YourOptimizer Removal Guide

Do you know what YourOptimizer is?

Allegedly, YourOptimizer is a maintenance tool designed to improve your computer’s performance, but can it really do that? Our malware researchers say that that is unlikely, and recommend that you remove it from your PC. Testing has shown that it is an ineffective program and, as a result, our researchers have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. We want to stress that it is not the same as malware because it does not pose a threat to your computer’s security. However, our researchers say that it might be a scam program because its scan results do not provide details about the location and nature of the issue, but ask that you purchase the application regardless. So we want to unveil the truth about this application because buying it makes no sense at all.

We want to start by stating that there is not much information about this application’s origins. All our researchers have managed to find was that it was published by a Russia-based company whose website is Digital-wayrussia{.}com. However, currently, this site is down so they could not extract more relevant information from it. Nevertheless, it is clear that this application comes from a shady background.

YourOptimizer has a dedicated distribution website at This site hosts its standalone installer. However, this website too does not feature any information regarding this program’s developers. In any case, this dedicated website is only one of two channels of distribution. Our researchers believe that it might also come bundled with other software and put up for download on freeware distributing sites. Note that this application might be bundled in such a manner that makes it impossible to see additional software. Hence, you have to select advanced/custom installation settings and remove YourOptimizer from the installation process.YourOptimizer Removal GuideYourOptimizer screenshot
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On the surface, this maintenance tool is all you have hoped for. It features to main functions; one is called The Cleanup Tool and the other The Startup Manager. Let us begin with The Cleanup Tool. It is said that this function will scan for damaged and empty registry keys, junk files, and Internet junk files which, to be fair, should be cleaned once in a while. However, cleaning these places will not improve your computer’s performance all that much, if at all. So this function is good to have, but it is not a necessity. In any case, there is no way to tell if this function actually does anything because it does not show any information or details about its scan results. It does not show the locations of damaged registry keys or the locations where it found junk files. Still, it asks you to pay $9.99 USD for the activation key to fixing the hundreds of errors that it finds. However, there is no way of knowing whether it actually fixes anything because it provides no information about its findings.

The Startup Manager is a rather useless function because if you use Windows 8/8.1 or 10, then your operating system already has a built-in startup manager that you can access by right-clicking the Task bar and selecting Task Manager and selecting the Startup tab. In it, you can disable the processes that are set to initiate upon system startup, but you cannot disable them via their respective settings. This is very useful when you have many programs installed, and your slow computer cannot cope with all the processes. In any case, The Startup Manager that is featured on YourOptimizer does not seem to work. So, again, there is no need to buy a cat in a bag whose half the functions do not work.

In closing, YourOptimizer is a program that comes from an unknown developer that claims to have developed a program that can optimize your computer and make it run faster and smoother. However, there is no way to put this to the test without purchasing an activation key. This program is suspicious because it does not show the locations and nature of the issues it detects. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this program because it is probably a scam program set to extract money from you. Please refer to the instructions below on how to uninstall it.

How to uninstall YourOptimizer

Windows XP

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and open the Start menu.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click Start located at the bottom left side of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the PUP and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and Click Settings.
  2. Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the software and double-click on it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

YourOptimizer is a potentially unwanted program that masquerades as a PC optimization tool to get your money. It is not an expensive program by any means because it costs $9.99 USD. However, our researchers say that there is no way of knowing whether it actually can fix the issues it detects because it does not provide any information about its scan results. All it can show you is the number of different issues it claims to have found. Researchers say that it might be a scam program and suggest that you remove it.