Remove PC Optimizer PRO Rogue Software (Removal Guide)

What is PC Optimizer PRO ?

PC Optimizer PRO is a rogue software. More specifically, “PC Optimizer PRO” is a fake optimization program that demands from  the computer user to buy a license in order to fix the problems found on his PC.

This guide contains detailed instructions on how to remove “PC Optimizer PRO ” from your computer.

 

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Why should you remove it?

PC Optimizer PRO” is a ransomware optimization software and was most probably installed on your computer without your knowledge. This kind of unwanted programs are quite often bundled in the installation files of other legitimate programs (software tools and stuff). People go through the installation without noticing that this kind of software is rogue.

Rogue programs are all the programs that behave as legitimate and request the user to purchase a license to continue to operate. PC Optimizer PRO (in this case) requires the user to buy a license in order to fix all issues found on his computer. Users must ignore these kind of warning messages because they are fake and should not purchase such programs.

How to remove PC Optimizer PRO.

 

Step 1: Start your computer using “Safe Mode with Networking” option.

First of all you have to boot your computer into safe mode to prevent “PC Optimizer PRO” from running. To do that:

  • Windows 7, Vista & XP:
    • Restart your computer and hit the “F8” key while your computer is starting up (before the appearance of Windows Logo).
    • When “Advanced options” menu appears on your screen, navigate to “Safe Mode With Networking” option (using your keyboard arrow keys) option and hit Enter.
  • Windows 8 & Windows 8.1:
    • Press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
    • In “RUN” window “Open” box,  type: msconfig
    • Press Enter.
    • Click the Boot tab.
    • Select the Safe Boot & Network options.
    • Press “OK
    • Restart your computer.

 

Step 2: Uninstall PC Optimizer PRO from your computer.

  • Open Windows Control Panel. In case you don’t know how to do that, here is what you have to do:
    • For Windows 8: Simultaneouslypress “Windows” + “R” keys to open the RUN window.
      • In “RUN” window “Open” box,  type: control panel
      • Press Enter.
    • For Windows 7 or Vista: click at Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
    • For Windows XP click at: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  • From the program list find and remove – uninstall – the following applications:
    • PC Optimizer PRO
    • MyPC Backup
    • SpeeditupFree

 

Step 3. Remove PC Optimizer PRO with AdwCleaner.

  • Download “AdwCleaner”  utility to your computer (e.g. your desktop).
  • After you download it, close all open programs and run AdwCleaner.
  • At the main window, press the “Scan” button and wait until the scan is completed.
  • Finally press the “Clean” button to remove all the entries it has found and restart your computer.

 

Step 4: Remove PC Optimizer PRO with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

  • Download and install “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free“. (Beware: at the last screen of installation, uncheck the box next to “Enable free Trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO” in order to use the free version of this GREAT software).
  • Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Update the Database.
  • Press the “Scan Now” button and then wait until the scan process is finished.
  • When the scan is completed select all items found and then press “Quarantine All”.
  • Restart your computer if needed and you ‘re done.

One final step: Restart your computer and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

That’s all folks! It might sound like a lot of work, but in reality you’ll be free from “PC Optimizer PROinfection in less than 30 minutes, if you follow these instructions. Did it work for you? Please leave a comment in the comment section below or even better: like and share this blog post in the social networks to help spread the word about these really annoying crap Windows infections.

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