pc utilities pro - optimizer pro. What is it?

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"pc utilities pro - optimizer pro" showed up on my XP (mce).
I don't know how long it has been there, or where it came
from.  Earlier, I tried (with no sucess) to purchase a MP3
from Amazon and it might have come down from there.

I opened it to look at it and it automatically ran  a scan
that reports a multitudes of things that need to be
corrected.  I haven't pushed the go button.

Is this a legit program?

Thanks for any info.

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Re: pc utilities pro - optimizer pro. What is it?

On Sun, 02 Dec 2012 11:53:11 -0600 Jackson wrote:

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Seems like it could be ransomware.

http://tinyurl.com/ch4mt63

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Re: pc utilities pro - optimizer pro. What is it?

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Sounds like a typical rogue system/AV Trojan. In most cases, running
'rkill' or one of its variants followed up by a scrubbing with
Malwarebytes will do the trick.

Here's a guide that should help you with the cleanup:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-pcoptimizer-2010

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