PC Speeder Pro removal instructions
What is PC Speeder Pro?
Developers advertise PC Speeder Pro as a program that is designed to detect malware, adware and spyware, remove unwanted files and programs. Basically, it supposed to operate as a system optimizer which boosts and protects computers. Nevertheless, developers distribute PC Speeder Pro by bundling it into setups 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 includes a scanner that performs system durability and immunity analysis. It looks for various issues, unnecessary files, errors and so on. However, to be able to clean the system or fix discovered issues users must to activate PC Speeder Pro. In other words, to purchase the full version. It is known that PUAs often detect issues that do not exist/are fake. Simply said, programs of this type fabricate results to trick people into paying money for software activation. When activated, these programs do not solve any real issues. It is quite possible that PC Speeder Pro is one of the programs too. Moreover, developers often bundle several PUAs at once, which means PC Speeder Pro might be not the only program that was installed through a setup of some other software. Typically, other bundled apps are browser hijackers, adware-type software and so on. As a rule, browser hijackers are designed to promote fake search engines or other questionable sites by changing browser settings and to gather various data (such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of opened sites, entered search queries, etc.). Their developers send all collected data to other people who misuse it to generate revenue. Sometimes those people might be cyber criminals. Adware is a software that shows various advertisements, like pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys and so on. People who click these ads usually get redirected to untrustworthy or even malicious pages. In some cases these ads, if clicked, run scripts that cause unwanted downloads or even lead to installations of unwanted software. We recommend to uninstall adware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps (including PC Speeder Pro) as soon as possible.
|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 don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found 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, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate PC Speeder Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most potentially unwanted applications like PC Speeder Pro are quite similar (other examples are Smart Sys Care, PC Booster Pro and Advance PC Solutions). These apps supposed to be useful and operate as advertised, however, very often they do not fix any errors, remove viruses, clean computers and so on. Basically, people who spend money on them get scammed.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
As we mentioned in the introduction, people often install apps of this type through setups of other software. It happens when developers use a marketing method called "bundling". To be more precise, developers include PUAs into various download and installation setups but do not disclose information about it properly. Typically, it can be found in setup's settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and so on. There are many users who download and install various programs without checking any settings and that is how they get tricked into additional (unwanted) downloads and installations. Sometimes it can be caused by clicking intrusive, deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We advise to download files and programs from official websites and through direct download links. It is not recommended to trust Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, various third party downloaders and other similar download channels. Once downloaded, software should be installed properly. It is important to check every setting that is available in the setup (same applies to installation setups) and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted applications. Additionally, it is not safe to install software through third party installers. Keep in mind that intrusive ads are not always as harmless as they may look. Usually they are displayed on shady pages and redirect people to other dubious websites. To stop a browser from showing ads or opening unwanted pages, remove all unwanted or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are installed on a browser and programs of this kind that are 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 installation setup:
Appearance of PC Speeder Pro program (GIF):
Instant automatic removal of PC Speeder Pro potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of PC Speeder Pro potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is PC Speeder 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 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "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 the time of research PC Speeder Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get unwanted 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 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.
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 pc speeder 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 plugins 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 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, 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove pc speeder pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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