In today’s increasingly unsafe and hostile online world, it has become a necessity to invest in powerful security software. Unfortunately there are many cyber criminals taking advantage of the fear of consumers by developing and marketing rogue security applications like PC Optimizer Pro. This rogue, which derives from the same family of rogueware as PrivacyGuard 2010 was created to act as a vehicle with which criminals can rip consumers off. It does not have any of the professed abilities it claims to, and certainly cannot protect your PC against any type of attack or threat, as it is a threat in itself.
If you are wondering how PC Optimizer Pro manages to gain access to your PC it uses various techniques and methods to surreptitiously enter the system. These include bogus online malware scanners infected with the PC Optimizer Pro infection as well as seditious browser hijackers which incorporate drive-by download tactics. Of late it has also been reported that PC Optimizer Pro bundles its Trojans and malware together with other third party security updates and downloads.
The user will remain largely unaware of PC Optimizer Pro’s presence on the system until it is able to start its attack. This will usually happen by PC Optimizer Pro initiating a fake system scan which will invariably report on fake threats being present on the system. Although seemingly legitimate, users are warned not to trust the fake system scan or any correspondence received from PC Optimizer Pro. The rogue will purport to report on the following security errors:
It will also state that the system is slowed down by all these infections and that there will be internet connection loss due to the many fake threats it puts the blame on. It will also go on to spam the user with various fake security warnings, stating that the system is under attack. These should also be disregarded, and enjoy no attention. Some of the most popular fake alerts to be on the lookout for reads as follows:
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Deny or Enable Protection.
Potentially harmful script execution is detected. It is strongly recommended to run total System scanning.
Deny or Enable Protection.
Other symptoms reported from the PC Optimizer Pro infection include extremely poor system performance, the random generating and deleting of Desktop items and increased erratic system behavior. Users have also reported that certain system folders’ contents are hidden, as well as the inability to launch applications and programs on the infected PC.
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|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\|
|2||%Programs%\Startup\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk|
|3||%StartMenu%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk|
|7||%Desktop%\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk|
|9||%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk|
|10||%Programs%\PC Optimizer Pro\Uninstall.lnk|
|11||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Optimizer Pro.lnk|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|