How to remove the optimize virus
Most antivirus programs identify optimize.exe as malware, for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DYFUCA.AI or TROJ_DYFUCA.I, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/Avenuemedia.
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Optimize.exe file information
Description: optimize.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 52,104 bytes (86% of all occurrences) or 53,120 bytes.
The program has no file description. File optimize.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with optimize.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Internet Optimizer.
Recommended: Identify optimize.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "DyFuCA" definitely not required. Adult content dialler - see here
- "Internet Optimizer" can run at start up. Internet connection optimizer. Leave this enabled if you find it improves your connection
- "Internet Optimizer" definitely not required. Added by NetOptimizer ADWARE!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as optimize.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the optimize.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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