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PCoptimizer 2010 Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the PCoptimizer 2010 adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.PCoptimizer2010.

PCoptimizer 2010 is a rogue application, this is another variant of PrivacyGuard 2010. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopPCoptimizer 2010.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPCoptimizer 2010
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPCoptimizer 2010PCoptimizer 2010.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%PC
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPCoptimizer 2010
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPCoptimizer 20101.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%PCPCoptimizer 2010PCoptimizer2010.exe
  • %WinDir%TasksAt1.job

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallProtection
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePC
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePCPCoptimizer 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Protect”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.PCOptimizer2010_1.png

Adware.Win32.PCOptimizer2010_2-400x239.p

Adware.Win32.PCOptimizer2010_3-400x270.p

Adware.Win32.PCOptimizer2010_4-400x239.p

Adware.Win32.PCOptimizer2010_5-400x270.p

How to remove the infection of PCoptimizer 2010 (Adware.Win32.PCoptimizer2010)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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