Remove Xtron Optimizer Pro from your computer

Also Known As: Xtron Optimizer Pro potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Xtron Optimizer Pro removal instructions

What is Xtron Optimizer Pro?

Xtron Optimizer Pro is one of many system optimization tools that supposedly cleans computers and improves performance, however, not all software that can be downloaded from the internet is legitimate. Xtron Optimizer Pro is often included in the set-ups of other software, and many people inadvertently allow these programs to be downloaded and installed with other, regular software. Therefore, Xtron Optimizer Pro is known as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Xtron Optimizer Pro unwanted application

Xtron Optimizer Pro allows users to scan their systems for items (including programs) that might be impacting system startup time and overall performance. It also checks for various unwanted, potentially malicious programs that might leave systems vulnerable to malware attacks, however, it is impossible to fix any of the 'detected issues', uninstall unwanted programs, or perform any other actions with Xtron Optimizer Pro unless it is activated. To activate the program, users must pay a specific sum and purchase the full version. PUAs should never be trusted, since many trick people into paying for activation by displaying fake scan results. Developers use PUAs to trick users into believing that their computers can run faster, are infected with unwanted software (or even malware), and so on. It is possible that Xtron Optimizer Pro could be a legitimate program, however, it might also be rogue software. These programs are commonly distributed through set-ups of other software, and they might be useless and/or cause various problems. Furthermore, set-ups often include more than one PUA, and thus it is possible that Xtron Optimizer Pro is distributed with browser hijackers, adware, or other PUAs. Browser hijacking apps promote fake search engines by changing browser settings and recording data. For example, they collect users' IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of opened web pages, geolocations and other, sometimes personal/sensitive, data. Developers share the information with other parties who might be cyber criminals and misuse the data to generate revenue. Adware-type apps feed users with unwanted, intrusive ads that, if clicked, open untrustworthy websites or run scripts that start download/installation of unwanted applications.

Threat Summary:
Name Xtron Optimizer Pro potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Xtron Optimizer Pro supposedly cleans computers and improves performance.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), Emsisoft (Application.PCFixer (A)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.iyc), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment to eliminate supposedly found errors.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Related Domains pc-booster[.]xyz
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
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There are many unwanted programs of this kind on the Internet. Other examples are Full PC Care 2.0, PC Speeder Pro, and Smart Sys Care. Most are advertised as useful tools that supposedly enhance system performance, fix errors, remove various threats, and so on. Unfortunately, in many cases, these programs provide fake lists of scan results and do not solve any genuine problems.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from their 'official' websites, including Xtron Optimizer Pro , however, people usually download and install them inadvertently when they click certain deceptive ads or when PUAs are included in download or installation set-ups of other software. Typically, they can be found in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options or settings of the set-ups. Not all people check them and developers are aware of this behaviour - they trick people into unintentional downloads and installations. Note that PUAs cannot be installed without users' permission and many people allow PUAs to be downloaded/installed with other software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent unwanted downloads and installations, do not download software or files from untrustworthy, unofficial pages, through third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial sites, and so on. The same applies to third party installers. The safest way to download programs is to use direct download links and official websites. All settings available in download or installation setups should be checked before completing the download or installation process. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings and dismiss offers to download or install extra software. Additionally, do not click intrusive ads, since they can lead to dubious, potentially malicious websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. If advertisements of this kind or unwanted redirects occur often, check applications (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the browser and remove all unknown, unwanted or suspicious entries immediately. The same applies to programs of this kind installed on the operating system/computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Xtron Optimizer Pro download website:

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Xtron Optimizer Pro installation setup:

Xtron Optimizer Pro installation setup

Screenshot of Xtron Optimizer Pro notification:

Xtron Optimizer Pro notification

Xtron Optimizer Pro appearance in GIF:

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Xtron Optimizer Pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Xtron Optimizer Pro" 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 time of research, Xtron Optimizer Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the Internet, continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the xtron optimizer pro 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the xtron optimizer pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with xtron optimizer pro 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the xtron optimizer pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

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Medium threat activity

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