What is optimize.exe? Is optimize.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix optimize.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your optimize process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair optimize.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Process name: Internet Optimizer
"optimize.exe" can be an Adult content dialer that dials numbers specific to porn related sites.
Alternately, "optimize.exe" can belong to an Internet connection optimizer.
You need to check the full path and properties of this file to decide if it is dangerous or not.
Get more detailed information about optimize.exe and all other running background processes with Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of optimize.exe: based on 80 votes. Read also the 67 reviews.
183 users ask for this file. 5 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 15 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 48 users rated it as dangerous. 8 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about optimize.exe:|
|Optimize.exe is a virus.The icon is a round funny face like a moon.It won't optimize anything.The virus name is W32 Downloader.Dyfuca.Use F-Prot from dos to get rid of it or else don't open this virus hidden as an exe file.|
|spyware .. I guess it optamizes IE by keeping it hijacked!!|
|If the internet connection is slow and IE cannot find a site "optimze.exe" takes action|
|I'm surprised, something different with my IE. It's become slower.|
|it's a pain in the bass !|
|opens dozens of window ads....hate it delete it Jesse|
|It was installed from a web radio site through media player without my knowledge or consent The surfer formerly known as the hijack victim before security task manager came into my life|
|Find it. Kill it. Then kill it again to be sure (see link). Then run your AntiVirus. See also: Link Vince|
|lots of pop-up windows of ads i dont need|
|Cant be deleted as normal programs|
|It a Adware aka Spyware See also: Link Frank|
|Optimize.exe is SPYWARE... It is very dangerous, it changes your computer by advertising, Notice any unexplainable popups? Optimize is that explanation. Use Ad-aware 6 PE to successfully remove it, and then clear your C:/windows/TEMP folder...... Optimize sucks...Spyware should be ILLEGAL! Jimmy|
|Not much except I did n't ask it to download. getting rid of it was easy, just stopped the process and deleted the 2 versions on my system. It's Only Me|
|Was loaded onto my system without knowledge or consent. I believe by scripts on a webpage that opened through a DSO exploit. Brought with it DyFuCa, powersave, VX2, sidesearch, and 180solutions. All in one fell swoop. Killed all of them with Spybot, Ad-aware, and McAfee. Set McAfee to scan for possible unwanted programs. Philip|
|Same as Philip, after deleting it my internet connection got even more slow (ha, like if it was possible) Martha|
|Spy Ware. It's in the temp directory. delete it. then create a text file, name it "optimize.exe" and make it read only. that's the end. mdeadly|
|it came with talktalk internet provider 1meg broadband also installed as soon as i connect (even after removing) in process's are Windows add tools,DYFUCA,POWERSCAN,IST BAR.SLOTCH,LSPLIST,SHOP AT HOME all this with talktalk in the uk mr bones|
|Loaded w/o consent, definate spyware XPMaster|
|Was loaded onto my system without knowledge or consent from www.emp3world.com. Got powersave, sidesearch, 180solutions, too. Also got a lot of new bookmarks into my favorites and c:\xnqxr.exe (6144 Bytes). I identified all installed files by last modification date (all files within sysdate + 2 minutes), deleted them under plain dos, removed exenames from the run section in the registry. These all seems to be trojans / spyware. Don't know what xnqxr.exe does. All other exefiles on my systems are unchanged, so it doesn't seem to be a virus. Googled for xnqxr.exe, but found nothing... Martin|
|Generell: Optimizer=danger Hunger|
|Admilliserv or admillikeep Holly|
|Optimizer can be installed by an OCX. So if u click ok to install some junk from a site, or numerous other ways. Regardless it sucks when it just installs itself on your computer when you are looking for articles on physics. GRRR|
|Is very hard to elimnate the task Thinboarddrill|
|that it's annoying, I deleted it with norton and it still hijacks mi IE when it's finding the page. Jenny Rose|
|Found it trying to access the internet stopped by McAfee Personal Firewall. Loaded without my knowledge, so I suspect a script from a web page did it. McAfee VirusScan does a good job of deleting it and its entries in the registry. Jack|
|So far I've found out it needs to die badly. My aunt's dial-up was working smoothly for about 4 days, then all of a sudden, it's like the system hit a brick wall. Pages don't load and many features of XP don't work. For example, I can't open up the task manager under the admin's name because pop-up message tells me that the system's admin disabled that feature, yet Chris|
|It's a spyware/trojan. It was installed during the Win2k Service Pack Update(!) together with other trojans: W32.spybot.worm (winole.exe, mueehd.exe), AdwareIST.bar (IST Toolbar), Dowloader.trojan (winfix17.exe). If u set up a new system, make sure firewall runs b4 windows update or it's a pain in the.. :o) To kill optimizer it has to be uninstalled (preferences, software), then reboot, shut down the process, login as admin (not local user) and kill it under local user where it hides. me2|
|Optimize.exe is a virus.The icon is a round funny face like a moon. Search your hard disk for the file, Use task manager to kill the process, then delete the file. Use ZoneAlarm to catch it tryin go to access the internet.. LegionUK|
|Turns off anti-virus applications, Downloads code from the internet, Installs itself in the Registry. darn thing. who needs it. Power Ranger|
|i dont know were i got it but it won't go away this thang sucks and i'm mad it wont delete|
