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PerformanceOptimizer

Updated:
October 10, 2007 3:28:22 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
PerformanceOptimizer
Version:
1.0
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.





The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.


Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Documentation\Documentation.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Documentation\ReadMe.doc.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Performance Optimizer Home Page.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Performance Optimizer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Sellmosoft Home Page.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Performance Optimizer\Uninstall Performance Optimizer.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\creader.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\inst.imd
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\pcid.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\PerfOpt.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\PerfOpt.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Performance Optimizer Home Page.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\PoChk.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\ReadMe.doc
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Sellmosoft Home Page.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\sload.sbd
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data001.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data003.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data006.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data007.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data009.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data011.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data013.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data016.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data017.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data020.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data023.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data027.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data030.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data031.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data033.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data040.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks\data042.reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\uninstpo.exe


The program also creates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\com_s\
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\cur_s\
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Restore\
  • %ProgramFiles%\Performanceoptimizer (Free)\Tweaks.Bak\


Next, it creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_USERS\Software\Performanceoptimizer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Performance Optimizer (Trial version)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Performanceoptimizer
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sellmosoft\Performance Optimizer
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sellmosoft\Performance Optimizer (Trial version)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sellmosoft Inc.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sellmosoft\Performance Optimizer (Trial version)
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