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Should I remove BigFix?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,979
United States Rank #8,507
Reach 0.0148%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.21 days
242.27 days >
Average installed length: 127.30 days


VersionDistribution 59.59% 39.04% 1.37%


What is BigFix?

Key components of the BigFix service delivery platform include the BigFix Agent, BigFix Server and Console, BigFix Fixlet messages, and BigFix Relays. The BigFix Platform creates a lightweight communications and management infrastructure for delivery of security and system management services to networked desktop, laptop/notebook and server computers. By assigning responsibility for reporting and management actions on endpoints themselves, the BigFix Platform enables visibility and management of IT infrastructures ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of desktop, mobile and server computers. The BigFix Agent resides on managed devices and acts as a universal policy engine capable of delivering multiple management services. A single BigFix Agent can execute a diverse and extensible array of management services that range from real-time client status reporting, to patch and software distribution, to security policy enforcement. The BigFix Agent also automatically notifies the BigFix Server and Console of changes in managed device configuration, providing a real-time view of device status. In addition to a standard array of management services available from BigFix, Inc., customers and developers can create custom policies and services using a published BigFix authoring language.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bigfix.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.63 MB (5,908,205 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bigfix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BigFix
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 5.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by BigFix

Program executable:bigfix.exe
BigFix Client Application
Path:C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExecute.exe - ShellExecute App (BigFix ShellExecute)
  • Inspect.dll - Inspect
  • engine.dll - Engine
  • BFMsgBox.exe
  • openifvalid.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bigfix.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BigFix' which loads as C:\Program Files\Bigfix\bigfix.exe /atstartup.

How do I remove BigFix?

You can uninstall BigFix 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BigFix, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BigFix.

Win Vista (SP2) 70%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 90.78%
Windows 7 6.14%
Windows XP 2.39%
Windows 10 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 83.79%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.03%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.14%
  Canada 1.42%
  United Kingdom 1.01%
  Mexico 0.61%
  TT 0.20%
  France 0.20%
  Australia 0.20%
  Greece 0.20%
  Japan 0.20%
  Philippines 0.20%
  Germany 0.20%
  Czech Republic 0.20%
  Poland 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 93.80%
Acer 6.20%
Common models
Gateway DX4200-09 5.94%
eMachines ET1161-07 4.57%
Gateway GM5626 2.28%
eMachines ET1161-05 2.28%
eMachines EL1200-07w 1.83%
eMachines ET1810 1.83%


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