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_USERS\Software\Performanceoptimizer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Performance Optimizer (Trial version)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Performanceoptimizer

Finally, delete these files:

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

Though this will help you manually remove PerformanceOptimizer, it would be better if you removed it with a legitimate antispyware application. Manual removal is tedious and dangerous. There is a chance you could permanently damage your computer with manual removal, but a reliable antispyware will remove the threats quickly and safely.

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One Response

  1. Tyler Woodward says:

    This was my first experience using a product like this so I was glad the set-up was as easy as it was. I would recommend SpyZooka to anyone.

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