Optimizer Pro Speed Guard is installed without your permission? Do you realize this is a rogue program aiming to scam you? Once upon detection, you’d better remove it from your machine without a doubt.
Optimizer Pro Speed Guard a fake anti-malware application even though it performs like the anti-malware scanners. It gets installed on a user’s computer by using Trojan viruses that get downloaded from malicious websites. After that, it starts its malicious tricky by forcing users to run a scan which will display numerous pop-up windows and error messages claiming that the victim’s computer is at risk. It lists a bunch of non-existent infections such as Trojans, Backdoors, Worms and so on as a scan result. Then, it will refuse to repair these supposed problems unless the victim registers the so called full version of Optimizer Pro Speed Guard. But in reality, it’s just a fraudulent and useless security tool with the aim of stealing your money. Once your PC is compromised, you may face a lot of troubles such as slow PC performance, unstable network connection and get annoyed with different ads popup. In brief, this malicious rogue program will try its best to use a potent combination of misleading attacks against your PC and encourage you to spend money on a fake ‘full’ version of its software. Don’t be taken it that. This rogue should be eliminated from your computer quickly.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It prevents you from opening some application because the files are corrupted.
It can make your browser redirected to all kinds of malicious websites.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
C:\Program Files\Optimizer Pro\OptProReminder.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\Optimizer Pro Speed Guard
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: “ProxyServer” = :0
Manual removal of Optimizer Pro Speed Guard requires Expertise, Please take care before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are welcome to contact PC expert to fix the problem.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on August 18, 2012 4:08 am | Fake Antivirus Removal Tips