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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Programs like SPCOptimizer are not malicious infections, but they can be buggy enough to make you want to remove them at once. The problem with the potentially unwanted programs (PUP) is that they are rarely useful, and they only take up space on your hard drive. What is worse, they could lead to severe computer security issues, so you need to terminate such programs immediately, especially if you did not plan to have them. Thankfully, it is not complicated to remove SPCOptimizer from your computer, so you can rest assured that there will be no complications associated with this program, as long as you deal with it at once.

If you were to open the official website for this application via spcoptimizer.com, you would be greeted with a user-friendly layout and more information on the application. It says that once you install this program on your PC, SPCOptimizer “erasers the search history and cookies from your browser so that no advertisers and websites can track your behavior online with the help of cookies and search history of your computer.” Although it is highly doubtful whether the program can really “erase” your browser history when its creators cannot even spell the word properly.

Of course, taking care of your web history data is not everything. SPCOptimizer should also be able to clean up your computer from temporary and unused files that may take up a lot of space, consequently slowing down your computer. Finally, the application should improve the system boot up by closing and ending unnecessary programs or processes. Do you really need a third-party program to do that? Actually, no. It is possible to perform those tweaks yourself, but quite a few users would not bother to do that. It is a lot more convenient to have someone else do it for you. If you decide that you need an application to clean your PC, we would recommend you choose something else than SPCOptimizer.

There is another aspect of this program that could prove to be rather disturbing. Since the application has an official website, one would assume users download it willingly, but there are a lot of complaints that this program “infects” users behind their backs. The truth is that this application cannot infect anything because it is too “simple” for that. The reason users are not aware of its presence for a while is that the program may come bundled with freeware apps.

In other words, it means that you install SPCOptimizer together with some other app you have downloaded willingly. For instance, if you have been looking for some video cutter or a video converter, there are quite a few freeware applications available from third-party sources. However, these third-party file-sharing websites do not review the installers they host. And so, very often these installers carry more than just one program within. If you do not check all the steps in the installation wizard, it is only natural that you miss the opportunity to avoid installing this PUP.

Are there any severe security threats associated with this application? Not really. The program itself is definitely very buggy, and it is more annoying than useful, but it does work to some extent. SPCOptimizer does not have an autorun feature, so it will not spring into your screen without warning. We would like to point out, however, that the application may have several detections in computer security websites, and its files are not signed by any entity. Thus, it means that SPCOptimizer could be easily exploited by malevolent third parties.

The fact that the application is unwanted should be enough to convince you to remove it. The manual removal instructions are provided right underneath this description. If you are worried about other potential threats that might have entered your PC, you can scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will detect all the potential threats, and you will be able to delete them automatically, too.

What’s more, investing in a legitimate antispyware application would ensure your system’s security, and other unwanted programs would not be able to enter your PC again. Of course, you should also be more aware of your web browsing habits because you may stumble upon similar applications again, and you should know how to recognize them and how to avoid them.

How to Remove SPCOptimizer

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Highlight the application on the list and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove the application.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall the PUP.
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