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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Wind Optimizer

Wind Optimizer is the latest application causing issues to computer users unfortunate enough to have been infiltrated by this rogue optimization application.

Wind Optimizer, also referred to as WindOptimizer, is installed onto a computer system via a Trojan infection, or might even enter into the system when the user visits malicious and dubious websites, which contains the virus in scripts embedded within.

And no – this application will not be able to assist you any way, shape or form. This program is dubious and was designed to have harmful functionality.

Wind Optimizer is believed by many experts to have been developed by the same creators of General Antivirus and Personal Antivirus - known rogue anti-spyware programs.

As mentioned before, Wind Optimizer enters into a computer system via a Trojan application, which sneaks into the system via security exploits, such as spam emails or it can be installed by another malware.

Wind Optimizer will generate fictitious system warning alert messages, fake scan reports and fake error messages about the “infection” on the computer system. All of this is aimed at ensuring the user of the computer system user is coerced and tricked into purchasing the “full” version of Wind Optimizer.

Wind Optimizer should not be trusted or purchased as it is rogue optimization tool should be deleted immediately upon detection!

Now, what do you do if you suspect you have this nefarious application embedded within your system?

Manual removal can be performed should you follow the following steps:

1. Stop Wind Optimizer Processes:
WindOptimizer.exe

2. Find and Delete Wind Optimizer Files:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Wind Optimizer.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Uninstall Wind Optimizer.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\WOSetup.exe.txt
%UserProfile%\Desktop\WOSetup.tmp.txt
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\Contig.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\Explorer.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\log_09062009.wlg
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\unins000.dat
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\unins000.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\uninstall.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\vista.manifest
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\vista.res
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WindOptimizer.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WO_install.iss
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WO_install.new.iss
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WODefragmenter.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WOIsnce.db
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\db

3. Remove Wind Optimizer Registry Values:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wind Optimizer

Although Manual Removal is probably best, to ensure all components of Wind Optimizer is eradicated from the infected system, it is best left to those individuals who know their way around the registry files of a computer system.

To avoid unnecessary damage and risk to a computer system, as a computer novice, your best option would be to perform an Automatic removal process. Simply make use of an up-to-date, fully functional legitimate antispyware application. This way you will be able to rid the computer system of all traces of Wind Optimizer

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How to manually remove Wind Optimizer

Files associated with Wind Optimizer infection:

%AppData%\Wind Optimizer
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer
WODefragmenter.exe
Wind Optimizer Home Page.lnk
WODefragmenter.exe
unins000.exe
Contig.exe
WindOptimizer.exe
Uninstall Wind Optimizer.lnk
Wind Optimizer.lnk
WindOptimizer.exe
Uninstall Wind Optimizer.lnk
Wind Optimizer.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\Wind Optimizer

Wind Optimizer processes to kill:

WindOptimizer.exe
WODefragmenter.exe
WODefragmenter.exe
unins000.exe
Contig.exe
WindOptimizer.exe

Remove Wind Optimizer registry entries:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wind Optimizer
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wind Optimizer_is1
Wind Optimizer_is1
Wind Optimizer
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