What is fixmapi.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 fixmapi.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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Fixmapi.exe file information

The process known as FIXMAPI (version 1.0 MAPI Repair Tool) belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Fixmapi.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fixmapi.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 14,336 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: RunOnce). It is not a Windows system file. fixmapi.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

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If fixmapi.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 14,336 bytes. It is a Windows system file. Fixmapi.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fixmapi.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Artemis!9E7D92D9136F or Artemis!58D26BEBD205 (detected by McAfee), and Gen:Variant.Kazy.329547 or Gen:Variant.Kazy.308360 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the fixmapi.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.


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Best practices for resolving fixmapi issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fixmapi. 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 fixmapi.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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