How to remove PC Optimizer Pro
What is PC Optimizer Pro:
Threat Classification: Adware/PUP
Even tough, that the PC Optimizer Pro is presented as legitimate software, that could clean & optimize your Windows Registry database, you should be very careful with such products. Our security consultants have run multiple tests and experiments and they concluded, that the PC Optimizer Pro tries to optimize your system, however, they claim that it doesn’t make anything quicker or more stable – on the contrary – the test systems were experiencing multiple program failures and a lot of unwanted software installed on the test machines. Although, it is considered as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
When you install PC Optimizer Pro on your system, it will display fake warnings stating that there are multiple issues detected. In order to fix the problems, you will need to buy the full version of the software. PC optimizer Pro might also warn you about corrupted Windows system files. The removal of such files might produce unwanted error messages or to crash your system. All alerts, scan results or pop-up messages are fake.
PC Optimizer Pro is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of PC Optimizer Pro varies but is not limited to – installing third-party programs, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
PC Optimizer Pro may block other legitimate software on your computers such as anti-virus or anti-malware programs. This rogue software may modify your browser settings and will run hidden in the background. The removal process might be quite a challenge for a novice. If you do not feel confident enough, we suggest you remove this virus automatically.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove PC Optimizer Pro:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove PC Optimizer Pro Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect PC Optimizer Pro and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Remove PC Optimizer Pro Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove PC Optimizer Pro manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove PC Optimizer Pro by restoring your system to a previous state.
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
***For Windows 8:
If you are using Windows 8, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and press Enter on your keyboard.
3. When the command prompt loads up, type:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and hit the Enter.
Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press the Enter.
4. System Restore should initialize, and you will be displayed a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time before the Your-computer-has-been-locked virus has infected your computer.
When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows normal mode, you would need to perform a scan with anti-spyware software as the infection might still be on the system.
2. Delete any registry keys, folders or files related to PC Optimizer Pro by checking the following locations:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to PC Optimizer Pro. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, bear in mind that you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs).
- Delete the following Registry Keys & Values:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro
- Search and delete files or folder named “PC Optimizer Pro”: