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Should I remove Optimum PC Boost?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,766
United States Rank #12,484
Reach 0.0080%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.17 days
123.02 days >
Average installed length: 64.64 days


2.0.5 5.36%
2.0.3 17.86%
2.0.2 0.89%
2.0.1 28.57%
2.0.0 14.29%
1.0.17 24.11%
1.0.16 0.89%
1.0.15 0.89%
1.0.14 5.36%
1.0.13 0.89%
1.0.12 0.89%

Optimum PC Boost

What is Optimum PC Boost?

This is a bundled 'PC optimization', registry cleaner utility based on the SysTweak product and is potentially unwanted. Optimum PC Boost will run a 'free' scan of the user's computer and will always find some 'potential' registry errors, many erroneous and will require the user to purchase a yearly subscription to fix these errors. It is typically bundled by 3rd-party download managers including Perion's ClientConnect monetization bundle.

About  (from OptiSoft)

To keep your computer running at maximum performance it is very important to regularly perform various system tasks. This helps to quickly repair small issues as they occur, rather than letting the small issues build up and potentially cause more serious issues. Optimum PC Boost is built to find and fix these issues in...  Read more


The most common release is 2.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named OptimumPCBoost.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 2.9 MB (3,043,931 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 Optimum PC Boost.
OptimumPCBoost.exe (3974248ff1c32badbc7885e4cd3b698b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.77
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 OptimumPcBoost
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R047H05GR14
Optimum PC Boost 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

Displayed publisher: Optimum PC Boost
URL: www.optimumpcboost.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Optimum PC Boost\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {FFB8DD12-257E-4A33-BCED-C56ACFB5D022}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Optimum PC Boost

Program executable:OptimumPCBoost.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Optimum PC Boost\OptimumPCBoost.exe
Additional files:
  • OptimumPCBoost.exe - OptimumPCBoost
  • chkact.exe (by Microsoft) - chkact

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • chkact.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Optimum_Protect' (runs daily at 6:41 PM).
  • OptimumPCBoost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Optimum_Daily' (runs daily at 6:26 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • OptimumPCBoost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Optimum_LogOn.

How do I remove Optimum PC Boost?

Quickly and completely remove Optimum PC Boost 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 Optimum PC Boost 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 Optimum PC Boost, 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 Optimum PC Boost.
  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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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 8 37.50%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Windows XP 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.64%
Windows 8.1 25.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.70%
  Canada 2.75%
  United Arab Emirates 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 12.22%
Toshiba 8.89%
ASUS 5.56%
Lenovo 4.44%
Samsung 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Sony 1.11%
MSI 1.11%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 1.87%
Gateway NE56R 1.87%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 1.87%


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