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Remove Pc Optimizer Pro (Removal Guide) - Aug 2017 update

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PC Optimizer Pro is an untrustworthy tool that you should remove from your PC

PC Optimizer Pro virus

PC Optimizer Pro is a rogue system optimizer which is often classified as malware[1]. This virus claims to be legitimate program, which is capable of increasing security of the system and protecting computer. Nevertheless, you should not take these words for granted because they are very misleading and may even lead you to the loss of your money.

PC Optimizer Pro is related to another program called Fake Antivirus. These products are FAKE and you should never buy them. Yes, that's what they seek. How do they do that? In most of the cases, they rely on misleading tactics that seek to scare PC users and then to make them purchase their full or licensed versions[2].

That's why this program starts scanning the system as soon as it gets installed on the system. Usually, it spreads via software bundling, so it is likely that you won't remember the moment it got installed. After hijacking the system, PC Optimizer Pro virus states that some of the legal and essential Windows files are infected. In order to get ability to remove them, you are supposed to purchase its licensed version.

Questions about Pc Optimizer Pro

However, that's what we don't recommend because it's a straight way to the money loss. All these alerts, warnings and found infections are fake. Please do not purchase this program. Here are the examples of PC Optimizer Pro warnings:

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

If you are still not convinced to remove the described scareware program, we want to suggest reading PC Optimizer Pro reviews online. You will find dozens of forums discussing questionable functionalities of the software. Besides, you can even find some YouTube videos with recorded conversations with the rogue program's “support” team.

We believe that user reviews and these videos will convince you to uninstall PC Optimizer Pro – we are not the only ones who claim that the software is rogue and highly untrustworthy. According to[3], many German-speaking computer users got their computers compromised by this rogue system tool. 

PC Optimizer Pro site
PC Optimizer Pro pretends to be a useful system optimization and maintenance tool while in reality it is a rogue software that urges victims to buy its licensed version.

Techniques used to promote rogue system optimizers and ways to protect your PC from them

This described rogue program is mostly distributed through infected websites and through the use of other dangerous computer programs. Below, you can find some tips that will help you to avoid installing it on your system.

  • In order to avoid it, you have to stay away from illegal websites and download updated anti-spyware, which could help you to detect all suspicious programs before their infiltration.
  • Finally, we would like to recommend you avoiding fake alerts that are either trying to check your computer for free or to update some of your programs. You can encounter such pop-ups and ads on certain web pages while browsing the web.

Once this PC optimizer Pro enters computer, it may try to block other applications on your computer and tell that they are infected. In addition, this program may try 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.

Unfortunately, PC Optimizer Pro 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.

Your questions about the suspicious optimizer answered

Question. I have just found a suspicious system optimizer on my computer and I know that I have never installed it. Could this be that PC Optimizer Pro is a virus that infiltrated my computer behind my back?

PC Optimizer Pro is a seriously deceptive application, which seeks to swindle people's money. It is known that it has been spread similarly to other fake optimizers, what means that there is no surprise that it showed up on your computer without downloading it.

Typically, such programs are spread using fake pop-up ads, software bundles, trojans and other deceptive methods. If you have just discovered that optimizer on your computer, don't waste your time and scan your computer with updated anti-spyware because it can easily cause additional problems on your computer. We recommend suing automatic removal of this shady optimization tool.

Question. As soon as I turn on my computer, PC Optimizer Pro scanner starts checking my computer. Typically, it finds several hundreds of PC errors and other issues. However, I can't fix them without purchasing this program. Should I do that?

Please, do NOT pay for PC Optimizer Pro malware because it's a fake computer optimization tool! If you really want to check your computer for issues, you should download a other reputable anti-spyware because PC OptimizerPro is a fake optimizer that is seeking the only thing – swindle people's money. In order to protect your computer and data that you keep on it, you should eliminate this program from your computer.

Question. Help me, I am infected with a virus! I googled “What is PC Optimizer Pro” and now I know that it's a dangerous program but I don't know how to delete it. Could you give me a detailed guide for the full removal of PCOptimizerPro?

