PC Optimizer Pro

PC Optimizer Pro Screenshot 1PC Optimizer Pro’s downloaded links are stuffed with fake reviews that praise PC Optimizer Pro’s optimization features, but PC Optimizer Pro is, in reality, a rogue registry cleaner that has no real features to offer your PC. Attempting to use file-shredding services or other PC Optimizer Pro features will result in unusual errors appearing and may even harm Windows. Trying to purchase PC Optimizer Pro would be a waste of your money, even if PC Optimizer Pro worked, since the criminals behind PC Optimizer Pro will avoid sending you a functional activation code. Our research team recommends deleting PC Optimizer Pro with appropriate threat-removal software, as soon as it’s practical to do so.

Keeping PC Optimizer Pro Away from Your PC

PC Optimizer Pro doesn’t have any currently-known clones and doesn’t bear a strong visual resemblance to other rogue security program families, such as the group of fake anti-virus programs that include Windows Inviolability System and Windows Armament Master, or the family of rogue defraggers that include System Repair and Windows Repair. However, in sheer behavior, PC Optimizer Pro is as good as identical to most other rogue programs.

The following are the three most likely ways of becoming infected with PC Optimizer Pro:
  • Being attacked by a Trojan that specializes in installing rogue software. These Trojans include Zlob and Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, both of which are known for disguising themselves as fake codec updates.
  • Visiting a website that’s linked to PC Optimizer Pro or other scamware products. The most prominently-visible of these PC Optimizer Pro websites include pcoptimizerpro.com, pcoptimizerreview.com and pcoptimizerproreview.com. Our team of malware analysts has found that these websites, in addition to presenting highly inaccurate information that makes PC Optimizer Pro look like a great product, also universally abuse search engine algorithms to jam themselves up into the top of your search results.

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    Deliberately downloading PC Optimizer Pro isn’t always necessary, since these websites may employ drive-by-download scripts to force you to install PC Optimizer Pro.
  • Downloading PC Optimizer Pro from a general software website. You may make this mistake after seeing a large number of five-star reviews for PC Optimizer Pro, but these fake reviews don’t offer the honest analysis of PC Optimizer Pro that the one-star reviews and our own team of malware specialists will give you.

PC Optimizer Pro – the Registry Cleaner That Makes Cleans You Out of Your Cash

In spite of not being a clone of previously-known rogue programs, PC Optimizer Pro displays little originality in PC Optimizer Pro’s attacks. Once you’ve installed PC Optimizer Pro, trying to use PC Optimizer Pro’s features may look like something is getting done, but PC Optimizer Pro has no real file-shredding, registry-cleaning or anti-spyware functions. PC Optimizer Pro will pretend to scan your Windows Registry without your permission and then pretend to fix a small selection of the ‘errors’ PC Optimizer Pro makes up, thus forcing you to buy PC Optimizer Pro to fix the entirety of these made-up problems.

Our research team found that PC Optimizer Pro is noteworthy in one way – in the fact that the criminals that designed PC Optimizer Pro are too lazy to even fake a real registration feature! Although PC Optimizer Pro desperately wants you to waste forty dollars on registering PC Optimizer Pro, any registration code will return as invalid, if the fake company behind PC Optimizer Pro even bothers to give you a code in the first place.

In addition to stealing your money, PC Optimizer Pro will also try to harvest your email address and other personal information. If you’ve accidentally purchased or used PC Optimizer Pro, changing your email address, revoking the fraudulent charge and switching credit cards are all advisable.

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Visual & GUI Characteristics

PC Optimizer Pro Screenshot 2PC Optimizer Pro Screenshot 3

Technical Details

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
    2 %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\enemies-names.txt
    3 %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\hookdll.dll
    4 %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\local.ini
    5 %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\lsrslt.ini
    7 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\pcophelpfile.chm
    8 %ProgramFiles%\PC Optimizer Pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe
    9 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe.manifest
    10 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptProCtxMenu.dll
    11 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptProTrays.exe
    12 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\uninst.exe
    13 %ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\UpdatesDll.dll
    14 %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
    15 %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\PCOptimizerProSetup.exe
    16 %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\pc optimizer pro\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
    17 %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\pc optimizer pro\Uninstall.lnk
    18 %windir%\Tasks\PC Optimizer Pro.job

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft/Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptProTrays.exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{EB5A3A22-ECA7-4198-BEBF-2A3DE20513B7}
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  • joyce washburn says:

    I just inherited my dad’s hp desktop computer and when I finally got it going that optimized program won’t let me go to anything. I’m doing this on my tablet, is there anyone that can help out there for free?

