What is Winfixer 2005?

By dhasdell
Oct 7, 2005
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  1. The title says it, really. I've had a popup saying I should install and run it, but what is it, and do I want it? A Yahoo search came up with links saying what a useful tool it is, and others describing it as a parasite and giving removal instructions.
  2. meatologist

    meatologist Newcomer, in training Posts: 152

    it's aload of cr@p that is splashed all over your screen when you are infected with spyware.

    unless you have problems with Windows or want to tweak it for any reason - i'd say dont bother.

    also - as it sounds like a spyware problem - get some well needed spyware protection and scan your machine ASAP.

    There are many spyware cleaners out there, here are a few:

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/
    http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Or you could try the Microsoft AntiSpyware program: although i've found it to be ... err... not the best

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en

    good luck
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