AllPCOptimizer or All PC Optimizer pretends to be a legitimate PC optimization tool. People install it believing that it will clean the system and boost PC’s performance. Despite such promises. Security experts have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and provided enough facts that justify such classification.
AllPCOptimizer PUP spreads via software bundles
AllPCOptimizer has the official website that provides explicit information about the program and its functions. Besides, a toll-free technical support number is given as well in case someone decides to find out more about the tool or need some help with PC errors. Unfortunately, but AllPCOptimizer virus is seldom downloaded directly from its official website. The main reason it has been classified as a PUP is its distribution using third-party software. In other words, it is typically bundled with free download managers, media players, PDF creators, torrent files, and so on. It’s not that easy to spot such and similar attachments as AllPCOptimizer because they tend to be disguised under Quick/Express installation mode, which is the most common choice. Consequently, this rogue optimization tool can slither onto the system without being noticed and start scaring people that their PCs need a major fix-up.
Luckily, the is one way that can help you avoid unwanted AllPCOptimizer installation. For that, you should choose Advanced or Custom installation process. It is programmed to disclose both must install and optional components. Therefore, you may find a notification saying: “I agree to install AllPCOptimizer and accepts with its terms and conditions.” Beware of the fact that such PUPs are always set by default, so if you forget to untick the check mark, it will be installed by force. Already installed it by accident?? Then don’t waste your time. Run Reimage and remove AllPCOptimizer virus along with all potentially/dangerous files, registries, and software.
AllPCOptimizer hijacks web browsers and seeks to make people buy its licensed version.
AllPCOptimizer claims to “Boost Start-Up Speeds, Delete Junk Files & Clean Up Windows, Wipe Private Data & Internet Logs, Clean up 25 browsers traces and protect your privacy.” According to the recent studies, this tool can hardly provide with any real value. It can clean just a small part of useless apps and registries. Besides, security experts warn that some of the registries and junk that it detects as bad may appear to be critical system files. If this tool installs on the system via software bundle, you may receive misleading notification and alerts during your browsing.
Once you click on any of such messages, AllPCOptimizer redirects to the official page and required to pay $19.99 for the license key that supposedly grants a full PC optimization. However, as we have already pointed out, this lame optimizer is useless and can even cause you some critical system errors by deleting the wrong files. Besides, DO NOT call for the technical support number provided on the pop-up because you may contact with cyber frauds who may try to swindle more money out of your pockets. If you seek to delete AllPCOptimizer virus, find a removal guide on the Next page.
How to deal with rogue PC optimization tools?
AllPCOptimizer is a legitimate application. It means that it should be included into the Add/Remove Programs List. Therefore, to remove it, you should perform the following steps:
- Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
- When the Add/Remove Programs List is open, look for AllPCOptimizer.
- Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.