  • Margaret Holden says:

    please delete optomizer pro programme from my pc due the fact i do not want it never asked for it also very annoying when it keeps popping up when in the middle of something

  • Bolognini Silvano says:

    please remove this from my computer

  • sam price says:

    please remove this from my computer

  • Fay says:

    Need info of how to get PC PC Optimizer Pro, off of a lap top, it simply will not go past the box that asks you if you want to use it, she has done both and it will not go beyond that point.

  • Stanwnd says:

    Optimizer Pro is a XXXX!!!! of pain …just as other say. It and a zip file manager popped up when I purchased and
    Installed Spotmau Power Suite, Boot recovery for my window XP (shows great reviews) ..if they are to be believed.
    I will try to remove Optimizer with Revo Uninstaller.

  • saliha balkan says:

    ja, auch ich bin infiziert durch optimizer pro cash. Keine Ahnung, wie es in meinen computer kam, aber es lässt sich nicht ohne weiteres entfernen, weder über systemsteuerung/programme deinstallation noch über Task Manager/ Prozesse beenden…nun willl ich hier auch nicht irgendwas neues installieren müssen, um dann neue Probleme zu bekommen.

  • tom domaldson says:

    no matter what I do I can’t get rid of optimizer pro. It must be a virus, right?

  • alicia parker says:

    Please!!! How do i get this thing (optimizer pro) off my sons computer?!?!?!?!?!?

  • An says:

    Thank you Blake! You saved my computer, because I was about to throw it out the window!

  • don says:

    don`t use it

  • paul says:

    how do I get this off my pc?

  • Lori says:

    dont want this thing on my computer,dont know how it got on here.

  • maggie Parks says:

    please please how do I remove Optimiser pro , dont know how it got there but is so annoying!!

  • Debra says:

    Please remove this program, it popped up on my computer everytime I turn it on. I can’t afford to purchase a program to remove it when I never installed it in the first place. This is very frustrating. Please Help!!!!!!!!!

  • Ken Ambros says:

    how much is the charge to remove unwanted offers?
    Thank you for your help

  • Linda Chrisman says:

    please remove the optimozer pro from my computor i can not pay for it

  • Leslie R Easley says:

    Ok, what’s the simple math problem?

  • jan says:

    hey thanx mann!!…about optimiser pro….sneaky freekin program has completely trashed my pc!!to the point where ive returned it and bought another…….and its popped up AGAIN!!……….ID LOVE TO FIND THE PROGRAMMERS N KICK THE CRAP OUTTA THEM!!…….THIS SHIT SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED……..IT POPPED UP AGAIN…LUCKILY THIS TIME WHEN PEOMPTED TO RUN IT I DIDNT!!….HOWEVER I CANT SEEM TO UNINSTAL IT CORREC TLY…..im ne4w to pc too…..a noob you guys would say ..lol……use tablets normally,but got pc……and running avasti right as i type this to re scan n fix…..thanx…sorry for being long winded…

  • Corwin Cornish says:

    I believe this to nothing but a scam , I did not request to have something on my PC annoying as SystHeal Ops , I have my own anti-virus also I just reset my PC I doubt I have 200 viruses this I believe is just another way to get money out of people. When I phoned it was someone from another country that I could barely understand, I say save your money.

  • Donna Lindsay says:

    My OptimizerPro was removed by Norton. I cannot get it on at all. And my machine is a mess! I have to scan and let things fix!! I paid either $19.95 or $29.95 for the program. I’d have to search for it as my emails were destroyed!!!! NOT happy!!

    Can you help me, please. You recommended it.

    D. Lindsay

  • Angela Pitt says:

    followed Blakes advise to uninstall and it states Optimiser Pro has uninstalled. Let us hope it has, it’s driving me bonkers!

