How to remove SPCOptimizer

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What is SPCOptimizer?

SPCOptimizer is one of fake system optimization tools that imitate helping processes. The whole tool’s marketing campaign masquerades the application’s real purpose, which is making profit on deceived users. One who falls victim of the promotional descriptions and installs the application, may notice that the interface of SPCOptimizer copies that of CCleaner. Next thing that a user will take notice of is a number of system mistakes that the application finds. Though all problems are made up and will appear even on a brand-new machine, users often believe the scan results. Though a program is stated to fix all problems, it wouldn’t present such an option. At least, until you buy a license. Since, there are no guarantees that after purchasing a full version of the product you will get a working application, we don’t recommend spending your money and time on it. If you have issues with uninstalling the program, use this article to remove SPCOptimizer.

SPCOptimizer GUI

How SPCOptimizer got installed on your computer?

SPCOptimizer is not a dangerous program, however some security experts label it as a Potentially Unwanted Application, because it uses unauthorized methods of installation. One of which is putting it into software packages, in which the presence of SPCOptimizer is hidden. Still, it’s not difficult to discover the additional installations, if you choose Advanced setup mode instead of Default one and then deselect the programs that seem malicious to you.


How to remove SPCOptimizer?

To delete SPCOptimizer completely you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as SPCOptimizer files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so, if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Removal Tool

Performing an antimalware scan with SpyHunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to SPCOptimizer. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate SPCOptimizer, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Steps of SPCOptimizer manual removal

Uninstall SPCOptimizer from Control Panel

You could have downloaded the program yourself but, as it was stated before, more likely that the rogue application appeared on your system brought with other software. So, to get rid of SPCOptimizer you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove SPCOptimizer from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to SPCOptimizer and click Uninstall

How to remove SPCOptimizer from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to SPCOptimizer and click Uninstall

How to remove SPCOptimizer from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to SPCOptimizer

How to remove SPCOptimizer from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to SPCOptimizer and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing SPCOptimizer from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Delete files and registry entries added by SPCOptimizer

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove SPCOptimizer files and folders:

%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\SPCOPTIMIZER
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\SPCOptimizer

Remove SPCOptimizer registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPCOptimizer 1.3
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{23C0F35E-D29D-42FE-ABF4-EA2EEF226E5B}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\SPCOPTIMIZER
HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\PCOPTIMIZERSERVICE
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPCOptimizer 1.3


If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting SPCOptimizer.

Download Removal Tool

We also recommend to download and use SpyHunter to scan the system after SPCOptimizer removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover SPCOptimizer.

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