Uninstall PC Speeder Pro from the operating system

Also Known As: PC Speeder Pro potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

PC Speeder Pro removal instructions

What is PC Speeder Pro?

Developers advertise PC Speeder Pro as a program that detects malware, adware, and spyware, and also removes unwanted files and programs. It supposedly operates as a system optimizer, which boosts and protects computers. In fact, developers distribute PC Speeder Pro by bundling it into the set-ups of other software. People often download and install programs of this type inadvertently. For this reason, PC Speeder Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

PC Speeder Pro unwanted application

PC Speeder Pro includes a scanner that performs system durability and immunity analysis. It looks for various issues, unnecessary files, errors and so on, however, to clean the system or fix the issues, users must activate PC Speeder Pro by purchasing the full version. PUAs often detect 'issues' that do not exist or are fake. They falsify results to trick people into paying for software activation. When activated, these programs solve no real issues. It is possible that PC Speeder Pro is one of these rogue programs. Furthermore, developers often bundle several PUAs at once, and thus PC Speeder Pro might not be the only program that was installed through the setup of some other software. Typically, bundled apps include browser hijackers, adware-type software, and so on. Generally, browser hijackers promote fake search engines or other dubious sites by changing browser settings. They also gather data such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of opened sites, entered search queries, etc. Developers send all collected data to other parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware displays advertisements such as pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys, and so on. People who click these ads are usually redirected to untrustworthy or even malicious web pages. If clicked, they run scripts that cause unwanted downloads or even lead to installation of unwanted software. We recommend that you uninstall adware, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted apps (including PC Speeder Pro) immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name PC Speeder Pro potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality PC Speeder Pro supposed to clean unnecessary files, fix errors, find malicious files and so on.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), AVG (Win32:Malware-gen), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/AKick.D Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.iis), 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 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.
Related Domains pcspeederpro[.]com
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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Many potentially unwanted applications are similar to PC Speeder Pro. Other examples include Smart Sys Care, PC Booster Pro, and Advance PC Solutions. These apps are supposedly useful and operate as advertised, however, they often do not fix errors, remove viruses, or clean computers. Many people who spend money on them are scammed.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

People often install PUAs through the set-ups of other software. This happens when developers use a marketing method called "bundling". Developers include PUAs within various download and installation set-ups, and do not properly disclose information. The information can often be found in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. Furthermore, many users download and install these programs without checking the settings and are tricked into additional (unwanted) downloads and installations. This situation can be caused by clicking intrusive, deceptive ads that execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download files and programs from official websites and through direct download links. Do not trust Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, third party downloaders, and other similar download channels. Once downloaded, the software should be installed properly. Check each setting that is available in the setups (the same applies to installation set-ups) and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted applications. It is not safe to install software through third party installers. Bear in mind that intrusive ads are often displayed on dubious web pages and redirect to other dubious sites. To stop your browser from showing ads or opening unwanted pages, remove all unwanted suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins that are installed on the browser, and programs 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.

PC Speeder Pro download website:

pc speeder pro promoter

PC Speeder Pro installation setup:

PC Speeder Pro installation setup

Appearance of PC Speeder Pro program (GIF):

pc speeder pro appearance

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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.

PC Speeder Pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "PC Speeder 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, PC Speeder 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 unwanted 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 pc speeder 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.

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 pc speeder pro 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 pc speeder 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, 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.

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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