What Is PC Optimizer Pro?
PC Optimizer Pro is an app that is advertised as a legitimate and helpful optimization software, yet it is most likely a rogue system optimizer. This means that the app pretends to be helpful, but its main goal remains to be to get you to purchase its license and to achieve this, it may show multiple fake errors. PC Optimizer Pro can be downloaded online, however, it is frequently advertised via bundled downloads of freeware or shareware.
PC Optimizer Pro will certainly do a complete PC check on your computer system and after that display various pop-up notices for detected junk files and “bad” registry entries. In order to repair those issues, the user is asked to buy the full license of the software application. As the notices PC Optimizer Pro shows doubtfully have any real detected errors, the users cannot acquire the item.
PC Optimizer Pro could be a new version of another program using the same name, which we detected back in 2014. Read this blog post in order to learn more about PC Optimizer Pro and how to uninstall it.
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|Name||PC Optimizer Pro|
|Type||Rogue Registry Cleaner / PUP|
|Short Description||Unwanted software that may display hoax detections with the main goal to get you to purchase its full version.|
|Symptoms||Your computer may begin to show different fake detections of junk files and may significantly slow down in terms of performance.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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PC Optimizer Pro – Activity & Purpose
The rogue program may utilize multiple techniques to get in the victim’s computer. It is typically supplied through bundled downloads or with the help of various phony malware scanners or browser hijackers. Once in the system, PC Optimizer Pro does a full system check and shows many detected security issues:
Using scareware strategies to lure people right into buying the extended version of the product is common among programmers of such rogue programs. PC Optimizer Pro even reports regarding infections in some of the vital Windows folders, without which the system may not function properly. The notifications should not be trusted, and users are advised to remove this rogue system optimizer instantly.
Not only this, but some of the detected files and objects we saw seemed completely legitimate:
Similar to another app, called Clean PC Pro, PC Optimizer Pro blocks other applications on the compromised computer system and reports them as infected. Specialists also warn that PC Optimizer Pro may alter the current browser’s options or block accessibility to reputable anti-virus programs to stay longer on your computer. Not only this, but this app may also install adware or a browser hijacker that may additionally slow down your computer and show a lot of advertisements that may sometimes lead to scam or virus sites.
How to Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro
Getting rid of a rogue program from your computer can be a tricky job, so doing it yourself is not suggested to users without experience. Relying on a reputable anti-malware tool for a system check and a complete elimination of the destructive files is what the security professionals often suggest.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PC Optimizer Pro from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PC Optimizer Pro on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PC Optimizer Pro in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PC Optimizer Pro from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PC Optimizer Pro from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PC Optimizer Pro from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable PC Optimizer Pro Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove PC Optimizer Pro from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PC Optimizer Pro
Step 2: Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PC Optimizer Pro on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PC Optimizer Pro there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PC Optimizer Pro from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove PC Optimizer Pro via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove PC Optimizer Pro files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PC Optimizer Pro, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove PC Optimizer Pro from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase PC Optimizer Pro from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove PC Optimizer Pro from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PC Optimizer Pro will be removed.
Eliminate PC Optimizer Pro from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by PC Optimizer Pro from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".