Yes, you are infected with a seriously suspicious program, which should never be purchased. If you want to remove PC Optimizer Pro and each of its file, you should download a trustworthy anti-spyware like Reimage. Make sure you update it before running a full system scan and you will remove each of malicious files that are related to the virus.

Question. I was browsing on the Internet when a huge warning message showed up. It offered me to check my computer for errors and I clicked on it. Now I am suffering from PC Optimizer Pro alerts offering me to purchase its license. The main problem is that I can't remove this malware because it fails to appear in Programs list.

Unfortunately, but you have been tricked by hackers who are using such deceptive technique for spreading their viruses. In this case, you should run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware and remove malicious files from it. If you want to be sure that PC Optimizer Pro is not hiding in your system's background, you should perform a system scan using a reputable security product.

Question. Could you help me to figure out whether PC Optimizer Pro is malicious or not? I was going to purchase its license for improving my computer's performance.

Please, do NOT pay for PC Optimizer Pro's license because it's a fake system optimization tool! No matter what is promised by its developers, they are promoting a useless program, which can even be used for stealing personal people's information. If you want to protect yourself, you should eliminate PCOptimizerPro from your computer. You can do that with the help of Reimage.

Remove PC Optimizer Pro for good

If you think you are infected with the described system optimization “virus” but you do not know how to remove PC Optimizer Pro properly, we suggest you follow the instructions provided below. For a faster and easier removal, run a full system scan with Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

These programs will help you to get rid of all malicious files that can be found on your computer. If you decided to go for manual PC Optimizer Pro removal option, remember that this won't guarantee that all suspicious files and dangerous programs will leave your computer. However, you must follow the steps provided below to obliterate the shady software for good.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Pc Optimizer Pro, follow these steps:

Uninstall Pc Optimizer Pro from Windows systems

Normally, it is enough to uninstall the PCOptimizerPro in this way:

  • Click 'Start' and select 'Control Panel.
  • Click 'Uninstall a Program' under 'Programs'.
  • Choose 'PC Optimizer Pro' and select the 'Uninstall/Change' option.
  • Click 'Yes' and 'OK' to save the changes.

However, if this method doesn't help to eliminate fake pop-ups and annoying browser redirects, we strongly recommend you to follow the instructions provided in the rest of this guide. Uninstall every shady-looking program using these tips provided by our experts:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Pc Optimizer Pro and related programs
    Here, look for Pc Optimizer Pro or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate Pc Optimizer Pro from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Pc Optimizer Pro or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove Pc Optimizer Pro from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Pc Optimizer Pro and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Pc Optimizer Pro removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Pc Optimizer Pro from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Pc Optimizer Pro should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Pc Optimizer Pro from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Pc Optimizer Pro and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Pc Optimizer Pro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Pc Optimizer Pro from Google Chrome

Get rid of every Chrome extension that slipped into your browser without your knowledge.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Pc Optimizer Pro and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Pc Optimizer Pro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Pc Optimizer Pro from Safari

Clear Safari from rogue extensions this way:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Pc Optimizer Pro or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Pc Optimizer Pro removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. jonathan says:
    August 4th, 2012 at 2:39 am

    i can help me about pc clean

  2. baster says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    i got this pc optimizer pro from the download link:
    there was a warning from McAfee site advisor which i somehow ignored.

  3. AmaDraque says:
    October 23rd, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I understand what you mean. However, I myself didnt purchase this program, nor did I get any alert when it was downloaded to my computer and I was therefore also not given the option to say No Thank You. When a program installs itself to your computer without your consent or knowledge, they also cannot ask you to pay. Yet people do not create software and program it to install itself on private computers for no reason, there must be some benefit that they gain from this.

    Other things to consider:

    When a pop-up suddenly asked me if I wanted this program to make changes on my computer, I opened its properties, and whereas their certificate is verified by Go Daddy, two lines of information were tagged with a yellow exclamation mark, 1. The program has no restrictions, and 2. it uses (80) – I believe this means it uses port 80. Both are things that gives the program complete control without needing your permission once youve allowed it to make changes to your computer (thats an alert prompted by an anti-virus program, so you may not have had this).

