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Clean / Remove Adware, Spyware, Trojans, Viruses, Worms or Potential Unwanted Software using FreeFixer

by Shivaranjan on May 12, 2009

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FreeFixer is a free tool that will scan your computers for Namespace Service Providers, programs, registry, Browser Helper Objects (BHO), Internet Explorer toolbars, registry startups, autostart shortcuts, running processes , services, application modules and Drivers installed on the computer. All the entries that are scanned are listed, the white listed entries are colored in Green as these are recognized by FreeFixer to be safe. The entries that are not recognized by FreeFixer are in grey in colour, but the issue here is that FreeFixer does not know that if this entry is safe or unsafe. You would have to find out whether this entries are safe or not.

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In the above example we can see that FreeFixer lists the Google updater entries and nVidia drivers service in grey category but we know that these software are absolutely safe. So if you delete them you will causing more damage to your computer but FreeFixer has provided the ‘more info’ option using you which can find more details about an entry.

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Once you hit the more info button it looks up in FreeFixer’s library provides more details about that entry, we would also suggest that you do a Google search about the entry which you are not sure about and find out more about it. The entries that are listed can also be saved as a file so that you can send it to a computer geek and seek his opinion on that. FreeFixer is an amazing tool that can be used by us for finding out potentially dangerous or unsafe software. This software is updated frequently by the authors and we recommend that you always a latest version before you start the analysis.

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