FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) - How to remove

FixIt is an application introduced by Avanquest Software, located at France. Its name is exactly the same as that of the tool created by Microsoft. Thus, the users can easily get confused. The official slogan of FixIt application is Fix, Speed Up and Maintain Your PC. Thus, from this motto, as well as from the very title of the program, it is pretty clear that Fix It is supposed to be an optimization tool for PC cleaning solutions. However, despite such presentation the application has an adverse effect on the system it has been installed on.

The Specifics of FixIt Application

As regards the technical side of Fix-It app, its size is 99.57 MB. The executable file of the program is called fix-it.exe, which is located at the C drive, the Program Files folder. Once you have launched this application, it will initiate a fake scan, which results will include registry entries to be removed and even privacy issues to be fixed. However, the free version you have downloaded and set on your PC up will not let you do this. You will be asked to register the version to have the issues solved. This registration means that you will need to pay the certain sum of money so that the program will have the features needed to clean your computer’s system up. Additionally, you will be provided the toll free helpline – (844) 993-1568 – supposing you have any questions. This number is there so that you called it and be talked into ordering the registered version. While, the truth is that all these issues are made up.

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The free version of FixIt not only has no system-cleaning feature, let alone the real scanning of the computer’s system, but it does also include adwares. Because of which you start seeing unusual advertising content while you are browsing. These advertisements can be marked by Ads by FixIt labels or similar tags, containing the word FixIt. This unwelcome content will start appearing on whichever website you visit. They have a tendency to be rather meddlesome. The Exit button might not work, if you try to close them. On the other hand, they belong to the type of ads, which are more likely to be infected with malicious programs codes. Accordingly, if you click them, you take a risk of accidentally downloading the malevolent program on your computer’s system. This advertising content is not produced by the Fix-It, nor Fix It is responsible for it. Nevertheless, it comes to pass, after you have set the latter program up on your PC.

The Approach the Developers of Fix It App Take to Spread It

Fix-It can be downloaded from its developers official website avanquest.com. This program can also be installed from such websites as CNET, etc. It can also get setup along with other applications as an additional or recommended program added to the main download. The latter involves the downloading of free software.

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How to Remove Fix-It from Your PC?

Fix-It can actually be prevented from being installed, in the case of its unintentional download along with the main program. This can be done by selecting the Advanced mode of installation. If you have overlooked this important step of the freeware installation process, there is still options you can choose from. The recommended method to remove Fix It PUP (potentially unwanted application) from your computer is the automatic removal. The automatic removal can be carried out by the following elaborate anti-malware applications: Spyhunter or Malwarebytes. The completely free, though more complicated and less effective, technique of deleting the PUP is the manual removal. It can be executed by completing the procedures explained below.

Manual removal of FixIt PUP

How to remove Fix It using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Fix-It install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Fix It easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

How to remove FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) from macOS

Delete Fix It from your applications.
  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the menu bar, click Go.
  3. Select Applications from the dropdown.
  4. Find the Fix-It app.
  5. Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
  6. In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
Open Applications and delete unwanted apps.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Fix-It and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to FixIt PUP (by Avanquest), reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Fix It. Click on the trash bin icon next to Fix-It or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to FixIt PUP (by Avanquest), reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Fix It related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Fix-It, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Fix-It. Click on the "Remove" icon next to FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving FixIt PUP (by Avanquest) from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the Fix It. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Fix-It, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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