    I decided to run a search to see what this program actually does. All I wrote in the search box was the name PC Optimizer Pro. I didnt ask for reviews or ask “is this good?” or make any other specifications, just the name, nothing more. ALL the results were negative. The first result read “PC Optimizer Pro – Exposed?”, the second read “PC Optimizer Pro (spyware) Uninstall”, and the third read “PC Optimizer Pro – Uninstall Guide”. I only briefly scanned over the following results which were also about uninstalling, bad reviews and one even mentioned scam.

    To me these three factors – my not being allowed to chose whether or not I want the program to be downloaded PLUS not even being alerted about this happening, the flawed info in the programs properties, and the fact that ALL results when running a search on just the name were negative in nature – is enough for me to make the decision that I do NOT want this program on my computer.

    You bought your PC Optimizer Pro, and that is somewhat different. According to the website with the headline saying “PC Optimizer Pro – exposed?”, this is not a bad program in the sense that it doesnt work. It just isnt optimal. You may want to take a look here: They have a list of what the program does effectively and what it doesnt do. I have seen worse over the years. Good luck with it.


    PC Optimizer Pro installed itself the second time I logged on to my computer which I bought three days ago. today, on my third log-in, a window popped up and asked me if I wanted to allow this program (PC Optimizer Pro) to make changes to my computer. Before closing the window (without giving my consent) I looked at the programs properties, and whereas its certificate appears to be verified by Go Daddy, there were two info lines tagged with yellow exclamation marks (which, as we know, means something needs to be fixed, altered or removed).

    I assumed the program had been pre-installed along with all the apps and various other programs most of which I have no need or use for, so I decided to run a search on the name PC Optmizer Pro (I describe the result above in my reply to Ron). It was only here, when reading the uninstall text posted below, that I realized this program wasnt pre-installed. To make sure Ive checked with the hardware provider who sold me the computer and he confirmed that PC Optimizer Pro was not installed when I bought the computer.

    To me this is an intrusion on my privacy and freedom of choice and I think I am justified in feeling offended. Im not attempting to slander or flame or troll or in any way make allegations without cause, and I hope my post will not be perceived to having abused the rules of this website. I believe the URL Ive posted qualifies as an Additional Resource and apologize if it doesnt.

    Sadly I have no additional information about how to remove PC Optimizer Pro from a computer, indeed I need information about how to do this myself, seeing as my computer came with Windows 8 installed and few resources have information that pertains to uninstalling the program from this OS. I did try to uninstall myself but have been unsuccessful.

  4. Darlene says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    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

  5. kennth Grooms says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    please refund us for pc pro we have sent 2 emails this is third…… thx

  6. LOL says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    You are truly a moron.

  7. GDW says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    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.

  8. Check says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Tell that to Microsoft:

  9. Mike says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I did check and it now states it is NOT a bad program, regardless of its usefullness of course.

  10. Timetrip says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    CNET seems to promote every program that buys an ad.

  11. Computer user 1 says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Crap program. I hope they get sued, and the company officers go to jail for this bit of electronic terrorism clogging up the internet.

  12. liam thorne says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    if i wanted would i be able to remove spyhunter after i am finnished with it

  13. peter robinson says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    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!

  14. JDL says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    To GDW-
    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. 🙂

  15. Elaine says:
    March 4th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    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.

  16. Penguin says:
    April 5th, 2013 at 7:21 am

    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.

  17. Tim says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    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.

  18. Geoffrey in Nebraska says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    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.

  19. Blue Devil says:
    June 8th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    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…

  20. ETV1 says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    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.

  21. DaytonaGreg says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    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

  22. DaytonaGreg says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    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*.*

  23. DaytonaGreg says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    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.

