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PerformanceOptimizer

Updated:
August 6, 2015 3:32:02 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
PerformanceOptimizer
Version:
1.0
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows
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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