Remove Pc Optimizer Pro
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Pc Optimizer Pro is also known as pcoptimizer pro | Type: Malware

PC Optimizer Pro rogue system optimizer which we classify as malware. This virus claims to be legitimate program, security software which protects your PC. PC optimizer Pro is related to another program called Fake Antivirus. These products are Scam and they uses the scare tactics to make user to purchase full version of the software. This virus is distributed through the infected websites and through the use of the trojans or system exploits.

PC optimizer Pro even states that some of the legal and essential windows files are infected. If you will remove them, your system will become unstable. All the alerts, warnings and found infections are fake. Please do not purchase this program.  Here are the examples:

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

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

PC optimizer Pro may block other applications on your computer and tell that they are infected. Removal process is quite a difficult task, so if you do not have enough knowledge of the computer system, it is better to remove this virus automatically.

PC Optimizer is able to change browser settings, connect itself to the internet, stay resident in the background and block access to legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.

If you think you are infected, run a full system scan with SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware and get rid of malicious files.

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Pc Optimizer Pro manual removal

Delete registry values:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro

Delete files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\pc optimizer pro\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\pc optimizer pro\Uninstall.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\pcophelpfile.chm
%ProgramFiles%\PC Optimizer Pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe.manifest
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptProCtxMenu.dll
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\PCOptProTrays.exe
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\uninst.exe
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\UpdatesDll.dll
%windir%\Tasks\PC Optimizer Pro.job
Delete directories:
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\pc optimizer pro\
%ProgramFiles%\pc optimizer pro\

Geolocation of Pc Optimizer Pro

This map reveals the prevalence of Pc Optimizer Pro. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Indonesia, Philippines, India, Vietnam and United States.

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Information updated: 2013-09-24 06:39

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Users comments about Pc Optimizer Pro:

i can help me about pc clean
i got this pc optimizer pro from the download link:
there was a warning from McAfee site advisor which i somehow ignored.
Terrible.. I dont know how this "system" gets in your computer. I dont aloud to do anthing after. I am so verry absed with this "S" DO NOT USE
kennth Grooms
please refund us for pc pro we have sent 2 emails this is third......[email protected] thx
You are truly a moron.
This is not a fake program. Read the reviews on CNET and other sites instead of a fly by night site like this who obviously doesnt understand the term "malware". It is a legitimate porogram packaged with AVG and actually works quite well, if you want to pay for a program like this. There are several legitimate programs like this that clean the registry and optimize the computers operating system. It does not look for viruses. You can check the list of problem areas they show you and manually fix them yourself or buy one of the other registry optimizer programs, but dont panic, just go to your control panel and uninstall it just like any other program. Nothing sinister about it.
Tell that to Microsoft:
I did check and it now states it is NOT a bad program, regardless of its usefullness of course.
liam thorne
if i wanted would i be able to remove spyhunter after i am finnished with it
peter robinson
i laughed when i saw this program working, i had no idea that i had so many viruses like my start, pc optimizer and pc speedup, thank you so much!
If this program was legit, it would NOT have downloaded itself to mine or anyone elses pc. We would have had to have been the ones to seek it out and confirm the installation ourselves. However, this was not the case. I myself was viewing different sites for streaming tv when it popped up, already in mid-download. Thankfully I knew what it was right away and pulled the power, so it wont take much to dismiss it.

To everyone else-
I highly recommend Malwarebytes - theyve been my go-to for a very long time. :)
This totally SUCKS!! How the hell do I remove it? I cant freaking STAND it!!! It keeps popping up interrupting me and stuff! Ad it says everything on my computer is a virus! HOW DO I REMOVE IT? Please help me.
Ive been using Windows and Linux machines together for the past four years, Ive never had an issue with the Linux box. Im running both Fedora and Ubuntu, and I was very surprised at how user friendly Ubuntu is.
I say this as I am working on removing this PC Optimizer from a Windows machine.
I did not autherize optimizer pro to be installed on my lap top, but it was installed when I REFUSED another sites ability to run. Optimizer pro was hidden on the other site & loaded WITH OUT MY KNOWLEDGE & permission. I cant find where it is imbeded in my lap top.
Geoffrey in Nebraska
Im writing this on 23 May, 2013. In the past 3 days, Ive seen and heard from two people I know that have been infected with this intrusive program and others on the same PC! It is like a battle of "dueling krapware" . . . . .

So, the best way to remove this, and all similar virus, trojans, trogledite software is to do one of two things:

1.) Buy a PC that features Linux "Pre-Installed" (so, its MUCH easier to set up and run than windows . . . seriously . . . ). System 76 and ZaReason are two small companies that offer great hardware and personal support. Also, Asus, Dell and Lenovo sell pre-installed Linux PCs.

2.) If you have an older system (pre-Windows 8), its "relatively" easy to install Linux on 95% of desktops, and about 80% of laptops (IF youre willing to go online and read up on how to do it). It is some work "initially", but down the road it pays off big time.

