PC Optimizer Pro - How To Remove?

Type: PUP

PC Optimizer Pro is a commercial registry cleaner. It scans and detects PC registry and “privacy” issues and then asks for payment like all commercial registry cleaners do. However, it uses overly aggressive tactics for displaying the detected problems. For example, PC Optimizer Pro displays missing files in download history as a “problem” though it is of no concern for PC performance, stability or security. It will also display files in browser cache as “privacy” or “performance” risk, which might be completely opposite. Although browser cache might be used to investigate PC owner behavior, deleting it would reduce performance of loading often visited websites.

The more funny part of PC optimizer Pro is that it claims to free “valuable disk space” by deleting missing shortcuts (Which take several kilobytes of space at the most). For example on a scanned machine it might show 35 problems of “Junk Files” that will save 29 kilobytes of space. And these “problems” are summed as if they are all equal.

Thus it is no wonder that PC Optimizer Pro will show that your PC has several hundred of issues. In many cases all of them can be ignored and you should not purchase a full version of this program. If you need registry cleaner, try using CCleaner or similar tool for starters.

In case you detected PC Optimizer Pro installed on your computer without your consent, check if you have installed new programs recently. It might have been installed with some sort of freeware. I recommend Spyhunter and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan if you can’t figure out how this software was installed. You might wish to uninstall it from control panel or use revouninstaller to do that if installer is broken. This software was listed as PUP in the past by Microsoft, though removed from database at the moment.

PC Optimizer Pro name is similar to Optimizer Pro, which is installed with adware and trojans and is more dangerous.

Automatic PC Optimizer Pro removal tools

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PC Optimizer Pro screenshots


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June 6, 2013 05:58, July 3, 2014 07:54

2 thoughts on “PC Optimizer Pro

  1. I just want to inform you that you have mentioned on your site that PC Optimizer Pro software is a virus program. But in reality its not any kind of virus or malware, its only a registry cleaner which cleans your PC. You can also see our website as mentioned above. And i would also like to inform you that we are certified Microsoft and Intel partners. So kindly remove these types of false statements about our software as its defaming. Please reply.

  2. It’s not defamatory. If it’s your creation you should be ashamed. It exhibits many of the habits of a virus. First and foremost, it interferes with the running of the machine, to the point that in Task Manager, you see 60, 70 and higher CPU and / or memory usage, causing the machines’ operations to grind to a halt. Attempts to shut down and remove the software are nearly impossible, and cannot be achieved through the normal Add / Remove software utility. If it were a human based virus, it would not be something curable, but closer to something permanent like herpes.

    I can’t see any benefit to a software that causes the machine to grind to a halt by consuming a vast amount of resource, hides itself and resists all attempts at uninstallation.

    Given its effects and behavior, it appears to certainly qualify as a virus, or other form of Malware.

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