FreeFixer helps us look for possible infection processes
Some time ago I told you about Process Explorer , which allowed us to explore a list of all the processes that were running on our PC and also when coming integrated with VirusTotal allowed us to make an analysis to identify possible processes of malware, viruses, etc. This time it is time to talk about FreeFixer that helps us find processes and files of possible infections on our PC.
FreeFixer works as an online database in which we can search for that process that we suspect can be dangerous and determine if we should eliminate it or not. The database is built by the feedback of users who publish their comments (in English) to serve as a reference to other users. In the FreeFixer library we have a list of the most searched files / processes and the ones that people decide to delete the most.
Analysis of the FreeFixer PC application
The FreeFixer page itself recommends us to install your desktop application to analyze our system in an exhaustive way. I have downloaded and executed it on my PC and I can say that the results have been satisfactory.
After executing it and making a series of adjustments, the analysis began, which takes several minutes so be patient until it is finished. The report that generates us is very complete and all those files, processes or libraries that can be harmful allow us to click on more info and the FreeFixer website will open with information so that we can determine for ourselves if it is a file dangerous or not.
It shows us a very complete list and it must be clear that appearing on the list does not mean that it is something harmful or that it is a malicious file.
The part I like most about this program is that it performs a very exhaustive search and gets to analyze:
- Transport service providers (these are services that configure the connection of our network).
- TCP / IP settings.
- Auxiliary libraries of browsers.
- Browser extensions (Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, etc.).
- Processes that run on Windows startup.
- Scheduled Tasks
- Hosts file.
- DL libraries loaded by different processes.
- Drivers loaded in our system.
- Search engines set by default in browsers.
We can see that it is a very broad analysis and with a lot of information that we must analyze carefully before deciding to take action.
From my point of view it is a good application but personally I still prefer Process Explorer since it seems more friendly and easy to use. Anyway it is good to have it on hand, since there are certain situations in which all help is little. A clear example is what has happened with the latest version of uTorrent, which incorporates malware that uses our PC to mine Bitcoins in a hidden way and now appears as the file that users are deleting the most according to FreeFixer.