How to uninstall Windows Tasks Optimizer virus? Removal guidelines
Windows Tasks Optimizer is a new member of the big malicious family that masks to be developed for cleaning computers from Trojans, rogues, viruses and other malware. Windows Tasks Optimizer does its best in order to make an impression of being authentic and reliable.
The incursion of Windows Tasks Optimizer into a private territory is being accomplished through backdoor activity of Trojan horses. They use computers vulnerabilities and upload all important .exe files of Windows Tasks Optimizer onto compromised machine. After that, the Windows Registry folder is going to be corrupted. Exactly this step makes it possible for such infection to start with every Windows startup. Once you restart the system, Windows Tasks Optimizer is going to intercept your computer’s activity displaying innumerable scan reports with horrifying contents, that your PC requires immediate help in order to prevent the computer crash. If you decide to click on this “powerful utility” you will be redirected at parasite’s official web site and will be asked to pay for the full version of Windows Tasks Optimizer. Please, never agree with making a purchase of Windows Tasks Optimizer.
As you have already understood, it will rob your money and open back door of your computer for other enemy agents. The only way to stop Windows Tasks Optimizer is to run a reputable anti-spyware, so GridinSoft Trojan Killer is always ready to help everybody who needs its help. If you have already jumped at its bait contact your credit card company to dispute the charges.
Windows Tasks Optimizer virus automatic uninstall guide:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Tasks Optimizer virus several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is required because Windows Tasks Optimizer blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to launch 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\Microsoft.
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\Microsoft for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows Vista/7.
In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Tasks Optimizer virus (possibly with the icon of *avi file), 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 Tasks Optimizer 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.
The procedure for removal of Windows Tasks Optimizer virus is similar to the removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:
Windows Tasks Optimizer virus manual uninstall guide:
Delete Windows Tasks Optimizer virus files:
Delete Windows Tasks Optimizer virus registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”