How to remove Xbits Speedup Pro unwanted application?

Also Known As: Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

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 the appearance alone, Xbits Speedup Pro actually seems appropriate and handy. However, it is actually categorized as a potentially unwanted application, because it usually infiltrates computers without user's consent, since developers promote this app by using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".

Xbits Speedup Pro unwanted application

Now Xbits Speedup Pro allows users to perform a full system scan and remove a variety of detected issues. The problem is that the free version is not capable of fixing anything and, thus, users are encouraged to purchase the full version of Xbits Speedup Pro. Nevertheless, you should never trust system optimizers promoted in questionable ways. Apps like Xbits Speedup Pro are very likely to display fake scan results just to scare and trick users into thinking that the system is infected/damaged so that they would rush into purchasing the full versions. Once purchased, however, these applications do nothing but clean the fake list and that's it - they do not give any real value for the user. In other words, their true and only purpose is to extract money from gullible users, which is why you should uninstall them and certainly not pay for anything. As mentioned above, Xbits Speedup Pro is promoted using the "bundling" method. Crooks often employ this distribution method to proliferate multiple unwanted applications (such as adware and browser hijackers) at once. Hence, if Xbits Speedup Pro has infiltrated the system without your permission, there's a high credibility that there are other unwanted applications as well. Aside from removing Xbits Speedup Pro, you should also uninstall other questionable applications, as well as browser extensions.

Threat Summary:
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 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 fast-systool[.]club
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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As mentioned above, Xbits Speedup Pro is completely identical to a number of other unwanted apps. In fact, there are hundreds of questionable system optimizers, all of which share many similarities in-between. By offering a variety of "useful functions", these apps attempt (and often succeed) to create the impression of legitimacy and trick users into installation. However, such applications are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, instead of giving any real value for the user, such applications do nothing but promote in-app purchases and that's it.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Xbits Speedup Pro is free for anyone to download at its official website. However, it is also proliferated using the "bundling" method, which is why Xbits Speedup Pro is likely to infiltrate computers with no permission. "Bundling" is essentially an undercover installation of third party applications together with the regular software. Developers know that users often recklessly rush download/installation procedures and skip most of the steps. For this reason, "bundled" apps are intentionally concealed behind "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of download/installation processes. By recklessly rushing and skipping download/installation steps users merely expose the system to risk of various infections and put their own privacy into threat. It is also worth mentioning that unwanted applications are likely to be promoted using various intrusive advertisements, delivered by rogue sites or other already present PUAs. Once clicked, these ads redirect users to infectious websites or either execute scripts that download/install unwanted apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

In order to prevent this situation users must firstly realize that the main reasons for computer infections are reckless behavior and poor knowledge. The key to its safety is caution and, thus, paying attention when browsing the Internet, as well as downloading and installing software is a must. Bear in mind that intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate, due to the fact that developers invest a lot of resources into their design. Luckily, distinguishing is easy, since ads often redirect to unreliable websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and similar). Users who encounter such ads/redirects frequently, on daily basis should remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins immediately. Moreover, be sure to carefully analyze each window of download/installation dialogs using either "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. While doing so, decline all offers to download/install third party programs and be sure to opt-out already included ones. It is advised to download programs only from official sources (if possible, using direct download links). Crooks often monetize third party downloaders/installers by using the "bundling" method (promoting PUAs), therefore, using such tools is rather risky. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of Xbits Speedup Pro application (GIF):

Xbits Speedup Pro application

Xbits Speedup Pro installation setup:

Xbits Speedup Pro installation setup

Website promoting Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application:

Website promoting Xbits Speedup Pro unwanted app

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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.

Xbits Speedup Pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 the time of research Xbits Speedup 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:

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 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.

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 xbits speedup 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 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 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, 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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