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What percent of users and experts removed it?
35% remove it65% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,182
United States Rank #5,642
Reach 0.0568%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.84 days
437.91 days >
Average installed length: 230.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.6.32.12 7.16%
15.6.6.9 0.50%
15.5.32.7 8.04%
15.0.32.37 7.29%
15.0.32.33 0.50%
15.0.32.28 17.21%
15.0.6.3 1.26%
15.0.6.1 2.14%
14.5.32.12 5.40%
14.5.6.1 0.75%
14.4.32.3 0.50%
14.3.32.6 3.89%
14.3.32.2 1.88%
14.2.32.4 0.25%
14.0.34.73 3.89%
14.0.32.42 0.25%
14.0.32.33 0.38%
14.0.32.31 0.38%
14.0.24.8 25.38%
14.0.12.56 2.51%
14.0.12.55 4.02%
12.0.38.38 0.13%
12.0.34.55 0.13%
12.0.32.22 2.14%
12.0.18.29 2.39%
12.0.12.53 0.13%
12.0.6.31 1.51%

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Fix-It

What is Fix-It?  (from Avanquest Software)

Not only does Fix-It repair computer problems, it also gives users a better understanding of how PCs actually work with detailed, easy-to-read analysis results. Choose a 1-click Repair All button or easily exclude any item, get further insight or select targeted repairs with all-in-one Wizards. Active Intelligence™ Tec...  Read more

Overview

Fix-It is a program developed by Avanquest Software. The most used version is 14.0.24.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is fix-it.exe. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 99.57 MB (104,409,603 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 64% of users of Fix-It come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Avanquest
URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest\Fix-It\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5158974E-2D28-4018-9335-7694C2974746}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 99.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Fix-It

Program executable:fix-it.exe
Name:Fix-It Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest\fix-it\fix-it.exe
MD5:777a030a635a16253878c4ddb6d8885f
Additional files:
  • ActivityMonitor.dll - Fix-It Essentials (Activity Monitor Engine)
  • AQCommon.dll - Common Functionality
  • AQCommon64.dll
  • AQFileRestoreSrv.exe - File Undeleter Service
  • aqg.dll - AQG
  • AQSCEngine.dll
  • AQVolumes.dll - AQVolumes
  • ASRIOP.dll
  • ASRIOP2.dll
  • AutoUpd.dll - Program Update
  • AVQWinMonEngine.exe - Avanquest PC Startup Analyzer Monitoring Service
  • AVScan.dll - AVScan
  • BrokenShortcuts.dll - Broken Shortcuts
  • BrowserApp.exe - HTML Browser
  • BrwsrWin.dll - BrowserWindow DLL
  • CheckpointNotify.exe - Checkpoint Notification
  • CheckpointTask.dll - Check Point Task
  • ContextMenuHelper.dll
  • ContextMenuHelper64.dll
  • ContextMenuTheme32.dll - Context Menu Theme
  • ContextMenuTheme64.dll
  • CreateCheckpointEngine.dll - Create Checkpoint Engine
  • CreateCheckpointUI.dll - Create Check Point UI
  • DBHelper.dll
  • DummyM.dll - DummyM
  • EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM.dll - EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM
  • errhook.dll - Error Tracker Window Hook
  • errorui.dll - Error UI
  • ETrack.exe - ACMEAPTask
  • FAT32M.dll - FAT32M
  • FileUndeleter.dll - File Undeleter Engine
  • Firefox3Browser.dll - Internet Browser Engine
  • InterappTask.dll - Interapp Task
  • InternetSpeedEngine.dll - InternetSpeedEngine Module
  • InternetSpeedUI.dll - Internet Speed UI
  • ACME.dll - Fix-It Utilities (Virus Scanner)
  • ACMEAPTask.dll
  • ACMEEMTask.dll - ACMEEMTask
  • ACMEUpdateTask.dll - ACMEEUpdateTask
  • AQSetup.dll
  • AQSetupUI.dll
  • AVSubTask.dll - AVSubTask
  • AVSupportTool.exe - AV/AS Support Tool
  • BrokenShortcutCleanerUI.dll
  • BrokenShortcutFixerEngine.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerEngine Module
  • BrokenShortcutFixerUI.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerUI
  • DashboardData.dll
  • DashboardPageWPFUI.dll
  • DashboardSettings.dll
  • DefragHelper.dll - VCOM Cloud Agent (VCOM Cloud Agent Module)
  • DSEngineUI.dll - Double Anti-Spy Engine Module
  • DSS.dll
  • DSS.Settings.dll
  • APMLR.dll - APMLR
  • APMLRX64.dll
  • IAMC.dll - IAMC (In-Application Messaging Client)
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • CheckSumTool.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software LiveUpdate (CheckSumTool)
  • DiskDefragCpp.dll (by Auslogics) - Disk Defrag (Disk Defrag CPP Wrapper)
  • DiskDefragHelper.dll (by Auslogics) - Disk Defrag Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • AVQWinMonEngine.exe runs as a service named 'Fix-It Utilities Process Monitor' (.AVQWindowsMonitorService) "Fix-It Utilities Process Monitor Service - For boot and shutdown logging, system performance monitoring".
  • AQFileRestoreSrv.exe runs as a service named 'AQFileRestoreSrv' (AQFileRestoreSrv) "This service provides a feature to catch and postpone the behavior which end user removes a file permanently (the largest time of file holding is 30 minutes).".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AVQWinMonEngine.exe
Memory:22.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013067084%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00101649%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029022%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:132,442,852
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:235
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.66 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:545.61 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Fix-It?

Quickly and completely remove Fix-It from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Fix-It from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Fix-It, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Fix-It.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 35%
Keep it 65%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,182

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.71%
Windows 8 33.75%
Windows Vista 6.02%
Windows XP 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.04%
Windows 8.1 14.23%
Windows 7 Professional 10.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.79%
Windows 10 Home 5.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Germany 21.43%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  France 1.90%
  Austria 1.62%
  Australia 1.14%
  Canada 1.14%
  OM 1.14%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.67%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Spain 0.29%
  Romania 0.29%
  Mexico 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Acer 19.67%
Dell 18.22%
GIGABYTE 9.11%
Toshiba 9.11%
ASUS 6.42%
Medion 6.00%
Intel 1.66%
Sahara 1.04%
Samsung 1.04%
Lenovo 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.11%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.72%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.72%
Gigabyte H67MA-USB3-B3 2.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.95%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com

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