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Should I remove Microsoft Fix it Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #867
United States Rank #664
Reach 1.0230%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.56 days
606.50 days >
Average installed length: 318.67 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0100 87.75%
1.0.0090 4.27%
1.0.0080 7.98%

Other programs by Microsoft

Microsoft Fix it Center

What is Microsoft Fix it Center?

Fix it Center finds and fixes many common PC and device problems automatically. It also helps prevent new problems by proactively checking for known issues and installing updates. Fix it Center helps to consolidate the many steps of diagnosing and repairing a problem into an automated tool that does the work for you.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Fix it Center makes getting support easier than ever because automatic troubleshooters solve the issues you have now and prevent new ones. Microsoft Fix it Center personalizes solutions for your device, showing you only what matters to your hardware and software. Microsoft Fix it Center gives you an easy way ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.0100, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is fixitcenter.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,104,384 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft fix it center
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B7588D45-AFDC-4C93-9E2E-A100F3554B64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Fix it Center

Program executable:fixitcenter.exe
Name:Microsoft® Fix it Center
Microsoft Fix it Center Cllient Application
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft fix it center\fixitcenter.exe
MD5:75055a97a73a4170a7a1d37f73a0280d
Additional files:
  • matseng.dll - Microsoft® Automated Troubleshooting Services (Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Engine)
  • matshost.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Native Host
  • matswiz.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Wizard
  • fixitcenter1st.exe - Microsoft® Fix it Center (Microsoft Fix it Center Client First User Experience)
  • matsapi.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client
  • matsps.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Proxy
  • matsres.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client Resources
  • matsvc.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service
  • microsoft.support.diagnosis.mats.utilities.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client Utilities
  • lts.dll - Microsoft® Fix it (Microsoft Log Transfer Service library)
  • fixitcenter.resources.dll - Microsoft Fix it Center
  • fixitcenter1st.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • fixitcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DB9BABE-E0CE-4B18-8D66-6B8BA2011F0F}' (runs on registration).
  • matsapi.dll is scheduled as a task named 'DataUpload' (Next runs on 7/12/2013 at 9:17 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • matsapi.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DataUpload.
Service
  • matsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MatSvc' (MatSvc).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fixitcenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Fix it Center\FixitCenter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fixitcenter.exe
Memory:24.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0388735628%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01530224%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02357133%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:19.18 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:279 Bytes
105.02 KB average
matsvc.exe
Memory:6.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0280014143%
Kernel CPU:0.01633666%
User CPU:0.01166476%
I/O reads/min:85.72 KB
I/O writes/min:12 Bytes

How do I remove Microsoft Fix it Center?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Fix it Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Fix it Center 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 Microsoft Fix it Center, 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 Microsoft Fix it Center.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.23%
Windows Vista 30.88%
Windows XP 25.44%
Windows 8 1.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.13%
  Germany 12.78%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Canada 3.11%
  France 2.29%
  Brazil 2.19%
  Australia 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Italy 1.10%
  Spain 1.08%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Japan 0.79%
  Israel 0.68%
  Austria 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.68%
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Acer 11.47%
GIGABYTE 6.26%
Toshiba 5.47%
Intel 5.15%
American Megatrends 3.41%
Medion 2.48%
ASUS 2.22%
Sahara 2.09%
Gateway 1.45%
Samsung 0.95%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.98%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.72%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.46%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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