FreeFixer 1.16

FreeFixer is an anti-spyware program helping you to remove potentially unwanted software, such as spyware, rootkits, adware, trojans and viruses. FreeFixer will scan locations on your computer where unwanted software has a documented record of appearing or leaving traces. The scan locations include your home page settings, the programs that starts when you reboot your computer, the processes running on your computer, the HOSTS file, your Internet Explorer browser plug-ins, etc. FreeFixer will also try to detect rootkits - programs that are using various hiding techniques. FreeFixer doesn't know which the unwanted settings and files are, so the scan result will most likely contain many files and settings you want to keep and perhaps a few that you prefer to delete. It's up to you to decide, please be careful! If you delete a legitimate file or setting you may damage your machine. To help you decide if anything should be deleted you can find additional information at FreeFixer's web site for the items in the scan result. For example, you can see what other FreeFixer users did in the same situation.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

1.16 [05-30-18]

Added Browse button for the File Nuker Tool.
Added 85 new signer/company names for the whitelist.
Added PID in the process scan result.
Added support for Firefox extensions with .json manifests.

Other versions : 1.17 1.15 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.11 1.10 1.09 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.02 1.01 1.00 0.70 0.69 0.68 0.67 0.66 0.65 0.64 0.63 0.62 0.61 0.60 0.59 0.58 0.57 0.55 0.54 0.53 0.52 0.51 0.50 0.48 0.46 0.44 0.42 0.40 0.39 0.37 0.34 0.33 0.30 0.27 0.26

v1.17 [05-16-18]

FreeFixer will now list UDP Listening Ports in the scan result.
Minor changes.

v1.15 [09-24-17]

FreeFixer now list all TCP Listening Ports on the machine.
Support for Windows Server 2016.
Bug fixes.

v1.14 [12-05-16]

Improved the scan of the LAN proxy settings to report the proxy's filename, if the proxy is running on the local machine.
Optimizations and bug fixes.

v1.13 [08-23-15]

FreeFixer now scans your system proxy settings.
Support for Windows 10.
Bug fixes.

v1.12 [09-18-14]

FreeFixer now scans Chrome extensions. Added additional companies to FreeFixer's whitelist.

v1.11 [05-16-14]

FreeFixer now scans Firefox's modules. Added a separate download with a portable version of FreeFixer. Bug fixes. etc.

v1.10 [03-18-14]

FreeFixer now scans and repairs Internet shortcuts on the Start Menu, Quick Launch bar, the desktop, etc.
FreeFixer now encodes the plain text log file in UTF-8. Minor improvements for Windows 8.1. Bug fixes. etc.

v1.09 [02-11-14]

FreeFixer now lists the Start Menu Internet shortcuts. Minor layout improvements in the plain text FreeFixer log.

v1.08 [02-01-14]

FreeFixer now scans the search engines installed into Firefox and Internet Explorer, bug fixes etc.

v1.07 [10-23-13]

FreeFixer now scans and lists ZIP-compressed .XPI Mozilla Firefox extensions. Improved FreeFixer's greenlisting of files with:
"Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.", "AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.", "Avira Operations GmbH and Co". etc.

v1.06 [09-25-13]

Optimization of HOSTS file scanning. Registry values and data is now anonymized before sending them to the server.

v1.05 [07-13-13]

FreeFixer now scans tasks listed in the Windows Task Scheduler. For details:

v1.04 [03-28-13]

FreeFixer now scans Internet Explorer extensions. Minor bug fixes. For details:

v1.03 [02-13-13]

FreeFixer now limits the use of CPU and IO while running periodic background scans. Bug fixes and optimizations. For details:

v1.02 [02-01-13]

FreeFixer can now continuously monitor system changes on your computer by running periodic background scans. Bug fixes. For details:

v1.01 [01-16-13]

FreeFixer now reports if items in the scan result are new or have appeared in previous scan. For details:

v1.00 [12-13-12]

FreeFixer now have the features and stability to be called version 1.00. For details:

v0.70 [11-16-12]

Improved the 64-bit version of FreeFixer to scan 32-bit Shell Services, 32-bit Winlogon Notify Dlls and 32-bit Shell Services. For details:

v0.69 [11-06-12]

Various improvements for the 64-bit version. Bug fixes. For details:

v0.68 [10-24-12]

Minor improvements in the FreeFixer log and the Internet Explorer toolbar plugin. Improved error reporting when creation of the Microsoft browser control fails.

v0.67 [10-09-12]

