How to Remove Optimizer Pro Speed Guard Virus (Rogueware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Optimizer Pro Speed Guard Virus (Rogueware Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2013-02-06 1:08

Optimizer Pro Speed Guard is a rogueware infection that sneaks into the computer with potential vulnerabilities with the purpose of cheating users pay to activate it. It is just one of online scams, categorized as the rogueware infection. Read more in this post for a detailed removal guide to get rid of it completely.

Optimizer Pro Speed Guard virus is categorized as rogueware that infiltrates into computer with potential vulnerabilities with the help of Trojans, in order to scam on users. Once it sneaks in, you will find your computer runs sluggishly very often and many pop ups come to remind you of repairing your computer by activating the Optimizer Pro Speed Guard. Meanwhile, some programs like Windows Media Player run into error or just can not be normally used. You may receive alerts like “Windows Media Player encountered a problem while palyaing the file” when try to run the program. So does the iTunes. It is blocked and whenever you open it, it won’t play music properly.

Considering all the above, it is commonly considered that Optimizer Pro Speed Guard is a virus among most users and if you also unfortunately encounter this rogueware infection on your computer, follow below instructions to get rid of this rogueware infection. If any question, feel free to get in touch.

Threat Classification:
Rogue programs & Scareware

Tools Needed:
Anvi Smart Defender

How to Remove Optimizer Pro Speed Guard Infection ( Uninstall Guide)

    1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Eventually you will be brought to a menu similar to the one below:


    Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter on your keyboard. If you are having trouble entering safe mode, then please use the following tutorial: How to start Windows in Safe Mode

    Windows will now boot into safe mode with networking and prompt you to login as a user. Please login as the same user you logged in within the normal Windows mode. Then proceed with the rest of the steps.

    2. Download, install the automatic remover-Anvi Smart Defender to scan out and remove the residing files of the infection.

    Please note, after the download and install, make sure database is updated to the latest version and also ensure the Anvi Smart Defender is set to scan the rootkit by clicking settings as shown below. And then click OK to save the change and close the window to run this scanner.

    Anvi Smart Defender download link:


    Network Connection Troubleshooting Tips

    If you fail to download the antimalware tool Anvi Smart Defender, please check the LAN settings that may be changed by following below instructions:

    Open your Internet Explorer, click Settings icon or Tools (as per the IE version), click the Internet Options in the dropped-down menu and then there comes up the window of Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your shown in below picture. And then click OK to save the changes and close the winodw. Then retry the Anvi Smart Defender. If any question, please feel free to contact us.


    3. Restart the computer to normal mode and the computer would be all right now.

Recommended step > After the virus removal, we highly recommend you clean up the entire computer OS using a system cleaner/optimizer like Cloud System Booster. Rogueware like Optimizer Pro Speed Guard often invades the computer by entering registry entries and modifying the system files. Even after the malware remover helps get rid of it, chances are some invalid registry files or leftovers are still there to drag down the computer running speed or even worse to cause system errors like blue screen of death.

Clear junk files and registry errors in your computer OS with Cloud System Booster now. Click here to learn more.

Protect Your Computer from Optimizer Pro Speed Guard and Similar Malware Infections

You may keep Anvi Smart Defender onto your computer for an extra layer of online security together with your antivirus program. This cloud-based malware scanner can provide you with positive defending strategies with a daily updated database to keep up with the latest online threats.

Also to better secure your online activities, you are supposed to at least turn on the security features of your web browsers. See detailed steps to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Good luck and be safe online.
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