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What does the fixmapi.exe file do?

The fixmapi.exe process is also known as FIXMAPI (Version 1.0 MAPI Repair Tool) and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of fixmapi.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about fixmapi.exe FIXMAPI

fixmapi.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fixmapi.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 16,384 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 14,336 bytes.
When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: RunOnce). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. fixmapi.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A fixmapi.exe file has a 2% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 14,336 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 16,384 bytes. This file is part of the operating system. The file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager.

A fixmapi.exe file has a 2% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 14,336 bytes. Fixmapi.exe is part of the Windows operating system found in C:\Windows\. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves fixmapi.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about fixmapi?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall the program

To remove FIXMAPI from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if fixmapi.exe (FIXMAPI) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of FIXMAPI. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for FIXMAPI or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or fixmapi.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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