Xbits Speedup Pro removal instructions
What is Xbits Speedup Pro?
Identical to Xtron PC Speedup, Xtron Optimizer Pro, and a number of others, Xbits Speedup Pro is a deceptive application that claims to be a high-end system optimization tool. Judging on appearance alone, Xbits Speedup Pro may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since it usually infiltrates computers without users' consent and developers promote it using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".
Xbits Speedup Pro allows users to perform a 'full system scan' and remove various 'detected issues'. The free version is supposedly not capable of fixing any issues and, thus, users are encouraged to purchase the so-called 'full version' of Xbits Speedup Pro. In fact, you should never trust system optimizers promoted in these dubious ways. Apps such as Xbits Speedup Pro display fake scan results simply to scare and trick users into believing that the system is infected/damaged so that they then rush into purchasing the full versions. Once purchased, however, these applications merely clean the fake list and nothing more - they provide no real value for regular users. Their only purpose is to extort money from unsuspecting users. Therefore you should uninstall them and certainly do not pay. Xbits Speedup Pro is promoted using the "bundling" method. Criminals often employ this distribution method to proliferate multiple unwanted applications (such as adware and browser hijackers) at once. Therefore, if Xbits Speedup Pro has infiltrated system without permission, there is a high probability that there are also other unwanted applications installed. As well as removing Xbits Speedup Pro, you should uninstall other dubious applications and browser extensions.
|Name||Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||System optimization.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.4424), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.jmu), 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.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Xbits Speedup Pro is identical to a number of other unwanted apps. In fact, there are hundreds of dubious system optimizers, all of which share many similarities. By offering "useful functions", these apps attempt to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install. In fact, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, PUAs simply promote in-app purchases.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Xbits Speedup Pro is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, it is also proliferated using the "bundling" method, and thus it is likely to infiltrate computers without permission. "Bundling" is stealth installation of third party applications with regular software. Developers know that users often rush download/installation procedures and skip steps. Therefore, the hide "bundled" apps behind "Custom/Advanced" options or other sections of the download/installation processes. By rushing and skipping download/installation steps, many users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy. Furthermore, PUAs are often promoted using intrusive advertisements delivered by rogue sites or other PUAs already present on the system. Once clicked, these ads redirect users to infectious websites or execute scripts that download/install unwanted apps .
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The main reasons for computer infections are careless behavior and poor knowledge of these threats. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, pay attention when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Bear in mind that intrusive advertisements usually seem legitimate, since developers invest many resources into their design. In fact, they often redirect to dubious websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and similar). If you encounter such ads/redirects, remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins immediately. Furthermore, carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Decline offers to download/install third party programs and opt-out of those already included. You are advised to download programs from official sources only (if possible, using direct download links). Criminals often monetize third party downloaders/installers using the "bundling" method (promoting PUAs) and, therefore, using such tools is risky. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Xbits Speedup Pro application (GIF):
Xbits Speedup Pro installation setup:
Website promoting Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Xbits 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 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 "Xbits 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, Xbits 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 xbits 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 xbits 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 xbits 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 xbits 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove xbits speedup pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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