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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
PCOptimizerPro

PC Optimizer Pro

Despite the best efforts of the online security industry to secure the exact opposite, many of its consumers continue to fall into the trap set by malicious rogue security tools like PC Optimizer Pro. This type of rogue antispyware, much like all of its contemporaries were designed to only rip its victims off, and not offer anything of value in return. Although seemingly legitimate, PC Optimizer Pro is nothing more than a worthless, yet extremely destructive infection.

The rogue will enter the system under suspicious circumstances with the help of rubbish online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers, among many other tactics. It only reveals itself to the user when it is ready to start its attack against the system. This happens by PC Optimizer Pro initiating a fake system scan which will inevitably yield bogus results aimed at panicking the user into paying for PC Optimizer Pro’s worthless software.

PC Optimizer Pro will also proceed to cause incredibly poor system performance and increased erratic system behavior. It will block the user’s Internet access and prevent him from running applications on the system. In order to limit the damage this rogue will cause your system you need to obliterate PC Optimizer Pro as soon as possible.

UPDATE

Find some of the messages generated by PC Optimizer Pro:

Warning!
Name: taskmgr.exe
Name: C:\WINDOWS\taskmgr.exe

Attention
Suspicious software activity is detected by PC Optimizer Pro on your computer.
Please start system files scanning for details.

As the rogue spyware removal application cannot provide you with ultimate protection against malware attacks, you it is highly recommended to remove it from the system. We advise you against manual removal procedures as they require a lot of attention and knowledge about the Registry and its modifications. Instead, install a reliable anti-spyware tool which will automatically kill the infection.

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How to manually remove PC Optimizer Pro

Files associated with PC Optimizer Pro infection:

StartApps.exe
PCOptimizerProSetup.exe
DPTray.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\PC Optimizer Pro
file.exe
PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Optimizer Pro
hqghumeaylnlf.exe
PCOptimizerPro.exe
PCOptProTrays.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC Optimizer Pro
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Optimizer Pro
%Desktop%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\Uninstall.lnk
%Programs%\Startup\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\
%StartMenu%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe
%AppData%\[random]\lsrslt.ini
%AppData%\[random]\local.ini
%AppData%\[random]\hookdll.dll
%AppData%\[random]\enemies-names.txt
optprosetup.exe
LiveSupport.exe

PC Optimizer Pro DLL's to remove:

%AppData%\[random]\hookdll.dll

PC Optimizer Pro processes to kill:

StartApps.exe
DPTray.exe
LiveSupport.exe
file.exe
PCOptimizerProSetup.exe
PCOptimizerPro.exe
optprosetup.exe
hqghumeaylnlf.exe
%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe
PCOptProTrays.exe

Remove PC Optimizer Pro registry entries:

PC Optimizer Pro
HKCU\Software\PC Optimizer Pro
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
Software\PC Optimizer Pro
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Comments

  1. Andy Oct 6, 2011

    I deleted the PC Optimizer Pro Folder in the program files folder and none of the other files show up when i type it in the search box. But it still shows in the programs Window where i try to uninstall it and when i click uninstall this message pops up 'Please wait until the current program is being uninstalled or changed' PLEASE HELP!!!

  2. Pcthreat Oct 17, 2011

    Download Spyhunter, and scan all Your computer. It will show results, where all *****ociated files are.

  3. help! Jan 18, 2013

    Somone help me i cant delet it i have got a virus :(

  4. davesocal818@aol Apr 20, 2013

    if you don't stop your god-damn pop=ups for "optimizer" my attorney is ready to see you in court...!!!!!

  5. Pcthreat Apr 22, 2013

    davesocal818@aol
    Pcthreat is in no way *****ociated with the fake program. We only offer removal instructions and a software to help it remove more easily.

  6. Pcthreat Apr 22, 2013

    help! - did you try our software?

  7. American Nov 7, 2013

    I deleted PC optimizer pro, here are the problems:

    In my computer are messages of the PC optimizer pro, i wnt to remove the alerts of the opt pro i need help.

  8. Lee B Dec 3, 2013

    PC optimizer pro is totally full of *****

  9. Pcthreat Dec 5, 2013

    Hey American,

    If you have removed PC optimizer pro and you still have pupups it would be good to scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner to see what left overs you have in your system that are causing these alerts to show up. Let us know about your findings

  10. Patricia Ashton Mar 5, 2014

    still have pupups

  11. chklgregtwre Apr 3, 2014

    werter243564

  12. Shradha Apr 18, 2014


    Hi,
    I dont know why there is so negative publicity for the Pc Optimizer Pro although it is a very good software .I used it personally and it keeps my System up to date . its a registry cleaner software which cleans junk out of your system . i found this article on microsoft. If you want to have any further information.

