What is OnePCOptimizer?
OnePCOptimizer is a program that usually indicates the existence of other infections because, as research shows, it can be installed by malicious Trojans. This potentially unwanted program could also be installed onto your operating system bundled with third-party infections hidden behind a fake file updater, or you could download it from onepcoptimizer.com. Whichever backdoor this PUP has used to enter your operating system, there is no doubt that trusting it is a mistake. The main objective that the creators (Isecure Software LLC) of this program have is to get your money. They can achieve this in two ways: using misleading information on the official website and a supposedly helpful “toll-free” helpline. Obviously, we recommend removing OnePCOptimizer, and if you want to learn more, continue reading.
How does OnePCOptimizer work?
Our researchers here at Anti-Spyware-101.com have found that OnePCOptimizer is a clone of Win PC Optimizer, which is another potentially unwanted program that was set up to trick you into giving away your money. Both of these fake optimizers retail at $19.99, and this is 19.99 dollars more than you should ever pay. Even though OnePCOptimizer is not entirely bogus, it does not function as well as it claims to. If computer users install this program themselves, they do this because they believe that the program will make their operating systems work better than ever. The reality is that this program often crashes and displays fictitious error screens. The notification posted below is an example of a bogus warning that the PUP shows users to convince them to purchase unreliable software and call a potentially unreliable helpline.
“CLUSTER ERRORS DETECTED” HARD DRIVE MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY
BSOD: BLUE SCREEN ERROR 0x000000CE
Virus Found: Trojan “KeyLogger.exe”
Data exposed to risk: Credit Card or Banking Details
Email Account Passwords
Facebook, Skype, AOL & other chat logs
Photos, Documents and saved computer files
Blocked Internet access
Please Contact Windows Support Center For Further Assistance
Toll Free Support (USA & Canada) 1-800-986-6391
Needless to say, if you do not recognize a scam, you might think that your virtual identity is at serious risk. If you call the helpline, you might get convinced that you need to invest in OnePCOptimizer, which is not what we recommend. On top of that, you might be charged for the call itself. Although it is suggested that calling this helpline is free-of-charge, you never know what will happen if you trust potentially misleading information. If you have no clue where this potentially unwanted program has come from, it must have been installed by a Trojan or bundled with other infections. This malware could cause even more problems, which is why you cannot ignore them either.
How to remove OnePCOptimizer
Your virtual security will be at risk until you delete OnePCOptimizer and all other unreliable programs that could have slithered into your operating system. Uninstall this unreliable program using the steps below and then move to %alluserprofile%\DataFile to delete the remaining leftovers. If you do not eliminate the files in this directory, the fake error messages will keep taunting you. Unfortunately, if other threats are active on your PC, it is unlikely that you will have the time, energy, and skills to delete all of them manually. Install a security tool instead of wasting your own precious time to ensure that all threats with all of their files and components are eliminated automatically.
Windows 8/Windows 10:
- Launch RUN (tap Win+R), type Control Panel into the dialog box, and click OK.
- Move to Programs and select Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the application you wish to delete and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7:
- Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows logo.
- Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the undesirable application and select Uninstall.
- Move to the left of the Taskbar and click Start.
- Open the Control Panel menu and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Click the undesirable program and select Remove.
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