Be haunted by PC Optimizer Pro which looks like a legitimate system optimizer but do nothing good to your computer? Want to remove this program? Then read on and follow the step-by-step instruction to get rid of it.
What Is PC Optimizer Pro?
PC Optimizer Pro is a fake system optimizer and is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program). Once installed, PC Optimizer Pro will perform a scan automatically and then inform you that there are many problems on your computer and you should clean your computer.
But if you click on Clean All Now button, you will be prompted to make a choice: Clean All Issues Now or Clean 50 Issues. Clean All Issues Now will lead you to register PC Optimizer Pro with a license key. When you try to close PC Optimizer Pro, the same thing happens.
From above, you can see that PC Optimizer isn’t a legitimate system optimizer but a program developed to swindle innocent users out of money and personal information including your name, email address and your credit card information. PC Optimizer Pro registered version won’t do much help to your computer.
How to Remove PC Optimizer Pro? (Removal Guide)
Step 1 Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro and related malicious programs from your computer
In most cases, PC Optimizer Pro comes bundled with other free downloads, so you need to uninstall PC Optimizer Pro and any unwanted program installed around the time your computer is infected by PC Optimizer Pro.
Option 1 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller
Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
2.To uninstall PC Optimizer Pro and related malicious program: Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove
Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.
Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.
Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished
Option 2 > Uninstall manually through Control Panel
For Windows 8 Users:
Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate PC Optimizer Pro and any suspicious application → click on Uninstall button
Or, you can access Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot cornet and select Control Panel from the list
For Windows 7/Vista Users:
Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features →locate PC Optimizer Pro and any suspicious application → Click on Uninstall button
For Windows XP Users:
Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate PC Optimizer Pro and any suspicious application → Click on Remove button
Please note after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.
Step 2 Perform a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender
In order to make sure all the PC Optimizer Pro related malicious files be removed from your computer and to prevent PC Optimizer Pro from reanimating, you need to perform system scan with a Anti-malware program. We strongly recommend you Anvi Smart Defender.
1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender.
Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
2. Launch Anvi Smart Defender and then run a Quick Scan.
3. When scan finished, you can click on View Details to check the threats have been detected.
4. Click on Remove button to delete all the threats have been detected.
Step 3 Restore the browser settings of your internet browser (Optional)
Chances are that PC Optimizer may temper with the settings of your internet browser such as change the homepage to http://www.pcoptimizerpro.com/. But even you have uninstalled PC Optimizer Pro the setting won’t revert by itself, so you need to do it by yourselves. You can make use of Anvi Slim Toolbar which is a tool developed to manage toolbars on IE/FF/Chrome and to modify homepage and default search engine.
1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.
Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/
2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:
Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button
3. Empty trash bin:
The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.
Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.
4. Modify browser settings:
Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button
Now PC Optimizer Pro should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.