How to remove PC Optimizer Pro fake optimizer

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In this removal tutorial, you will learn about PC Optimizer Pro optimizer and why it is considered as a potentially unwanted program. There are thousands of such programs on the web and they are silently installing on your computer without you noticing anything. Along with that, they are generating pop-ups all the time and staring themselves with your system.

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PC Optimizer Pro

PC Optimizer Pro detailed information:

Folders:

C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Optimizer Pro
C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Optimizer Pro

Registry keys:

HKCU\Software\PC Optimizer Pro
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PC Optimizer Pro
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro
HKLM\SOFTWARE\PC Optimizer Pro

Tasks listed in Task scheduler:

PC Optimizer Pro Idle
PC Optimizer Pro startups
PC Optimizer Pro Updates
PC Optimizer Pro Idle.job
PC Optimizer Pro startups.job
PC Optimizer Pro Updates.job

PC Optimizer Pro.exe main process:

MD5: 8a84da78bce74cfee6eaa1bc841395ff
SHA1: fcf88b0c3ac077f612e87d7c9dc70cb50d146689
File size: 27.3 MB
Digital sugnature: Xportsoft Technologies

PC Optimizer Pro.exe detection rate:

AntivirusResult
DrWebProgram.Unwanted.791
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/XportOptimizer.A potentially unwanted
FortinetRiskware/XportOptimizer
IkarusPUA.XportOptimizer
K7AntiVirusAdware ( 004e02451 )
K7GWAdware ( 004e02451 )
McAfeeArtemis!8A84DA78BCE7
McAfee-GW-EditionArtemis
RisingTrojan.Generic-T7149nzbEzB (cloud)
VBA32suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h

Reliated processes:

StartApps.exe
MD5: d4c7cafe72ad8ef19aaa61459964daad
SHA1: 000d88cb185ca133c9aa7214d593bec0f1b3de41
File size: 390.2 KB
Digital signature: Xportsoft Technologies

StartApps.exe detection rate:

AntivirusResult
Antiy-AVLTrojan/Win32.TSGeneric
DrWebProgram.Unwanted.791
ESET-NOD32Win32/XportOptimizer.A potentially unwanted
FortinetRiskware/XportOptimizer
IkarusPUA.XportOptimizer
McAfeeArtemis!D4C7CAFE72AD
McAfee-GW-EditionArtemis
RisingMalware.Generic!BbXMUlfVD1E@5 (thunder)
SUPERAntiSpywarePUP.XportOptimizer/Variant
VBA32suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
ViRobotAdware.Xportoptimizer.399560[h]
YandexRiskware.Agent!

First of all, the PC Optimizer Pro program poses itself as a legit system optimizer. Developers are promoting it as a normal service on its official website making users believe that it is true and install it manually. But most of all, users hate this software because of the tricks like bundling, wrapped downloaders and fake programs. User may skip the instruction during the installation process and miss important checkboxes there, this leads to the installation of two or more programs bundled together. And because they were not listed or showed for the user, they will be considered as unwanted or even dangerous programs.

Once the installation of a PC Optimizer Pro is over, the first thing it will do is scan your system for any errors and problems. After that, this program will show you the results of this scanning process. The thing is that most of these detected items won\”t be inside of your system at all. The developers of this program are trying to scare users and then suggesting to purchase their license to fix all detected problems. Almost all these program are fake and a typical rogue scam to make money from users without actually helping them. Which is why it is advised to remove such threats from your computer if you encounter such. Follow the removal instruction below for more information.

PC Optimizer Pro automatic removal tool:

Version: 3.0

PC Optimizer Pro removal steps:

    • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.

Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    • Shut down all your available browsers.
    • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:

Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

    • Shut down all your available browsers.
    • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:

Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

    • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:

Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PC Optimizer Pro in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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