How to Uninstall PC Utilities Pro–Optimizer Pro virus (Rogueware Removal Guide)?

If a computer optimizer named Optimizer Pro automatically scan out lots of computer problems and ask you to fix these computer problems, you should be attentive right now. In the reality, the Optimizer Pro is fake computer optimization software. The alerts stating your computer is at risk are bogus notification. Users should neglect it and remove the fake optimization program as soon as possible. This article helps you get rid of it effectively. Read more.
Description (Rogueware Description)
The Optimizer Pro is classified as rogueware, which pops up bogus alerts saying that there are lots of computer issues to be fixed. Usually, the rogueware disguises itself as a real antivirus program, optimizer or helpful tool. And then, it can deservedly scan the computer and give alerts stating that there are a lot of computer issues. After that, it will strongly recommend users fix these problems. However, all of the previous steps are just paved for the following climax. If users accept the suggestions and decide to fix all of the problems, the rogueware will ask them to pay a full version. The last action totally reveals the true color of the rogueware.

So does the Optimizer Pro. After scan the computer quickly, a window pops up and says that the computer may be at risk of crashes and slow performance. Users are persuaded to fix the errors using the Optimizer Pro. If users fix the so-called problems using the Optimizer Pro, then the Optimizer Pro will ask users to buy the license key. However, the so-called problems are never fixed even through users pay the money because the so-called problems do not exist at all.

Way of infection
There are many ways the Optimizer Pro enters into the computer. It usually comes bundled with free software downloads. For instance, the Optimizer Pro is installed on the computer after users download and install a media player, a computer game or other applications. Besides, the Optimizer Pro can enter into the computer through clicking malicious links, downloading unknown programs or visiting porn websites. Either way, the Optimizer Pro is aimed at stealing users’ money. It is highly recommended you eliminate it as soon as possible.

How to Uninstall Optimizer Pro (Rogueware Removal Guide)?

Method 1 Remove Optimizer Pro manually
Step 1 Remove Optimizer Pro from control panel
Step 2 Show hidden files and folders
Step 3 Delete the malicious files and entries of Optimizer Pro
Method 2 Remove Optimizer Pro using Anvi Smart Defender
Step 1 Kill Optimizer Pro virus using Anvi Smart Defender
Step 2 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

Method 1 Remove Optimizer Pro manually


step 1

Remove Optimizer Pro from control panel

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Optimizer Pro related programs.
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Optimizer Pro related programs, and hit Remove.
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Optimizer Pro related programs, and click on Uninstall.


step 2

Show hidden files and folders

Start button>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Folder Options>View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


step 3

Delete the malicious files and entries of Optimizer Pro

1 Find and remove the following malicious files of Optimizer Pro.
Go to Start, type the following routes in the search box one by one:

%PROGRAMFILES%\Optimizer Pro\*.*
%DESKTOP%\Optimizer Pro.lnk
%STARTUP%\Optimizer Pro.lnk
%STARTUP%\Optimizer Pro on the Web.lnk
%STARTUP%\Uninstall Optimizer Pro.lnk

2 Search and delete the following registries of Optimizer Pro
Press the Start button and then choose the option Run. In the Open field, type regedit, click the OK button and then delete the following registries of Optimizer Pro.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|Optimizer Pro


Method 2 Remove Optimizer Pro using Anvi Smart Defender

Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful anti-malware tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

step 1

Kill Optimizer Pro virus using Anvi Smart Defender

1 Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking.
Windows XP and Windows 7
Press and hold the F8 key as computer starts but before Windows launches.

Note: If pressing and holding the F8 key only gets you a stuck key message, which means you failed to reach the Windows Advanced Options Menu, you should tap the F8 key continuously instead to get the screen.
Windows 8
Restart into Advanced Startup options menu. Click Troubleshoot button>Advanced options. Under the Advanced option, click Startup settings. Click on the Restart button. Restart into Startup Settings screen. Press 5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
2 Install the Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software
3 Launch the program.
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
4 Scan the malware infecting the computer system.
Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.

5 Check out the detailed results and remove the malicious files once and for all
After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.

step 2

Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

After the rogueware virus removal, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
1 Download and install Cloud System Booster
2 Run the Cloud System Booster
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

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  • QueenM

    This totally worked for me! I didn’t have to download anything. Thank you so much! Months of VERY ANNOYING ‘Rogueware’ is gone! You rock :)

    • Ivy_Anvisoft


      Yes, the program can be removed or uninstalled easily from your computer with manual measure.

  • Ivy_Anvisoft

    Of course, we are different from Optmizer pro program.

    We offer both free version and Pro version. We did not distribute our program via bundling with other programs.