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PUA.SuperOptimizer

PUA.SuperOptimizer

Updated:
June 29, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
SuperOptimizer
Version:
3.2.0.1
Publisher:
Super PC Tools Limited
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.SuperOptimizer is a potentially unwanted application that displays misleading information about issues it claims are slowing down the computer. It may then ask the user to pay to fix the issues.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 26, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as SuperOptimizer

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 05, 2015 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 09, 2017 revision 033
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 05, 2015 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 10, 2017 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 07, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The application must be manually installed.

Once executed, the application creates the following files:
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Start Menu\Programs\Super Optimizer\Check updates.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Start Menu\Programs\Super Optimizer\Help.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Start Menu\Programs\Super Optimizer\Super Optimizer on the Web.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Start Menu\Programs\Super Optimizer\Super Optimizer.lnk
    • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Start Menu\Programs\Super Optimizer\Uninstall Super Optimizer.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\CookiesException.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\English.ini
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\file_id.diz
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\HomePage.url
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\scan.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\sqlite3.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\StartupList.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SuperOptimizer.chm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SuperOptimizer.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptGuard.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptHelper.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptLauncher.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptReminder.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptSchedule.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptSmartScan.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptStart.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptUninstaller.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\unins000.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\unins000.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\unins000.msg

    Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"DisplayName" = "Super Optimizer v3.2"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\SupOptLauncher.exe"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Super Optimizer\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "3.2.0.1"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"Publisher" = "Super PC Tools ltd"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.superpctools.com/"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"HelpLink" = "http://www.superpctools.com/"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"URLUpdateInfo" = "http://www.superpctools.com/"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"InstallDate" = "20150105"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"MajorVersion" = "3"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"MinorVersion" = "2"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Super Optimizer_is1\"EstimatedSize" = "3695"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"IR" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"SessionID" = "7F64A53F-15CC-4588-AFAD-2F2D8F02F073"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"CBM" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"SetupName" = "%SystemDrive%\SAMPLES\SuperOptimizer.exe"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Language" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"InstallDate" = "E6 A3 8B B8 35 83 E4 40"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"AppStart" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Os" = "106"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"MachineGuid" = "EBD9A862-7CCD-4240-3336-50461E7802C3"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"DelayedStart" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Querry" = "http://bi.superpcdownload.net/t/i/sp?sid=211001623-IN-095&dt=%dt%&gid=%GID%&tz=%tz%&ln=%ln%&lc=%lc%&bis=%bis%&bief=%bief%&biefx=%biefx%&bif=%bif%&os=%os%&f=1602650689"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"UninstallURL" = "https://safecart.com/superpctools/.spo-special/purchase?sid=211001623-IN-095"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"SupportURL" = "http://superpctools.com/support/"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"HomePageURL" = "http://www.superpctools.com"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"BuyNowURL" = "http://superpcaff.superpctools.revenuewire.net/spo/register?211001623-IN-095_EBD9A862-7CCD-4240-3336-50461E7802C3"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"UseAds" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"DisplayName" = "Super Optimizer"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Version" = "3.2"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ScanAtStartup" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Reminder" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"SpeedGuard" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"LastVersionChecking" = "5F 9B A1 B8 35 83 E4 40"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"LogDir" = "%SystemDrive%\Users\Administrator.CHANGEME\AppData\Roaming\Super Optimizer\Log"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"UndoDir" = "%SystemDrive%\Users\Administrator.CHANGEME\AppData\Roaming\Super Optimizer\Undo"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ItemsToScan" = "1111111111"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"UseExceptionList" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ShowRebootMessage" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"s_SmartScan" = "1"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"s_SmartExec" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"s_SmartMode" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"s_Enable" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"s_Time" = "5F 9B A1 B8 35 83 E4 40"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"UpgradeID" = "BZDV_PCSM_ML_PCUP_SUPEROPTIMIZER_YELLOW"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ProblemsFixed" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ItemsCleaned" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ResidualFilesCleaned" = "0"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"QuerryDate" = "EE 44 E7 B8 35 83 E4 40"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"RunDate" = "5A A8 E7 B8 35 83 E4 40"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ItemsToFix" = "AB"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"ItemsToClean" = "80E"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"Stat1a" = "AB"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"LastScanFound" = "8B9"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"LastScanChecked" = "1111011"
    • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-417598209-1646830725-2700266360-500\Software\Super Optimizer\"InstallStat" = "1"

    When the application is executed, it will perform a scan of the computer.

    The application then displays a list of problems found on the computer; however, some results are exaggerated.

    If the user chooses to fix the issues, the application asks the user to pay for the full version.



    You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

    Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



    FOR NORTON USERS
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    Removal Tool

    If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


    How to reduce the risk of infection
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    FOR BUSINESS USERS
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    Identifying and submitting suspect files
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    How to reduce the risk of infection
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    MANUAL REMOVAL
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    1. Performing a full system scan
    How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


    2. Restoring settings in the registry
    Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.