Remove Optimizer Pro Rogue Program (Virus)

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

Optimizer Pro is a malicious rogue program commonly installed on your computer as a bundled software inside other software installation programs and upon installed on computer, it claims that it can optimize your computer performance only if you buy and register the program. 

The software comes on your computer when you try to download and install free software from unknown internet websites and for that reason always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

Ignore all fake warning messages from Optimizer Pro and DO NOT give money to purchase the full version.

To safely remove Optimizer Pro rogue utility from your computer, follow the steps bellow:



How to remove Optimizer Pro from your computer.

Step 1: Uninstall “Optimizer Pro” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}


2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.


3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall these applications:


Step 2. Clean you computer with RogueKiller

1. Download and save "RogueKiller" utility on your computer'* (e.g. your Desktop)

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system's version. To find your operating system's version, "Right Click" on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at "System Type" section


2. Double Click to run RogueKiller.

3. Let the prescan to complete and then press on "Scan" button to perform a full scan.


3. When the full scan is completed, press the "Delete" button to remove all malicious items found.


Step 3. Delete "Optimizer Pro" virus dropped files from your computer.

1. Press Start Button and on Search box (Run) type: “c:\programdata” and press “Enter”.


2. In “ProgramData” folder, delete the following two (2) folders:

a. BetterSoft

b. InstallMate




Step 4. Clean unwanted files and invalid registry entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.


Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

Download and install one of the most reliable FREE anti malware programs today to clean your computer from remaining malicious threats. If you want to stay constantly protected from malware threats, existing and future ones, we recommend that you install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO:

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.


Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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