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Remove/Uninstall Optimum PC Boost from Computer, Is It Rogueware?

Published by Patrick Watts on May 14, 2014 on Uninstall Programs

Is Optimum PC Boost Rogueware?

remove Optimum PC Boost

Many people consider Optimum PC Boost as rogueware simply due to the following behaviors:

  • The program installs without permission.
  • Optimum PC Boost runs its scan automatically whenever the Windows starts.
  • The program reports many problems and asks for a purchase or higher version to fix them.

It is quite confusing when trying to identify Optimum PC Boost with the above behaviors as many genuine anti-virus programs do the same. For the present, Optimum PC Boost has not been identified as rogueware for certain. But many PC users do not want it any more though it was created to help clean up useless and left-behind registry entries.
 

Where Does Optimum PC Boost Come from?

So far, Optimum PC Boost is found by Qisupport Online Support to use drive-by download to install onto a machine. It is now promoted on many free download sites. Also the program is bundled with/piggybacking on many freeware/shareware. See this is why technicians always stress seldom use such software. As a matter of fact, the installation of Optimum PC Boost can be greatly prevented if one doesn’t choose “recommended” installation way when installing a software.
 

Should I Remove Optimum PC Boost?

It is recommended to remove/uninstall Optimum PC Boost under the below listed circumstances:

  1. There’s already one anti-virus program on a machine with limited space.
  2. Optimum PC Boost is not what you want.
  3. Optimum PC Boost conflicts with the installed programs, especially the installed anti-virus program.

As one can see from its interface that Optimum PC Boost has many functions, to perform those functions, it needs lots of CPU, if one owns a machine with very limited space due to the configuration or the large amount of stored items, the installation of Optimum PC Boost would cause freezes. One should also be informed that with few CPU less, the build-in security defense will be weakened in warding off infections. This is what the potential danger lies in. If you want to remove/uninstall Optimum PC Boost but with problems, please either follow the steps below or get quick fix by starting a live chat window and contacting Qisupport Online Support.

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Follow Steps to Remove/Uninstall Optimum PC Boost

A
use its own uninstaller to remove/uninstall Optimum PC Boost.

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Optimum PC Boost\ to find uninst.exe or the like.
  2. Double click on it to uninstall Optimum PC Boost automatically.

 
 
B
end Optimum PC Boost’s processes (tip: before that one should exit the program).

  1. use Ctrl+Alt+Delete (Windows 7/XP/Vista) key combination/ Ctrl + Shift + Esc(Windows 8) to get Task Manager.
  2. Hit View tab to choose “Select Columns”.
    select colums
  3. Then tick “Image Path Name” and PID options to see full path name.
  4. End the processes referring the location of Optimum PC Boost.

 
 
C
end Optimum PC Boost’s services.

Windows7/vista/XP

  1. Hold Win key and R key at once to type “services.msc” in the pop-up Run box.
    run service
  2. Hit Enter key to enable the services window.
  3. Remove/disable the service named Optimum PC Boost.

 
Windows 8

  1. Open Windows Explorer on Start screen.
  2. Access Administrative tools.
  3. Double click on Services icon and remove/disable the service named Optimum PC Boost.
    services

 
 
D
Disable Optimum PC Boost’s startup item.

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  1. Get the Run box again with Win+R key combination.
  2. Type ‘MSCONFIG’ and hit Enter key.
  3. Browse to Startup tab to remove the startup items you don’t know and the redundant items.

 
Windows 8

  1. Enable Search Charm bar and type “Task’ to get Task Manager.
  2. Hit Startup tab to remove the startup items you don’t know and the redundant items.
    win8 startup

 
 
E
Search for the files related to Optimum PC Boost and remove them.

  1. Open up any folder and hit on the search icon/button.
  2. Ttype “Optimum PC Boost” to all the given blanks the press “Search button”.
  3. remove all the detected files and folders.
    search for

 
 
F
uninstall Optimum PC Boost from Control Panel, if any.

Windows 7/Vista/XP

  1. Access Control Panel from Start menu.
  2. Enter into “Add/Remove Programs” to uninstall Optimum PC Boost.

 
Windows 8

  1. Hit on “Unpin” button on the left bottom of the Start Screen.
  2. Choose ‘Control Panel’  to remove  Optimum PC Boost from “Programs and Features”.
    control panel

 
 

Optimum PC Boost Conclusion

One should not be panic when Optimum PC Boost seems not to be removed with conventional methods. As a security program, some modifications will be made into system configuration. Therefore, one is required to make rectifications in DataBase. This requires certain level of computer skills; otherwise, unexpected issues would be incurred and the situation would be then made complicated.

Besides, if one unfortunately suffers from additional infections after the installation of Optimum PC Boost due to the less CPU, one may run into a poor PC performance which would impose much difficulty in removing Optimum PC Boost quickly as well as the infections. One should use patience to remove all of them one by one completely so as to regain a perfectly functioning machine. If you are overwhelmed by the issues or you are not that technically sound to ensure no mistake would be made when carrying out the above steps, it is better to get exclusive help from Qisupport Online Support according to your concrete situation.

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