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What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #10,469
Reach 0.0447%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.93 days
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Average installed length: 370.90 days


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Optimizer Pro v3.1

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 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.

About  (from PC Utilities Pro)

Often PC freeze up and system running slowly is related to your Windows Registry. The Windows Registry stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows and with time, the registry will gradually grow in size and might get cluttered with invalid data. Registry invalid and unnecessary items are a common cause of PC slow...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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.
unins000.exe (76395a5fe6fb2d8d09987924a603212c) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[RiskTool]/Win32.Agent.ihv
AVG 2015.0.3582 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.SpeedingUpMyPC.81
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Pcutilitie1.Gen
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.311
K7 AntiVirus 13.2016900 Riskware
K7GW 13.2016900 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.Agent
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
VIPRE Antivirus 42902 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
OptProLauncher.exe (198dd89f055885c9cddf7db7ead89564) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Sophos 4.96.0 Optimzer Pro
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0828
OptimizerPro.exe (7b1350f34fb6fb4a07593f96e5fe6de6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8943 a variant of Win32/SpeedingUpMyPC
Sophos 4.93.0 Optimzer Pro
       View all 17 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Optimizer Pro v3.1

Program executable:OptimizerPro.exe
Name:Optimizer Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptimizerPro.exe
Additional files:
  • OptProReminder.exe - Optimizer Pro Speed Guard
  • OptProSmartScan.exe - Optimizer Pro Smart Scan
  • OptProSchedule.exe - Optimizer Pro Schedule
  • OptProStart.exe - Optimizer Pro Launcher
  • OptimizerPro.exe - Optimizer Pro
  • OptProLauncher.exe - Fix, clean, optimize your PC!
  • OptProGuard.exe - Speed Guard
  • OptProUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90659F8D-B315-46C5-93AC-B6D674D99681}' (runs on registration).
  • OptimizerPro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93971089-A4F5-41F9-B9C8-9249A6C8EDA1}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • OptProLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Optimizer Pro Schedule.
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

Memory:2.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000779486%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004647%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003148%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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 v3.1, 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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.21%
Windows 10 21.32%
Windows Vista 6.92%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 8.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.01%
  France 4.28%
  Canada 4.08%
  Brazil 3.87%
  Australia 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Germany 3.13%
  Italy 3.03%
  Belgium 2.40%
  Thailand 1.88%
  Mexico 1.78%
  Israel 1.67%
  Egypt 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.57%
Acer 19.80%
Dell 17.24%
ASUS 8.36%
Toshiba 7.68%
Samsung 5.12%
Lenovo 2.73%
Intel 1.54%
Sahara 1.02%
Sony 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.08%
Acer Aspire V3-571 1.74%

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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