How to remove the OptimizerPro virus

Most antivirus programs identify OptimizerPro.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as RDN/Generic Downloader.x!ip or Artemis!296040009449, and Symantec identifies it as SecurityRisk.Downldr.

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OptimizerPro.exe file information

The process known as Updater or Optimizer Pro – Clean up your PC belongs to software Optimizer Pro or PC Utilities Software by PC Utilities Software.

Description: OptimizerPro.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. OptimizerPro.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 348,160 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes and 4 more variants. 
OptimizerPro.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. There is no information about the author of the file. OptimizerPro.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of OptimizerPro or PC Utilities Software Limited (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify OptimizerPro.exe related errors

If OptimizerPro.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 348,160 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes, 540,160 bytes or 5,971,960 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. OptimizerPro.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the OptimizerPro.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Updater has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

its listed in control panel
  Michael J Quinn  

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Best practices for resolving OptimizerPro issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active OptimizerPro process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the OptimizerPro.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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