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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,019
United States Rank #1,558
Reach 0.3260%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 257.17 days
987.15 days >
Average installed length: 518.67 days


VersionDistribution AppPublisher=PC Utilities Software Limite 0.54%

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Optimizer Pro v3.2

What is Optimizer Pro?

Optimizer Pro by PC Utilities 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.

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."

It is a brand run by Adsology, a company that facilitates distribution of its brands of 'PC optimization' utilities by through bundled installations. Brands include Optimizer Pro, PC Repair, Driver Pro, Soft Reports and many others. The software components are developed by Subeo Tech, Inc.

About  (from PC Utilities Pro)

There are numerous factors which tend to bother the performance of your system, time being the biggest of them all. As time flies by, and you keep on installing/uninstalling programs on your PC, it starts getting slower and slower due to the following critical reasons: Registry-related factors such as invalid entries, ...  Read more
  • 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.
optprolauncher.exe (15f80115e3318e856ac0d9028740b186) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3564 MalSign.Generic
Comodo Security 17724 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.9375 a variant of Win32/AdWare.SpeedingUpMyPC.D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.44 TROJ_GEN.F47V0130
OptProCrash.dll (6d91dd2d53e750d404288e73f23fa85a) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.13.00 PUP/Win32.OptimizerPro
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[RiskTool:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG OptimizerPro.781
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.Agent.Au
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 RiskTool.Agent.g8 (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 10715 a variant of Win32/SProtector.I
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Agent
G Data 24 Win32.Trojan.Agent.O0MUZ9
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13993 Unwanted-Program ( 004a9cf51 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 Unwanted-Program ( 004a9cf51 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Agent.iht
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.dedsbd
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.RiskTool.825
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.172767E3!388458467
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g26
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJ814
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJ814
unins000.exe (76395a5fe6fb2d8d09987924a603212c) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[RiskTool]/Win32.Agent.ihv
AVG Generic.89B
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.SpeedingUpMyPC.81
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.59EA
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Pcutilitie1.Gen
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.311
K7 AntiVirus 9.209.16900 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.209.16900 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Agent.ihv
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
VIPRE Antivirus 42902 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
OptProSmartScan.exe (b930d5004fcc8688081199b76d05a70e) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.SpeedingUpMyPC!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.28.00 PUP/Win32.Optimizer
AVG Generic5.AYVE
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.SpeedingUpMyPC.81
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.99
ESET-NOD32 10630 a variant of Win32/Adware.SpeedingUpMyPC.C
G Data 24 Win32.Application.OptimizerPro.F
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.OptimizerPro
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.dgehwe
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM05.Gen
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 OptimizerPro
Zillya Adware.SpeedingUpMyPC.Win32.1
OptProStart.exe (1713fa8e8ecdfb32c46dd466c63107c6) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.28.00 PUP/Win32.Optimizer
AVG Pcutilities.525
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.99
G Data 24 Win32.Application.OptimizerPro.F
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM05.Gen
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 OptimizerPro
       View all 54 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitiespro.com
Help link: www.pcutilitiespro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 33.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Optimizer Pro v3.2

Program executable:optprolauncher.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Optimizer Pro Launcher
Optimizer Pro Launcher
Signed by:PC Utilities Software Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\optimizer pro\optprolauncher.exe
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
  • OptProHelper.dll
  • (Malware detected) unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90659F8D-B315-46C5-93AC-B6D674D99681}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • OptProLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Optimizer Pro Schedule.
  • OptProCrash.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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • OptProStart.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptProStart.exe'.
  • OptProSmartScan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptProSmartScan.exe'.

How do I remove Optimizer Pro?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.79%
Windows 10 37.44%
Windows Vista 6.13%
Windows XP 2.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.15%
Windows 8.1 20.39%
Windows 8 9.69%
Windows 7 Professional 8.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.68%
  United Kingdom 5.43%
  Canada 4.94%
  France 3.79%
  Australia 3.01%
  Italy 1.88%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Germany 1.51%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  India 0.84%
  Spain 0.83%
  DK 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.49%
Dell 21.69%
Acer 16.29%
Toshiba 10.31%
ASUS 8.92%
Lenovo 4.25%
Samsung 3.59%
Intel 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.46%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.32%

About (from PC Utilities Pro)

PC Utilities Pro is a leading software development company founded in 2009.
Publisher URL: www.pcutilitiespro.com

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myhandsarecatsover a year ago
This was attached to a ROM for an emulator from coolrom.com.