Do you know what WinlFixer is?
WinlFixer is a fake spyware and repair tool very similar to other rogue anti-spyware programs that may display black bugs on your desktop screen. Much like previous fake anti-spyware programs such as Malware Protector 2008, Winlfixer is using the crawling bugs to scare computer users. For the most part, it is part of a scheme to get you to purchase the WinlFixer program. You may think that purchasing the full WinlFixer application will get rid of the bugs. Hate to break the bad news to you but WinlFixer will not do anything for you except take your money.
WinlFixer may be offered on several warez or illegal download websites. WinlFixer may also come from the Vundo trojan infection which has the ability to install WinlFixer on your computer without your permission.
Does WinlFixer sound like WinFixer or remind you of the WinFixer rogue anti-spyware program?
WinlFixer may be classified as a variant of the WinFixer fake anti-spyware program on the internet. You must not confuse the two because WinlFixer uses different methods for its scare tactics such as crawling bugs. If you have WinlFixer installed then you may find that your homepage has been hijacked or your computer starts to run slow.
Example image of black bugs crawling on the screen of a computer with WinlFixer installed:
WinlFixer Automatic Removal Instructions
WinlFixer Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. WinlFixer manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that WinlFixer will be removed completely. So read the WinlFixer removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall WinlFixer Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall WinlFixer if found.
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove WinlFixer Directories.
To find WinlFixer directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following WinlFixer directories:
Right-click on the WinlFixer folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder WinlFixer and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting WinlFixer could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove WinlFixer icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the WinlFixer manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your WinlFixer problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that WinlFixer will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.