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Remove Inlog Optimizer (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

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Inlog Optimizer is the system tools that use intentional false positives to claim that users' devices have problems the optimizer can easily fix

Inlog Optimizer 

Inlog Optimizer is the potentially unwanted application that shows alleged detection results of various system issues on your machine. This program claims to optimize and clean your system and offers various functions like deleting temporary files, emptying caches, recycle bin and registry entries. However, the particular system optimizer is associated with a trojan-dropper that installs this optimization tool on various machines without users' permission. Even detection rate[1] shows tons of different names stating that the program is a trojan and dangerous.

This program is promoted and distributed on various websites as a great tool, but Inlog Optimizer virus, in most cases, gets installed against your will and starts affecting the computer out of nowhere. The PUA gets dropped on the system without your knowledge or permission, so you notice the symptoms and all the unwanted behavior, not the infiltration. This shady activity means that your computer is already affected more than you think when you notice the symptoms. 

Name Inlog Optimizer
Type Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms The program claims to check your device and find issues that can be fixed with particular software that you need to download. After the alleged scan, you may be asked to pay for the fix
Distribution Deceptive pages, pop-up ads, promotional content, other malware installers
Domain inlog-optimizer.com
Possible damage Can lead to money loss when you purchase any promoted software, install other PUPs and affect the performance with all the additional behavior
Elimination Remove Inlog Optimizer with tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and make sure to double-check for any damage 

Inlog Optimizer is known to be bundled with other unwanted programs and tools that show various advertisements and causes redirects to questionable sites filled with shady commercial content and possibly malware. This so-called optimizer gets installed on your machine from such pages and during insecure installations using unreliable sources.

The fake system tool Inlog Optimizer is considered a potentially unwanted program due to the distribution method and ad-supported site redirects. Various pop-ups, messages, fake alerts, banners, and messages trying to trick you into installing more intrusive applications fill up the screen when the PUA gets on the machine.

Main purposes of such Inlog Optimizer material:

  • to push other products by saying that the system has problems and you need to purchase tools to fix those issues;
  • to hijack your in-browser searchers and redirect to needed pages where views and visits can be generated and later monetized;
  • to install other applications directly on your browser or the machine that work in the background;
  • to show commercial content and display various advertisements to keep you from browsing normally;
  • to spy on users or even smuggle such malware on the machine;
  • to steal information from the system like stored credentials or private details about the victim, logins and passwords.

Inlog Optimizer has no value, so you shouldn't keep the tool on the machine, especially when it does not provide any claimed features. All the functions that this optimizer should provide already exist on the Windows operating system, so there is no need to add the new tool for those purposes.

Inlog Optimizer virusInlog Optimizer is a tool used to hijack your resources and use them for other malicious processed like spying, spamming or cryptocurrency mining.

These fake system managers like Inlog Optimizer have one annoying and somewhat dangerous feature – registry cleaning.[2] Software claims to optimize startup programs, registry keys and automatic updates or even edit host files, removes clutter or useless files. Those processes are not even performed, in most cases, and when such tools delete files or even programs, it can cause damage to your PC.

Inlog Optimizer, unfortunately, is related to various third-party companies and advertisers, so data tracking is a common issue with the software and all the similar applications. Your online browsing preferences, other details regarding the time online can get recorded and collected for later advertising purposes.

So remove Inlog Optimizer as soon as you notice intrusive and unwanted activity to avoid such issues with your privacy and even identity theft possibilities. You can try to uninstall the tool manually, but there are more files and programs that this intruder installs without your permission.

To achieve the best Inlog Optimizer removal results, you need to eliminate all files and applications associated with the PUA and unwanted behavior. This is why we recommend getting the anti-malware tool and scanning the machine thoroughly. By employing a tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, you can clean those programs and files entirely off if the computer.

Inlog Optimizer PUAInlog Optimizer is the potentially unwanted program that shows advertisements with questionable content and can install those adware programs on the PC directly.

PUP developers bundle applications with freeware

Various deceptive ads, content that promotes and pushes programs with questionable functions once clicked can cause more pop-ups, redirects, and even trigger automatic downloads of other unwanted programs. Similar deceptive websites also pose as free installation pages that distribute freeware.

During such freeware installations, you should choose the Advanced or Custom method, so all the programs included in the setup can be seen and de-selected if needed. Those additional PUPs are not appropriately disclosed on the installation setups, so you need to opt for such options to control what you get on the system. You should also read EULA and Privacy Policy on freeware distributing pages to be sure that there is noting shady, or just choose trustworthy and reliable sources. This is highly advisable by many experts.[3]

Eliminate Inlog Optimizer PUA using security tools

You can try to remove Inlog Optimizer manually by going to Control Panel and finding installed program on your own. However, then you need to find all the associated files and programs because all the related applications affect the performance of your machine. This takes time and causes lots of frustration.

We recommend performing an automatic Inlog Optimizer removal using anti-malware tools and particular system security programs, so your computer gets cleaned thoroughly, and all the parts of this questionable software get deleted. PUPs can install other applications, in-browser content and files on the already affected machine and even alter registry entries or startup preferences. 

Inlog Optimizer virus can affect more than you think or even notice, so terminate this program and end all the associated processes as soon as possible, so your data, passwords or sensitive credentials are not stolen. Also, in time, your machine becomes more prone to malware if you leave such PUAs running on the system.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Inlog Optimizer, follow these steps:

Eliminate Inlog Optimizer from Windows systems

Clean the system and uninstall any suspicious tools like Inlog Optimizer

To remove Inlog Optimizer from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Inlog Optimizer (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Inlog Optimizer from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Inlog Optimizer from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Inlog Optimizer-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Inlog Optimizer, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Inlog Optimizer and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Inlog Optimizer-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Inlog Optimizer from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Inlog Optimizer and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Inlog Optimizer removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Inlog Optimizer from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Inlog Optimizer-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of Inlog Optimizer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Inlog Optimizer and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Inlog Optimizer did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Inlog Optimizer removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove Inlog Optimizer from Google Chrome

You may need to check the browser for any additional content like toolbars, extensions, and Inlog Optimizer-related tools

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Inlog Optimizer by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Inlog Optimizer-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Inlog Optimizer removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Inlog Optimizer from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Inlog Optimizer and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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