What is FixPCOptimizer?
If you ever come across an application called FixPCOptimizer, you should be aware of the fact that malware researches working at our internal labs have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. We highly advise you not to use it even though you might see statements on its official website telling you that this optimization tool could be a great help if you want to regain the best functionality of your personal computer. Unfortunately, these claims cannot be trusted entirely, as the overall functionality of this optimization tool can be considered questionable, to say the least. You must also be aware of the fact that in some cases this potentially unwanted program could be distributed in suspicious and at times even invasive ways. If you wish to have a computer that works in the smoothest way possible, we highly advise you not to use FixPCOptimizer as it does not provide the best service; instead, we advise you to find a better, more reliable program. Make sure to read the rest of this article and find out why we recommend executing a complete removal of this suspicious optimization tool.
What does FixPCOptimizer do?
The overall functionality of FixPCOptimizer is not only questionable but could turn out to be quite annoying as well. This is so because the potentially unwanted program in question will auto start a scan with each startup of your operating system, whether you like it or not. It is also important to highlight the fact that with every single warning message, this suspicious tool will collect and send critical information such as your IP address, your MAC address, the date, and time to its internal servers. Such information later could be shared with suspicious third-party associates for marketing purposes. What is even more unfortunate is the fact that this suspicious optimization tool does not perform in the best way possible. The scan started by these applications is not that questionable. On the other hand, the list of results presented by it is suspicious, to say the least. Upon taking a deeper look at all the errors that FixPCOptimizer has detected and has noticed that some of them should not be considered as such. This is so because the dubious optimization tool treats temporary files and inactive registry entries as flaws within your operating system that should be taken care of. You must know that in reality, such files and registry errors do not have any negative effects; thus, detection of such files and registry entries can be considered as a manipulative technique used to lure users into purchasing a full version of this optimization tool. We firmly advise you not to pay for FixPCOptimizer as its functionality is not worth it. In fact, we advise you to remove it since it does not provide a lot of valuable features.
Where does FixPCOptimizer come from?
Upon a deeper investigation it has been found out that FixPCOptimizer might not be only up for download on its official website. It has been found out that in some cases this potentially unwanted program could be distributed in a way that usually malware is – via bundled installers. Usually setup files that host questionable programs are up for download on suspicious third-party sites. Therefore, it is a great idea to obtain your programs from official vendors’ website only since they do not tend to provide dubious setup files. Additionally, we recommend learning about the program that you wish to have running on your PC as much as you can before actually obtaining it as you might fall prey to deceiving marketing strategies. A lot of malware developers promote their software in a misleading ways. Also, you should have a professional malware detection and removal tool always running on your operating system. This is imperative since such a tool is able to detect any questionable websites or installers and warn you about them beforehand.
How to remove FixPCOptimizer
The whole removal procedure of FixPCOptimizer is not that complicated. If you carefully follow the instructions crafted by our research team and you should be able to remove this potentially unwanted program successfully. To be on the safe side, we recommend executing an analysis of your operating system for potential leftover files or registry entries associated with FixPCOptimizer once you have performed the manual removal. If any are found, you must terminate it immediately. Some users might find such removal and analysis procedures too complicated, in such a case we firmly advise you to use a professional antimalware tool for all removal purposes as it will help you delete any unwanted program in an automatic way.
How to delete FixPCOptimizer from your operating system
- Open the File Explorer.
- Go to C:\ProgramData and delete the folder called DataFile.
- Now go to C:\Program Files (x86).
- Remove folders called WinPCOptimizer and FixPCOptimizer.
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