Uninstall Xtron PC Speedup from the operating system

Also Known As: Xtron PC Speedup potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Xtron PC Speedup removal instructions

What is Xtron PC Speedup?

According to developers, Xtron PC Speedup is designed to keep computers running smooth, fast and error free. Simply said, it is advertised as a system optimization software. However, it is distributed through setups of other programs. Developers use those setups to trick people into downloading and installing Xtron PC Speedup. Quite often people download and install programs that are distributed this way unintentionally, for this reason Xtron PC Speedup is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Xtron PC Speedup unwanted application

Like many other programs of this kind, Xtron PC Speedup allows users to scan the operating system for various errors and other issues. However, they cannot fix any of them unless Xtron PC Speedup is activated and its activation is not free. Besides, it is known that PUAs often detect issues that do not exists, simply said, they "detect" fake issues that, if "fixed", do not affect computers/operating systems in any way. To sum up, programs of this kind are designed to trick people into paying for their activation by making them think that once detected issues are fixed, computers will run faster, without errors and so on. It is worth mentioning that very often programs like Xtron PC Speedup are distributed together with other PUAs, such as adware and various browser hijackers. Adware-type apps are designed to feed their users with ads like coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up advertisements, etc. These ads can be really annoying (they cover contents of visited websites), besides, people who click them usually get redirected to questionable or/and deceptive pages or they make these ads to run scripts that start download or even installation process of some unwanted software. Browser hijackers are apps that hijack browsers by changing their settings. Typically, they are designed to promote some fake search engine and collect various data. Examples of details that these apps usually collect are IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of opened pages, entered search queries and so on. People who develop browser hijackers usually share all gathered information with other parties (who might be cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. To avoid problems that might be caused through these unwanted apps (issues related to privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft) we recommend to uninstall them as soon as possible. It is not recommended to trust programs like Xtron PC Speedup as well.

Threat Summary:
Name Xtron PC Speedup potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality This program supposed to optimize operating systems
Detection Names (xpssetup.exe) Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), Emsisoft (Application.PCFixer (A)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.jep), 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.
Related Domains ystem-cleaner[.]live
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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There are many examples of PUAs, some of them are Shark PC Protector, PC SpeedLane and Xtron Optimizer Pro. It is not recommended to trust and pay for them because there is a high possibility that they will be useless. In other words, they may not function as they supposed to. We do not recommend to trust programs that are promoted using questionable methods, especially the ones that were installed unintentionally.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases people download or/and install PUAs through intrusive, deceptive ads that they intentionally or unintentionally clicked, or together with some other software. It is known that to trick people into downloading or installing unwanted apps developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". It means that include PUAs in setups of other programs and hide information about them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts. It does not mean that it is impossible to avoid unwanted download or installations. People usually cause them by themselves, when they leave all settings that are available in setups unchanged. By leaving them unchanged they give PUAs permissions to be download and/or installed together with some other, wanted software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is not recommended to use various third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule or other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial websites, third party installers and other similar tools/sources. All programs should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links. Download or installation setups that contain settings like "Advanced", "Custom" and so on should be handled properly. We do not recommend to leave these settings unchecked because they might include information about additional downloads or installations. Simply said, it is important to check them and deselect/dismiss offers to download or install unwanted programs before completing any download or installation process. Furthermore, it is not recommended to click intrusive ads, they often lead to untrustworthy websites. Typically, unreliable ads are displayed on pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating and so on. To stop a browser from opening shady pages or displaying ads, we recommend to uninstall all unwanted/suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are installed on it. The same should be done with 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.

Xtron PC Speedup download website:

Xtron PC Speedup download page

Xtron PC Speedup installation setup:

Xtron PC Speedup installation setup

Appearance of Xtron PC Speedup program in GIF:

Xtron PC Speedup in gif

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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.

Xtron PC Speedup adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Xtron PC 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 the time of research Xtron PC Speedup 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:

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 xtron pc 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 xtron pc 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 plugins 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 xtron pc 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.

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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