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WinFixer 2005, WinFixer 2006


This application report reviews the WinFixer application (version years 2005 and 2006), distributed by

We find that WinFixer 2005 and WinFixer 2006 are badware because they do not provide users with their licensing agreements during installation, they make exaggerated claims of "severe system threats" to the user's computer, and do not disclose that they will automatically launch whenever the user starts Windows. In addition, WinFixer 2005 installs a possible rootkit.

We currently recommend that users do not install the version of WinFixer that we tested, unless the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the application is updated consistent with the recommendations in this report.

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