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".
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.
|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.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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 installation setup:
Website promoting Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application:
Instant automatic removal of Xbits Speedup Pro potentially unwanted application:
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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 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:
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 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 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 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.
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