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Remove System Optimizer (Free Guide) - 2020 update

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

System Optimizer is the unwanted program that claims to clean the registry and fix all the errors this way

System OptimizerSystem Optimizer is the potentially unwanted program that supposedly offers disk optimization and registry cleaning features, but there is no particular reason to keep the PUP on the machine. It gets promoted on various platforms with advertisements claiming that tool updates drivers, delete temp files, and reports system errors. However, the said cleaning functions are not real, and, in most cases, clearing registry entries and so on can affect the performance even more than the cyber infection initially did. 

This PUP can get called a System Optimizer virus by users that get affected by the shady tool because it appears out of nowhere and triggers unwanted processes, questionable scans, or delivers results not related to the machine affected. All the functionalities should apply for Windows devices mainly, but there are a few distributors, deceptive sites that push the mobile version of this program. It is possible, that adware-related application is distributed on various operating systems and can frustrate people all over the globe, so be cautious when you receive any suspicious malware alerts or scan results from a tool that you haven't installed yourself.

Name System Optimizer
Type System tool or potentially unwanted program. It also can get categorized as a rogue application[1]
Distribution  The more common way that such intruders get spread is using software bundles[2] during insecure freeware installations. Also, deceptive pages that promote the tool also trick people into installing the program or triggers the automatic download
Symptoms There are not many particular symptoms or activities that this PUA runs on the machine. However, the suspicious scan of the system is initiated and altered, pre-determined results appear on the screen alongside additional advertisements and shady installations
Danger PUP can trick you into installing or paying for the licensed version of the application that does nothing like the free version. Such cyber threats can get involved with ad-supported pages and advertisers that collect and misuse information about you, browsing habits and preferences
Elimination Make sure to remove System Optimizer ass soon as you notice any of the symptoms, so you can avoid further damage that PUA can make to your system and programs or features
Repair You need to consider additional cleaning of the machine and repairing particular files and functions because PUP can easily alter parts or even cause damage. To repair affected files get Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or a different cleaner utility

System Optimizer focuses on showing exaggerated results of the system scan with various claims about system errors or even malware infections. However, the free version of the application has no functionalities that could help with the detected problems, so you get suggested to install a full version of the tool or pay for the licensed version that potentially is also useless.

System Optimizer can also be categorized as adware because the computer starts showing ads and redirects when it gets installed or finds its own way on the targeted machine. If you noticed additional pop-up ads, promotional material, banners, or redirects to questionable advertising services, take actions ASAP to avoid serious infiltrations of malware and damage to your system.

System Optimizer is a questionable program, which claims that it is capable of increasing PC's speed and improving its functionality. Unfortunately, but we can't guarantee that after eliminating all bad registries and suspicious files that will be found by this program you will improve your PC's speed.

That's because you have to get rid of thousands of bad registries in order to see a clear improvement in your PC's work. Also, you can definitely do that for free with the help of reputable and well-known software, so why should you install and then purchase this suspicious application. You better get Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or a similar cleaner instead of the rogue System Optimizer for such system issues or even virus damage termination. System Optimizer PUPSystem Optimizer is the tool that claims to have various features useful for the user, but this is not valuable at all.

As we have noticed, this program is mostly used for making the money, which means that it seeks the only thing – trick you into buying its license. Beware that most System Optimizer scam results and alerts can be exaggerated and may have nothing in common with the real situation of your computer.

Experts[3] note that you shouldn't believe anything that appears on the screen out of nowhere, especially such alerts or malware warnings. In most cases, System Optimizer removal is the only cleaning process that you need to perform because all the claims on the pre-determined list are fake and not related to your machine.

In addition, it should be known that this application may infiltrate your computer in a bundle with other programs and then start showing you its questionable alerts without a break. How can you avoid System Optimizer infiltration? The easiest way to do that – start monitoring the installation of every freeware because there are thousands of free programs that have been involved in the distribution of additional components. 

To sum up, System Optimizer is a very questionable application, which should be used with extreme carefulness. If you know that you have never downloaded this program to your computer, you should get rid of it. The easiest way to do that is to download a reputable anti-malware tool that can detect various cyber intruders and clean them off of your device.

Such security programs should also help you to detect hidden components of the shady tool and avoid reappearance of this questionable program. So remove System Optimizer as soon as you can and make sure to choose the proper anti-malware program to have the one-time experience of terminating the PUP and forget about all those frustrating symptoms. System Optimizer virusSystem Optimizer PUP is the program that gets promoted online and pushed as a real system tool that supposedly improves the performance of mobile devices too.

Ways how PUPs get distributed around

These tools can be installed by the users themselves because when PUP is actively it is promoted, you can easily fall for those useful claims and allegations. However, you should avoid its official website and other sites that have been involved in its distribution and promotional campaigns.

In addition, as we have already mentioned, you have to be very careful when downloading free programs on your computer because there are lots of applications that have been involved in the distribution of this and other suspicious applications. You should be careful when downloading download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software, and similar applications.

Basically, the first step that you should do is to read the end user's license agreement, privacy policy, and similar information. In addition, make sure you select the Custom or Advanced installation option and then follow every installation step of the freeware. Once you see a warning about optional components, you should uncheck each of them because they may lead you to the infiltration of a virus.

Focus on system cleaning and remove the System Optimizer virus as soon as possible

If the System Optimizer virus has already shown up on your computer, you should get rid of it. You can do that with the help of anti-malware programs designed to scan the machine fully and indicate any risks regarding the performance, speed, or even malware infections. You may benefit from some tips listed below.

You may also try to go for the manual System Optimizer removal process by resetting all web browsers on the machine to default. This is how all of the changes made by this intruder gets reversed and additionally installed extensions or tools deleted. 

However, the best way to remove System Optimizer from your device is the anti-malware software that is based on detecting malicious activities and possibly dangerous programs. AV engines can find parts of the shady software in various places of the system and even the ones that are hidden in the background, so your device gets properly cleaned.

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 System Optimizer, follow these steps:

Uninstall System Optimizer from Windows systems

Get rid of the shady System Optimizer PUP by following these steps

To remove System 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 System 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.

Get rid of System Optimizer from Mac OS X system

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

Remove System Optimizer from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for System 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 System 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 System Optimizer and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the System Optimizer-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete System 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 System 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,
  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 System Optimizer removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove System 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 System 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

Erase System Optimizer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To clean all the traces of System Optimizer, you can fully reset the Firefox browser

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 System 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 System 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 System Optimizer removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate System Optimizer from Google Chrome

You should reset the browser to default, so all the changes made without your permission can be changed back to normal

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 System 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 System 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 System Optimizer removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall System 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 System 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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