PerformanceOptimizer Removal Instructions
Though PerformanceOptimizer is categorized as a rogue security application, it doesn’t really claim to offer security. It claims to offer optimization. But nevertheless, it doesn’t really offer the optimization that it claims to give. Though it has many websites that give it praise, it is nothing short of a scam. It runs fake system scans that give false reports and it delivers fake security warnings.
Though the primary means of infection is through manual download, PerformanceOptimizer has been known to sneak onto computers through Trojan horses. But no matter how it may infect a computer if it has found its way onto your computer, it should be removed immediately. In order to remove it manually, you should kill the following process:
Type : Rogue Security Application
Relative file contents : Documentation.lnk,
ReadMe.doc.lnk, Performance Optimizer Home Page.lnk,
Performance Optimizer.lnk, Sellmosoft Home Page.lnk,
Uninstall Performance Optimizer.lnk, creader.exe, inst.imd,
pcid.exe, PerfOpt.chm, PerfOpt.exe, Performance Optimizer Home Page.url,
PoChk.exe, ReadMe.doc, Sellmosoft Home Page.url, sload.sbd, data001.reg,
data003.reg, data006.reg, data007.reg, data009.reg, data011.reg, data013.reg,
data016.reg, data017.reg, data020.reg, data023.reg, data027.reg, data030.reg, data031.reg, data033.reg, data040.reg, data042.reg, uninstpo.exe
Delete the following registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Performance Optimizer (Trial version)
Finally, delete these files:
Performance Optimizer Home Page.lnk
Sellmosoft Home Page.lnk
Uninstall Performance Optimizer.lnk
Performance Optimizer Home Page.url
Sellmosoft Home Page.url
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