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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic448552.html ~ Hamluis.
Hey guys, I'm having a similar problem. I downloaded a 'codec-v' plugin and I believe it installed Optimizer Pro as well (it randomly appeared shortly after I installed the codec). Whenever I start my computer and run programs, everything will go smoothly for about 10-15 mins and then all of a sudden it will freeze on one screen. I tried running Malwarebytes but it found nothing. I also tried AVG but it can never finish a complete scan before my computer freezes. When I try running AVG in safe mode, I have the same problem as geezy where it says files are locked.

Is there a specific file or something that 'codec-v' is known to infect once installed? Or does it mess with your drivers or w/e because this is my sister's computer and I don't want to f*ck it up. I'm going to try Avast while I wait for someone to respond.


Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2012 - 01:20 PM.
PM sent new OP.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

I restored my system to a previous date. I also got rid of avg and installed eset and superantispyware. The computer seems to be running fine now :dance: but how do you know whether or not a virus may still be laying dormant on my computer, considering i didnt format the hd and reinstall windows. If anyone knows, should i be concerned about this or accept that eset is telling the truth when it says no viruses found? :blink:

I did the exact same thing last night and it was still giving me problems but now it seems to be working properly. I've downloaded AVG, Avast and Malwarebytes and none have been able to find any threats on my computer but I still see "Optimizer Pro" pop up when I boot my computer saying that "10622 errors are slowing down your computer" :S

Edited by Queen-Evie, 12 April 2012 - 05:54 PM.
moved from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic448552.html to this topic as it about the same issue

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

FWIW: http://www.techie-gurus.com/trojan-virus-adware-malware-support-52/how-uninstall-pc-optimizer-pro-2537/

Before considering/making any registry edits...please backup your registry manually or set a new system restore point.

How to backup the Windows XP Registry - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

I have seen pc optimizer pro entries in scheduled tasks too

Download autoruns


Extract and launch autoruns

Make sure you dont have any entries left over after uninstalling it

good luck

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