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What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,918
United States Rank #1,694
Reach 0.3464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.38 days
1014.33 days >
Average installed length: 532.95 days


VersionDistribution 27.42% 3.51% 13.94%
3.2 8.23%

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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
  • 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.
OptProCrash.dll (4405b111a752dcf79950872a6659a139) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Application.BProtector.F
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2014.09.21 PUP/Win32.OptimizerPro
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.OptimizerPro.agYY
Bitdefender Application.BProtector.F
ESET-NOD32 8.10445 a variant of Win32/SProtector.I
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/SProtector
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Application.BProtector.F
G Data 14.11.24 Application.BProtector
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.13432 Trojan
K7GW 13.183.13432 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.OptimizerPro
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Application.BProtector.F
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g26
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0908
Zillya Trojan.TDSS.Win32.40598
OptProCrashSvc.dll (fcb809a2fb97c6926ee4c03efb0bcf95) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AVG MalSign.Generic.89B
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.BProtector.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9668 a variant of Win32/SProtector.G
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/SProtector
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
G Data 24 Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Gen.AdWare.BProtector
McAfee Artemis!FCB809A2FB97
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!FCB809A2FB97
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.BProtector.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0323
VIPRE Antivirus 28196 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
OptProLauncher.exe (4757e6bd930d5cd541b86cc8aeeb121c) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.10.00 PUP/Win32.Optimizer
AVG Generic.038
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.OptimizerPro.atPK
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.99
G Data 24 Win32.Application.OptimizerPro.F
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.OptimizerPro.b
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.OptimizerPro.b.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!4757E6BD930D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.ch
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.OptimizerPro.dhymgq
Panda Antivirus Generic Suspicious
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM05.1.Malware.Gen
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 OptimizerPro
OptimizerPro.exe (0440d8f1f5ac25f37c76d12e59d34fde) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 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 51 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
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
  • 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.
2 Services
  • OptProCrash.dll runs as a service named 'Optimizer Pro Crash Monitor' (70e6ca8c).
  • 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

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
Memory:1.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0154080824%
Kernel CPU:0.00898118%
User CPU:0.00642690%

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) 47%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.14%
Windows 10 38.59%
Windows Vista 6.04%
Windows XP 3.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.86%
Windows 8.1 19.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.31%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 8 8.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.94%
  Canada 5.37%
  United Kingdom 4.16%
  France 3.20%
  Australia 3.11%
  Germany 3.11%
  Italy 2.58%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Belgium 1.50%
  Spain 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  DK 1.02%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Norway 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.31%
Dell 21.10%
Acer 17.69%
Toshiba 9.51%
ASUS 9.19%
Lenovo 4.83%
Samsung 3.23%
Intel 0.80%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.92%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.06%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.42%


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