How to get rid of Windows Optimal Tool virus
Have you ever heard of Windows Optimal Tool or encountered its functioning inside of your PC? Well, we regret to notify you that you have a rogue application inside of your computer. Remember that this malware launders its actual plans via fabricated Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. Still, please be not fooled by them and do not treat them seriously, since they are all entirely fabricated and are far away from the actual truth about your PC.
Windows Optimal Tool rogue has the only goal – that is to make you believe that there is something really horrible with your system and that Windows Optimal Tool is the only remedy for removal of all identified threats. After successful penetration inside of the system the fake Windows Optimal Tool launches series of fabricated scans. At the end of such scans the report would appear in front of you claiming the availability of lots of viruses and problems with general system functioning. At the same time, you should disregard any of such reports. Be careful, at the end of them the offer would always appear for you to transfer money for Windows Optimal Tool virus. Windows Optimal Tool fake program blocks Internet, this is why you cannot surf the pages of your choice. Moreover, the program would prevent you from launching many desired applications. This blockage is initiated by this scam called Windows Optimal Tool in order to hinder you from uploading and launching some reputable anti-virus program able to assist you in removal of Windows Optimal Tool. And, additionally, Windows Optimal Tool would just entirely irritate you by all sorts of popups and other ads that appear in front of your desktop quite often.
To summarize the above-mentioned, Windows Optimal Tool is a virus and must not be tolerated by you. This is why you need to take the measures for elimination of Windows Optimal Tool from your PC immediately. We have elaborated the removal guidelines which will be beneficial to you as far as removal of Windows Optimal Tool is concerned. Please read them carefully before downloading GridinSoft Trojan Killer or before taking manual removal steps.
Windows Optimal Tool automatic remover:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Optimal Tool several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Optimal Tool blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to prevent this blockage please take the following sequence of steps:
1. Make sure that your Operating System is tuned up in such a mode that hidden files and folders of your PC are viewable. The instruction on how to do it can be found here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista/7.
2. Choose “View” tab in the window that appeared, and in the advanced settings choose the option “Show hidden files and folders”. Press OK.
3. Go to the folder %User Profile%\Application Data.
Important! Depending on the Operating System of your computer, %UserProfile% stands for C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows XP and C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7.
In other words, the folder that should be opened is as follows, depending on the operating system:
%SysDrive%Documents and Settings[Current User]Application Data for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data for Windows Vista/7.
In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Optimal Tool, having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your choice and restart your computer. Upon the system restart Windows Optimal Tool will no longer block your Internet browser.
5. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected computer, install it and run it.
Windows Optimal Tool manual removal guide:
Delete Windows Optimal Tool files:
Delete Windows Optimal Tool registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”