What is CameraFixer.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CameraFixer.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CameraFixer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CameraFixer
CameraFixer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CameraFixer MFC Application belongs to software CameraFixer Application by unknown.

Description: CameraFixer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CameraFixer.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
There is no file information. CameraFixer.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The CameraFixer.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). CameraFixer.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CameraFixer.exe. Therefore, you should check the CameraFixer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it installed after installing a cheap new webcam
  Paul Duivestein   (further information)
This application fix the web cameras usb speed. Some cameras does not work properly without this application.
As Paul said, installed together with the driver of a cheap webcam
Stop VMWare setup from running
Installed with Misco USb microscope
  Graham Broughton  
It stops VMAuthdService and disables VMware. I don't know the reason for this behaviour, but it's real.
  Miguel Martín  
i deleted camerafixer.exe & i have some difficult for reinstalling my vebcam.
  arash marin  
avg detected this file as a virus
it is untrusted by Kaspersky so it keep coming back is more a damn nusciane with some pervert looking at your screen
stops xp mode running
Stopped VMware vSphere from viewing the console
  Ricky Levi  
My VMware does not work with it
As above! It prevents anything named VM*.exe from running. Grrr. Supplied with some forgotten USB camera

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CameraFixer.exe: based on 11 votes with 13 user comments. 3 users think CameraFixer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 3 users don't grade CameraFixer.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CameraFixer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CameraFixer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CameraFixer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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