What is XPFix.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 XPFix.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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XPFix.exe file information

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

The process known as XPFix belongs to software unknown by Gemtek (

Description: XPFix.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. XPFix.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 217,188 bytes or 131,072 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. XPFix.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as XPFix.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the XPFix.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

to fix damage 16 bit
FigusituSiemens computers all have it pre installed for networking
program that fixs pc if 3 main files are corrupt
Its part of the WiFi software that fujitsu use to keep the conection settings when not using windows configred WiFi
On FujitsuSiemens look the c:\Program Files\GlobespanVirata\XPFix.exe . Facturer: GEMTEK; Version:; Language: Chinese (Taiwan); Note:
  AndreiGround on (  
Think its part of installation file for wireless mini port on FujitsuSiemens laptop and location: C:\PROGRAM FILES\WIRELESS 11MBPS NETWORK\XPFIX.EXE
all Fujitsu Siemens Amilo notebooks i know, including mine two, have had it from beginning. So probably not malware.
Its not malware, was on my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo from the beginning

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of XPFix.exe: based on 11 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think XPFix.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving XPFix issues

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