Qbit Speedup Pro Unwanted Application
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Qbit Speedup Pro?
According to Qbit Speedup Pro's developers, this app (also known as Qbit-Speedup-Pro) cleans, optimizes and improves the performance of computers.
Its purpose is to make computers run faster and more smoothly without errors, however, it is also classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since developers promote it by bundling it with other software set-ups. Therefore, people often download and install this app unintentionally.
Qbit Speedup Pro allows users to run a scan that supposedly detects various issues that have an impact on system performance. To fix them, however, activation is required by purchasing the 'full version'. Do not trust apps that are promoted by bundling them in set-ups of other software. These PUAs deliver fake results (issues that do not actually exist).
The main purpose of these fake detections is to make people believe that their computers have many errors and other issues, and encourage them to purchase 'full versions' of PUAs. It is unknown whether Qbit Speedup Pro is one of these apps, however, many apps of this type have this behavior.
Furthermore, apps promoted using the "bundling" method are usually installed with other PUAs such as adware-type apps, browser hijackers, and so on. PUAs often serve users with unwanted ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and so on).
Typically, these are annoying and, if clicked, open untrustworthy (or malicious) websites, or execute scripts designed to download/install other unwanted apps. Additionally, PUAs often gather browsing-related information such as IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, and so on.
PUA developers share the data with third parties (possibly cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Furthermore, some PUAs are designed to record sensitive/personal details. Another problem with these apps is unwanted redirects, which open untrustworthy websites that might contain malicious content.
|Name||Qbit Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application), fake anti-virus/system optimization tool.|
|Supposed Functionality||System optimization, malware detection and removal.|
|Detection Names (qbspsetup.exe)||Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), ESET-NOD32 (a variant of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U potentially unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.dun), Malwarebytes (PUP.Optional.PCVARK), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Serving IP Address (qbitboostnow.club)||126.96.36.199|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Qbit Speedup Pro is similar to many other apps of this type such as Nero TuneItUp, Qbit PC Speedup, and Total System Care. All are promoted using an identical method that attempts to make people to download and install these apps unintentionally. Do not trust these apps.
Furthermore, they might be installed with other PUAs that often cause problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, and so on.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Developers promote Qbit Speedup via a website from which it can be downloaded, however, most people download and install PUAs unintentionally when they click intrusive, deceptive advertisements or download/install regular software.
As mentioned above, developers usually promote apps of this type using the "bundling" method - they include them into set-ups of other software and do not disclose the information properly.
Developers hide the details in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. Furthermore, many people download and install programs without checking setup options, thereby allowing PUAs to be download and installed with the chosen software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To avoid unintentional installations and downloads of PUAs, download from trustworthy sources such as official websites. Do not use third party downloaders or installers, various Peer-to-peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, unofficial websites, etc.
Check all available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections before finishing any setup, and dismiss offers to install or download additional (unwanted) apps. Do not trust intrusive ads, especially on dubious web pages relating to adult dating, gambling, or pornography. When clicked, these can redirect to other untrustworthy websites that might be malicious.
If a browser opens dubious websites full of ads, check the list of installed extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons on your browser and programs on your computer. Uninstall all unwanted, unknown apps (programs) immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting Qbit Speedup Pro application:
Qbit Speedup Pro installation setup:
Apprarance of the Qbit Speedup Pro app (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Qbit Speedup Pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Qbit Speedup Pro" (or "Qbit-Speedup-Pro") and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Qbit Speedup Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the qbit speedup pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the qbit speedup pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with qbit speedup pro potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the qbit speedup pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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