How to uninstall (remove) CompareToOptimize

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What is CompareToOptimize?

CompareToOptimize is a potentially unwanted software that comes on your PC without user’s consent. CompareToOptimize hijacks your browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), it can modify the browser’s settings and change the your homepage. CompareToOptimize also can modify the search results and redirect user to ad sites (eBay, Amazon, LightInTheBox and so on). This program deals with the dissemination of advertisements. CompareToOptimize displays coupons and banners with a ton of ads. Many of the proposals of this program doesn’t real, that’s why users risk spending money for nothing. CompareToOptimize created to make money, it’s a useless program. In addition, this program can collect your personal data (e.g. history of your browsing) and transmit it to third parties. CompareToOptimize can become a conduit for other malicious programs. This is not a virus, but this program can deliver a lot of trouble, so we recommended you to remove it right now.

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How CompareToOptimize gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of CompareToOptimize and all PUP.

How to remove CompareToOptimize from your computer?

To uninstall CompareToOptimize remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have CompareToOptimize in their database. You can try to use them for removing CompareToOptimize.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to CompareToOptimize – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as CompareToOptimize.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove CompareToOptimize

Or uninstall CompareToOptimize manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CompareToOptimize.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CompareToOptimize and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find CompareToOptimize, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove CompareToOptimize from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find CompareToOptimize.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose CompareToOptimize.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable CompareToOptimize.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Then remove following files:


CompareToOptimize.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%CompareToOptimize

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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