  24. LadyKatie says:
    June 19th, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Hi DaytonaGreg- thanks for the thorough information!
    I read all this after I had already successfully uninstalled the PC Optimizer Pro” via the basic control panel/program uninstall method.
    In light of this new input from your posts Im wondering…is it really gone or just not showing now because Ive chosen to uninstall?
    Hope to hear back soon, cheers 😉

  25. lix says:
    November 2nd, 2013 at 5:43 am

    l find that hard to believe, lve tried many times to uninstall it and its impossible. lve tried most the remedies offered on the net and nothing works. everything one site says to download, another says not to as its another virus…its a right rotten pest

  26. Guy says:
    June 20th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I was able to manually uninstall Optimizer Pro without any issues. Try doing that first before downloading any of the suggested programs.

  27. JD says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    How do I get this crap off my computer? It wont let me uninstall 🙁

  28. Thanos079 says:
    July 19th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Guys, I got infected with this crap too, for those who think this is legitimate software, think again, which commercial software has special routines to prevent from uninstalling ????

    The easy way to get rid of this crappy software is to use spybot with administrator privileges, it takes a few minutes and a reboot and it is gone !!!

  29. Computer user 1 says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 5:27 am


    Shill. did you get paid today?

  30. SarahR says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Ive had Opt Pro on my computer for at least a year. I love it and my comp was happy. Only reason I had to uninstall was because I sold the computer. I followed the uninstall suggestions at this link and it worked fine for me.

  31. HELLO says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Fake it told me to delete my system 32 Get da fuk outa `here delete it it a program that destroys your pcuse avg or malwarebytes

  32. CherlyC says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I dont who to believe these days. I just purchased it today….now they are wanting me to buy more services because my computer is ready to crash. Thats why I am searching for comments about this software. I think I will un-install…..should have checked out before spendnig my hard earned $.

  33. OliveOilDave says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Just selected the “Post Comment” for this forum, and guess what, I got a PC Optimizer Flash Ad. Just too much.
    Anyway, I tried to delete,etc, but I keep getting message: “unins000.dat” does not exist. Cannot uninstall.
    Should I try using AdwCleaner or Malwarebytes, or what?
    So tired of all this stuff…

  34. Sam says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I have a solution how to remove Optimizer Pro it worked for me. click on your hard drive, open it, stroll down where you find program files , double click and you will see all the programs select Optimizer pro click and open it, then you can delete it, it worked for me also I deleted New net. post a coment if it worked…..

  35. Ron says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I had it in a computer for three years. I read all these stories and uninstalled it the normal easy way you automatically uninstall any program. If it were a virus, any good virus remover would remove it. Since virus removers dont regard it as a virus, I dont see how it could be one.

  36. AmaDraque says:
    October 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I bought AVG three days ago, but I didnt see anything about PC Optimizer Pro being installed with it. Im aware that AVG has teamed up with other partners and there are several program trial versions that came with it and which keeps popping up telling me to buy them. How sad, AVG used to be one of the “good guys”, but this almost makes me regret I payed for another year.

    As for the effectiveness of PC Optimizer Pro there seem to be some who are critical. I guess its also a question of personal preference and needs. Personally I want the best I can get for a decent price and Im going to look elsewhere – if for nothing else then because I hate being spammed with intimidating pop-ups telling me the safety of my machine is in serious jeopardy.

    Also, this version of PC Optimizer Pro doesnt fix anything, it only tells you all the reasons they found for you to buy the software. And why doesnt it take effect right away along with AVG? I bought and installed AVG two days ago but it wasnt until today that PC Optimizer Pro wanted to make changes to my computer (though it ran yesterday, but without fixing anything, as mentioned above).–If everything about this program is really legit as you put it, it certainly does a bad job of making itself understood.

  37. Sam says:
    November 3rd, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Sam;
    I exhausted all the methods posted for removal of “PC Optimizer Pro” which was packaged with a download for Dugi addon installer for the game World of Warcraft, by CNET. I have the PRO version of Malwarebytes and the NORTON AV 360 program. Neither of them would strike the program. I used the installed “Change/Uninstall” command for my OS (Windows 7.0 Ultimate) to no avail as I was prompted that the “uninstal000 file was missing. When I read your post to manually delete the entire folder from my Programs folder, I laughed. That is until I tried it. Kudoos!!! to you. It worked just fine. Thank You.


