Should you trust StartupMaximizer?
Speaking of PC optimizers, we would like to state that hundreds of rogue computer optimizers pretend to be legitimate and useful programs. StartupMaximizer PC optimizer is one of such doubtfully reliable PC optimizers that we do not recommend using. However, you should not call it StartupMaximizer virus because it is not malicious itself. The 2-Spyware team has decided to assign this PC optimizer to “potentially unwanted programs” (PUP) category and also to “system tools” sub-category. At the end of this post, you can find detailed StartupMaximizer removal instructions that our team has prepared. You can use them in case you want to remove StartupMaximizer PUP from your PC.
How does this questionable PC optimizer function?
One thing that makes this PC optimizer look suspicious is that it can appear on the computer system out of nowhere. However, nothing happens without a reason. Potentially unwanted programs like StartupMaximizer hijack computers when the user installs a program that includes several optional applications added to it. Such software packs are also known as “software bundles,” and if the computer user chooses Default or Standard option to install such software pack, all included attachments are installed without even notifying the user. You should not install programs on your computer “blindly”; do not rush and read all information that setup wizard provides. Software bundling is a very effective software distribution technique, so there is no doubt that software developers are not going to give it up anytime soon. To avoid installing unwanted apps when you are willing to install only one program, set Advanced or Custom installation settings and then opt out each suspicious optional application added to your selected program.
StartupMaximizer PUP sets itself as a startup program and initializes random system “scans,” which allegedly detect various computer errors, junk files that need to be cleaned, invalid shortcuts that need to be deleted, and other computer problems that supposedly exist. Then it displays pushy pop-up ads on the computer screen, stating that StartupMaximizer has found hundreds of items that need to be cleaned or optimized. However, in order to fix all these “problems”, the user must buy a licensed version of Startup Maximizer. If you started to see StartupMaximizer ads on your computer screen, you should not rely on its shady scan results because computer security experts claim that StartupMaximizer only seeks to frighten the computer user and urge him/her to purchase the full version of StartupMaximizer, which is hardly useful. What is more, this program might slow down your computer and also block access to certain Internet sites to create an illusion that computer really needs to be fixed. Therefore, we suggest you to remove StartupMaximizer from your computer with Reimage or just uninstall it manually.
How to remove StartupMaximizer?
It seems that Startup Maximizer app is rogue and just seeks to give the impression that computer is messed up. If you scanned your computer with any anti-spyware software, you would see that it identifies StartupMaximizer as a potentially unwanted program. If you want to optimize your computer, we suggest using a trustworthy PC optimizer like Reimage. To uninstall StartupMaximizer from your computer, you can run a scan with anti-spyware program or just uninstall it manually using these StartupMaximizer removal instructions:
- Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel”.
- Click “Uninstall a Program” under “Programs”.
- Select “StartupMaximizer” and then select the “Uninstall/Change” option.
- Click “Yes” and “OK” to apply the changes.
If you are using Mac OS X operating system follow, you should click “Go” button at the top left of the screen and select “Applications.” Wait until you see “Applications” folder and find StartupMaxizer or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select “Move to Trash”.