How to remove MusicOptimizerLab (Virus Removal Guide)

What is MusicOptimizerLab?

MusicOptimizerLab is an adware type program and browser attachment that modifies browser settings, observes user data, and causes a variety of symptoms such as pop-up ads and browser redirects. If MusicOptimizerLab is installed or attached to an infected browser you can expect to see pop-up ads that say “Ads by MusicOptimizerLab” on them. The adware may also change your homepage, default search engine, and new tab settings in order to cause your affected browser to start-up on and redirect to sponsored webpages.

MusicOptimizerLab

MusicOptimizerLab ads appear when you hover over a product on an eCommerce website, when you hover over a hyperlink, or at random times in your web browser. They can also cover legitimate advertisements with banners and skyscrapers. Furthermore, MusicOptimizerLab adware may also produce pop-under advertisements that take-up an entire browser window. Internet browsers are usually good at blocking many pop-under advertisements by default so users may not even be aware that these ads are being produced.

If you find MusicOptimizerLab on your computer is is likely that additional malware and unwanted programs have also been introduced. Like most adware, MusicOptimizerLab usually bundles with other unwanted programs, adware, and potential threats. A simple scan with a reputable removal tool like Malwarebytes can conclude this finding.

Since MusicOptimizerLab adware bundles with other threats it is recommended to not only uninstall MusicOptimizerLab manually but remove MusicOptimizerLab and other threats from your computer completely by using a guide like the one we provide on this webpage.
If you are not careful you may put yourself and your computer at risk. Your personal information may be observed and collected. Your machine may also become slow and sluggish or experience other undesirable symptoms.

Threat Details

Names MusicOptimizerLab, MusicOptimizerLab virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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MusicOptimizerLab Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual MusicOptimizerLab removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove MusicOptimizerLab and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

MusicOptimizerLab Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove MusicOptimizerLab is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall MusicOptimizerLab go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for MusicOptimizerLab and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found MusicOptimizerLab, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove MusicOptimizerLab is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove MusicOptimizerLab is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove MusicOptimizerLab is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove MusicOptimizerLab is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.