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Should I remove OptimizerPro Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,721
United States Rank #41,073
Reach 0.0102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.54 days
989.35 days >
Average installed length: 519.83 days


VersionDistribution 0.50%

OptimizerPro Updater

What is OptimizerPro Updater?

OptimizerPro is the update program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product upgrades. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user or to the remote server. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


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 OptimizerPro.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 530.27 KB (542,993 bytes). The installed file ix_updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in OptimizerPro Updater.
OptimizerPro.exe (2096b76b1a5d4e5ce2bcb19c0fada911) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.GenUpdater
ESET-NOD32 7.9395 Win32/GenUpdater
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.11103 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.11103 Trojan ( 0048e3021 )
Malwarebytes v2013.05.23.05 Trojan.Dropper
MicroWorld-eScan Win32/GenUpdater (ES)
Sophos 4.97 MultiPlug
ix_updater.exe (fb410b8b55c753ce28bb4cf2fc972450) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Worm.Generic.433481
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoad3.7994
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Worm.Generic.433481 (B)
G Data 22 Worm.Generic.433481
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Worm.SuspectCRC
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!FB410B8B55C7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!FB410B8B55C7
MicroWorld-eScan Worm.Generic.433481
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.DownLoad3.tffii
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Suspicious.Cloud
Vba32 AntiVirus Worm.Palevo
runtime.dll (ddfdd5f85a5fde5b6b7b9b01643248ef) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.GenUpdater.gen
Comodo Security 17390 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9136 Win32/GenUpdater
VIPRE Antivirus 24046 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 23 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\optimizerpro
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\OptimizerPro\OptimizerPro.exe" /disable /profilepath "C:\ProgramData\OptimizerPro\profile.ini"
Estimated size: 530.27 KB

Program filesFiles installed by OptimizerPro Updater

Program executable:OptimizerPro.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) runtime.dll
  • (Malware detected) ix_updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ix_updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'OptimizerProUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 02:10).
  • OptimizerPro.exe is scheduled as a task named 'OptimizerProUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 3:35 PM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • OptimizerPro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WxDFastUpdaterTask{A0CD443B-80CD-46EF-8460-D8A6A5D8B72F}.
  • ix_updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OptimizerProUpdaterTask{DC133AD0-5599-49EF-9537-DFECDC87A85A}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001348045%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001267%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,388
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:50 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove OptimizerPro Updater?

You can uninstall OptimizerPro Updater 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 OptimizerPro Updater, 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 OptimizerPro Updater.
  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) 66%
Win 10 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.62%
Windows XP 15.92%
Windows Vista 7.96%
Windows 10 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.08%
Windows 7 Professional 8.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.03%
Windows 7 Starter 2.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.17%
  Brazil 6.80%
  Canada 5.34%
  Taiwan 4.85%
  France 3.88%
  Australia 3.88%
  Sweden 3.40%
  Czech Republic 3.40%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Iran 2.91%
  United Arab Emirates 2.91%
  MA 2.43%
  Germany 2.43%
  Italy 2.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.72%
Acer 22.14%
Dell 16.03%
ASUS 6.87%
Samsung 6.11%
Lenovo 5.34%
Toshiba 4.58%
Sahara 2.29%
Intel 1.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.67%
Acer Aspire 5552G 1.67%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.67%
Acer Aspire M3970 1.67%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com


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