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Should I remove PC Optimizer Pro?

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 #7,144
United States Rank #4,170
Reach 0.0595%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.60 days
342.27 days >
Average installed length: 179.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.43% 0.85% 0.17% 1.79% 0.17% 0.09% 0.26% 7.34% 0.43% 14.33% 9.64% 1.79% 0.60% 1.11% 0.09% 1.45% 0.26% 9.56% 1.37% 1.45% 1.37% 0.09% 5.80% 1.11% 2.39% 0.09% 2.05% 2.56% 0.17% 4.86% 0.09% 12.88% 2.05% 7.42% 1.02% 0.85% 2.05%

PC Optimizer Pro

What is PC Optimizer Pro?

PC 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 entries and/or other items on the system. From the Website, you can download a free scan check, which is quick and simple. This scan will detect viruses that may be on your computer.

Some versions utilize the OpenCandy software monetization platform which may bundle potentially unwanted software such as toolbars. In addition the software may be bundled by InstallX (installiq.com) and Download Admin (vlc.cc).

About  (from Xportsoft Technologies)

PC Optimizer Pro is a comprehensive software application which, apart from protecting your privacy and managing your system startup, combats a variety of PC-envy factors. PC Optimizer Pro is multilingual, multi-utility software.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named pcoptimizerpro.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 18.28 MB (19,170,393 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 PC Optimizer Pro.
StartApps.exe (f2f3bd518c6743ef6579f0f5fcf89dbe) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9.11199 a variant of Win32/XportOptimizer.A potentially unwanted
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!F2F3BD518C67
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 Artemis
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
PC 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.twekingtools.com/PC Optimizer Pro
Help link: www.pcoptimizerpro.com/help/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 18.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Optimizer Pro

Program executable:pcoptimizerpro.exe
Name:PC Optimizer Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\pc optimizer pro\pcoptimizerpro.exe
Additional files:
  • PCOptProCtxMenu.dll - PC Optimizer Pro Context Menu (TWEAK REPAIR ENHANCE & PROTECT)
  • StartApps.exe - Boosting for Main Application (Starting up the applicaiton)
  • PCOptProTrays.exe - PC Optimizer Pro Tray Alert
  • UpdatesDll.dll - Pc Optimizer Pro Updates (Updates)
  • PC Optimizer Pro.exe - PC Optimizer Pro
  • Uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstall PC Optimizer Pro)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • PCOptProCtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCProCtxMenu' with a class of {203ABD21-41F1-4F1B-BAE3-D6A89A90D239}.
Scheduled Task
  • StartApps.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Optimizer Pro Scan'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • StartApps.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Optimizer Pro64 startups.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartApps.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Optimizer Pro' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\StartApps.exe" "C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe -w32".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0193650137%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01742851%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00193650%
0.015104% average
Memory:10.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0000388154%
Kernel CPU:0.00003621%
User CPU:0.00000260%
CPU cycles/sec:43,567
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove PC Optimizer Pro?

You can uninstall PC 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 PC Optimizer Pro, 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 PC 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) 55%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.80%
Windows 10 27.50%
Windows Vista 7.26%
Windows XP 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.14%
Windows 8.1 14.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.08%
Windows 7 Professional 8.76%
Windows 8 5.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.05%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  Iran 1.51%
  Canada 1.33%
  India 1.22%
  Indonesia 0.75%
  Australia 0.75%
  Netherlands 0.70%
  Germany 0.70%
  MA 0.64%
  Italy 0.52%
  Belgium 0.46%
  Israel 0.46%
  Mexico 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Dell 24.72%
Acer 13.10%
Toshiba 10.14%
ASUS 6.95%
Lenovo 3.30%
Samsung 2.16%
Intel 1.37%
Sahara 0.68%
American Megatrends 0.57%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.80%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.61%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
mattlee jr.over a year ago
The program works absolutely fine. been using it for the past year and a half, never faced a problem.
user comment
severover a year ago
Still comes back.