Remove Optimizer Pro in 3 Easy Steps

PC Optimizer Pro is a so called “system optimizer” and “registry cleaner” that claims it will boost your computers performance.  But, after this Potentially unwanted program scans your computer it will find hundreds of “issues”.  Then it’s going to ask you for money to “fix” those issues and if you don’t pay up, it will try to hold your PC hostage.

You do not have to buy PC Optimizer Pro.  Use either the manual or automatic removal instructions below to remove Optimizer Pro.  Disclaimer – Do not attempt the manual removal instructions unless you know what you are doing.

“How to Remove PC Optimizer Pro in 3 Easy Steps”

Before starting it is highly Recommend that you print out these directions, and write down our website address in case you run in to any major problems.

Step 1: Reboot your computer into safe mode with networking.

To do this turn off your computer for at least 30 seconds. Next turn your computer back on and press F8 repeatedly until the below screen is shown. Then use the down arrow to select safe mode with networking and press the Enter key.

PC Optimizer Pro Removal



Step 2: Download the PC Optimizer Pro Removal Tool

Now that your computer is in safe mode with networking, you want to download the PC Optimizer Pro removal tool by clicking the download button below.

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Alternatively, if PC Optimizer Pro is blocking your from downloading, you can download the removal tool by following the directions below:

Press the Windows Key and the R key at the same time. how to remove PC Optimizer Pro This will bring up the run box. Type in the following exactly without the quotes: “iexplore” and click ok. This will initiate the download of the PC Optimizer Pro removal tool.

Launch Windows Protection Booster Removal Tool



Step 3: Press Run or Save to Begin the PC Optimizer Pro removal Process

Depending on which browser you are using either the RUN or Save dialog box will appear.

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Choose the correct action and begin the installation process by selecting your lanuage.

PC Optimizer Pro removal tool


Next agree to the UELA to begin the installation.

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After SpyHunter is installed it will automatically launch, update, and begin scanning your computer for PC Optimizer Pro and ALL potential Spyware and Virus infections.

Spyware Removal Scan Success


After it’s done scanning, Spyhunter 4 should find PC Optimizer Pro and any other Spyware or Virus infections. Register your copy of SpyHunter and finally remove PC Optimizer Pro.

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What Exactly is PC Optimizer Pro?

PC Optimizer Pro is classified as a “potentially unwanted program” that pretends to be a legitimate windows optimizer utility.

It will display fake scans with scary looking results, and keep you from running legitimate applications. This is the way that PC Optimizer Pro trys to accomplish it’s true goal. Which is of course to get you to buy the “full version” and give them your credit card details.

The real threat to your computer is actually PC Optimizer Pro.  It can protect itself from being removed through a variety of means. It can render former antivirus protection useless, and shut down any attempts at removing it.


How Your Computer Became Infected With PC Optimizer Pro

PC Optimizer Pro is most commonly installed as an add-on when installing a legitimate program.  The most common way to become infected is when installing new software and clicking through install options to quickly.


How to Tell if Your Infected with PC Optimizer Pro

If you are seeing the pop-ups, fake scan results, and the interface below you are infected with PC Optimizer Pro:

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Manual Removal Instructions

Please do not attempt manual removal unless you know what you are doing.  We cannot be held liable for any damage done when attempting manual removal.

Delete the following files:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\{c542dd68-19fd-b94f-c542-2dd6819f75a0}\OptimizerProInstaller.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Optimizer Pro\OptProLauncher.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\OptimizerPro\updater.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Optimizer Pro 3.99\OptProMon.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Optimizer Pro\OptProSmartScan.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Optimizer Pro\OptProReminder.exe


Delete the following registry entries:

Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers, value: C:\Program Files (x86)\Optimizer Pro\OptimizerPro.exe
Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers, value: C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptimizerPro.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{F52E2C70-62F6-452D-B7E2-924D860C01AE}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{F52E2C70-62F6-452D-B7E2-924D860C01AE}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\OptimizerPro-S-480333868
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{988B318D-145E-448D-B29C-9D913578ACF6}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{988B318D-145E-448D-B29C-9D913578ACF6}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{AF76D06B-5AF7-4845-B906-97525A37E9C1}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{AF76D06B-5AF7-4845-B906-97525A37E9C1}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{BBF8C60F-A323-49F6-A540-5329824074EA}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{27D43672-151F-4C76-B891-113E8E277A45}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{27D43672-151F-4C76-B891-113E8E277A45}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{9D047999-23AC-4342-A64F-101101159706}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{56168E7E-BAB3-4B7A-90D1-751066AB6CC7}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{251E88B5-2AA3-4387-A54D-B11AC0BC928A}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Optimizer Pro Schedule
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\fdf\PC Optimizer Pro
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Optimizer Pro v3.2_is1
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Still Having Problems removing PC Optimizer Pro?

If you have followed all the directions and are still having trouble then please r feel free to leave a comment below, and we will do our best to assist you in the removal of PC Optimizer Pro.

Note: Spy Hunter’s free version will only find the infected files and registry entries. Registration is required to fully remove the infection (although you can use the scan to find the exact files and registry entries for manual removal). We highly recommend automatic removal due to how easy and fast it is. If your current antivirus let this infection onto your computer, then perhaps you need better protection against threats such as PC Optimizer Pro 🙂

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