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Should I remove OptimizerPro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,071
United States Rank #4,310
Reach 0.8262%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.70 days
728.75 days >
Average installed length: 382.90 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

OptimizerPro

What is OptimizerPro?

OptimizerPro from BetterSoft is an adware program in the form of a process and a web browser plugin. The Plugin is designed to monitor the user's search and browsing habits and deliver advertising by overwriting the content HTML within the user's web browser. The background service which is executed as a Windows scheduled task is designed to make sure the web browser plugin remains active as well as automatically keeps the software updated. The plugin itself runs differently depending on the web browser, for Internet Explorer it runs as a browser helper object (BHO). Various anti-virus software products detect OptimizerPro as malware under the name PUP/Win32.BetterSoft.

Overview

OptimizerPro is a software program developed by BetterSoft. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is OptimizerPro.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.87 MB of memory. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 525.87 KB (538,489 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 11% of users of OptimizerPro come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Indonesia.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in OptimizerPro.
OptimizerPro.exe (2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.05.25 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
avast! 2014.9-130526 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.730 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 16313 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.05.26.01 Adware.BHO.Agent
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8371 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5/26/2013 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.2013-26-05_1 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 13.5.22 Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.0.0 AdWare.BHO.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.FakeIcon.cw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!296040009449
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!296040009449
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.438 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
nProtect 13.05.24.04 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Sophos 4.89 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_DLOAD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 ADW_DLOAD
VIPRE Antivirus 18076 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.BetterSoft.348160
3036567561.dll (c2f772d5eb7fc69d24361c2c0ebc6eb5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.03.00 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.76 Adware/BetterSoft.A
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEKX
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 17373 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.BHO.Agent.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 9122 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 22 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.t
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.t
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56582 Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.cjedov
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 23944 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.187904
       View all 43 all detections
OptimizerPro 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

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\OptimizerPro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\OPTIMI~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 525.87 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by OptimizerPro

Program executable:OptimizerPro.exe (Malware detected)
Updater
Path:C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\OptimizerPro\OptimizerPro.exe
MD5:2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) OptimizerPro.exe - Updater
  • (Malware detected) 3036567561.dll
  • OptimizerPromgr.exe
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OptimizerPro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F217A514-13D3-4DE6-BDBF-857602A446FB}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • OptimizerPro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {A1DA7256-7CB8-4DBA-B70C-E5CBCA6EB600}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • OptimizerPro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\OptimizerPro\OptimizerPro.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

OptimizerPro.exe
Memory:1.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009770726%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052169%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045538%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:29,016
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:154 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove OptimizerPro?

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Or, you can uninstall OptimizerPro 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 OptimizerPro, 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 OptimizerPro.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.18%
Windows XP 12.57%
Windows 8 8.77%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.40%
Windows 8 Pro 3.60%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

10.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 10.57%
  Taiwan 10.32%
  Indonesia 5.02%
  Brazil 4.60%
  MA 3.61%
  Italy 3.18%
  Thailand 2.58%
  Germany 2.51%
  Saudi Arabia 2.47%
  Egypt 2.40%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  Israel 2.19%
  Spain 2.16%
  India 2.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.26%
Acer 19.66%
Dell 13.40%
ASUS 12.39%
Toshiba 7.74%
GIGABYTE 5.94%
Lenovo 4.25%
Sony 3.21%
Samsung 3.01%
American Megatrends 2.89%
Intel 2.01%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.95%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 1.51%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.37%
MSI MS-7592 1.10%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com

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