What is OnePCOptimizer?
OnePCOptimizer is presented as a powerful PC optimization tool. According to its developers, this tool can be used for junk files removal, Windows cleanup, private data removal, privacy protection, and so on. However, if you’ve been considering whether you should install it or not, then this article should help you to decide.
Security experts claim that One PC Optimizer is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), what means that it can slither onto PC’s system via other freewares without being unnoticed. It cannot be stated that it is not capable of detecting wrong files and registries that may be the cause of your PC’s slowdowns. However, we can firmly assert that it may exaggerate all the errors in order to scare you into thinking that your computer is seriously affected by various viruses, malware, Trojans, tons of junk, etc. This way, it seeks to make people purchase a licensed OnePCOptimizer version for $19.99. For that, this tool may show you fake error messages, initiate fake system scans on a certain schedule, and provide you with the bogus search results, which, in reality, may be filled with various invented file names or randomly taken files from your computer. No matter how convincing all of this may appear, keep in mind that a full version of this program can hardly fix anything on your computer, so don’t waste your hard-earned money.
In addition to the fake system scans and scan results, OnePCOptimizer virus can continuously deliver pop-ups informing about various errors on your PC and prompt you to call for remote technical support, which is also not recommended unless you don’t mind receiving an increased telephone bill the next month. That’s because the given number may be highly charged so you may soon regret calling for it. All in all, no matter what kind of errors OnePCOptimizer may detect on your computer, you should better check your machine with Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware and let it find what kind of infections are lurking on your PC for sure.
How can OnePCOptimizer hijack my computer?
Although we do not recommend doing so, you can install OnePCOptimizer from its official website and other download sources. However, we’ve received a handful of people’s reports saying that this optimizer has infiltrated computers without requiring authorization. Well, actually, it may seem that it spreads like a virus or something. However, it typically spreads as an ‘optional component’ of various freewares and sharewares. Therefore, if you want to prevent it from accessing your computer, you should stop thinking that Advanced/Custom settings are provided just for looking formal. These settings have to be checked because it’s the only way to get information about ‘optional downloads’ and get the ability to opt out of them. In case One PC Optimizer has already slithered onto your machine, you should follow the instructions below:
How to remove OnePCOptimizer virus?
OnePCOptimizer is not a trustworthy application. It may swindle a considerable amount of money from you, continuously display misleading error messages, initiate doubtful system check, and so on. Therefore, in order to prevent all inconveniences, you should remove OnePCOptimizer virus:
- Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
- When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for recently installed/unfamiliar applications, such as OnePCOptimizer.
- Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
Besides, you can do that automatically with Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. A full system scan is recommended anyway in order to ensure that all potentially unwanted programs or serious viruses are removed from the system.