Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Optimum PC Boost – What Is It and How to Remove?

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  • What is Optimum PC Boost?
  • How Optimum PC Boost spreads?
  • How it does harms to a machine?
  • What are the damages?
  • Steps to remove/uninstall Optimum PC Boost

Optimum PC Boost” is a good name but not necessarily indicates that the program does all good things to a machine. With the convincible name, Optimum PC Boost manages to trap PC users into downloading and installing it onto machines. However, most cases are that Optimum PC Boost installed somehow onto a machine without knowledge and run its scan automatically to report scary numbers of threats that the original installed anti-virus program did not found.

What Is Optimum PC Boost?

It has now been widely defined as a rogueware that attempts to threaten PC users into purchasing the full version of the fake anti-virus program. In fact, many PC users have fallen into its trap with a brand new interface, yet the identical means adopted by the previous rogueware like Windows Internet Guard.


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How Optimum PC Boost Spreads?

As a rogueware, Optimum PC Boost is capable of attacking vulnerability/loophole within a system. However, it prefers to use driver-by download. Therefore, one should pay extra attention when planning on downloading and installing a third-party program with many sub-options contained. Such rogueware also shows itself on some counterfeit promotional web sites. This is why VilmaTech senior technicians keep recommending to install website monitor which could filter out junk sites.

How Optimum PC Boost Does Harms to A Machine?

Given the fact that what Optimum PC Boost aims at is money, damages can be made to ensure the ultimate goal can be achieved smoothly. Once Optimum PC Boost is invited, the drivers concerning security defense will be compromised, which contributes to the capability of dodging installed anti-virus program.

One thing that requires your attention is that some of Optimum PC Boost’s components are system ones but with slight modifications, this is why your installed anti-virus program will not pick it up and take it down.

Without the powerful protection, the target machine would become under the radar of various infections. If you are that unfortunate, Optimum PC Boost would bring in additional virus for extra income.

The last but not least, the biggest danger comes from the registration site. To purchase Optimum PC Boost’s full version, PC user will be redirected to a registration website. Having known that Optimum PC Boost is a rogueware, the registration site asking for credit card number, user name and other confidential information could be recorded. And the fact is that such information will be recorded by Optimum PC Boost to resell to other operators or empty out the bank card.

What Are the Damages from Optimum PC Boost?

  1. Additional virus could worm into the same machine.
  2. More processes are running in the background to consume CPU.
  3. The overall PC performance is not optimized as what Optimum PC Boost promises.
  4. Brower hijacking or redirecting might be seen to ruin surfing experience.
  5. Information can be recorded and resold to result in money loss as well as identity theft.
Since security defense has been degraded by Optimum PC Boost rogueware, manual method is recommended. Follow the steps as shown below offered by Global PC Support Center to help yourself. Any help request will be gladly answered if you start a live chat window here with the button below.
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Follow Steps to Remove Optimum PC Boost

use its own uninstaller to remove Optimum PC Boost.
  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Optimum PC Boost\ to find unins000.exe or the similar one.
  2. Double click on it to try uninstalling Optimum PC Boost automatically.

access DataBase to remove the items related to Optimum PC Boost.

1. navigate to the following entries respectively to find suspicious key value started with “Run” and delete accordingly.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders Startup=”C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup\{random numbers}

2.navigate to the following entries to remove related ones and remove Optimum PC Boost's  vicious items.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Optimum PC Boost

3. hold Control and F key together to get a Find box, then search for and remove the malicious services found in Step5.

4. end Optimum PC Boost's processes.

Ctrl,+Alt+Delete (Windows 7/XP/Vista) key combination/ Ctrl + Shift + Esc(Windows 8) > Task Manager > View tab > “Select Columns”> “Image Path Name” and PID > see full path name > end the processes referring the location of Optimum PC Boost.

5. end Optimum PC Boost's services.

Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > open System Tools > System Information > Software Environment > Running Tasks > see the path for each service on the right pane > remove the ones that do not belong to System and that with the path directing to the Optimum PC Boost's directory.
end Optimum PC Boost's services

6.uninstall Optimum PC Boost from Control Panel, if any.

Windows 7/Vista/XP - Start menu > Control Panel > “Add/Remove Programs” > uninstall Optimum PC Boost.

Windows 8 - “Unpin” button > ‘Control Panel’ > "Programs and Features" > uninstall Optimum PC Boost.
remove Optimum PC Boost from Control Panel

7.open up random folder; search for and remove everything related to Optimum PC Boost.

  • Before that, it is recommended to show hidden items.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
Control panel > user accounts and family safety >Folder Options > view tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.

Windows 8
Windows Explorer > view tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ > tick “hidden items”.
  • Next open up random folder and hit on Search icon, type "Optimum PC Boost" in all the search blanks and hit Enter button so as to remove all the detection.
mainly navigate to the following folder and remove the ones related on the day when Optimum PC Boost was firstly detected.
C:\Program Files\
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\

Be noted that different OS has different structure, it is impossible to list out all the details in how to access certain part in a machine according to various OS. Therefore, one should be equipped with computer knowledge and skills to perform the above steps correctly. Complete removal is highly required; otherwise, Optimum PC Boost will return with more damages to hinder another removal. On the occurrence of confusion or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact VilmaTech Online Support for quick fix according to your concrete situation.

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