Speedy SystemCare removal instructions
What is Speedy SystemCare?
Speedy SystemCare, also known as Speedy System Care, is software advertised as a system cleaner and optimizer. It is supposedly capable of improving device performance and removing various threats (malicious and unwanted programs, unnecessary and temporary files, etc.). Speedy SystemCare is often distributed via the download/install set-ups of other software. This deceptive marketing method is called "bundling". Due to its dubious distribution method, this software is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
After successful installation, Speedy SystemCare performs a system scan and detects various 'threats' and 'issues'. To fix these problems, however, the software must be purchased. Note that the detected issues might be fake, and Speedy SystemCare itself a rogue application. No PUAs can be trusted. Therefore, do not install or purchase Speedy SystemCare. Furthermore, these apps are often distributed together with other PUAs (e.g. browser hijackers and adware). Speedy SystemCare promotes Driver Updater, also a PUA. Unwanted applications simply cause problems and are a threat to device health and user safety. They can hijack browsers and cause redirects to sale-based, dubious and malicious web pages. They also deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns. By implementing various tools, they enable third party graphical content to be displayed on any site. Therefore, PUAs deliver ads (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.), which diminish the browsing experience by limiting browsing performance and site visibility. Some of these applications can track data. They record browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search engine history, etc.) and gather users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). This vulnerable data is then passed on to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) seeking to generate revenue by misusing it. In summary, PUAs can cause browser and system infiltration/infections and lead to serious privacy issues, financial loss, and even identity theft. To protect device and user safety, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Name||Speedy SystemCare potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application).|
|Supposed Functionality||System optimization and cleaning.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.Application.Deceptor.Slv.1), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.gaz), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. The 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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Most PUAs share certain traits, and some are even identical. For example, System Cleanup, Inlog Optimizer, and One Click Speedup are apps very similar to Speedy SystemCare. These unwanted applications usually seem legitimate and normal, further tempting users to install by offering "useful" features. In fact, these features rarely work as promised, if indeed they are operational at all. The only purpose of all unwanted software/content is to generate revenue for the developers. Regular users receive nothing. Rather than functioning as advertised, PUAs and hijack browsers generate redirects to dubious/malicious websites, run intrusive ad campaigns, and collect private data.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Some PUAs (e.g. Speedy SystemCare) have "official" download sites, on which they are typically advertised as "free" and "functional" software. These applications are also promoted on scam web pages, which endorse them as capable of removing fake threats (which the sites have "detected"). PUAs can be installed together with other software. The false marketing method of pre-packing regular programs with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". This tactic is widely used by PUA developers and is successful in proliferating their products. Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using pre-set options, etc.) increases the risk of potential system infiltration and infections. Intrusive advertisements are also known to proliferate these apps. When clicked, they can execute scripts designed to download/install PUAs without users' consent.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Research software and content to verify its legitimacy before downloading/installing. Use trustworthy and verified download channels. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting websites, third party downloaders and similar sources are classed as untrustworthy, and should not be used. Download/Installation processes should be treated with caution - read the terms, explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of downloading/installing supplementary content. Intrusive advertisements usually seem normal and innocuous, however, they often redirect to dubious sites (e.g. pornography, gambling, adult-dating, etc.). If you experience these ads/redirects, check the device and immediately remove all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Speedy SystemCare application (GIF):
Speedy SystemCare installation setup:
Website promoting Speedy SystemCare application:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Speedy SystemCare?
- 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 "Speedy-System-Care" 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, Speedy SystemCare 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 speedy systemcare 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 speedy systemcare 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 speedy systemcare 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 speedy systemcare 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 speedy systemcare potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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