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Should I remove Microsoft Fix it Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,402
United States Rank #1,223
Reach 0.4879%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
452.43 days >
Average installed length: 237.72 days


1.0.0100 89.23%
1.0.0090 3.83%
1.0.0080 6.95%

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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


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
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 '{FD10CA85-E3EA-4A7F-A76E-29751327EA77}' (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.
  • matsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MatSvc' (MatSvc).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fixitcenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Microsoft Fix it Center\FixitCenter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Microsoft Fix it Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.22%
Windows Vista 29.46%
Windows XP 20.84%
Windows 10 3.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.34%
Windows 7 Professional 7.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  Germany 14.87%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  France 3.18%
  Canada 2.87%
  Brazil 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Australia 1.27%
  Italy 1.22%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Spain 1.02%
  Austria 0.88%
  Japan 0.58%
  Israel 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.53%
Hewlett-Packard 24.66%
Acer 13.17%
Toshiba 4.84%
Intel 4.45%
Medion 4.02%
American Megatrends 3.00%
ASUS 2.78%
Sahara 1.80%
Gateway 1.30%
Samsung 1.07%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.19%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.15%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.55%

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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