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What is FixWindowsUpdate?  (from J.Pajula)

BITS, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, is an essential part of Windows Update process.
Sometimes things may go wrong, BITS stops working and you are not able to update your Windows anymore automatically or from Windows Update-website. This often occurs when you uninstall certain antivirus/internet security...  Read more


FixWindowsUpdate is a software program developed by J.Pajula. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,825 bytes). The installed file FixWindowsUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 68% of users of FixWindowsUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FixWindowsUpdate
URL: www.sci.fi/~borg/fixwindowsupdate/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FixWindowsUpdate\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FixWindowsUpdate\Uninst.exe /piC:{D133C77C-2AE2-4E77-903D-1B8C205112D5} /asd
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FixWindowsUpdate

  • Uninst.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield (R) (InstallShield (R) Compact Installation Engine)
  • FixWindowsUpdate.exe - FixBITS (Fix Bits)
  • MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.Run.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Fix it

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Network connections
  • MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.Run.exe connects to a23-3-69-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:3.3181296144%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:2.41771944%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.90041017%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove FixWindowsUpdate?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 8 18%
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.45%
Windows XP 18.18%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows 8 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Basic 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.42%
  Italy 15.79%
  Australia 5.26%
  France 5.26%
  Portugal 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 11.11%
Sony SVF15N18PGB 11.11%
HP Pavilion 061 RJ770AA-A... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard p6622it-m 11.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%


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