  13. Alex May 24, 2014

    I need your email address or phone number i want to contact you regarding this matter can you prove it, it is created by Russians and it is a virus do you even know what it is meant for i will take legal actions against you for spreading wrong information between users. but before that i want to contact you my email address is Abhiagg17@gmail.com

  14. Anuj Gambhir May 26, 2014

    Hi, PC Optimizer Pro is a useful software that help in cleaning your registry and help in speeding up your computer. Spreading negative information regarding any software is bad marketing .its a illegal business.

  15. Alex May 26, 2014

    Yes Mr Anuj you are right and i will file a complaint in court regarding that and will soon you will see results i am just waiting for answer from these guys and i will wait only for 5 more days spy hunter is a very bad product it just removed my all data from My PC and anyone who is promoting this software i will see every one. i am a law officer and all these guys will see result soon

  16. Delinique Jun 10, 2014

    If PC Optimizer Pro is "a useful software" why did it slow down my computer and make all these pop ups start appearing. And if it was on the up and up why is it so hard to uninstall? How do you uninstall it without installing another program?

  17. Mark Daniel G. Dacer Jun 18, 2014

    USE YOURUNSTELLER PROGRAM google it -

  18. awesomeice Aug 6, 2014

    looking at comments 12 and 14 i say LOL.
    if its being promoted at all, we all know its from the creators.
    Problem comments 12 and 14?

  19. Kris Aug 22, 2014

    Lol comment 15. Okay, Alex. "i am a law officer and all these guys will see result soon"

    Apparently a "law officer" who can't use capitalization, punctuation or articles. You people have no ***** idea how irritating this PCoptimizer ***** has been for me.

  20. Juanita Aug 30, 2014

    With the optimizer pro my computer is blacked out and it will not go past this stupid box please help

  21. Joan M Sep 12, 2014

    I would just like this company to piss off and stop har*****ing me and we do need someone to legally sue them for har*****ment. I am 77 years of age and a lot of people my age would have been taken in by these awful people. My computer working slow ???????????????If my computer went any faster I couldn't keep up with it. Please will you legal beagles get on to them and quickly.

  22. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    12 and 14 obviously work for the virus or are a person who is getting paid to say that LOL i forgot to add that

  23. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    @12 i would like you to prove that. you must either be
    a. delusional
    b. a person who uses inspect element so it looks real even though it doesnt.

  24. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    @1 and 3 try removing it though regedit.exe.

  25. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    @14 ... you are right it is an illegal business. "PC Optimizer Pro is a useful software that help in cleaning your registry and help in speeding up your computer." more like a useless software that helps clog up your registry and help slow down your computer.
    @16. that is our point. IT IS A VIRUS!

  26. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    @7. then you are still infected. remove it through regedit.exe. remember that they leave those keys on there hoping you will reinstall it.

  27. awesomeice Sep 14, 2014

    oh btw 18, if you mess up its binary data it will have a harder time reinstalling. also check for other viruses which will restore it like whitesmoke or lyricsviewer.

  28. awesomeice Sep 15, 2014

    if you guys think pc optimizer pro ***** then do what i do. troll their chat >:).

  29. anony Oct 12, 2014

    @21 try booting in safe mode then remove it from the registry

  30. Sharon Oct 15, 2014

    PC Optimizer Pro is seriously pissing me off. I have been trying to uninstall through the control panel but I get this error message, "C:\Program Files(x86)\Optimizer Pro\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.

  31. Sharon Oct 15, 2014

    PC Optimizer Pro is seriously pissing me off. I have been trying to uninstall through the control panel but I get this error message, "C:\Program Files(x86)\Optimizer Pro\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.

  32. hassan Oct 15, 2014

    trouble program

  33. anony Nov 16, 2014

    @30(and 31) remove it with other methods. those (censored) try to make it impossible to remove but you can play around and mess it up with notepad++.

  34. me Nov 16, 2014

    If you can't boot, use an alternative way to get to the registry if needed. start windows and hold F8. go to repair your computer and push enter. after a bit open cmd and type regedit.exe.

