What is Wind Optimizer
Wind Optimizer is a scam. It pretends to be a genuine system optimizer, which has the capabilities to optimize you rsystem and boost its performance.
But all these claims are just false. It has nothing to do with the optimization of your PC. All it wants is to take your1money and do nothing.
If Wind Optimizer is found in your system, chances are that your system is already compromised and there are security holes and vulnerabilities, which are required to plugged in besides removing Wind Optimizer from your PC.
We recommend you to take immediate action for the removal of Wind Optimizer from your PC.
Technical Details of Wind Optimizer
- Full name: Wind Optimizer, WindOptimizer
- Date Appeared: May 2009
- Characteristic: Rogue system optimizer
- URL: http://Wind Optimizer.com
Do I need to remove Wind Optimizer
You can yourself search your computer manually, but it is not recommended unless you are a tech-geek. To save time and effort, we recommend you to download a FREE Scanner.
The best way for the removal of Wind Optimizer is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any Wind Optimizer infections.
Automatic removal of Wind Optimizer is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove Wind Optimizer, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of Wind Optimizer.
Instructions to get rid of Wind Optimizer
If you really want to remove the Wind Optimizer infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.
Step 1: Kill the Wind Optimizer Processes – Learn how to do that
Step 2: Remove Wind Optimizer files, folders and all associated Wind Optimizer DLL files:Learn how to do that
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Purchase License.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Uninstall Wind Optimizer.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Wind Optimizer Home Page.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Wind Optimizer\Wind Optimizer.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer\updateloadlist.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer\db
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer\db\Settings.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Wind Optimizer\db\Urls.inf
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\Contig.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\Explorer.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\log_09062009.wlg
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\unins000.dat
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\unins000.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\uninstall.ico
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\vista.manifest
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\vista.res
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WindOptimizer.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WO_install.iss
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WO_install.new.iss
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WODefragmenter.exe
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\WOIsnce.db
c:\Program Files\Wind Optimizer\db
Step 3: Uninstall Wind Optimizer registry entries: Learn how to do that
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Wind Optimizer”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AutoUpdateDisableNotify”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “InternetSettingsDisableNotify”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “UacDisableNotify”