FixPlus is a software tweak that makes it easier for Windows users to fix Macs and Windows machines.
Its been in use by over 200,000 Mac users over the last few months, and the tweak has been the subject of criticism by some users and Apple, who have repeatedly denied claims of abuse.
FixPlus can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free and has been downloaded by more than half a million users since its release in March.
Apple has not commented on the accusations made against FixPlus, but the company has said it is “reviewing the matter”.
The tweak’s developer, Alex Stoklasa, said that his company has not abused its power in any way.
“This is not a malicious app.
It is a modification that removes the need to download and install an app, so that you can easily get a fix without ever having to download it,” StokLas said in a blog post.
It works exactly as intended.””
I have tested this on every Mac and PC I can find.
It works exactly as intended.”
StokLasa said the tweak is not intended for the purpose of abuse, as FixPlus does not allow users to “kill” the affected system, which would remove it from the app store.
“The purpose of FixPlus was to enable the user to install a fix to a specific Mac that they have installed.
As the OS X system is not supposed to be modified, I have no way of knowing if a user has actually installed the fix and installed it,” he wrote.”
However, as the OS is not meant to be affected, it is possible that the user has installed a fix and this is the reason that the fix is not being installed.”
Macs are more secure than PCs and Mac users have been using FixPlus to fix their machines for years.
In a blogpost in November 2015, FixPlus said that it has seen users installing the tweak to their Macs “from anywhere from two to over 50 machines” and said it has “verified that these installers have successfully installed fixes to all systems”.
FixPlus was created by Microsoft in order to prevent software manufacturers from introducing software “that may be used by a large number of people”.
The developer said the fix has been used by more users than any other software tweak.
“[FixPlus] is a step forward in terms of the ease and security of updating the Mac,” he said.
“It will allow us to do a better job of helping users who want to fix things on their Mac but may not have the time or resources to do so, or to provide the correct support.”