What is fixcamera.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 fixcamera.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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Fixcamera.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fixcamera
Fixcamera.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CameraFixer MFC Application or CameraFixer belongs to software CameraFixer Application by SONIX (

Description: Fixcamera.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The fixcamera.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 188,928 bytes. 
Fixcamera.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Fixcamera.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Fixcamera.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name fixcamera.exe, for example TROJ_BUGGY.DUKKS (detected by TrendMicro), and Mal/Generic-L (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the fixcamera.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

Recently, i cannot cannot HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with regedit and three other registry editor. I went into safe mode, accessed the same registry and delete just the fixcamera entry. When I restart into normal mode, I was able to view that registry key again.
Eine von der webcam ein treiber. (an software for the webcam)
It may have to do with my zonet zvc7500 webcam, the drivers for this cam seem sketchy to say the very least
C:/Windows fixcamera.EDE
Its part of Camera driver im using, without i cant use extra options like face tracking
  Haci Muro  
This file is a part of the operating program for some webcams.
Installed with my SPEED S8850i webcam, while running prevents VMware (both installer and app) from starting
related to my logitech webcam driver, however takes quite some sys memory if kept in startup items
I know for a fact that this file, which is on my pc because of installing a webcam, is safe but I can not figure out why AVG recognizes it as a Trojan.
This is part of the SONIX device driver for SONIX USB-chips based Webcams and other Cameras. File is named fixcamera.exe or camerafixer.exe (both possible)
  BerndM.   (further information)
It came with my webcam software. When fixcamera is running, VMWare (I have version 4.5) doesn't work any more. I deinstalled the webcam, but had to delete the file and registry key by hand.
When this process is running I can neither start the VMWare Workstation executable, nor the installer for it! Seems pretty hazardous!
  Rasmus Svendsen  
Patrick might have tried simply to reboot first, as it seems extremely unlikely that this program could possibly prevent you from accessing a registry key! It came with my "webcam" (actually celestron microscope) software. If you REALLY can't get at your registry key for some (other) reason - just Start - Run "msconfig" (without quotes) and select "Startup" tab, look for FixCamera, and uncheck the checkbox. Voila. While it did come with the "webcam" software (meaning it's highly unlikely it's harmful) I still killed the process, and ran my image capture (amcap.exe) and it still seemed to work
  Andrew D  
I installed a capture application to use with Maplins 400x usb microscope camera & this entry appeared
  moggy5   (further information)
The version of Fixcamera that I cought stopped Vodafone 3G dongle driver software (VMC Lite) being installed. The installation begins, and runs until VMC Lite tries to start the services, and then the installation undoes itself, with a polite message!
  Ken Mackenzie  
wen i try to install my web cam it says FixCamera.exe so i cant install my webcam properly any solutions for this ?
Tried connecting Vodafone dongle....went through installation wizard then rolled back. Googled problem and was instructed to uncheck fixcamera in startup. Did this and dongle loaded ok
Unusefull process for some webcams.  
Its a file that belongs to adware
VM console dose not work when this fixcamera.exe is running.
  Bilal Bokhari  
I also installed a USB microscope recently and noticed that it seems to prevent VMWare installers from loading
Kills all processed named anything with vmware. Took a while to track down why vmware player, workstation and even setup would not run
This loaded up when I applied the driver for my web cam.
This process FixCamera.exe block the installation and running process of VMware!!!! I spent 2 days in row trying to figure out why couldn't I install VMware.
ESET-NOD32: a variant of Win32/KillProc.A
This is a trojan, a program with a public and a hidden purpose. The public purpose is to allow the webcam to track faces and add visual effects. The hidden purpose is to kill all processes belonging to another webcam trojan from ViMicro named Bigdog. These processes are recognized for including the strings "VM", "Domino", and "Bigdog" in the name. This means that any other software with these strings in their name will not be able to run as long as FixCamera.exe is running in the background. It might also do other things like preventing access to the registry or spying you through the webcam.
  Carlos Hoyos  
Confirm amigo_kr comments. It was blocking install of VMware client. Also MSPAINT stopped working a while ago. Once I killed and deleted fixcamera.exe it resolved both issues.

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Summary: Average user rating of fixcamera.exe: based on 30 votes with 28 user comments. 8 users think fixcamera.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 9 users think fixcamera.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade fixcamera.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving fixcamera issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fixcamera. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fixcamera.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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