|It self installed in my system along with "media pass" "sah agent" and other very suspicious processes... after rebooting in safe mode and running a complete virus scan it seems to have been removed but I still have problems with it's "cousins"... It appears in "Add/remove programms" but can't be uninstalled like that myself|
|I hate it with it numerious spyware came thru with it. And windows keeps chrasing and saying: Can't find optimize.exe you need this file to open aplication (exe) files... sure it does MasterM|
|Definately spyware, as it was very annoying, and took up a lot of memory, which is common for spyware. XPMaster|
|nothing but problems caused havoc on many computers|
|I had not only the optimize.exe file but I had ISTbar.exe too. Optimize wasn't so difficult to remove. ISTbar,exe is a very nasty file. I couldn't remove the file with Adaware first before I discovered the file kgcnjc.exe. I ended the processes kgcnjc.exe first, optimize,exe, powerscan and last istsvc.exe. After that ADaware removed all harmfull files which were responsible for this misery. Gerco Eikelenboom|
|I can't seem to get it of my machine Peter|
|Came with Talktalk 1MB BB J|
|There are 2 versions of this file! (RTFA!!) The dangerous Dyfuca version which I had like Philip above... and a *maybe* legit speed optimizer from the same people who make Download Accelerator Plus. Still undecided as to whether DAP itself is spyware or not! BigB|
|im not sure where it came from but it comes with a trojan dropper and dler 1 called optimize (dyfuca) mediaaccesspk.exe and 1 more its a ebil file i dont care if its dangerious or not its getting off my cpu Annoyed and ticked off|
|this file is seriously hard to get rid of. i've tried search and destroy and it's done nothing and everytime it runs it closes down ie Cymerman|
|This File Installs Itself sometimes as a drive-by download, it often tries to change dialer numbers but you are pretty safe if you use tiscali dialer or another dialer program Damien Wash|
|i just got rid of it, i hope, i had it for about 30 minutes on my machine and i am pretty good about keeping my computer clean, mine came from attempting to open media player it prompted me to install some software which i at first ended the install process, then my curiosity got the best of me, thought i could find out where its coming from so i kind of deliberetly installed it, but i ran hijack this and adaware, but disconnected from my high speed connection first then ended process from the hijack this config menu, and deleted the directory c:/programfiles/internet_optimizer/ that did it insane|
|It repeatedly downloads even after being rid of it! I'm going to try the solution of faking it out with a text file Dee|
|Removed from parameter windows (Add/suppress soft) after processus termination. abraxas|
|i dont know anything about it i just want it to go away david|
|it hijacks the internet explorer and the is stored in c:\program files\internet optimizer and the icon looks like a moon face gray in color...and it opens search resukts if a website is not found.|
|it is making my compuer so slow. deleted it ran the anti virus everything fine. 3 days later its back. just cant ge rid of it. vicx|
|spyware See also: Link wurm|
|the first thing 2 do when u start ya computer is to open task manager n end process for optimize.exe|
|Very annoying - keeps installing itself after uninstall Rob Knight|
|optimizer.exe is difficult to remove, i've removed it 3x's thru ez virus and thru safe mode and still can't get rid of it. Looking to clean the reg. keys it infests. Word to the wise, always look at ur running processes, and if u see something you don't know what it is, run a google search on it, like example regseeker.exe is running, so goto google and in search box type regseeker.exe and it will list sites that will define the processer to c if it is not a crucial process or if it is a virus etc. regseeker.exe is a registry cleaner, so it's safe. just used as a example process to look up Brian O.|
|After being annoyed by adware, I ran NOD32. It removed Optimize.exe and I was just curious why they erased an 'useful tool'... fraku|
|Was infected with it, not directly dangerous but commonly snuggles with rebuilder viruses and trojans. Took a shit load of time to clear. Phopo Jijo|
|It got me too through a media player codec. It ended up in sending me to microsoft webpage for spyaxe download. I nailed it for good with Spyware Nuker. Still ... a fresh install of Windows and all other stuff, followed by a Ghost image is the best solution - I think :-) Chris|
|Nothing bad about this... DOWNLOAD MOZILLA FIREFOX. The reason people get all these mal-ware is due to Internet Explorer, you guys have to be retarded or something. Xavier|
|if you get infected with it, it can make sites invisible, like google.co.uk does not exisit pop-up killer|
|It's spyware ...use Lavasoft Adaware to remove it...make Mozilla Firefox your preferred web browser and you won't get it again See also: Link markoff|
|i killed optimize.exe with hexworkshop from www.download.com i changes the code what makes it work the way it dose to a random code easy to do and it worked..... optimizer is dead themaindude|
|Not pretty, if easy to remove. Kept a user busy for most of the day, until he finally called for help. MDB|
|It's a resource HOG and has a high risk in spyware/adware catagory See also: Link ironmaixden|
|It's a part of PC Optimize utility provided by iYogi (www.iyogi.net) in their Support Dock tool. Absolutely Harmless!! See also: Link Jas|
|All I know it cause MS error reporting to kick on when I run it DS|
|When i try to run IE it always redirects it to porn sites and causes too many errors whenever it's running joh|
|i got it from some of banner CPU 100% yes it make slow of computer and it install yourself on register also if you want to clean it all should be fix register also not just delete at temp directory Thara|
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