  35. mii Nov 16, 2014

    @32 yes it is trouble. unfortunately the company is supposedly in INDIA so i dont know if it is possible to sue them. At this point all i can do is spread the word and insult them through their chat and support.

    p.s. one of the above comments tried to say s u c k but it was blocked, yet the filter allows the p word? wow just wow (no offense)

  36. a person. Nov 28, 2014

    can someone also add that the virus "optimizer pro" (in the mutated) is the same thing they just removed the word pc. optimizer pro adds random things all over your windows as well as the webcam exploit. Can someone go to india (where the company apparently is) and kill their ceo. Then send the money to idk where. Both apps try to max your cpu throttling to 100%. i just gonna troll them until they will stop.

  37. Juliet Dec 31, 2014

    Look i am not intereted before something that ylou will not think of comes up this theiev that is parading on my PC
    Did i request David C P ark with others who used Igbo names for bible business?
    I know how many they are and if you want to add your name, the business wqill stop also.
    GET THIS NUNSENCES OJUT OF MY PC. Why not call me and ask if i want your help?

  38. someone Jan 3, 2015

    Good point juliet.i hope the developers die from idk what lol. there is no reason for it to be impossible to remove legitimately. and shradha don't try to say that it is good. i saw your post on Google forums.

  39. random Jan 8, 2015

    i deleted it today and i don't have internet anymore help!

  40. Askpcexperts Jan 20, 2015

    Your PC is also having signs of stability issues, such as freezes, crashes, errors popping up or application response slowdown.for more information you can

  41. beverley tompkins Jan 24, 2015

    I got it on my laptop, it shut down and now all I get is a black screen with a pop up to buy pc optimiser. If I close the box I just have black screen,I can't uninstal it if I can't open anything!
    I need my pc as all my work is on there, please help me

  42. bill Jan 27, 2015

    Beverley, I'm just searching for this as my friend has phoned me with exactly the same problem as you've described. Will post here if I find a work around.

  43. BB Feb 2, 2015

    So I uninstalled it through programs and features, cleared the Temp file and took it off the registry.
    But I'm still getting a 'choose which program to open optimizer pro' on startup.
    How do I stop this?

  44. jcraft666 Feb 9, 2015

    Hi, thx for article, I'm not some sort of computer geek, but I use one piece of software that helps me with this, and more similar computer problems. You can download it here

  45. anony Mar 1, 2015

    @41. Can you do control shift and escape? this opens task manager where you can terminate pc optimizer pro.

  46. anony Mar 8, 2015

    Update to my comment @41.
    After launching taskmanager, if you close the pc optimizer pro program, make a new process called explorer.exe this should make your computer work again.
    @37 some people actually do call but they just do bad things to you :S.

  47. Toxica Wolf (Toxicwolf89) Mar 8, 2015

    Hey guys,
    This stupid virus jacked up my last computer (an old windows vista that my parents "gave" me which was like, 8-9+ years old) and shopping helper smartbar as well as shopping helper smartbar engine DESTROYED MY LAPTOP. I had another DESKTOP before that in which DeviantArt took over. I am furious with malware and spyware and "crapware." It makes me so mad that I'm about ready to hack (because I can hack) all of these crap softwares.

  48. Meemah Mar 8, 2015

    *****ociation

  49. anony Mar 12, 2015

    @47. hack them off if you want. Remember that pc optimizer pro is very elusive so its hard to find. Hard to find makes it hard to remove to hopefully mean they will get $$$. They have a tool to remove it on their own site. I recommend you firebomb it with revo uninstaller.

  50. anony Mar 12, 2015

    @48 look at number 5. The 2 are not involved with each other is the making of the application.

  51. anony Mar 24, 2015

    COMPLETE SCAM

  52. the person who was originally anony Mar 25, 2015

    @51 don't impersonate me. Anyway, yes it is a complete scam.
    @meemah. pcthreat and the virus dont a s sociate with each other

  53. anony Apr 1, 2015

    @43 open msconfig and block it from startup

  54. zesk hitler Apr 7, 2015

    Well one thing is the related and the creator of Optimizer pro should be in court if optimizer pro loses then they have to pay 1.2 billion dollars and remove the software.

    if they win they don't keep optimizer pro

  55. anony Apr 7, 2015

    @54 OMG that's funny. In any case though, they are from India so we can't sue them. You can see at their contact us page, it says India in all caps

  56. anony Apr 28, 2015

    @47. BTW, deviantart is not a virus, its just a website that lets you upload your own pictures and other stuff.
    @54. BTW, look here, it clearly says India, though no longer in all caps

  57. anony Apr 28, 2015

    @56, Well i didn't know pc threat banned links. Lol just look at their support page

  58. Blayze Jul 13, 2015

    if need go to *****s.com they have manual how to remove things as well as programs and they are not spyware or from india

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