ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.
After Winfix 10 removal, especially if you have installed this tool via software package or some third-party download website, we recommend scanning your computer with a reputable anti-spyware. That’s because this app is closely related to the files signed by Fidelis IT Solutions Private Limited that may be hiding in your computer. Even more, other PUPs may be awaiting removal. Our recommended programs are: Reimage, Malwarebytes, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareNorton Internet Security.