Of course, Microsoft and other vendors, will claim this is only a possibility for "techies" but thats no longer true - do your own research.
Blue Devil
Option One: buy a new PC, learn how to use it, and find out how to make all your applications work again
Option Two: download Malwarebytes, do a full scan, and be up and running again after 30 minutes.
Hm, now let me see, which one is it going to be...? Hm. I cant make up my mind...
I have had PC Optimizer Pro on my PC from day 1, I uninstalled it today, after 2 years, and my PC has never run BETTER, I finally got sick of all the warnings that my protection was gone, system was at risk, condition critical, reqardless of what PCOP does or does not do, it certainly uses scare tactics on users after their trial period expires. And the abundance of times those pop-ups from PCOP come up drastically slows down your PC. So the very thing it advertises to fight against, it causes. Another funny thing is that the $80.00 cost to renewal suddenly becomes $15.00 when you try to uninstall it.
The big problem is that many get fooled by positive reviews, which are in actuality paid ads, you can see that PCOP is placing these reviews if you read closely, they all start with the same spiel, your computer is an "engine" yadda yadda yadda, have several links to their site, a testimonial from a "real person" and cue 5-star review... Allow this programs trial period to expire and you will see what its all about, scaring you into buying it, and slowing down your PC with all its scare messages.
I had this Virus (or Malware if you want to call it that). It will install itself without your knowledge. It will slow down your PC, give you bogus messages, track your data, and is difficult to remove. I would recommend 3 things (since I did get rid of it). By the way, YES, it is difficult to trust some 3rd party software to get rid of this (because you may wonder if it is also a virus), but Ive been doing SW development for 25 years and I trust the following steps:
1) Install something called: AdwCleaner by ExPlode -- LINK: (you will notice site is in "France", yes, "France"). On the right side of page at top, you can change language to English (if you want). Regardless, you should click the GREEN DOWN ARROW (right side, half way down page). I would NOT use the "Mirror Site". Get it from the folks who made it (GREEN DOWN-ARROW). Save the file, called "AdwCleaner.exe" on your PC. RUN IT. You have TWO options of interest after it opens: A) SEARCH: This will JUST look for VIRUSES and MALWARE (but WILL NOT fix anything). B) DELETE: This WILL delete anything BAD it finds (including PC Optimizer Pro), MOST OF IT anyway. SEE MORE in this message.
2) Boot to Windows "SAFE MODE with COMMAND PROMPT" (may say "command line"). After that boot, you must go to the FOLDER under C:Program Files and remove the FOLDER called "PC Optimizer Pro". You can do this by using the following commands on the DOS command line:
a) CD "Program Files"
b) RMDIR "PC Optimizer Pro"
Note that your "Program Files" folder may be called "Program Files (x86)". Unfortunately, the only way I have found to remove the "PC Optimizer" DLL in that folder is to boot to SAFE MODE with COMMAND line. Otherwise it loads after booting to Windows and its too late.
FINAL NOTES: Basically, AdwCleaner should get rid of MOST OF the "PC Optimizer Pro" virus, and you get rid of the FINAL PIECE by deleting the DLL in the folder described.
ALSO, THE "LOG FILE ENTRIES" showing the REMOVAL of "PC Optimizer Pro" (from my machine) are below for your reference:
***** [Files / Folders] *****

Deleted on reboot : C:Program FilesPC Optimizer Pro
File Deleted : C:WindowstasksPC Optimizer Pro Updates.job
Folder Deleted : C:ProgramDataPC Optimizer Pro

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKLMSoftwareInstallIQ
Key Deleted : HKLMSOFTWAREWow6432NodeClassesInterface{31E3BC75-2A09-4CFF-9C92-8D0ED8D1DC0F}
Key Deleted : HKLMSOFTWAREClassesInterface{31E3BC75-2A09-4CFF-9C92-8D0ED8D1DC0F}

RECOMMEDED: Install something called: TDSSKiller by Kapersky --- LINK: Save the file, called "tdsskiller.exe" on your PC. RUN IT. While this utlity is NOT specifically for getting rid of "PC Optimizer Pro", it finds a lot of NASTY viruses, including so-called "rootkit" infections and can remove them as well.

GOOD LUCK. -DaytonaGreg
UPDATE: DOS Removal Command of the "PC Optimizer Pro" FOLDER on you computer.
1) CD "Program Files"
2) RMDIR "PC Optimizer Pro"
If it does not let you remove the FOLDER, you should be able to go into that FOLDER and remove the DLL first.
1) CD "Program Files"
2) CD "PC Optimizer Pro"
3) Delete any files in that folder, e.g., DEL P*.*
I also concur with "Blue Devil" comment that "MalwareBytes" is an excellent solution. That can probably be used instead of "AdwCleaner", but I believe AdwCleaner can get rid of more items that require a reboot (in my experience). Whoever recommended buying or installing Linux is just downright Looney. Btw, I love Unix/Linux more than I like Windows (and use both for development), but I would never suggest that for a typical user. In fact layman users might just think Linux is an app for Windows, just please just ignore that comment. Just go with:
1) AdwCleaner (at link shown)
2) MalwareBytes (google it)
3) tdsskiller (at link shown)
Good luck.
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