Remove One Click Speedup from your computer

Also Known As: One Click Speedup potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

One Click Speedup removal instructions

What is One Click Speedup?

One Click Speedup is classed as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since people usually install it on their computers inadvertently. This PUA is promoted by bundling it into set-ups of other software, however, people can also download One Click Speedup from its official website. This program supposedly optimizes the system and improves performance through fixing errors, uninstalling unwanted programs, and so on.

One Click Speedup unwanted application

One Click Speedup allows users to run a 'free scan' that supposedly detects various errors, unwanted programs, unnecessary files, etc, however, to take any further steps (fix errors, uninstall unwanted programs), users must activate One Click Speedup and pay for these features. Note that, in most cases, programs promoted by bundling them into set-ups of other software cannot be trusted and do not fix any problems. The main purpose of these programs is to provide fake results and trick people into 'fixing' bogus issues with full (paid) versions. There is a strong possibility that One Click Speedup is one of these rogue programs. Additionally, developers often include/bundle more than one PUA into download or installation set-ups. Typically, they bundle browser hijackers, adware and other unwanted apps. For example, One Click Speedup might be installed unintentionally or together with other PUAs. Adware-type apps deliver intrusive ads that, when clicked, open potentially malicious pages or cause download/installation of other PUAs. Browser hijackers promote fake search engines by changing browser settings. Furthermore, PUAs also gather browsing-related (and other) data. If PUAs are installed on your browser or computer, eliminate them immediately. Furthermore, do not use apps that are distributed using deception (by bundling them into other set-ups).

Threat Summary:
Name One Click Speedup potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality One Click Speedup supposed to optimize and clean systems
Detection Names Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), Emsisoft (Application.PCFixer (A)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.gve), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displaying warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly detected errors.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, poor computer performance.
Removal

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One Click Speedup is similar to many other apps of this type such as DriverFixer, Advanced Driver Booster, and Incognito Private Shield, since it is promoted using deception. Therefore, it is very likely that there many people install it inadvertently. Do not trust PUAs and certainly do not purchase them.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

People often download and install PUAs inadvertently when they are bundled into set-ups of other, regular software. This happens when information about the inclusion of additionally-included apps is hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts. I.e., this information is not properly disclosed. Furthermore, many people do not check available settings, thereby granting permission for other programs to be downloaded and installed. Unwanted downloads/installations can also be triggered clicking deceptive ads. When clicked, many ads execute scripts designed to download and install unwanted (potentially malicious) apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Choose official and trustworthy websites to download software. Do not use torrent clients, eMule or other Peer-to-Peer networks, third party downloaders, installers, unofficial pages and other dubious sources. Inspect each download and installation setup, check "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings, and deselect bundled, unwanted software. Some intrusive, deceptive ads cause redirects to untrustworthy websites. They can cause download/installation of unwanted apps. Do not click these ads. If they appear on most/all visited pages (or the browser opens dubious web pages), check the list of apps installed on the browser for unwanted/unknown extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins, and remove them immediately. Also remove programs of this type installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting One Click Speedup:

one click speedup download website

One Click Speedup installation setup:

One Click Speedup installation setup

One Click Speedup appearance (GIF):

appearance of one click speedup

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

One Click Speedup adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "One Click Speedup" 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, One Click Speedup did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications are 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the one click speedup 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the one click speedup potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with one click speedup 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

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