All Truth About PC Optimizer Pro
There are a great many deceptive computer applications that are developed to deceive computers. PC Optimizer Pro is one of the applications that may easily trick unsuspecting computer users into purchasing its full version. Visually, the application does not differ from other system optimization programs. It has its navigation pane on the left-hand side of the interface window, which enables you to access different sections and edit scan, startup and other settings. Another highly convincing feature of the PC Optimizer Pro is that it is presented as a partner of Microsoft. Computer-savvy users are probably aware of the fact that there are tens of fraudulent programs that declare their partnership with Microsoft in order to gain users’ trusts.
PC Optimizer Pro is said to be compatible with different Windows operating system, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, and some other obsolete operating systems. The application is claimed to be capable of optimizing the Registry by deleting missing file references, invalid file type pointers, dead keys and values, etc. Another feature is the capability to free up disk space. PC Optimizer Pro is said to be capable of removing temporary files, broken shortcuts and unnecessary files. It is also supposed to solve Internet-related issues. More specifically, it suggests that it can clean your browser’s cache and cookies.
PC Optimizer Pro is promoted on several websites, including programsbase.com, cnet.com, and findthebest.com. However, this tool can also be bundled with other free programs, which is why it is very important to pay close attention to the information that is provided once you launch the installer of a program. PC Optimizer Pro may also be distributed through misleading installers, which you may access from pop-up advertisements. If you are invited to update your Internet browser, Flash Player or any other program, bear in mind that instead the promoted program you may get a handful of some potentially unwanted programs, adware or even rogue applications.
After installing PC Optimizer Pro, you may notice that the speed of the computer is decreased. This symptom is very often noticed when the computer contains some fraudulent application. PC Optimizer Pro can use a lot of compute resources, which may have effect on your browsing sessions and other actions on the computer.
Like a lot of counterfeit computer programs, PC Optimizer Pro creates various files and hides them in different locations. Some of the files are named randomly in order to prevent deletion. In the case of PC Optimizer Pro, the randomly named executable files are located in the %AppData% directory. You cannot access it like any folder because it is hidden in order to prevent unwanted deletion. Moreover, the application creates files in the Programs directory. Here are the files related to the unwanted program, which you should remove from the PC:
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Optimizer Pro
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Optimizer Pro
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC Optimizer Pro
PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\PC Optimizer Pro
%Desktop%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\Uninstall.lnk
%Programs%\Startup\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\
%StartMenu%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk
The fake system optimization application adds its components to the registry in order to start running once you log into your PC, which is done by this registry key:
In order to remove all the registry components related to the unwanted application, it is important to remove the following registry entries:
PC Optimizer Pro
HKCU\Software\PC Optimizer Pro
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Optimizer Pro
Software\PC Optimizer Pro
Bear in mind that the more startup programs you have, the more time the system needs to start, which may be regarded as a waste of memory.
A lot of advanced computer users believe that system optimization tools are inefficient and recommend fixing the system manually. You can find a lot of valuable tips on the Internet, which can be more effective than any suspicious optimization tools.
If you already have PC Optimizer Pro, I recommend that you remove it from the computer as soon as you can. There are tens of various spyware and malware removal tools and it may be difficult to find the right one. I recommend using SpyHunter because this application is renowned for its capability to remove rogue computer programs, ransomware infections, rootkits, and other dangerous computer threats. If you want to enjoy your time on the Internet, make sure that you are protected against various threats.