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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,695
United States Rank #19,742
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.51 days
693.54 days >
Average installed length: 364.40 days


VersionDistribution 16.07% 10.71% 11.31% 0.60% 3.57% 5.36% 27.38% 22.02% 2.98%

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Fix-It Utilities Professional

What is Fix-It Utilities Professional?  (from Avanquest Software)

Tired of being slowed down? Then it’s time to take control withh Fix-It Utilities! One-Click runs comprehensive diagnostic tests, fixes PC problems in a flash and leaves your computer running like new. Although faulty settings, clutter and fragmentation are the cause of most PC problems, they do come with everyday use...  Read more


Fix-It Utilities Professional is a software program developed by Avanquest Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named fix-it.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 313.5 MB (328,725,447 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of Fix-It Utilities Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com/USA/software/fix-it-utilities14-professional-158074
Help link: www.avanquest.com/USA/aq-you/support/index.html
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: 313.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Fix-It Utilities Professional

Program executable:fix-it.exe
Name:Fix-It Utilities
Fix-It Utilities Professional
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest\fix-it\fix-it.exe
Additional files:
  • ACME.dll - Fix-It Utilities (Virus Scanner)
  • ACMEAPTask.dll - ACMEAPTask
  • ACMEEMTask.dll - ACMEEMTask
  • ACMEUpdateTask.dll - ACMEEUpdateTask
  • ActivityMonitor.dll - Activity Monitor Engine
  • APMLRIns.dll - APMLRIns
  • AQCommon.dll - Common Functionality
  • AQCommon64.dll
  • AQFileRestoreSrv.exe - File Undeleter Service
  • aqg.dll - AQG
  • AQSCEngine.dll
  • AQSetup.dll
  • AQSetupUI.dll
  • AQVolumes.dll - AQVolumes
  • ASRIOP.dll
  • AutoUpd.dll - Program Update
  • AVQWinMonEngine.exe - Avanquest PC Startup Analyzer Monitoring Service
  • AVScan.dll - AVScan
  • AVSubTask.dll - AVSubTask
  • AVSupportTool.exe - AV/AS Support Tool
  • BrokenShortcutCleanerUI.dll
  • BrokenShortcutFixerEngine.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerEngine Module
  • BrokenShortcutFixerUI.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerUI
  • 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
  • DashboardData.dll
  • DashboardPageWPFUI.dll
  • DBHelper.dll
  • DefragHelper.dll - VCOM Cloud Agent (VCOM Cloud Agent Module)
  • DSEngineUI.dll - Double Anti-Spy Engine Module
  • DummyM.dll - DummyM
  • EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM.dll - EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM
  • errhook.dll - Error Tracker Window Hook
  • errorui.dll - Error UI
  • ETrack.exe
  • FAT32M.dll - FAT32M
  • FileUndeleter.dll - File Undeleter Engine
  • Firefox3Browser.dll - Internet Browser Engine
  • InstalledApplications.dll - Installed Applications Engine
  • InterappTask.dll - Interapp Task
  • InternetSpeedEngine.dll - InternetSpeedEngine Module
  • MXCtxMnu64.dll - Utility Context Menu Module
  • MXDlgSup.dll - Dialog Support
  • MXlogger.dll - Logger
  • MXLogger64.dll
  • MXPM.dll - Property Manager
  • MXPM64.dll
  • MXTask.exe - MXTask Background Service
  • MXTask2.exe - MXTask Background User Process
  • MXTaskDll.dll
  • PCAnalyzerDataLayer.dll
  • PDXHelper.dll - PDX Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • MXCtxMnu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Fix-It Menu' with a class of {F1C709E4-B1E5-4F1C-A034-DC4F6124C8FF}.
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

Memory:3.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009230991%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00070358%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021952%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:41.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0019755731%
Kernel CPU:0.00087803%
User CPU:0.00109754%
Memory:76.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0051689163%
Kernel CPU:0.00426123%
User CPU:0.00090769%

How do I remove Fix-It Utilities Professional?

You can uninstall Fix-It Utilities Professional 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 Fix-It Utilities Professional, 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 Fix-It Utilities Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows Vista 10.71%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.55%
Windows 7 Professional 13.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.88%
Windows 10 Home 7.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.71%
  Germany 16.10%
  France 9.76%
  Canada 8.78%
  Iran 4.88%
  United Kingdom 2.93%
  Austria 1.46%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Australia 0.98%
  Brazil 0.49%
  Thailand 0.49%
  Switzerland 0.49%
  Croatia 0.49%
  Italy 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.23%
Hewlett-Packard 23.23%
Acer 14.14%
Medion 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Sony 4.04%
ASUS 2.02%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Intel 2.02%
Samsung 1.01%
Common models
Sony SVE1711X1EB 6.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.70%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.80%

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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