The 64-bit version of FreeFixer will now list 32-bit Internet Explorer Browser Helper Objects.
Fixed "Entry Point Not Found" bug that appeared on Windows 2000.

v0.66 [10-04-12]

The 64-bit version of FreeFixer will now list 32-bit Internet Explorer toolbars.
Changed how FreeFixer sets the SeDebugPrivilege privilege, to allow it to run inside the Sanboxie environment.

v0.65 [09-20-12]

Fixed bug where the ServicePlugin and DriverPlugin reported WOW64 service/driver files as missing. Fixed bug where the DriverPlugin did not list the drivers with the FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER type. Other minor bug fixes.

v0.64 [09-07-12]

FreeFixer now supports Windows 8 Consumer and Release Preview. Increased the file upload limit to 2 MB. Bug fixes.

v0.63 [07-23-12]

FreeFixer now replace the user name and computer name with %USERNAME% and %COMPUTERNAME% in files and folders when these are sent to the server. Improved error reporting when file unlocking fails.

v0.62 [05-26-12]

Fixed bug where the scan under some conditions never completed due to a deadlock. Fixed bug where the BootExecute plugin did not take into account that the BootExecute registry key can contain absolute paths.

v0.61 [02-09-12]

Fixed bug where version information did not get extracted from some files. Added additional companies to FreeFixer's green list.

v0.60 [10-17-11]

FreeFixer now runs on the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

v0.59 [08-07-11]

FreeFixer now scans the csrss.exe virtual memory. The upload file size limit has been increased from 1 MB to 1.5 MB.

v0.58 [06-28-11]

Added a tools tab with the "File Nuker" and "System File Checker" tools. FreeFixer now scans the modules loaded into Internet Explorer. Minor bug fixes.

v0.57 [05-01-10]

FreeFixer now supports 64-bit windows. The upload file size limit has been increased from 500K to 800K. Progress is now updated more frequently while uploading files.

v0.55 [04-11-10]

FreeFixer will now upload files to the server when user clicks the "more info" links in the scan result. The file will be stored on the server and later uploaded to 3rd party online virus scanner services.

v0.54 [03-28-10]

FreeFixer now scans Winlogon.exe modules.

v0.53 [02-12-10]

FreeFixer now scans Svchost.exe modules, Dllhost.exe modules, Mshta.exe modules, Explorer.exe modules and Rundll modules. Minor bug fixes.

v0.52 [01-31-10]

FreeFixer now scans Autorun.inf files and the following registry settings: NoChangingWallpaper, NoActiveDesktopChanges, NoSetActiveDesktop and Wallpaper settings. Minor bug fixes.

v0.51 [01-17-10]

FreeFixer now scans the Windows Security Providers. Minor bug fixes.

v0.50 [12-10-09]

Improved support for FreeFixer as a portable application. More companies added to FreeFixer's trusted list. Files signed by a trusted company will appear in green in the scan result. Minor bug fixes.

v0.48 [10-25-09]

FreeFixer now support third-party definitions to detect malware.
Many small improvements throughout the codebase to properly handle low memory conditions.

v0.46 [09-24-09]

Bugfixes in FreeFixer's parsing and extraction of icons from scanned executables.

v0.44 [08-22-09]

Added a settings tab in FreeFixer's user interface. Minor bug fixes.

v0.42 [07-26-09]

FreeFixer now scans the most recently created or modified files
and Mozilla Firefox extensions.

v0.40 [06-23-09]

Fixed a severe flaw in the malware removal code which under some circumstances could
cause another item than the one the user selected to be removed.

v0.39 [05-12-09]

Added support for Windows 7 RC1. FreeFixer now correctly displays file and registry information for all languages - Characters from languages such as Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic and Japanese should no longer cause any problems.

v0.37 [04-17-09]

FreeFixer now scans the Terminal Server AutoRuns.
Improved the scan for files that have the same name as legitimate system files.

v0.34 [03-23-09]

FreeFixer now scans the BootExecute registry setting. FreeFixer now supports Windows Server 2008.

v0.33 [02-26-09]

FreeFixer now supports Windows Vista 32-bit.

v0.30 [01-27-09]

FreeFixer now scans the Shell Service registry setting. To reduce the noice in the log file, FreeFixer now ignores URLs pointing to for the Start Page, Search Page, Default_Page_URL and Default_Search_URL settings.

v0.27 [02-25-08]

FreeFixer now scans the SharedShedulers setting.

v0.26 [02-07-08]

FreeFixer now shows icons for executable files and other known file types. HOSTS file redirections to the IP address is now ignored and does not show up in the scan result.

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