  • Donna Irwin says:

    Please tell me how to remove this program from my computer. It is very annoying and not welcome. How on earth does it get on computer without a user’s permission? Seems wrong on every level.

  • Frank Hooper says:

    Please remove optimizer pro from my computer. Did not want it and not sure how it was added. Thank you. Email address is frankhooper@suddenlink.net. Sending this message via iPhone since I cannot access on my computer.

  • Albert B says:

    I did not want this program and I cannot remove it because it says it always is in use. Tell me how it got into my computer and how I can completely remove it from my computer, You are a very shady company,

  • Angie says:

    Ok, I googled help for this subject. I tried the first suggestion; link below
    Revo something it was called. Loaded it and all seems to be gone with this horrible, horrible thing.

    How did we get this? HATE IT!!

  • Connie Osborn says:

    Please remove PC Optimizer, I did not install it keeps popping up. I can’t uninstall because it says all files is not there!

  • oliver mann says:

    please show me how to get rid of it

  • tonia RIESTRA NICOLAU says:

    quitense de mi pc porfa

  • gilbert m says:

    get optimizer pro of my computer please…..

  • bobalou says:

    I got rid of it by going inside the program files folder, scoll down and find it’s folder, open it and delete some stuff in there like the .dll files and .exe files. I guess you can delete just about everything, maybe it’s not the right way to remove a program but it worked for me. I ran CCleaner to clean my PC, it also has a registry cleaner and I ran that as well. Do at your own risk.

  • Sue says:

    Sorry folks, I don’t know what to do about this damned optimizer pro. I just want it off my computer forever! Please help, thnaks

  • phil says:

    I did not want that program

  • Claire says:

    I did what Blake said and it did not work! Would reinstalling Windows 7 help?

  • BT says:

    TOTAL pain in the ###! This crap downloads programs and pop-ups that will take over your computer. DO NOT believe any of the "warnings" or "You need to do…".

  • ChristinA says:

    I want this program off my computer now. I did not download it and I want it gone ASAP!

  • Tom Liversidge says:

    Most annoying program ever.

  • patricia shine says:

    PLEASE TAKE OFF THIS PROGRAM OPTIMIZER PRO… I AM SO SICK OF THIS.. I’VE TRIED TO UNINSTALL AND IT WON’T BECAUSE IT’S MISSING c:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\unins000.msg…. so it won’t uninstall…. get it off my computer PLEASE I have no money to pay for someone to take it off…

  • Robert L. Bates says:

    Please remove pc optimizer pro from my pc

  • Norbert Alscher says:

    wie kann ich das Programm "Optimizer Pro Leistungsüberwachung entfernen? Ich hatte es nicht bestellt unhd es stört mich.

  • Lorin Fries says:

    Remove pc optimizer from my computer

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  • kurt says:

    how do I remove optimizer pro ? I don’t want it . when I try to uninstall it says parts are missing . get this virus off my pc

  • Katherine says:

    Please remove Optimizer pro, I never installed this, it popped up on my computer and is not being caught by my antivirus. It didn’t come alone, it has brought pop ups to my surfers and I do not appreciate watching my computer gradually getting slower everyday.

  • paula tenuta says:

    pleas remove optimizer pro from my computer thank you

  • Cliff Oberlander says:

    Optimizer Pro: anti-virus? Optimizer Pro IS a VIRUS !!!! For the moment it has turned my newest PC, with Windows 8.1, into a vry expensive door stop. This software is a disaster that morphed into an abomination !!! If I never hear of it again, it will be too soon. Likewise for the vendor, PC Utilities.com. Leprosy would be preferable.

  • carly says:

    I have never wanted this program it just showed up and now it will not uninstall I want the proper way to get the crap off my pc I have windows 7

  • arthur says:

    take & remove Optimizer Pro off my computer , I never wanted it its getting very annoying
    popping up on the computer all the time

  • Ronald Wiegman says:

    Please remove the Optimizer Pro program from my computer – I did not ask for it and it doesn’t seem to work !!!!!!

  • Gilbert Arvie says:

    Pls cancel my optimizer pro on my PC. I do not want my enrollment automatically renewed on October 30, 2013.

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