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Should I remove Optimizer Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,825
United States Rank #1,811
Reach 0.4699%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.56 days
429.55 days >
Average installed length: 225.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2 13.84%

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Optimizer Pro v3.2

What is Optimizer Pro?

This program is bundled with various modified monetization installers and 3rd party freeware programs. "Offer your users a free PC scan to help them find registry errors, junk files, incorrect system & security settings, plus much more." Optimizer Pro is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry cleaning, etc. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them.

About  (from PC Utilities Software Limited)

Keep your PC clean, secure and running at peak performance by removing Junk Files, online activity history and Invalid shortcuts. Detailed report results of the Quick Scan will provide the number of issues found for each category with an option to access the detailed analysis of each category. You can set performance a...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Optimizer Pro.
OptProCrashSvc.dll (2034fb922f772aff971bb6ed5f6726fa) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic_r
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1095 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0219 Trojan.WebPick.2651
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.07.07 Gen:Adware.BProtector
ESET-NOD32 8.10046 a variant of Win32/SProtector.J
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Riskware/SProtector
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/A-138b2d43
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Adware.BProtector
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.SpeedingUpMyPC
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!2034FB922F77
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!2034FB922F77
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.657 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 30956 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
OptProLauncher.exe (50e2615a5d3d6f65b9cad7a02e2dd073) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Generic.89B
Comodo Security 17677 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9339 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SpeedingUpMyPC.D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0119
OptimizerPro.exe (0440d8f1f5ac25f37c76d12e59d34fde) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Generic.89B
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/SpeedingUpMyPC
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.OptimizerPro
       View all 26 all detections
Optimizer Pro has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitiespro.com
Help link: www.pcutilitiespro.com/eula.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT
Estimated size: 31.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Optimizer Pro v3.2

Program executable:optprolauncher.exe
Name:Optimizer Pro
Fix, clean, optimize your PC!
Path:C:\Program Files\optimizer pro\optprolauncher.exe
MD5:4377d285a603f9297bcc82df6b38589d
Additional files:
  • OptProGuard.exe - Optimizer Pro Performance Monitor
  • OptProReminder.exe - Optimizer Pro Speed Guard
  • OptProUninstaller.exe - Optimizer Pro Uninstaller
  • OptProSmartScan.exe - Optimizer Pro Smart Scan
  • OptProSchedule.exe - Optimizer Pro Schedule
  • OptProStart.exe - Optimizer Pro Launcher
  • OptimizerPro.exe - Optimizer Pro
  • OptProCrash.dll
  • OptProCrash_x64.dll
  • (Malware detected) optprocrashSvc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OptimizerPro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A9BB3372-E3D0-4C74-B5D4-20FB8D48DB73}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • OptProLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Optimizer Pro Schedule.
Service
  • OptProCrashSvc.dll runs as a service named 'Optimizer Pro Crash Monitor' (70e6ca8c).
Startup File (User Run)
  • OptProLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Optimizer Pro' and executes as C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptProLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

OptProReminder.exe
Memory:2.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000131221%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000913%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000400%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,108
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average
OptProSmartScan.exe
Memory:1.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0154080824%
Kernel CPU:0.00898118%
User CPU:0.00642690%
Switches/sec:4

How do I remove Optimizer Pro?

Quickly and completely remove Optimizer Pro v3.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Optimizer Pro from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Optimizer Pro v3.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Optimizer Pro.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,825

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.83%
Windows 8 28.46%
Windows Vista 7.94%
Windows XP 4.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.87%
Windows 8 12.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.46%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Windows 8.1 7.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.93%
  Canada 6.18%
  Australia 4.44%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Brazil 3.30%
  Germany 2.91%
  Italy 2.70%
  France 2.52%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Saudi Arabia 1.14%
  Israel 1.08%
  Spain 0.99%
  Sweden 0.87%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.15%
Dell 19.99%
Acer 17.76%
Toshiba 11.46%
ASUS 8.58%
Samsung 4.08%
Lenovo 3.57%
GIGABYTE 3.48%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.03%

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