Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro (Removal Guide)

PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro is a registry cleaner program, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it claims that several issues were been detected on your computer.
If you try to fix these problems, PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro will state that you need to buy its full version before being able to do so.
[Image: PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro]
PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro is a paid registry cleaner program that is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this program. Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so it’s not surprising at all that most of them assume that PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro is a virus. This program is also bundled within the custom installer on many reputable download sites, so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro was installed during the software setup process.

PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.
Some examples of the interface, fake alerts, fake scanning results, and pop-ups displayed by PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro are shown below:
[Image: PC Utilities Pro]

[Image: PC Utilities Pro license key]
The Windows registry is a database that Windows and its applications store their settings in. It contains hundreds of thousands of entries. Some of the entries may be slightly outdated — maybe you’ve uninstalled a program and it left a key or two behind, or maybe a there’s a file extension with no associated application.
PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro scan your registry for these outdated entries and offer to remove them. Because there are so many registry entries to go through, this program may sometimes also remove useful registry entries, causing you problems. The Web is full of stories from people who have run a registry cleaner and encountered problems. In a best case scenario, PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro will remove a few hundred unnecessary entries and reduce the size of your registry by a few kilobytes. This makes no different in perceptible performance.
If you must use a registry cleaner, you don’t have to pay anything. Using a free registry cleaner, such as the registry cleaner included with the respected CCleaner utility, is good enough.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro – Virus Removal Guide

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro pop-ups from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro programs from your computer
STEP 2: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro adware with AdwCleaner
STEP 3: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro browser hijackers with Junkware Removal Tool
STEP 4: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro infection with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro programs from your computer

  1. To uninstall the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel“. Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  2. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall PC Utilities Pro , Optimizer Pro v3.1 and any other recently installed or unknown programs from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall PC Utilities Pro program from Windows]

Depending on what program has installed PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro, the above programs may have a different name or not be installed on your computer.


STEP 2: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro adware from your computer with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer for PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro adware, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    [Image: AdwCleaner Icon]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Search button as shown below.
    [Image: AdwCleaner scanning for PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro Search]
    The program will now start to search for PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro adware that may be installed on your computer. When it has finished it will display a notepad screen that contains a log file of all the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro browser extensions, files, and registry keys that have been detected. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, please close the Notepad window and continue with the next step.
  4. To remove the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Delete button on the AdwCleaner screen.
    [Image: Adwcleaner removing PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro virus]
    AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
  5. AdwCleaner will now delete all detected adware from your computer. When it is done it will display an alert that explains what PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and Adware are. Please read through this information and then press the OK button. You will now be presented with an alert that states AdwCleaner needs to reboot your computer.
    Please click on the OK button to let AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

STEP 3: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro browser hijackers with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro browser hijacker from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome.

  1. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download the Junkware Removal Tool utility on your computer)
  2. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  3. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro virus.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool scanning for PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro virus]
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  4. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool final log]

STEP 4: Remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double-click on the icon named mbam-setup.exe to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process, then at the last screen click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan, and then click on the Scan button to start searching for the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro malicious files.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro virus]
  5. When the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan has finished, click on the Show Results button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the computer infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked), then click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malwar removing PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro]

Double-check for the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro infection with HitmanPro

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro scanner
    Click on the Next button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro malicious files.
    HitmanPro detecting for PC Utilities Pro - Optimizer Pro virus
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the Next button, to remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro adware.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click on the Activate free license button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro 30 days activation button]

Your computer should now be free of the PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove PC Utilities Pro – Optimizer Pro virus from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance

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  • Edwin Medder

    Excellent software . . . It really works!
    Thanks

  • C P

    This really great and really works. Thank you!!!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    I do not have a license key for this program, and I would advise you to remove it from your computer as soon as possible.
    It’s not a malicious program, however you can find better cleaning utilites on the internet.
    Eg: Ccleaner.
    Stay safe!

  • Inge Carlos Raygoza

    this worked, thanks very much!