Speedy SystemCare removal instructions
What is Speedy SystemCare?
Speedy SystemCare, also known as Speedy System Care, is a piece of software, advertised as system cleaner and optimizer. It is supposedly capable of speeding up devices and removing various threats (malicious and unwanted programs, unnecessary and temporary files, etc.). Speedy SystemCare is often distributed via download/install setups of other software. This deceptive marketing method is called "bundling". Due to its dubious distribution method it is categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).
After successful installation, Speedy SystemCare performs a system scan and detects various threats and issues. However to fix these problems it needs to be purchased. Users should note that the detected issues may be fake and Speedy SystemCare itself a fraudulent application. PUAs are not to be trusted, therefore it is advised against installing and buying Speedy SystemCare. Furthermore, such apps are often distributed alongside other PUAs (e.g. browser hijackers and adware). Speedy SystemCare promotes Driver Updater, also a PUA. Unwanted applications cause a variety of nuisances and are considered to be a threat to device health and user safety. They can hijack browsers and cause redirects to sale-based, unreliable and malicious webpages. They also deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns. By implementing a variety of tools, they enable third party graphical content. Hence, PUAs deliver ads (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.), which diminish browsing quality - limit browsing speed 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 real-life personal details). This vulnerable data is then passed onto third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), seeking to generate revenue by misemploying it. In summary, PUAs can not only cause various browser and system infiltrations/infections, but also lead to severe privacy issues, financial losses and even identity theft. To protect device and user safety - all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed 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 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 Speedy SystemCare potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most PUAs share certain traits, some are even identical. For example, System Cleanup, Inlog Optimizer, One Click Speedup are apps similar to Speedy SystemCare. Unwanted applications usually look legitimate and ordinary, further tempting users into installation by offering various "useful" and "advantageous" features. However, these features rarely work as promised, if they are operational at all. The only purpose of all undesirable content is to generate profit for its developers; to users it is worthless. Instead of functioning as advertised, PUAs hijack browsers, generate redirects to unreliable/malicious websites, run intrusive advert campaigns and collect private data.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Some PUAs (e.g. Speedy SystemCare) have "official" download sites, where they are typically advertised as "free" and "highly functional" software. Such applications are promoted on various scam webpages as well, which endorse them as programs capable of removing fake threats the pages have "detected". PUAs can be installed with other software as well. 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 quite successful in proliferating their product. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used pre-set options, etc.) - increase the risk of potential system infiltrations and infections. Intrusive advertisements are also known to spread these apps. When clicked, they can execute scripts, designed to download/install PUAs without user consent.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Desired content should always be researched to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. It is recommended to only 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 considered to be untrustworthy, therefore are advised against use. Download/Installation processes should be treated with caution; that includes reading terms, exploring all possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opting-out from downloading/installing supplementary content. Intrusive advertisements usually appear ordinary and innocuous, however they redirect to dubious sites (e.g. pornography, gambling, adult-dating, etc.). Should users experience such ads/redirects, they are strongly advised to 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 Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Speedy SystemCare application (GIF):
Speedy SystemCare installation setup:
Website promoting Speedy SystemCare application:
Instant automatic removal of Speedy SystemCare potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Speedy SystemCare potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- 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 the time of research Speedy SystemCare 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 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 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 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 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.
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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