How to remove TweakBit FixMyPC (Virus Removal Guide)
This TweakBit FixMyPC virus removal & help guide contains instructions to remove TweakBit FixMyPC, viruses, malware, and other threats from your PC and browser.
TweakBit FixMyPC Virus Removal & Help Guide
TweakBit FixMyPC by Auslogics Labs Pty Ltd (also searched for as “TweakBit FixMyPC virus”) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is promoted as “special software that safely performs registry cleanup and repair.”
Once TweakBit FixMyPC is installed it will begin to scan your computer for broken shortcuts, help files, missing software, and other system issues. The finished scan analysis will always claim that a very large amount of stability issues are found.
If you try to “fix all issues” a message will appear that says improvement is needed and that you must activate the program to actually use it. In order to activate the program you must purchase a subscription.
The TweakBit FixMyPC program will claim that your computer has issues that may be severally degrading your computer’s performance and stability, but do not let this alarm you because this is an exaggeration.
The program is very misleading and deceptive and will use marketing tactics designed to essentially frighten victims into purchasing the software. The program does not disclose beforehand that it is not free to use.
As you can see in the image above, an advertisement on the publisher’s website that promotes the program does not state that you must purchase the software to actually use it.
The TweakBit FixMyPC hijacker program typically bundles with and is promoted alongside other programs and files that are downloaded from a questionable source. Downloading objects online including freeware and torrent files can result in potentially unwanted programs infecting the user’s system. Even if a program is well known and trustworthy, if you download it from a malicious site it can lead to a computer infection.
If the computer user has previously downloaded a malicious program, TweakBit FixMyPC might have automatically downloaded in the background without permission. The user might also be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of a program update or something else. Malicious publishers sometimes hide the download behind a terms and conditions page, effectively tricking users into downloading unwanted software and files. In some scenarios TweakBit FixMyPC may be advertised as an extension to improve the user’s browsing experience in order to encourage a direct download or a necessary update for your media player, browser, or computer system. Regardless of how the system was infected, removal remains relatively unchanged.
Symptoms & Issues
- Difficult to manually uninstall – oftentimes cannot be manually uninstall through Windows Control Panel
- Advertisements in your web browser and Windows desktop
- Modified browser homepage, shortcut, new tab page, and default search engine
- Slow and sluggish computer
- Decreased internet speed and browser performance
TweakBit FixMyPC (Virus Removal Guide)
The program is very difficult to manually uninstall. It often cannot be manually uninstall through Windows Control Panel. Most of the time the only way to uninstall this program is to use reputable third-party security software. Due to this issue we have removed manual uninstall instructions.
Follow each step in this TweakBit FixMyPC removal guide to remove TweakBit FixMyPC and other threats from your computer.
1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Perform a second-opinon scan with HitmanPro
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.
How to stay protected against future infections
The key to staying protected against future infections is to follow common online guidelines and take advantage of reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware security software with real-time protection.
Real-time security software
Security software like Malwarebytes and Norton Security have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.
Common Online Guidelines
- Backup your computer and personal files to an external drive or online backup service
- Create a restore point on your computer in case you need to restore your computer to a date before infection
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs you are not familiar with
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs from websites you are not familiar with – some websites use their own download manager to bundle additional programs with the initial download
- If you plan to download and install freeware, open source software, or shareware make sure to be alert when you install the object and read all the instructions presented by the download manager
- Avoid torrents and P2P clients
- Do not open email messages from senders you do not know