Win PC Optimizer is classified as a potentially unwanted application. The PUP is marketed as a free system optimization tool, but users should be aware. Win PC Optimizer is nothing but a rogue application and as such, it may trick the user into buying the whole version. Instead of paying, he is advised to proceed towards the PUP’s removal.
Why Do I Have Win PC Optimizer Running on My PC?
The most often distribution scenario with rogue and potentially unwanted apps is the bundling method. Developers often pack one free application with another so that they could cover financial losses. Even though the process is not illegal, when the user goes for the automatic installer, he downloads the added piece of software without realizing it. To avoid this from happening, opting out of the automatic installation and going for the advanced option is advisory.
Rogue optimization tools may also be downloaded from legitimate websites. Such programs often look trustworthy, and users should always be extra careful with freeware/ shareware.
What does Win PC Optimizer do?
Bogus optimizers are generally promoted as free tools available for free trials. Once installed, the rogue app may perform a free scan. However, in order to clean the suggested threats, the user may have to pay a certain amount of money. Furthermore, any problems detected by such programs should be neglected since the threat is the program itself.
Should I Remove Win PC Optimizer from My PC?
The longer such programs are running in the background, the more vulnerable the system becomes. That is why their removal is recommended by security professionals. A manual removal is one option. Just follow the steps provided below.
Another suggestion is running a trustworthy anti-malware solution to detect and clean any potentially unwanted apps.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Win PC Optimizer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Win PC Optimizer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Win PC Optimizer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Win PC Optimizer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Win PC Optimizer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Win PC Optimizer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Win PC Optimizer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Win PC Optimizer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Win PC Optimizer
Step 2: Uninstall Win PC Optimizer and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Win PC Optimizer 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 Win PC Optimizer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Win PC Optimizer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Win PC Optimizer 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.
- 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 Win PC Optimizer via Step 1 above:
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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Win PC Optimizer 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 Win PC Optimizer 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 Win PC Optimizer 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 Win PC Optimizer 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 Win PC Optimizer will be removed.
Eliminate Win PC Optimizer 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.