Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) FixCleanRepair


Posted: September 25, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 6,750
First Seen: August 25, 2015
Last Seen: March 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

If the performance of your PC is troubled, or you observe some errors, you may need to download special software to fix the issues. There are more than one such applications that may help you, but undoubtedly FixCleanRepair is not among them. The experts have all the necessary reasons to classify this tool as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The first unpleasant aspect of this questionable and inefficient application concerns to its distribution mechanisms. As it turns out, its official page that can be found at fixcleanrepair.com, is not the most used delivery mechanism. The PUP also may travel in software bundles as some recommended addition towards the main application that usually is some freeware. Instead of trusting the tempting descriptions in the installation menu or the official page, you should check the feedback of the other clients. Since most of them search for ways to delete FixCleanRepair, you should know something is wrong. The PUP cannot resolve the issues, speed up your PC, fix the potential registry errors or protect you from malware as its developers promise. What it does is to show you some scan result that are at best exaggerated. Even if you perform such process on a fresh Windows version, it may still display numerous problems. The reason for this behavior is that FixCleanRepair isn't free. As soon as you click on the "Clean" button, you will be asked to purchase the full version of this PUP. The three-month subscription costs $10, but you should not agree to pay because FixCleanRepair cannot boost the performance of your system. What is more, the removal process of the PUP has become a real challenge to many people. If you want to delete FixCleanRepair without leaving any of its files behind, you should rely on a real and powerful anti-malware application.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\pc essentials\updater.exe File name: updater.exe
Size: 1.73 MB (1731072 bytes)
MD5: a751bde019ac6cd7d7545ad774ee6d44
Detection count: 3,263
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\pc essentials
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 24, 2015
c:\program files (x86)\pc essentials\updater.exe File name: updater.exe
Size: 1.73 MB (1734416 bytes)
MD5: 0c7b85e8655e2774466e941b42ad9121
Detection count: 2,506
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: c:\program files (x86)\pc essentials\updater.exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 2, 2021
setup.exe File name: setup.exe
Size: 14.45 MB (14458968 bytes)
MD5: e424c4f5cdd5696cac069d62bb6d5514
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 24, 2022

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathFix Clean Repair.lnkFixCleanRepair.lnkRegexp file mask%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\FixCleanRepair(administrator)HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\FixCleanRepairSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\FixCleanRepair(administrator)Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\MyDefragReminderHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}FixCleanRepair_is1

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\FixCleanRepair%PROGRAMFILES%\FixCleanRepair%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FixCleanRepair