Inlog Optimizer removal instructions
What is Inlog Optimizer?
Inlog Optimizer is a program that supposed to make Windows operating systems clean and fast. It includes features that allow to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry, updates, adjust startup items, remove programs, unnecessary files and so on. However, it is also a program that is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). PUAs are apps that developers bundle into setups of other software. Quite often people download/install apps of this type unwillingly.
Inlog Optimizer has many features, however, in order to use them fully, it is required to purchase the program. Note, it is not recommended to pay for tools that are distributed by additionally including them into download/installation setups of other software. In other words, it is not recommended to trust apps that are promoted using questionable methods. Besides, there is a possibility that PUAs, even if purchased, will not deliver the supposed functions. Furthermore, there are many apps of this type that are bundled in packs. Simply said, developers bundle more than one unwanted app into one setup. It means that Inlog Optimizer might be distributed together with some browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted applications. Browser hijackers change browser's settings to promote fake search engines and they gather information about user's browsing habits. Adware-type apps deliver unwanted ads that, if clicked, lead to shady websites or cause downloads/installations of some potentially malicious apps. One way or another, we do not recommend to have Inlog Optimizer or any other PUA installed or pay for its activation.
|Name||Inlog Optimizer potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||Inlog Optimizer supposed to optimize Windows operating systems|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Trojan-gen), BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.32061044), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Kryptik.GUAR), Kaspersky (Trojan.Win32.SelfDel.hcxs), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Inlog Optimizer potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many apps that can be found in download or installation setups of other software. Some more examples are Xtron System Care, One Click Speedup, Auto PC Speedup. These might be legitimate apps, however, we do not recommend to trust bundled apps, especially if they are categorized as browser hijackers or adware.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
When developers bundle apps into setups, they usually hide information about this in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar sections. In other words, information about included PUAs is not exposed properly. Typically, unwanted downloads and installations happen when people leave all the aforementioned settings unchanged. In other cases it happens when they click intrusive advertisements. There are many deceptive ads that, if clicked, execute scripts designed to download/install various unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download all programs (especially if they are free) from official, legitimate websites. We recommend to avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule and other similar channels to download or install software. Furthermore, no download or installation setup should completed without checking its "Advanced", Custom" and other settings. It is important not to allow for PUAs to be downloaded or installed together with other, desired software. Moreover, we advise not to click various ads, especially if they are displayed on questionable pages. They open other untrustworthy websites or even cause unwanted downloads, installations. If a browser opens unreliable pages or shows intrusive ads, then we recommend to see what are the apps (plug-ins, add-ons and extensions) installed on it and to remove all unwanted or unknown entries. Moreover, we advise to see if there are any unwanted programs installed on the operating system too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Inlog Optimizer download website:
Appearance of Inlog Optimizer in GIF:
Instant automatic removal of Inlog Optimizer potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Inlog Optimizer potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Inlog Optimizer?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Inlog Optimizer" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At the time of research Inlog Optimizer did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get unwanted redirects when browsing the Internet continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the inlog optimizer potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the inlog optimizer potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with inlog optimizer potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove inlog optimizer potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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