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Are there any users of FreeFixer - a general purpose removal tool - Free or Pro?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:39 AM

Hi all!

 

In my ever-ongoing search for anti-malware tools to try, I stumbled upon FreeFixer - a general purpose removal tool which can help getting rid of potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and rootkits.

 

The program is freeware, but offers a Pro-version with some extra features.

 

I am therefore wondering, are there any users of this program?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:53 AM

Like other similar tools, FreeFixer does not distinguish between good and malicious entries so the scan results can contain legitimate entries. It is up to the user to investigate and determine what should or should not be fixed. This can be done utilizing FreeFixer's file database or any number of other reputable online file databases. For those you are not sure, FreeFixer advises they should submit a log to helpers at the FreeFixer forums who will assist in analyzing it...similar to what we do here in the AII and MRL forum.

For more specific information, be sure to read the FreeFixer User's Manual.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:46 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thanks to you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

I recently tried FreeFixer, however I obviously did not fix anything; like an IT-repairman I know once said: "What I don't know – I don't touch!" :whistle:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 13 July 2015 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:53 PM

Hi again, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt reply! :)

 

Sir, please forgive me for bothering you again, but in my hurry I unfortunately forgot to ask; so here goes:

 

Like other similar tools, FreeFixer does not distinguish between good and malicious entries so the scan results can contain legitimate entries. It is up to the user to investigate and determine what should or should not be fixed.

 

Which other similar tools like FreeFixer and the way it works, do you know of? I am always eager to learn... :busy:

 

And, once again; Thank you very much for the help in advance! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 13 July 2015 - 03:59 PM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free, NVT OSA and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with CanDef, uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:09 PM

Per the User Manual...

FreeFixer is a general purpose removal tool which will help you to delete potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and rootkits. FreeFixer works by scanning a large number of locations where unwanted software has a known record of appearing or leaving traces. The scan locations include the programs that run on your computer, the programs that starts when you reboot your computer, your browser's plug-ins, your home page setting, etc.

This is similar to things which Malwarebytes and Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner scan for. Of course there are many other tools which more or less scan for similar things but these two are the most effective IMO. See List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware or get a second opinion

Tools like AdwCleaner and JRT are designed to be more specific in that they will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, browser extensions, add-ons/plug-ins, browser helper objects (BHOs) and other junkware as well as related services, registry entries (values, keys), files, folders and potentially unwanted extensions. These programs are not intended to detect Trojans, viruses and rootkits.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:42 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

 

Thanks for the prompt and clarifying reply! :)

 

I already have MBAM Free and EAM Paid, and run AdwCleaner occasionally. I also used JRT in the past. (And, as you can see in my signature,) I have also tried most of the tools in the first link, which is comprehensive, BTW. :thumbsup:

 

And, once again:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:58 AM

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