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Self Help Guide

For easy and free removal of Optimum Search, we suggest that you carry out the following instructions. We will use only free and effective malware removal tools on this procedure.

1. Download the following Optimum Search removal tools

Click to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Click to download Adware Cleaner

Once downloaded, install the programs using default configuration. No need to change on the current settings. Updating may be necessary after the installation.

2. Reboot computer in safe mode

Rebooting the computer in Windows Safe Mode reduces the effectiveness of Optimum Search and other malware. Most malware and virus do not function fully while in Safe Mode. You may also scan the PC on normal boot-up; hence, we may not guarantee the efficiency of virus removal.

3. Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-malware

– Open Malwarebytes Anti-malware
– On the main window, click on Scanner tab
– Click on Scan button to start finding Optimum Search and other malicious programs
РAfter the scan, select all identified threats and click on Remove or Quarantine button
– If it prompts you that computer needs to be restarted, please select No
– Close Malwarebytes Anti-malware program

4. Run another scan using AdwCleaner

– Open AdwCleaner.
– Once opened, click on Scan Now button to search for malicious applications including Optimum Search.
– It will display scan result and this may include Optimum Search.
– To remove Optimum Search including all detected adware and malware, click on the Clean or Quarantine button.
– AdwCleaner will prompt you to close any running application as it will need to restart the computer.
– Click OK to restart the computer.

After restarting the computer, you may run additional virus scanner if anti-virus is installed.