  38. john says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Well, I think PC Optimizer Pro is a useful software and uninstalling it was never a problem. But why would you uninstall such a useful application. It cleans Internet junk, cache, cookies, etc. to save valuable disk space, then it revives your Windows registry by cleaning invalid entries and missing file references, etc. Its very handy and my antivirus programs never show it as any malware or something. You must try PC Optimizer Pro to see the diffference in your PCs speed and perofrmance. Its wowsome tool I would say.

  39. Paul says:
    December 11th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I contacted the company directly and they provided me a speedy fix.

    Uninstall Optimizer Pro

    Dec 10 23:44
    I wish to uninstall your program because it is adversely affecting the use of my computer.
    I cannot uninstall the program via the Control Panel as I keep getting the following message:
    Messages files “C:Program Files (x86)Optimizer Prounins000.msg” is missing. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.
    I have tried downloading the program again; however, that fails to help.


    Mark, PC Utilities Pro Support Team
    December 11, 2013 09:11

    Thank you for reaching out.
    Please go into the file where the “unins000.msg” file is supposed to be. Once you find it, there should be an .exe named “unins000.exe”. Right-click on the .exe and rename it to “unins000.msg”.
    After that, uninstall the software manually, Go to Start menu>Programs folder and you will find Optimizer Pro/Driver Pro/LiveSupport. Click on Uninstall Optimizer Pro/Driver Pro/LiveSupport. Or try with the other option for uninstall: Go to Control panel>Programs and features, find Optimizer Pro/Driver Pro/LiveSupport and double click on it.
    Please write back in case you need further assistance.
    Kind regards,
    PC Utilities Pro Support Team

  40. Greg says:
    December 17th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I followed Sams advice, but I had a problem deleting the .dll file and the program file (2 separate files in the folder for Optimizer Pro). I clicked on each item separately and then chose the “shred” option using my McAFee Internet Security program. Once I shreddred the two files, I then shredded the folder, too. I was then prompted to reboot my computer to remove the remaining items related to this spyware. On reboot of my computer, the spyware was gone. Hope this works for other people.

  41. james craig says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Best way is very simple, Get the program called revo uninstall, It is not an anti viruse, however it scan your computer from hell and back and get rid of any affiliated programs of the the one you are trying to delete. it has a force delete which impale the programs to do anything against you getting rid of it.

  42. chass says:
    February 7th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    i have paid for his software and it worked good and made my pc faster, and it disapeared hehe, wft is going on, now it is a virus, that is hard to imagine

  43. Macallan says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Today, just a few hours ago I bought a new high class gaming computer. Installed everything that was pre-installed but needed updates. Before I could even think of install anti-virus pgm I got this message; Youve got 1335 illegal hits from internet, and Ive just started installing everything, without entering internet by my own… Phew… Thougt win 8 had some kind of protection against these f…ing animals

  44. beli says:
    April 24th, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Cool software,having multiple utilities and cleaning the pc as expected.Thanks!

  45. Nawal D says:
    April 27th, 2014 at 3:49 am

    PC optimizer pro worked good for me. It cleaned up all the junk from my computer. My computer is working better than ever.Plus there are no pop ups by the software, which usually causes aggravation. I would recommend this application.

  46. Sahil Malhotra says:
    May 19th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    PC Optimizer pro is really good utility , help me in keeping my PC optimized and running write. They are running a offer these days . Just superb guys . Best in customer service.

  47. Parks says:
    July 22nd, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    EVERY positive post about PC Optimizer is posted by PC Op themselves. Think about it, it acts just like a virus. Theres a good reason for that. Duuuu!!!! Dont be fooled by the positive feedback. What do you think you will get if you give money to a scammer??? Use your brain people!!!

  48. Grace says:
    January 27th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    This software is not allowing me to log in to my computer – how do I get rid of this with no access to my computer??

  49. Steve says:
    April 13th, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    The unbelievable @ssholes that made this software should be hunted down and executed like diseased vermin.

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