How to remove Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro virus

by Andy Raff on January 18, 2013

Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro Screenshot

Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro Screenshot

Removal Options and Steps

up-tp-3-hoursOption 1: MANUAL REMOVAL (Your time invested: Up to 3 Hours)*
1- Block off 1-3 hours for manual removal.
2- Have pen and paper handy to take notes.
3- Follow all 54 steps carefully to ensure full removal of the infection.

less-than-1-hourOption 2: AUTOMATIC REMOVAL (Your time invested: Around 35 min.)*
1- Download our recommended Spyhunter4 here. 100% lab tested.
2- Install and let the software scan your PC.
3- Once infection has been found, click fix threats, register, and remove.


Option 3: EXPERTS (Estimated time invested: 15 -30 min.)*
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2- Sit back and relax while we do the work.

* Estimates are based on a PC with one infection and a DSL or equivalent internet connection.

Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro Removal Steps

Follow steps closely:

Step 1: Grab a piece of paper and write down our Support number. This is just a precaution in case you need help or get caught on one of the steps. We are here to help remove Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro if you need it. Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro Removal Hotline: 888.847.4130

Step 2: Totally power down the Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro infected computer.

Step 3: Find your F8 button on the keyboard. F8 is conventionally situated on the top row of the keyboard. Prepare yourself to tap F8 immediately on the following step.


Step 4: Now turn ON the computer and tap F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU.

Step 5: The WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU will pop up, press down the menu using the direction keys on the keyboard and highlight SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING. Press ENTER.


Step 6: Now the PC will start in what is called Safe Mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear enlarged. This is completely typical and not a symptom of Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro.

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Step 7: Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro may have changed your proxy settings so Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro can control your internet. We now need to check the proxy settings for this.

Step 8: Click and hold the WINDOWS KEY on the keyboard.


Step 9: While holding down the WINDOWS key now press the R key. The RUN BOX will now appear.


Step 10: In the RUN BOX, enter iexplore.exe. Click OK.


Step 11: The Internet Explorer browser will now launch. Along the top navigation menu select TOOLS. Within the next menu click INTERNET OPTIONS.


Step 12: Select the CONNECTIONS tab in the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box.


Step 13: Find and select LAN SETTINGS .


Step 14: Under the PROXY SERVER section, if you see a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, then click to uncheck the box. If there is no check-mark in the box then Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro likely did not alter the settings. Move on to the next step if this is the case.


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Step 15: Choose the OK button to close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK box.

Step 16: Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Step 17: We now need to run Rkill. Rkill was developed by Lawrence Abrams at Rkill will attempt to paralyze Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro. Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro will block and stop any processes from running such as removal tools. We need to disarm this self-preservation tool that Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro has. Please note that Rkill does not remove Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro. Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill as Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro will restart as well. Bring up the RUN BOX again, by holding down the WINDOWS key and pressing the R key.


Step 18: In the RUN BOX, type “iexplore.exe”. Then click OK.


Step 19: The download security box with Rkill will show, select SAVE and save it to the desktop.


Step 20: Once the Rkill download is complete, close the DOWNLOAD COMPLETE box.

Step 21: Go to your DESKTOP and locate the Rkill.exe icon on your desktop.

Step 22: Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. Rkill will flash a black MS DOS box and attempt to paralyze Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro.


Step 23: Rkill will launch a Notepad file containing information on what it found. You can close that log and go to the next step.

Step 24: Now the computer is prepared to install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a very popular Malware removal application. To install Malwarebytes, we need to bring up the RUN BOX again.

Step 25: On the Keyboard press and hold the WINDOWS KEY and the R key simultaneously. The RUN BOX will appear again.


Step 26: In the RUN BOX type “iexplore” and press OK.


Step 27: The download security box with Malwarebytes will appear. The options to RUN, SAVE or CANCEL will show. Select SAVE and then choose to save the file to the desktop.


Step 28: Go to your DESKTOP and locate the Malwarebytes icon on your desktop.

Step 29: Double-click the Malwarebytes icon.


Step 30: Select RUN on the Malwarebytes install box.


Step 31: After that, the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE box will appear. Select your native language and press OK. English will be in used in the graphics example.


Step 32: The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show. Choose NEXT to continue.


Step 33: Next screen to show is the LICENSE AGREEMENT. Accept the agreement and choose NEXT.


Step 34: The BASIC INFORMATION screen is shown. Click NEXT.


Step 35: The SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear. Choose the location you wish to have Malwarebytes install the required files. The default location shown is the normal, recommended location. Click NEXT.


Step 36: The next screen is just the SELECT START MENU FOLDER which tells the program where to place the shortcut to the application. Click NEXT.


Step 37: If you want a Desktop Icon and/or Quick Launch icon then opt-in to the corresponding check boxes on the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS box. Click NEXT.


Step 38: Now the READY TO INSTALL screen will show. Click INSTALL to start the installation process.


Step 39: The final screen with the pre-checked UPDATE and LAUNCH Malwarebytes will appear. Click FINISH.


Step 40: Malwarebytes will download the latest updates and show a success box. Click OK.

Step 41: The main interface of Malwarebytes with the Scanner tab will launch. Make sure PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected.


Step 42: Next step is to launch the full scan. Click SCAN to start the scan.


Step 43: A box will popup with the local drives, choose the local drives to scan and click SCAN.


Step 44: The scanner will begin. Be patient as the scan is very thorough searching for all the remnants of Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro.

Step 45: Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK to close the box.

Step 46: After closing the box, click SHOW RESULTS.


Step 47: Once the results show, select REMOVE SELECTED to remove all the Malware found by Malwarebytes including Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affiliated with Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro and add them to the quarantine.


Step 48: Malwarebytes may need to reboot the system to complete the removal of Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro. Please allow the PC to reboot if Malwarebytes asks for it.

Step 49: After the reboot is complete and the system is relaunched, please follow the on-screen instructions and continue the removal process.

Step 50: A Notepad log will be created by Malwarebytes. Close the log once reviewed.


Step 51: Once Malwarebytes has completed the removal process and has removed all the traces of Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro, your computer should be 100% clean from Anti-Spyware PC Optimizer Pro.

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